Hughesnet® Installation

Satellite internet installation is easy with a Hughesnet professional technician.

  • Satellite dish, Wi-Fi Modem with Wi-Fi 6 technology, coaxial cables, and any additional installation equipment included

  • No phone lines or prior equipment needed

  • No installation fee

  • Every install backed by our customer service team

technician at the door

What to Expect with Professional Installation

Our professional installation process is quick, hassle-free, and provides you with all the necessary equipment to have your internet up and running in no time. 

  1. A Hughesnet technician will first install the Wi-Fi Modem with Wi-Fi 6 technology and connect at least two of your devices (e.g. smartphone, laptop, desktop computer).

  2. The technician will then install an outdoor antenna system on your roof or other raised area with a clear line of sight to the southern sky.

  3. An RG-6 cable will be run from the antenna outside to the modem inside through a drilled hole in the wall.

  4. The technician will provide a grounding block to ground the system to an NEC-approved bonding point.

  5. All outdoor penetrations and other outside equipment are weather-sealed to prevent interference.

  6. Your internet is ready to go!

Check out this video to visualize every step of the installation process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I install Hughesnet myself?

No, Hughesnet satellite internet installation requires a professional technician.

What to expect at Hughesnet Installation?

You can expect your professional installation technician to take care of everything. On the day of installation, the technician will provide all the necessary equipment (satellite dish, Wi-Fi Modem with Wi-Fi 6 technology, coaxial cables) to get your Hughesnet service up and running.

What is the installation fee for Hughesnet?

Hughesnet doesn’t charge an installation fee.

What's involved with Hughesnet installation?

Your Hughesnet installation technician will connect your devices to your Wi-Fi 6 modem, then set up the satellite dish in an outdoor area (either a roof or raised wall) to face a satellite. They will then run an RG-6 cable from the antenna to your indoor modem through a hole drilled into the wall (which they will seal). Finally, they’ll weatherproof the cable and wall to prevent outside interference.

Check out this video to see the process.

Can I install Hughesnet myself, or do I need professional installation?

Hughesnet satellite internet installation requires a trained professional—with every installation, a Hughesnet technician will arrive at your home and take care of all that goes into getting your new internet set up.

What should I do if I encounter connectivity issues after installation?

For any connectivity issues, reach out to our customer service team and we will be happy to help you troubleshoot the problem.

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Free standard professional installation valid on Lease option only. Not valid with the Purchase option. Limited-time offer.

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As of April 10th, 2024, the FCC requires all internet service providers to provide broadband labels for home internet service plans. The broadband labels are intended to help consumers find the best plan for their needs. We value transparency and are happy to provide details regarding our service plans' data, speeds, and fees. Please note that service plan availability is geographically dependent. Not all service plans are available to all consumers.