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Hughesnet Internet Speed Test

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Hughesnet average internet speed test results:

Average download speed: 19.92 Mbps

Average upload speed: 1.63 Mbps

Total speed tests: 1,357

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Why is my Hughesnet internet speed slower than advertised?

Like most internet providers, Hughesnet advertises the maximum speed the internet connection is capable of, but not necessarily the speeds you should expect to receive consistently. Satellite internet connections like Hughesnet run into a lot of issues that wired connections don’t have to worry about. Satellite internet can be impacted by weather, physical obstructions, high bandwidth usage by others in your area, and other factors. If you suddenly notice your internet speed is lower than usual, check the dish to make sure that it isn’t damaged or obstructed.

How do Hughesnet internet speed test results compare to competitors?

ProviderAverage download speedAverage upload speed
Starlink 48.49N/A

How do Hughesnet advertised internet speeds compare to competitors?

ProviderSpeedPriceShop plans
50-100 Mbps$49.99–$79.99/mo.*
50–150 Mbps$99.99–$119.99/mo.
Starlink 50–500 Mbps$110.00–$500.00/mo.View Plans

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How much internet speed do you need?

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What is a good internet speed?

Internet speedHow fast is this?What you can do
0–5 MbpsVery slowSend emails, search on Google, stream video in SD on one device
5–40 MbpsSlow to moderateStream video in HD on three or four devices, play online games
40–100 MbpsModerate to fastStream easily on multiple devices in HD or 4K, download big files quickly, run several smart devices
100–500 MbpsVery fastStream in 4K on more than five devices simultaneously, download massive files quickly, host a livestream
500–1,000+ MbpsExtremely fastStream in 4K on 10+ devices, run 10+ smart-home devices at a time, do basically anything on lots of devices
1,200–5,000 MbpsFaster than you needOperate a bitcoin-mining farm with two dozen computers, watch Frozen in 4K on 100 devices at the same time

About our Hughesnet internet speed test

The Hughesnet internet speed measures three things:

Download speed: The speed at which your device pulls data from the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.

Upload speed: The speed at which your device sends data to the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.

Latency (Ping): The time (measured in milliseconds) it takes for a signal to travel from your device to an internet server and back. Lower latency means your connection has a better response time for activities like gaming and livestreams.

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How does the Hughesnet internet speed test work?

Speed tests connect to a nearby server and send test data over this connection. By looking at how long it takes for different files to travel over your connection, the test can analyze it. The idea is to measure the speed of your home’s internet connection, but if you’re connecting to the test over your Wi-Fi network, the test will be measuring the data traveling across both your home connection and through your router and home Wi-Fi, which can give a different result. It’s a good idea to physically plug your device into your router before running a speed test to get the best results.

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