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Hughesnet is ruining my sleep schedule

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Re: Hughesnet is ruining my sleep schedule

its a trap hughesnet is not DSL Or Cable youtube takes a lot of GB If your unhappy close your service Allso Exede  Wouldn't  be any better  Its not hughesnet,Its how you use your internet. If you want too put the peddle too the metal do it 2am.By you using 4letter words make make you feel like I will show them. You need too grow up. Think about what your doing on your pc Let the people help you out. Put your brain before you mouth
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Re: Hughesnet is ruining my sleep schedule

Hi It's A Trap,

Thanks for posting. Although we could just remove this post, I went ahead and edited any profanities out instead. For the most part it seems our community members were able to provide some info, just remember, regardless of how big or small our community is, we value all customers and feedback. For future reference, just try to be mindful of others. We know it's the internet but that is why there are listed guidelines. In an attempt to turn this thread around. Here are some things we've seen many customers find useful, and I hope it also helps you.

Whether you are watching videos or just browsing, there are many factors that could affect how fast data is used on your network.

First thing I would do is use a browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Or Safari. These browsers offer useful extensions like ad blockers that will help you in using less data, and have a smoother browsing experience in general. This extension is from Chrome that I use myself:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb

Second take note that many more devices are capable of connecting to the internet: phones, tablets, gaming consoles, SmartTVs, and even refrigerators can connect wirelessly to the internet. Keep track of what devices you leave running on Wi-Fi.

Do you have Windows 10? Your computer and any other programs you use will often keep working in the background, even if you're not actively using that program, in order to keep your system/program up-to-date. Anti-virus programs will periodically use your internet connection to check back with their malware database for any updates. You should have an option to turn off auto-updates and/or schedule them for a later time. You can also set automatic windows updates to run only during the bonus period if you have windows 7 or below. Win 8/8.1 and Win10 will allow some control of this mainly with its metered connection settings however here is a more in depth way to help you with Win10 data management. Take a look here:

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/monitor-your-data-usage-in-windows-10/



For streaming lovers and multimedia content: Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, news sites, and other websites will contain videos, animated gifs, and sound clips that may start playing as soon as you land on the site. So much content, so easily available almost everywhere on the internet. For starters, try disabling auto-play video on Facebook:

https://community.myhughesnet.com/hughesnet/topics/how_to_disable_autoplay_videos_on_facebook

or adjusting your Netflix playback quality to low/SD: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/87

 

- more data sources can be found here, as posted by a fellow community member: https://community.myhughesnet.com/hughesnet/topics/data-usage-sources-common-and-not-so-common

 

The most important tool to download is the Status Meter, available in the Customer Support Center, to help you monitor your data usage: supportcenter.myhughesnet.com

We understand the frustrations that can come with trying to conserve data. These are great places to start with getting a handle on it. For more in depth control we recommend a program called glasswire. We've tested the application in our own labs, and although it is a third party software that we do not have control over it is a powerful tool when used correctly. Feel free to ask questions about it if you need some direction.
 

Your cooperation and patience are greatly appreciated. We look forward to hearing back from you.



Thank you,

Chris