I don't know if you are using the 5Ghz radio for WiFi, but just in case you are, the 5Ghz radio in the HT2000W has given some people issues, such as dropped signals. Hughesnet is aware of the issue and they are working on a solution.
Might this be what happened when you lost your internet at 11PM CST, after it had initially been fixed? If so, you should still be able to connect with the 2.4Ghz radio, or, conversely, with a direct LAN connection.
People that have had the issue with the 5Ghz radio have found a temporary solution in restarting the modem, but that becomes a pain after a while, so using the 2.4Ghz band is probably a better solution.
Or, are you just still not able to connect, no matter what?
Well, I'm out of ideas. Perhaps someone else will have some. I wish you luck.
Sorry no help but just an observation. I thought the new combined modem was supposed to fix all these kinds of issues people had with wireless. Guess not.
I personally love having the use of both bands on my ASUS router and never a problem accessing both. Really beginning to look like a case of "lowest bidder" syndrome.
All the problems here with the wireless side of the modem/gateway, especially the 5 GHz side, is not good. And this site is usually representative of only a small fraction of those having problems.
Sure hope they come out with a firmware or hardware change soon. Although the latter fix would be quite expensive for them.
I thought the new combined modem was supposed to fix all these kinds of issues people had with wireless. Guess not.
I think it does for a lot of people, at least in the most basic sense. I do wish that they had included a traffic meter in the router's GUI, but it doesn't at all surprise me that they didn't. I don't think the overall number of people experiencing the 5Ghz radio problem is large, but it's enough that they are acknowledging it and working on a fix, so it's definitely not just a few, isolated incidences.
I, personally, like the fact that I don't have to have a separate piece of equipment to connect wirelessly. I connect that way so seldomly that I would normally not even have my router connected, and would take it out of the nearby cupboard and connect it when I needed to use it. The HT2000W makes it easier, and less cluttered. I think it's more simple for people to set up, too. With that said, again, it's a very basic router, and may not have the bells and whistles people may be expecting these days. It's enough for me, though, with the exception of my cell phone. My cell works just fine with my Netgear router, but I can't get it to connect to the HT2000W, no matter what changes I make.
Personally I would disable all modem internal wireless functions until such time as a new HT2000W firmware update is released.
I would then use a personal router, preferably one with a data tracking function.
Set the router LAN IP to 192.168.1.1 so as to avoid IP conflicts with the Hughes modem.
Enable DHCP in the routers internal settings.
Change the default GUI username and password, enable wireless encryption on both 24 and 5 GHZ frequencies.
Disable all guest accounts as well as WPS and remote access.
I suggest an Asus model that has the Traffic Analyzer function.
First, what type of device, and operating system are you trying to connect with?
Second, connect to the HT2000w with a known good network cable.
Third, insure you have your Network Adapter set to Automatic so that it requests an IP address, as well as DNS address.
Fourth, visit http://192.168.0.1 and tell us exactly what you see.
If you are unable to test with a WIRED connection, then unplug the modem at the wall for a few minutes, and shut your computer down. Then plug your HT2000w up, give it about 5 minutes to boot and register, then try turning your computer or device back on and connect to the device.