1: Everyone I have spoken to that is on Gen5 can stream Netflix just fine, even while in FAP if they use SD.
2: Yes, upgrades to Gen5 will result in you being locked into a new 2 year contract. This is normal with any form of equipment upgrade.
3: Chances of the system becoming congested with in the next few years (those signing up now should be out of contract before congestion becomes any concern) is slim to none, though occasional gateway expansions will probably occur as customers come on board (why build the entire facility at the start when it's not being used?). In 5-6 years, it's possible, but hopefully by then Hughes will have another satellite in the air to stave off inevitable congestion of the system.
Hrm, that phone should support the default encryption that the HT2000w uses... Might be worth a shot seeing if changing the encryption type helps though, let me know if it does or doesn't.
To change from the default WPA2 AES encryption method to WPA/WPA2 TKIP+AES mode, please follow the steps below.
1: In your browser go to http://systemcontrolcenter.com or http://192.168.0.1
2: On the left hand side, click on "Wifi Settings"
3: You will be presented with a logon screen, the default password is admin
4: Select either 2.4Ghz, 2.4Ghz Guest, 5Ghz, or 5Ghz Guest, which ever network your device is trying to connect to
Thank you! You are a genius! I would never have figured that out. I followed your instructions and in less than a minute I was online afer spending all weekend trying to figure it out. Many thanks! I can use my phone again. I love Gen 5!
For those that are not getting satisfaction here, or with their thrid world call centers, call the corporate office in Germantown MD. They will place you with "Execuitive Customer Service"... where they seem to be able to fix problems....
I spent 10 minutes on the phone there, and my issue was fixed. Wished I would have thought of calling CORP a long time ago.. Not only would my head feel better from beating it against a wall, but Hughes wouldn't have wasted hours and hours of their time, eating up their profits...
This company has a lot to learn...
The Modem is hardwired to 192.168.0.1
This address can not be shared by any other device or issues will occur.
The LAN IP of the Router is suggested to be at 192.168.1.1
That separation will allow proper operation.
Provided that you have the streaming resolution set to auto, it should, but it might not. Video Data Saver just wont work with some streaming services, usually ones that don't auto-adjust the resolution to match the users speed.