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Remote usage

I have a friend who uses his spectrum account from remote locations so that he uses that data plan rather that his cell phone data plan. I see no such option through Hughesnet, or am I missing something.
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Distinguished Professor II

Re: Remote usage

@jzman1

 

If you're referring to Spectrum WiFi Hotspots, then no, HughesNet does not have anything like that.  With HughesNet you're restricted to the range of your WiFi, whether using the HughesNet modem's built in WiFi or a 3rd party router that's connected to the HughesNet modem.  About the remotest you're going to get with your HughesNet service is your back yard.  


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Re: Remote usage

If you mean using HughesNet for things like browsing the Internet on your phone then it is simply a matter of connecting your phone's WiFi to the modem Wifi. Most phones will then automatically use the WiFi for data.

 

Cell calling over WiFi will not work however due to the higher latency with satellite.

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Distinguished Professor II

Re: Remote usage

@jzman1

 

If you're referring to Spectrum WiFi Hotspots, then no, HughesNet does not have anything like that.  With HughesNet you're restricted to the range of your WiFi, whether using the HughesNet modem's built in WiFi or a 3rd party router that's connected to the HughesNet modem.  About the remotest you're going to get with your HughesNet service is your back yard.  


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit