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terrible internet

My internet has gotten terribly slow.  No we are not out of data....i just ran a speed test on


Additionally, we have blown through 20 gb this month, and havent watched any netflix videos


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For the reps to help with your speed issues, they will need some speed tests to be run.  The instructions for the speed tests are as follows...


To help the HughesNet Customer Service Reps get a head start on your speed concerns, please create a account (if you do not already have one) and, while signed into that account, perform 3-5 tests during different parts of the day, then share the account results link with us here.

Most important points to remember during this test:
-do the tests while directly connected to the HughesNet modem with a LAN cable (NO third party Router or Wireless devices can be used)
-disable the WiFi while the speed tests are being performed
-use the manual 25MB size download test file 

-If testing upload instead of download, please use the manual 4MB size upload test file
-space each test at least 5 minutes apart
-post your testmy results URL here, it may look something like

For a more in depth guide on running the tests, please visit:

The Reps are on M-F from approximately 8AM to 5PM Eastern. They will be the ones to address your speed issues, but they will need these tests to do so.


If you are unaware of how to disable the WiFi in the HT2000W, please see "How do I manage my built in WiFi modem?" in this PDF




Regarding the data usage, many devices can use data without the user being aware of it. The following two posts may help with not only how to prevent excessive data usage, but also how to determine what is using excessive amounts of data.  I can't remember if this is mentioned in either post, but a DirecTV receiver can also chew through a lot of data, so if you have one connected to HughesNet, it would be best to disconnect it.  The two posts....


If, after reading the posts, you would still like help in figuring out what is using your data, please create a new topic in this same section (Tech Support) to keep the data issue separate from the speed issue.  

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