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.

ML
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mlhazlewood

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Robert Bibey, Champion

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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 :)

Robert
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David C, Champion

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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 192.168.0.1 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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Gwalk900

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You just need to reset the default IP of the router to anything other than 192.168.0.1 that needs to be reserved fro the modem
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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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aj thibeault

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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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Gwalk900

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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:
http://community.myhughesnet.com/hugh...
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Mary Bridges

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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.

-Liz
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d-link used to be the common brand using 192.168.0.1 by default.
I have one of the newer netgear models and it works fine.
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Jillian Burkhead

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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...

thanks,
jillian

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
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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