Just to add a little: Hughesnet is far far superior to a having no internet connection at all.
There are many reasons for "slow, slow, slow".
Please define "slow".
Have you looked at the Modems SCC at 192.168.0.1 to see if your are out of data or have any active system error condition?
Have you ran speed tests at testmy.net using a 12 MB manual download test?
Do this after creating an account there so that your test results will be save under your username. Post a link to your results page here in your topic.
Do these tests while connected directly to the modem. No router connected.
slow internet connection
Top speeds on dial-up here, 18,8Kbps. That's right, a whopping ~1.7KB/s download~!"
Dial-up has the same speed no matter what time of day (or night) it is