Hi Chris, I use a router with a laptop due to the location of Hughesnet router. I tested my speeds wirelessly. I have been using a VPN since I got Hughesnet over 6 years ago because I was told it would work just fine for working from home (this was when I was on the Spaceway or whatever). I upgraded about a year or less ago to Gen 4 and have had no issues until the end of last week and this week. I was able to access the VPN yesterday, it seems after my bonus time is over and I'm using my data allowance.