Originally Posted by Mr Saturn
Hughes Net is crappy service for anyone, anywhere. But all personal feelings aside the ground station cannot move more than 1 or 2 miles then the receiver has to be reprogrammed by tech support. Yes it's a satellite but imagine the transmission
is like a spotlight, it only transmits to your dish on a small area of the Earths surface.
Uh, actually you can pretty much move it anywhere in "North" America without any requirement to do anything other than re-aim it. However this is a mute point.
In a word Hughes Net is horrible.
I experienced the following.
1. Routinely they slowed my baud rate over time till I complained and then it was, No problem here..... Then my service went back to normal.
2. If your dish gets even the least bit out of alignment you are unable to access the internet. This makes it a no go any offshore
3. Their "Satellite" modem
puts out 2 wireless signals, one for the regular user and one hidden one for service people that has to be strong enough to reach outside a house. All the time. That is way more than I want in close quarters on my boat.
I dumped Hughes net in lew of Verison and or ATT unlimited running through cell phones with signal boosters up the mast
and of course wireless with a booster.