HughesNet - Can I get service in a second, separate building?

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I am building a shop separate from my house and want to know if I can get my HughesNet Internet service in the shop without getting a second dish.

The distance from where the current line enters my house (and where I would be running conduit from), to the location in the shop where I would place another router is about 160 feet.

Can I tee into the existing coax and run a line to the new building and setup a new router there? Presumably it would be a different network?

Any advice on this, or another plan that would work would be most appreciated.
 
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Can I tee into the existing coax and run a line to the new building and setup a new router there? Presumably it would be a different network?
You can't have two instances of service without paying for a second account.

The answer lies in extending your house LAN to the shop via network cable or Wi-fi.
 
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Oh wow. Starlink. You gotta' get it.
Anyway. Using an old disnet dish in my cellar way with an el cheapo netgear router in access point mode.
It is Cat5 cabed to my main router
It has external antennas and I have them right about where the LNBF was. It's aimed at my garage around ~500 feet away.
In the garage in a window there is another router. A Netgear with DD-WRT firmware and its in Client Bridge mode.
Signal is very strong and my 100mbps ISP service in the garage does a speedtest of 80-95mbps.
I did a customer setup the same way with 2 mesh routers and directional antennas. I would estimate the distance around 1000 feet, maybe more. Steady strong signal.
It's pretty easy to do and not very expensive if you do it right.
 
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Using an old disnet dish in my cellar... with an el cheapo netgear router in access point mode... It has external antennas and I have them right about where the LNBF was.
PIcture? I am wondering which external antenna you use, and how you aim this dish at your garage. I am guessing its an offset-feed dish like all the Dish antennas I have had.
 
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PIcture? I am wondering which external antenna you use, and how you aim this dish at your garage. I am guessing its an offset-feed dish like all the Dish antennas I have had.
Don't laugh. It works great for what I need. The 500 feet was a little white lie. More like 400 stepped off. -45 dB is the signal of the link. The corner reflector at the dish isn't really needed but does help narrow the beam a bit.
With the cellar way door closed the signal drops to something like -52 dB. Attributed to the double layer of bubble insulation with a 5/8" air gap. Slick?
The Netgear router is a junk box one with an external antenna stuck on it. Not that much output power as it stands.
 

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