If you have more than one computer in your household,
you have probably wished at some point that you could access
the Internet from a computer other than the one connected
to HughesNet. Networking makes it possible to share your HughesNet
Internet access with every computer in your house. The kids
won’t have to fight about whose turn it is to get online and
you can work comfortably from your office while they chat
and surf in their bedrooms.
On this page, you will find helpful information about sharing your
HughesNet connection using a network. Your network setup and configuration
will depend upon which HughesNet service plan you are subscribed to.
with Home or Professional Service without IP Address
- The DW6000/DW7000 is self-hosted, which means there
is no software to load on you computer and therefore,
no "host" computer. The DW6000/DW7000 also eliminates
the need to use ICS to share Internet access with other
computers. Every computer on your network can communicate
directly with the DW6000/DW7000 and access the internet
using inexpensive networking technology.
- It is possible to share a HughesNet Two-way or One-way
connection using Microsoft ICS (Internet Connection Sharing).
ICS enables the host computer (the one connected to HughesNet)
to serve as your router to connect additional computers
(clients) to the Internet. Therefore, the host computer
must be powered on in order for the client computers to
access the Internet.