FYI, Echolink works find on the Android app. Just not on a PC. As for needing a static IP, I haven't needed one in over 10 years. The other place I had this problem is on my hotspot. Android works, PC wont.
Port Forwarding is only useful if you are acting as a server/service for outside people to connect to you. This is why we stated a static address would be needed, as Hughes has only offered public routable IPv4 addresses to consumers on the HN9000 platform when you order a static address. Which to my knowledge, is no longer possible.
I am trying to connect to varios ham radio sources. I am fairly sure I have my pouter configured correctly but I can't get replies from my sources. Is my HT1100 the most up to date modem Hughesnet has?