I am getting a Hughes Net Satellite Internet for my rural Maine home. Will the Airport Extreme work with a satellite connection?

The product description for an Airport Extreme says that it works with DSL and cable. Does it also work with a satellite connection?

  • Asked by Kathleen A D from Lincoln
  • Nov 9, 2009
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  • Best Answer:

    Yes, the AEBS will have no connectivity issues with your HughesNet modem.

    Having said that, keep in mind that satellite internet, and specifically HughesNet, is by far and away the slowest and most expensive internet solution. In some cases it's barely a step up above dialup. I suffered with HughesNet for years before finally getting WIFI in my area. If you can go with any other solution, do so immediately.

    If you are see slow download/upload speeds, load times etc, do not be too quick to blame the AEBS as this is the satellite provider, not the AEBS.

    • Answered by Weston P from Peterborough
    • Nov 10, 2009