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HughesNet Satellite router and D-Link


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Charlotte114

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First off thanks. I came here a few years back and someone saved my PC. This is a much easier issue. My boyfriend uses HughesNet Satellite Internet for his desktop PC. I recently bought a netbook and attempted to install a D-Link Router. The Router installation let me know that HughesNet already has a router built in, and that in order to use D-Link the IP address range would need changed. I want to go wireless, but I do not want to compromise his IP address. Is it possible to override the internal router with the D-Link without changing his IP? Any help would be more than appreciated. I just want to use my netbook!!!! :)
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you may have a couple of options... #1 would be to contact Hughesnet and see if they have an option to upgrade his router that came with the service to allow for wireless connections.

#2 would be to see if you can change your D-Link router into an access point. most current routers allow for you to turn them into APs with a few setting changes. an access point is basically a wireless switch instead of a wireless router. so what you'd do is change the router over to AP mode (if available) then plug it in via ethernet to the HughesNet router/modem/whatever, then you should be able to connect wirelessly to the D-Link with no issues
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