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using cell phone extenders with hughesnet

My cell service at home sucks, verizon makes a network extender, I have heard from some it works and others it doesn't work with satelite internet, anyone know?

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Honorary Alumnus

Re: using cell phone extenders with hughesnet

As Corrosive mentioned the Verizon extender is not going to work very well if at all due to the latency inherent to a satellite connection.

No matter what you do, your signal has to travel 22.300 miles up to the satellite then relayed back down to the ground at your Gateway location ... the return "data" has to again follow the same path.

The speed of light applies here and about 580 ms latency is about the best you can expect.

If a device is going to use your Hughes connection, it will be subject to this delay.

 

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Assistant Professor

Re: using cell phone extenders with hughesnet

Hit or miss, more often miss due to latency on satellite.
New Member

Re: using cell phone extenders with hughesnet

thats what i was afraid of...lots of money for something that may not work
New Member

Re: using cell phone extenders with hughesnet

what about netflix...seems hit or miss with it as well
Assistant Professor

Re: using cell phone extenders with hughesnet

Netflix works but there is the data limit. No HD, but SD or low definition can be done without eating through excessive amounts of data. Again, still a limit depending on plan amount, can't expect satellite internet to replace cable TV or satellite TV. Low definition Netflix uses about 300 MB per hour, SD about 700 MB per hour.
New Member

Re: using cell phone extenders with hughesnet

i have directtv but have some shows i like to rewatch..ie sons of anarchy and it will do great for about 20 min or so then lose connection
Assistant Professor

Re: using cell phone extenders with hughesnet

Connecting the DirecTV box to your HughesNet is not advisable, it will eat lots of data in the background and pausing/time shifting will also use more data.

The best way to do Netflix from my experience is using the browser on a computer connected to the TV using HDMI.
Advanced Tutor

Re: using cell phone extenders with hughesnet

One of our customers tried using an AT&T cell-over-Internet box (AKA a "FemtoCell") and it didn't work.
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Re: using cell phone extenders with hughesnet

Hello tvignoe,

Glad to see our Champs were able to drop in and answer your questions. Feel free to post back if we missed anything or you need more assistance.

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Re: using cell phone extenders with hughesnet

Any feedback from other customers regarding the feasibility of using AT&T's MicroCell (yet another cellular extender over internet device)? Here's a link for more info: http://www.att.com/att/microcell/

Would be nice to not have to secure another account for a land-line service.