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Hugesnet question
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:43:35 AM »
Anyone with Hughesnet ever used a wifi range extender with it?  The Hughesnet box is in an office trailer, and our coach will be parked nearby.  Not sure the built-in wifi in the Hughesnet box will reach the coach, and I'd like to add an extender.  Do I need something special, or will an ordinary extender work?
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Re: Hugesnet question
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 03:17:09 PM »
On the wi-fi sider wi-fi is well there are two different wifi 2.4 and 5.0  You just need to know which one you are using. Your computer will tell you but I think Hughes uses 2.4. no point in 5.0 with their speeds.
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Re: Hugesnet question
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 04:11:26 PM »
Which HughesNET? Gen 5 or the older system?
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Re: Hugesnet question
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 03:42:56 PM »
Yes and extender should work. Probably one with external antennas and able to be put in window would work best.
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Re: Hugesnet question
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 06:36:17 PM »
Which HughesNET? Gen 5 or the older system?

Was going to be an older system, but due to a SNAFU somewhere it'll be a brand new Gen 5...the end of next week, 3 days after our campground with online reservations opens.  Going to be a fun week.
As it turns out, I don't think I'll need an extender.  My laptop hooks to the wifi on the old system with about 4 bars in our RV.  Now, if they just could have reactivated the old system.  I suspect it's all a ploy to increase revenue.
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Y2K Bounder 36S F53
'03 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
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