I tried Hughesnet Generation Four to replace a 3G cellular wifi hotspot setup. It was okay but now they have 4G cellular in my area so I switched back. The HughesNet is too expensive in my view & I do not appreciate their data policies. If you have good cellular options I recommend it over HughesNet.
It's hit and miss!
The service was good until I started getting DNS error look-ups not even 3 months in. I have to keep flushing it every time it happens. And then the next annoying thing, the turbo page status goes down. It has happened twice before, and that was nothing for me to be worry about. But now just recently, 2 back to back turbo errors occured. I have to unplug it and power cycle the thing or unscrew the cables. And it takes a long time for the modem to load up too. The speeds are sometimes slow as well. I have a feeling I'll be dealing with these problems for a long time. I wonder if anyone else is having these problems...
Like it so far
Hard to be believe but we made due with dial-up until we got Hughesnet Generation 4. It is a big improvement and we like it.
Gen4 can be really good but it can also get really slow. Dont know if it is the beam that I am on -or- if everyone has this same problem with it. Cannot really recommend it to others until they resolve these issues. Seems to be common but I am crossing my fingers and my toes too in hopes they fix it sooner rather than later.
buyer beware. they took my money and then when my service sucked I had a hard time getting it back. some people seem to have decent service with gen4 but for me,nothing but trouble.
Decent but expected more
When I signed up for gen4 I had really high-hopes. After using it for a while though I am not getting anywhere near what they are advertising for speeds. That is not to say that is unusable, because it does work, it is just not as fast as what they advertise. 🙁