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Linksys Velop

I have a HughesNet modem/router hooked to a Linksys Velop mesh network. It seems that the modem/router is sending two WiFi signals that compete with the Linksys system. Does anyone know how to disable the HughesNet router from producing a WiFi signal?
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Linksys Velop

Sure do!  

 

Please see 5.c. of "How do I manage my built in WiFi modem?" in this PDF.  Please make sure to uncheck SSID Enable, and click Save Settings, for each radio individually, as if you uncheck all four, then click Save Settings, the settings won't hold.  i.e. Uncheck SSID Enable for the 2.4Ghz radio, then click Save Settings, and then do the same for each of the other three, individually.  

 

Hope this helps.  Smiley Happy  

 

Edit:  In addition, you should probably uncheck the two Frequency Band boxes in the Advanced settings, as I believe this turns off the WiFi all together, and not just the broadcast of the SSID.  This way, your own router will receive no interference from the HughesNet WiFi.  Make sure to click Save Settings, at the bottom of the page, after unchecking these.  

 

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Re: Linksys Velop

Does the Linksys Velop modem improve internet speed performance when connected after the HughesNet modem? I connected my smarttv to the Linksys node and had buffering issues when watching Netflix. I reconnected directly to the HughesNet node and the buffering issues disappeared. Is the Linksys Velop a redundant, unnecessary hardware installation?

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Associate Professor

Re: Linksys Velop

Define "direct"...

If you used an ethernet cable, you got the widest bandwidth transfer possible.

If you used wifi, then the issue may be the protocol that router was set for. Best to set all wifi for 5GHz, 802.11ac (or better), and up to 80MHz bandwidth spread over 4 multiplexed wifi channels to get the maximum transfer.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Linksys Velop

@mngrandson 

 

It's possible that there were some settings adjustments that needed to be made in the Linksys in order to allow unhampered WiFi speed.  

 

As for whether it's unnecessary, that all depends on why you'd be using it.  People normally choose to use a 3rd party router when they want better range or better options than the built in WiFi of the HT2000W modem.  Or, some people just like what they've been using for a while, and when they get HughesNet they want to continue using it.  If there aren't specific reasons, the HT2000W's built in WiFi is probably fine.

 

Edit:  Please excuse the bit of redundancy regarding settings in my first sentence in comparison to Mark's reply.  He posted his reply while I was typing mine, so I didn't see what he had said before doing so.


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Re: Linksys Velop

My Velop is connected by Ethernet cable to HughesNet modem...port 1.

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Re: Linksys Velop

Thanks for all the help guys. So if I'm understanding everyone correctly, I'm not going to get any more performance than if a device is connected directly by Ethernet cable to my HughesNet modem/router? As an example, hooking my Dish receiver to my HughesNet modem/router by Ethernet is faster than connecting it wirelessly to a Linksys Velop (which is also connected to the same HughesNet modem/router)? I am not a techie as you can see...lol.

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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Linksys Velop


@mngrandson wrote:

My Velop is connected by Ethernet cable to HughesNet modem...port 1.


What Mark meant was whether the TV was connected directly to the HughesNet modem via LAN cable or WiFi, in reference to...

 

"I reconnected directly to the HughesNet node and the buffering issues disappeared." 

 

Devices will sometimes have better performance when connected directly with a LAN cable vs a WiFi connection.


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Re: Linksys Velop


@mngrandson wrote:

Thanks for all the help guys. So if I'm understanding everyone correctly, I'm not going to get any more performance than if a device is connected directly by Ethernet cable to my HughesNet modem/router? As an example, hooking my Dish receiver to my HughesNet modem/router by Ethernet is faster than connecting it wirelessly to a Linksys Velop (which is also connected to the same HughesNet modem/router)? I am not a techie as you can see...lol.


You're quite welcome.  Smiley Happy 

 

Connecting by LAN cable is always the best way to ensure you're getting the full bandwidth/throughput available to you.  Of course, you're limited by your internet service speed, which varies throughout the day, and which is taking a hit right now due to so many more people being home and online, but the best connection is always via LAN cable.  WiFi is never better than a LAN cable connection, speed/bandwidth wise.  But, of course, WiFi is better than running a LAN cable across the middle of your living room floor to your TV.  Smiley Tongue 

 

BTW, HughesNet normally recommends against connecting satellite TV receivers to their service due to how much data they can use, and without you being able to control it.  They can use data even if you never watch anything on demand.  However, from what I've seen, it's the DirecTV receivers that seem to be the biggest culprit, so you may be okay.  Just keep a close eye on your data usage, and if you see a high amount of unexplained usage, the first place I would look is the Dish receiver.


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