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Configure Your Home Network  
Last modified on
10/13/2011 1:57 PM 

Introduction:

Networking makes it possible to share your HughesNet Internet access with every computer in your house. Your network setup and configuration will depend upon which HughesNet service plan you are subscribed to.

For simple instructions to set up your home network, follow the instructions listed directly below. For more detailed instructions, scroll down and click on any on the links in the table.

  1. Browse to http://www.customercare.myhughesnet.com
  2. Under Self Help, click Tools.
  3. Under Tools, click Networking.
  4. The "Networking made easy page" will be displayed.
  5. Scroll down and select:
    1. The type of HughesNet satellite modem you have.
    2. The HughesNet Service Plan you are subscribed to.
    3. The type of network you would like to configure.

Quick Links:

Networking with the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200
DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 with NAT using a Hub
DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 with NAT using a Wireless Access Point
DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 NAT router
DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 Static IP with DHCP disabled
DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 with Static IP and DHCP enabled
Determine the Network Type of Your DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200

Links to Manufacturer Specific Support



Procedure/Solution:

Networking with the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S HN9000 or HN9200

Note: Before you begin the configuration of your home network please print this article and the following "helper" articles in case you loose Internet connectivity:

  1. To make this installation easier work with only one computer first.
  2. Disconnect your computer from any network devices such as a router or hub.
  3. If you haven't done so already, connect your computer directly to the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S or HN9200.
  4. Browse to www.systemcontrolcenter.com. Do you see the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 Control Panel? If you do, go to step 5. If you don't, try one or both of the following:
    1. Configuring your browser to work with the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 proxy.
    2. Troubleshoot your connection to the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200.
  5. Determine the network type of your DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200.
  6. Once you have determined how your DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 is configured, click on one of the links below to see the specifics that pertain to your particular DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 setup.
    1. DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 with Network Address Translation (NAT)
      1. Connect using a Hub
      2. Connect using a Wireless Access Point.
      3. Connect using a router (Hardwired or Wireless)
  7. DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 with Static IP and DHCP disabled
    Note: You must use a router for this configuration
  8. DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 with Static IP and DHCP enabled
    Note: You must use a router for this configuration
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DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 with NAT using a Hub

  1. Plug the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 and all PCs into your hub.
  2. Do NOT plug into the Uplink port.
  3. If any of your PCs has Internet Connection Sharing enabled you must uninstall or disable it now, click here on how to disable Internet Connection Sharing.
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DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 with NAT using a Wireless Access Point

  1. Disconnect your computer from the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200. You will reconnect it to the network later.
  2. Establish communication between your PC and your wireless access point. If you are having trouble doing this please contact the manufacture of your access point.
  3. If your Access Point has a built in DHCP server you will need to disable.
    On the Access Point, you will need to disable the DHCP server and set the Access Point to obtain its IP address to automatically or dynamically. Consult the owner's manual for instructions on how to do this.
    Note: For most Access Points these will be the default settings and no changes will be needed.
  4. Plug your DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 into the wireless access point.
  5. Reboot your computer to renew its IP address.
  6. Establish communication between the rest of your computers and your Access Point. If you are having trouble doing this please contact the manufacture or your Access Point.

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DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 NAT router

Note: A router is not the best choice for this type of network. A better choice would be a hard wired hub or a wireless access point. If you have no choice but to use a router follow the steps below to set it up to work with your network.

  1. Disconnect your computer from the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200. You will reconnect it to the network later.
  2. Establish communication between your PC and your router. If you are having trouble doing this please contact the manufacture or your router.
    Note:
    Do NOT plug into the "WAN / Internet" port on your router.
  3. On the router, you will need to make the following changes to the LAN settings or setup.
    Consult the owner's manual for instructions on how to do this.
    1. Disable the built in DHCP server.
    2. Set its LAN IP address to 192.168.0.254.
    3. Set its LAN Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0.
    4. Set its LAN Default Gateway to 192.168.0.1.
      Note: Not all routers will have these settings. If yours does not you should consider purchasing either a hard wired hub or a wireless access point. Also you may loose connectivity to your router after making these changes. If at any point you want to reset your router, most routers have a reset button on the back. Press and hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds. This will reset the router to its original factory settings and allow you to regain connectivity to it.
  4. Plug the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 into your router.
    Note: Do NOT plug into the "WAN / Internet" port on your router.
  5. Reboot your computer to renew its IP address.
  6. At this point you should have internet connectivity. If you don't recheck each step carefully. You can also try resetting your router's settings and starting over. Most routers include a reset button on the back for this purpose. Press and hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds.
  7. This concludes the network setup. Anytime you want to access the router's internal webpage browse to 192.168.0.254. Anytime you want to access the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200's internal web page browse to www.systemcontrolcenter.com.
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DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 Static IP with DHCP disabled

Note: You will need a router for this configuration.

  1. If you haven't done so already obtain the IP address of your DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200.
    For help with this see Determine the network type of your DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 Method 2.
  2. Configure your computer to obtain an IP address automatically.
    For help with this see Configure Your Computer for DHCP
  3. Disconnect the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 from your computer. You will reconnect it to the network later.
  4. Connect your computer to your router.
    Note: Do not plug your computer into, the port labeled "WAN / Internet".
  5. Establish communication between the router and your computer. If you are having trouble doing this please contact the manufacture or your router.
  6. Locate the WAN/Internet settings or setup section of your router.
    You will need to make some changes to these settings manually.
    Please consult your owner's manual for how to perform these settings if you are unfamiliar with how to do so.
    Note: Keep record of these settings you may need them later. Also you may loose connectivity to your router after making these changes.
    If at any point you want to reset your router, most routers have a reset button on the back for this purpose.
    Press and hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds.
    This will reset the router to factory settings and allow you to regain connectivity to your router.
    1. Set the WAN/Internet IP address to 1 greater than the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200's IP address. For example, if the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 has an IP address or 67.189.135.66, you would set the router to 67.189.135.67.
    2. Set the WAN/Internet Subnet Mask to the same subnet mask as the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200. For example if the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 has a subnet mask of 255.255.255.252 you would set the router's subnet mask to 255.255.255.252.
      Note: For a site with 5 static IPs the subnet mask will be 255.255.255.248.
    3. Enter the IP address of the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S or HN9000 as the WAN/Internet Default Gateway.
    4. Set the WAN/Internet DNS server addresses to 66.82.4.8 and66.82.4.12.
    5. Under the LAN setup or settings select Use Router as a DHCP server or Enable DHCP Server.
      Note: The specific wording on your router may vary.
    6. Plug the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 into the port labeled "WAN / Internet" on the router.
    7. At this point you should have internet connectivity. If you don't recheck each step carefully. You can also try resetting your router settings and starting over. Most routers include a reset button on the back for this purpose. Press and hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds. This will reset the router to factory settings and allow you to regain connectivity to your router.
    8. This concludes the network setup. Anytime you want to access the router's internal webpage browse to www.systemcontrolcenter.com. Anytime you want to access the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200's internal web page browse to the IP address you assigned it. In this example you would use 67.189.135.67 (yours could differ).

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DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 with Static IP and DHCP enabled

Note:
You will need a router for this configuration.

  1. If you haven't done so already obtain the IP address of your DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S or HN9000. For help with this see Determine the network type of your DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 Method 2.
  2. Disconnect the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 from your computer. You will reconnect the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S or HN9000 to the network later.
  3. Connect your computer to your router.
    Note: Do not plug your computer into the port labeled "WAN / Internet".
  4. Establish communication between the router and your computer. If you are unable to establish communication, you may need to change its configuration but first try resetting your router. Most routers have a reset button on the back for this purpose. This will reset the router to factory settings and allow you to regain connectivity to your router. Press and hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds. If you are still not able to communicate with your router you will need to make the following changes manually. If you are having trouble making these changes please contact the manufacture or your router.
    1. Under WAN setup or settings select obtain an IP address automatically or dynamically from ISP.
      Note: The specific wording on your router may vary.
    2. Under the LAN setup or settings select Use Router as a DHCP server or Enable DHCP Server.
      Note: The specific wording on your router may vary.
  5. Plug the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 into the port labeled "WAN / Internet" on the router.
  6. Wait a few minutes and check the WAN IP address of the router. It should change to a new address given to it by the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200. This address should look very similar to the address of the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200. For example if the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 has an IP address of 67.189.135.66 the router may have 67.189.135.67 or something similar (your could vary). If the IP address of the router did not change try unplugging the router from the wall socket, waiting for 10 seconds, and plugging it back in this will reboot the router without undoing the changes you made its settings. If there is still no change check to see if the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 is plugged into the WAN/Internet port.
    Also, recheck the steps you have completed carefully.
    Once successful, write down the WAN IP address settings it received after rebooting.
  7. At this point you should have internet connectivity. If you don't recheck each step carefully. You can also try resetting your router settings and starting over. Most routers include a reset button on the back for this purpose. Press and hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds. This will reset the router to factory settings and allow you to regain connectivity to your router.
  8. Anytime you want to access the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200's internal web page browse to www.systemcontrolcenter.com.

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Determine the Network Type of Your DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200

There are two methods to determine the networking configuration:

  • Determine the type of service plan.
  • Check the DW6000/DW7000/HN7000S/HN9200's internal web page.
    Note: The second method provides more information, but is determined on successful access of the internal web page.
Note: Prior to following the steps described in this article, Hughes strongly recommends that you print out this article.

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Method 1

Determine your service offering. For more detailed information use Method 2.

Method 2

This method assumes you are connected to the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200. The information you need to find is stored inside the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 and can be accessed on the built-in control panel. Follow the steps below to access the control panel and find the needed information.

Note: For the method to work, you must have working communication with the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S or HN9000. If you experience problems connecting to the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200, click here. Connect either to the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200:

  1. In your browser's address bar, type www.systemcontrolcenter.com.
    Note: Do you see the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 control panel? If you do not, and for assistance to troubleshoot your connection, click here.
  2. To open the System Info page, click System Info.

  3. Print this page or note the information in the table below. You will need it later.
    • There are essentially four pieces of information you need to know:
      • Whether NAT is enabled or disabled
      • Whether DHCP is enabled or disabled
      • The IP Address of the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200
      • The Subnet Mask of the of the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200.
    • The NAT and DHCP settings are found in the Software Configuration section.
    • The IP Address and Subnet Mask of the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 are found in the DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 Info section.
  4. Use the table below with the information you collected in the previous step to determine what type of configuration you have.
    Note: If you printed this article, we suggest that you circle your configuration and, if necessary, fill in the IP address and or subnet mask for future reference.
Network Type: NAT: DHCP: IP Address: Subnet Mask:
NAT with DHCP* Enabled Enabled 192.168.0.1 255.255.255.0
Static IP** with DHCP Disabled Enabled The Static IP address of each DW6000/DW7000/HN7000S/HN9200 is unique. Record the IP address of your DW6000/DW7000/HN7000S/HN9200 here: ___.___.___.___ Generally 255.255.255.252. Yours may vary, however, depending on your service plan. If it does, record it here:
___.___.___.___.
If the customer has 5 Static IP plan, the subnet mask will be 255.255.255.248.
Static IP** without DHCP Disabled Disabled The Static IP address of each DW6000/DW7000/HN7000S/HN9200 is unique. Record the IP address of your DW6000/DW7000/HN7000S/HN9200 here: ___.___.___.___ Generally 255.255.255.252. Yours may vary, however, depending on your service plan. If it does, record it here:
___.___.___.___.
If the customer has 5 Static IP plan, the subnet mask will be 255.255.255.248.

Table Notes:
*
NAT with DHCP enabled is the most common home user plan. Most users have this plan. NAT means Network Address Translation. With this type of addressing scheme the IP address of your DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 is known by one address in the HughesNet NOC (Network Operations Center) and by another IP address on your private network.

**
With the Static IP address scheme, the IP address of your DW6000, DW7000, HN7000S, HN9000 or HN9200 is know by the same address both publicly and privately.

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Manufacturer Specific Support Site

Belkin-Basic-F7D1301

D-Link-WBR 1310

Netgear-N150

Netgear-N300

Cisco-Valet-M10

Cisco-Linksys-E1000

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