HN9000 Satellite Internet System!
|Features and PC
With HughesNet, your super-fast, always on connection
is ready when you are—no dialing in, no waiting. So you can download
files in seconds, network multiple computers, quickly access and play
audio or video clips, and surf faster than you ever imagined. Because
HughesNet gives you instant Internet access via satellite, it won’t tie
up your phone lines like dial-up. Best of all, with no software to
load and compatibility with Windows and Mac, HughesNet makes getting
online anywhere in the continental U.S. easy!
|Always-on connection/No logging in – Ever just
want to check your email, but first you have to dial up… and wait,
and log in… and wait? How does the word Instant sound to you? Sit
down at your computer, click on your Web browser, and you’re
|The ability to talk and surf at the same time — It won't
tie up your phone line. Call your friends while you’re online
without needing a second phone line.|
|No more busy signals — When your friends try to call to
reach you… they can!|
|Multiple email addresses – Email access for you and your
How fast is it?
HughesNet speeds are based on download speeds of up to 700Kbps.
Actual speeds vary based on the amount of traffic on the Internet,
content on a particular Web site, or by the overall performance and
configuration of your computer. Upload speeds are stated to be up to
128k. Stated speeds not guaranteed. Dial-up service comparison
based on standard dial-up connection at 28.8Kbps.
does HughesNet compare to Dial-Up?
There are a few limitations you should be aware of:
|HughesNet@ is not ideal for online speed-oriented
gaming, where pressing keys quickly is an essential part of the
game. This is because there is up to a half-second lag time
between the time you press the key and it gets up to outer space and
|HughesNet is not ideal for last seconds bids on eBay for the same
|HughesNet is not ideal for Virtual Private Network
|There are limits as to how much you can download during a
certain time period known as the "Fair Access Policy" or FAP.
Currently, you cannot exceed 165 megabytes in a four-hour period.
You can contact HughesNet directly and upgrade to HughesNet
Professional which allows you to purchase up to double that download
amount. Most users rarely get anywhere near that limit though.|
|HughesNet does not currently permit you to host a website on a
|HughesNet is designed for the user who primarily needs to
download web pages, files and the like much faster than dial-up.
If upload speed is essential to your needs, realize that HughesNet
upload speed is not much faster than a telephone line.
Webmasters, graphic artists, CAD users and others who need to upload
large files regularly may find upload speeds are not much faster
than dial-up, however, no telephone line is required for HughesNet
The HughesNet modem (model number HN9000) lets you connect your
computer to the Internet whether you are running a Windows®-
or Macintosh®-based system. In order
to ensure you get the most out of your Internet experience, HughesNet
has developed these minimum requirements:
||PC: Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows
2000, Windows XP
Mac: 9.0-10.2 (excludes 10.0)
||PC: Pentium II 333 MHz or faster
Mac: 300 MHz or faster
||PC: 64MB RAM (Windows 98SE and Windows Me); 128MB RAM
(Windows 2000 and Windows XP)
|Free Hard Drive Space:
||10/100 Ethernet pre-equipped (configured for auto-negotiate)
When you place your order online, you will first be
given an opportunity to test your PC to be sure it is compatible with
HughesNet before your order is finalized.