Cuddlebug & Lisa J
As you both have discovered Hughesnet does not directly support "networking"
The reason being there are so many routers manufactured by so many different companies with so many "bands" and configurations that Hughes simply can't provide customer service on other companies devices spanning many years of production.
For that they do offer the "Home Tech Support" extra cost ...... call it "Geek Squad by Phone" service.
Then there is of course the Community here were a number of fellow users can try to share their own experiences.
There simply are too many networking variations.