Your router may have an open 8080 port going to HughesNet (what it thinks is the open 'internet'), but it's already behind a double-NATed system, essentially acting as a proxy. You don't need VPN and using it will severely slow you down.
Is there any way to convert the coax cable coming from the dish to an ethernet cable so that I can get rid of the hughesnet router?
So upset. We just got Gen5 installed (1st time on satellite). Laptop (surface pro) works great. But our iPad and iPhones do not work on wifi. Very mad. Tried a few recommendations on the blogs. With little or no resolve. Any recommendations - ready to cancel.
I'm assuming it's the HT2000w modem. Which wifi signal are you trying to connect to, the 2.4GHz or 5GHz one?
On your laptop browser, go to http://192.168.42.1 and login to the wifi settings using the default 'admin' password (you can change it later under Adminstration -> Password Settings).
How are the wifi channels set up at the modem from the main page? Recommend the following:
1. Security: WPA-Personal
2. Mode: WPA2
Also, from Advanced Setup -> Wireless:
1. 2.4 GHZ should be set to Wireless Mode 11b/g/n and Bandwidth 20/40.
2. 5GHz should be set to Wireless Mode 11a/n/ac and Bandwidth 20/40/80.
3. You can also set the security and mode (from above) for each band independently under -> 2.4GHz Primary Band and -> 5GHz Primary Band.
On your iPhone/iPad, also recommend the following:
2. Configure IP: Automatic
3. Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
4. Router: 192.168.42.1
5. Configure DNS: Automatic
6. Configure Proxy: Off
There are some speed advantages to using 5GHz over 2.4GHz, but 2.4GHz tends to be more reliable at a further distance.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Can anyone recommend an Adblocker that is compatible with Windows 7, IE11?
I was running Firefox version 56.0.2 but today I updated my browser to Firefox Quantum, version 58.0 and for the life of me, I can't figure up how to disable the HTML Autoplay or disable any video content from automatically downloading...for example, websites like CNN, or other sites that will immediatley start downloading the video feed.
I had my old version of Firefox set up perfectly using a variety of add-ons that allowed me to view most websites without any video content from that site from automatically downloading and playing.
For some reason they don't seem to work and/or are considered 'legacy' and are not compatible with the new version of firefox.
Can someone perhaps walk me through what all I need to do to set up this new browser version so that it too doesn't start downloading any and all video content without my permission?
If worse comes to worse, I'll just uninstall this version and go back to the older one...but really don't want to do that.
Many MANY thanks in advance..
I do believe I have solved my issue at preventing video content from automatically 'downloading' in it's entirety...that and auto playing, lol
so, I found another add-on that IS compatible with FireFox Quantum, called Flash Block (Plus).
I downloaded this add-on and have been playing with it for around 30 minutes now, testing it out on a variety of websites that are well known for automatically streaming/downloading video content (again..just an example, CNN)
so now, if I visit a site and notice the video feed automatically trying to download, I can simply add it to the flash block list, and any future content appearing within that domain will be halted.
Saving a little data, one website at a time
It adds up quickly..
oh yeah, I went ahead and updated back to the Firefox Quantum version 58.0 (64 bit) and I still have the Disable HTML5 Autoplay add-on activated as well.
Asking for any input or suggestions. We have just disconnected our DirecTV service (price was just too high), and are now going with an antenna and downloading ahead of time and limited streaming. Have found some sites that let you NOT watch HD (Hulu, Klowd, and Sling) - but having a tough time not going over our limit for the month. This is our first month doing so - so hoping it will get better.
Will just turning off the modem when we go to bed or are going out of town for the day help any? Not sure about how data gets used without me knowing about it - any advice on that for a somewhat tech-savvy person here. We use Nightshift to record Netflix in our bonus time, and also playon.tv for lots of other shows - but does anyone have any more suggestions?
Thanks in advance!!
The two linked posts are quite the read, that's for sure, and they have a lot of great info.
I'm not really sure about your ASUS router, as I'm not familiar with them, though there are a lot of people on here that are. There may very well be a section in its settings which shows data usage, though how it's broken down, as in month, week, day, hour or even minutes, I don't know. And with Nightshift, I have absolutely no clue. I've seen it talked about before and a few people use it and love it, but I know practically nothing about it, or at least nothing that would help with monitoring data usage.
With regard to the Glasswire, though you mentioned that you're going to try to install it, I would install it on each of your Windows based computers. It only monitors the data of the Windows based computer it's installed on, which is why I suggest installing it on all of them.
Also, as referenced in the pictures in the post, please make sure to set the options on the Usage tab to "Incoming & Outgoing" and "External" (I'll post updated pictures below). This way, Glasswire is monitoring both the upload and download, and is only monitoring the data being used via the internet. And, though it can look a bit daunting, once you get used to Glasswire it's pretty easy to decipher and is just about the best tool there is for data monitoring on Windows computers. And, of course, please feel free to ask any questions you have about how to use Glasswire and how to read it, or anything else, really. We all used Glasswire for a first time and all had to learn it, and aksing those who already know is the best way to do so. Always remember, the only stupid question is the one you don't ask.
Again, because Glasswire has been updated since that info was originally written and posted, here's how to set the options...
After Glasswire has been installed, click on its icon in the taskbar to open it (if it's not already open). Click on the Usage tab at the top, then click on All on the left. It doesn't really matter if the option on the right is on Month, Week, Day or Custom, at this point, as the options setting will change for all of them. So, you can leave it on whatever it's on, or put it on Day, like shown in the picture. Again, for setting the options it doesn't matter. Next, click on All on the left. Then, click on the drop down menu icon in the red box that is to the upper right of the circle graph. When the drop down menu is shown, select the two options shown, which are "Incoming & Outgoing" and "External".
Again, this will make it so, when you look at your usage, you're only looking at the data being used by the internet and not data being transferred back and forth inside the computer. It'll also show both download and upload (incoming and outgoing, respectively) data.
After a short time you'll start seeing data info showing. All shows everything in a quick look way. Apps shows everything broken down by the app that used it. Traffic shows the type of traffic, but to be honest, I never bother to look at that. It could come in handy if you're having some type of odd data usage in your computer that's hard to figure out, but for the most part you won't need to bother with it, either. All and Apps are the two that you'll look at most.
Glasswire is great as it shows every bit of data being used by the computer and just what's using it. You'll be able to see how much data every program and process uses. Like if you want to see how much data your antivirus program used from 2pm to 4pm on July 24th, you'll be able to see exactly that. And, you'll be able to see how much total data was used from 2pm to 4pm on July 24th, and exactly what used it, as in all the programs and processes that used data during that time, and how much data each program and process used. And, you'll be able to look and see just how much data was used while you weren't there, and what used it (if the comptuer was on). It's a fantastic tool to have. The date and times I was giving were just arbitrary, by the way, but I was using them as an example of what this program can show you.
It'll take a little while to learn how to read what Glasswire shows you, but again, please feel free to ask any questions you have about it and for any help that you need.
Please perform the following test outlined in the graphic below. This is known as a modem isolation test, and it will help to determine whether the issue is with Hughesnet or your local network..
1: Disabled the WiFi in the HT2000W modem.
2: Take a screen capture of the Status Meter.
3: Disconnect the LAN cable from the modem.
4: Note the date and time of the disconnect; it is best when doing step two to also capture the time displayed on your screen.
5: Leave the LAN cable disconnected from the modem for several hours, HughesNet recommends doing this overnight, or during the day while at work.
6: Reconnect the LAN cable to the modem.
7: Take a screen capture of the Status Meter with the clock displayed on your computer.
8: Post your screens hots to the community.
Please be aware, if you downloaded any large files just prior to this test, or if the disconnect was for an extensive time period, some usage may appear to have occurred, but it should be rather negligible.
If you don't know how to disable the WiFi in the HT2000W, please see "How do I manage my built in WiFi modem?" in this PDF. Please be sure to click "Save Settings" after unchaining "SSID Enable" for each of the four tabs individually (2.4Ghz, then 2.4Ghz Guest, then 5Ghz, then 5Ghz Guest).
Absolutely. Lots of folks do, actually. You can connect a 3rd party router to any one of the LAN ports and use that for more ports or WiFi. If you're going to use the 3rd party router for WiFi it would be best to turn off the competing WiFi band(s) (2.4Ghz or 5Ghz, or both) in the HT2000W so that the two WiFi sources aren't fighting each other.
The instructions for turning off the WiFi in the HT2000W are in the following PDF, under "How do I manage my built-in Wi-Fi modem?"