GabeU, thanks for answering. Is a full broadcast icon a guarantee of full strength/range? or is it possible that a signal could be diminished/degraded and my wifi icon is still at full strength? I have Hughes Business and our connection has been very unstable and slow. I hear you on the increased traffic, but I was also wondering if maybe having more devices drawing on the system (husband and kids using zoom and internet for work/online school; more devices connecting than usual) was too much for the HT2000w to handle and that maybe the signal was split too many ways/degraded, especially the further I got from the router. That said, the wifi icon still shows full strength as far as possible from the router; AND I hooked up a Netgear Nighthawk x6s (8000) today (disabled the HT2000) and I think it made no difference--though I'm not sure how to measure that with any precision. If, as you say, range is the only benefit, then I guess it is no surprise that there was no noticeable improvement. Am just trying to give whatever signal I AM able to get from the satellite the best chance to stay at full strength once it's in the house and no matter how many people are using it. Thanks for any other advice. If I don't hear otherwise from you, will probably unhook the Nighthawk and send it back.
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Can anyone tell me under what conditions a network would benefit from adding a 3rd party router such as the Netgear Nighthawk to the HT2000w? And if you did add it, how could you tell it was making a difference in connection stability or speed? Thanks!
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