Can I run a VPN over HughesNet? 
Last modified on
2/1/2017 2:37 PM 


Using a virtual private network (VPN) impacts the way your modem receives data. Learn more about using a VPN with HughesNet.


Using a VPN with your HughesNet service is not recommended. Your home is approximately 22,000 miles away from the HughesNet satellite in space. In order to minimize the delay that comes from having data travel back and forth over such a vast distance, your modem uses advanced acceleration techniques. When you use a VPN connection that encrypts data, it interferes with your modem's ability to compensate for the delay. Depending on the type of VPN used, you may see overall speed reduced by 50-70%. You can restore your connection to full speed by disabling your VPN client when your session is over.

Note: HughesNet Technical Support does not provide help with configuring or troubleshooting problems associated with VPN clients.