what is best wireless router to use with HughesNet?

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I would like to use a wireless router so I can use two computers on the Hughes service in my home. The local Radio Shack sells two routers: Cisco Vallet and Cisco Linksys E2500. Does anyone have experience with either of these routers? Maybe you have another that works better? Is there anything else I need to know to make wireless work?

Thanks so much for your information.

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Cisco Valet is as plug and play as you're gonna get, and it's a pretty solid little unit - It would be fine for Hughes :)

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Any router should work. HughesNet is no different to any other broadband. My only advice would be to avoid one that defaults to a address, since this gives a conflict with the modem. Maybe someone else here has a list of which ones do this...
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You just need to reset the default IP of the router to anything other than that needs to be reserved fro the modem
you will soon learn that many of the "hughes techs" are 1/2 world away reading from a script and have no or very little practical experience.
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yes, thank you, that has been my experience. we tried resetting the IP address on the router (D-link DIR-826L) it didnt work. wireless works but not if connected by cable to the router. hughesnet support said that d-link didnt work well with hughesnet, and that I should look at linksys or netgear. any thoughts?
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I've got a Netgear.
Plug and play really.
You will want to change the default username and password & set wireless encryption but that is a normal networking function anyway.

I suggest you read this thread however:
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Does Hughes net have WiFi for t.v.?
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Hi Mary, 

Thanks for posting. HughesNet provides you with internet service, but if you want a wireless network to connect your tablet/phone/smart TV, you will need a wireless router to connect to the HughesNet modem. You can purchase routers at most big name stores like Walmart, Best Buy, etc.

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d-link used to be the common brand using by default.
I have one of the newer netgear models and it works fine.
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so i have the hn 9000 and was wanting to find the correct wireless router to use wifi on our other devices and needed some help... also i have the basic plan and there is no doubt in my mind i will have to upgrade our plan... any input would be greatly appreciated... im not as hi-tech as i used to be...


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Wirelss Router & Plan Info Needed.
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Sara for Hughes

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Update - please refer here for most current recommnedations http://community.myhughesnet.com/hugh...

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