Installer insisted that the router be placed in the most remote location of our home, a storage closet that has limited access. I want to move router out of there to an actual location that we can access easily! What do we need to move this, thanks in advance
I believe moving the modem is something a tech has to do, as they have to ensure that it's done properly.
A HughesNet rep will have to look into this for you. They're on M-F from approximately 9AM to 6PM EST. They usually respond within a day, so hopefully you'll see a reply from one tomorrow.
Edit: I just realized that, because of the holiday, the reps may not be on today (Friday), so it may not be until Monday when you see a reply from one.
Good morning mg61,
I see it's your first post here, so welcome to the community! The technician may have installed the modem close to where cable from the dish entered the house. Ultimately the installation is signed off by whoever was present at the time of installation, which is why we require someone who is 18+ to be there to ensure the installation is completed to satisfaction.
I may have located your account, but I wanted to be sure- was your system installed in 2014? Account number ending in 89?
I'd like to make sure we're on the same page, the installer did not give any other choice as to where to put the modem?
Do you have the HughesNet Wi-Fi Booster (wifi extender) to increase the range of the modem?
Please private message me your account number or associated phone number so I'm sure I'm looking at the correct account.
Thanks mg61! Looks like this is the same account, so I've sent you a complimentary wifi booster (A $99 value) that's designed to work with the HughesNet modem in order to extend the wifi range. Let's give that a shot first to see how that improves your wifi devices' connectivity.
The wifi booster should arrive soon; in the meantime you can check out information about our wifi booster and how it works. There's also a link to the manual so you're prepared when the booster arrives.
Have installed the wifi booster and am having an issue with one of our connections they get disconnected and reconnected on the 5G network and can only stay connected on the 2G network. We did not have this issue prior to new HughesNet Booster, any suggestions? Also we have a lot of lag and yes I know we are in FAP but this is different not sure how to explain. Did look at the system status and found RTT had an X on it which indicates ping issue if I am correct. Did find an excellant signal location for booster so not sure why we have this. Any help appreciated thanks
RTT (Round Trip Time) does indicate a latency issue, so I would keep an eye on that. If it's something that happens frequently, that's definitely a problem.
The 5GHz band does have have a shorter range than the 2GHz band, but I wouldn't think adding a device that's meant to extend the signal would cause problems where there before. Does the disconnect/reconnect happen with a specific device or any device connected to the 5GHz band? Also, is it in one specific area of your home, or does the location not seem to matter? If it's one specific area, is the 5GHz signal in that area showing as strong?