If you are thinking of getting satellite internet and are worried about download data restrictions a Hughesnet Satellite Internet user can take advantage of unlimited downloading between 2 and 7 am. The following will help you. You must download the actual software labeled Hughesnet Download Manager on the Hughesnet Website (services.hughesnet.com).
The Satellite Internet Hughesnet Download Manager allows a Hughesnet Satellite Internet user to down load unlimited amounts of software, music, and movies between the hours of 2 and 6 am. This is done by using the Hughesnet Download Manager. A Hughesnet customer can manage what data they want to download and download it overnight when Hughesnet unlimited data downloads occur.
You must have either Windows XP or Vista 32-bit Operating System. Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers are supported. During the installation, the HDM is set to use the Easy Mode which uses a simple menu to choose how files are downloaded.
The HDM default schedule downloads occurs during the Download Zone between 2 and 6 am. This is because HDM determines what the Time is for your location. This will virtually eliminate exceeding your download threshold related to file downloads. If you do want your file immediately simply click Download Now to download content you need immediately.
If you choose the Download Now you will be presented with a reminder that downloads outside of the Download Zone may increase your chances of being subjected to exceeding your download threshold.
To Use the free-downlaod manager simply click on the file you want to download. If the file is larger than 10 MB, the HDM will open the “New Download” window. The HDM will display a floating icon called a DropBox on the lower right corner of your screen and you’ll see a new icon in the system tray. You can drag any file to the DropBox. The HDM will manage those downloads regardless of file size.
To ensure that the HDM does not start scheduled free-downloads too soon, scheduled downloads will start at five minutes after the Download Zone opens and end five minutes prior to the end. Scheduled free-downloads that do not complete will resume downloading the file during the next Download Zone session.
Satellite Internet implies a fair access policy to ensure fair use for all using the system. The restrictions are in place to protect to consumer from experiencing heavy usage due to an excess of data bottle necking the system. If you recall the days of dial-up internet, when there were to many users on AOL the modem would dial and dial repeatedly. This does still apply but the steps that Satellite Internet Providers have in place rarely if ever affect their Users.
You do have the ability to access Music and movies and you can access unlimited data at speeds much faster than dial up ever was, you just need the knowledge to use the system to your benefit. The manager will not help with streaming video such as YouTube or Netflix and the HDM does not manage or intercept Windows updates, iTunes, or other background application updates.