Check my usage
‘Check my usage’ is intended to provide HughesNet
subscribers with an approximation of their online download
and upload usage data and Fair Access Policy information.
You must be using HughesNet version 4.0 or higher to use this
site. Please note that certain software applications will
take advantage of an ‘Always On’ connection, and
this activity may result in additional usage data even when
you are not active at your HughesNet enabled PC. The information
provided on this site is for reference only. Actual usage
‘Check my usage’ provides the following information:
· Date – The date usage data was recorded.
· Time From / Time To – Usage data is recorded in one-hour increments by the system.
· Minutes – Number of minutes connected to the HughesNet
· Volume in Megabytes – Amount of data downloaded in
· Subject to FAP – Indicates whether usage was subjected
to FAP during the period monitored.
Typically the number of Megabytes transmitted is much smaller
than the number of Megabytes received. When you select a link
or type in a URL (ex: www.myHughesNet.com), the information
you send is very small to request that Web page. The content
that you receive when that Web page appears includes a large
amount of information such as text, graphics, animation, etc.
However, when you send emails with large attachments, or perform
other types of bulk upload activities, the transmit usage
may be much greater.
Even when you are not using the HughesNet system, you may
see very small amounts of usage. This is normal, and represents
signals from the HughesNet system to the Network Operations
Center indicating that it is operating properly. A typical
transmit usage value when the HughesNet system is not being
used could be 0.02 to 0.10 MB.
When your transmit usage is very high (say 20 MB per hour
or more) and continuous over many hours or days even when
you are not using your system, it is strongly recommended
that each of your PCs connected to the HughesNet system be
checked for a virus or worm. A worm typically causes a PC
connected to the Internet to transmit 'useless' information
continuously. When this happens, the performance of your HughesNet
system will be degraded and may be completely disrupted. To
restore the integrity of your system and the performance of
your HughesNet service, please follow these
instructions to identify and remove harmful viruses and