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Can I run a VPN over HughesNet?
Yes you can use a VPN, but speeds will be significantly reduced.
Using a virtual private network (VPN) impacts the way your modem receives data. Learn more about using a VPN with HughesNet.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is an added layer of protection. This layer of protection is only typically used when sensitive data is transmitted over the internet. To achieve this added layer of protection, data is encrypted or converted into a code that only the receiver can read. This encryption process requires the data to be encrypted and un-encrypted on both sides of the transfer. The encryption and un-encryption process can add time to the delivery. For typical cloud based applications a VPN is not required. Examples of VPN clients are Check Point Remote, FortiGate, FortiClient, and Cisco AnyConnect.
VPNs can work with HughesNet.
For many of your business activities, you may not need to be connected to your Corporate network. If you do need to use a VPN, we recommend you try to limit your activities while connected. If you remain in the VPN for internet activities which do not require VPN access, it can potentially slow the network and will also use more of your service plan data.
Consult with your company’s IT department to learn if Split Tunneling is an option. This feature is recommended because it can improve performance while connected to your VPN.
Note: HughesNet Technical Support does not provide help with configuring or troubleshooting problems associated with VPN clients.