I was on Hughesnet jr2, but I'm back home now.
Solution for HughesNet: Hotspot Shield
(paid Elite version is faster with no ads, currently @ $29.95 a year, use code TechBargains20 to get a 20% discount off of that).
What happens: you get one of the most popular VPN services... and... well, just take a look at your HughesNet download allowance after downloading/uploading something. Gosh darn, whoops, that's a crying shame.
My guess is HSS/HSS Elite is accidentally using some port that HughesNet is set to 'ignore' traffic on, perhaps for their corporate customers (the Front Desks at all of the Super 8s in my area use HN for whatever stupid reason.. it's slow, but it's steady and absolutely unlimited).
Anywho, if you're ever in a pinch, I'd use HSS, and if you're in a pinch with HN a lot, I'd fork over money for Elite (like I did, as I have to use it at home)
[grumble]FYI, HughesNet FAP caps are:
|USD per month:||$40||$80||$110||Biz:||$60||$80||$110||$200||$350|
|MB U&D allotted within any 24-hour timespan:||250MB||350MB||450MB||Biz:||250MB||350MB||450MB||850MB||850MB|
Any amount uploaded/downloaded past your "FAP" or Fair Access Policy gets you landed in a 24-hour dial-up speed mode. This is to ensure "Fair, fast speeds for all users" and blah blah blah.. unless you have $10, in which case they will reset your allowance. Ooh, I get it, it's more fair if you have more money? Anyways, there are some encouraging signs, you can "bank" a day's worth of download allowance (so if you don't use the Internet you get 200% of your download allowance until you use it), you do get two free "reset tokens" (which otherwise cost $10) per month, and there has always been a window from around 2AM-7AM where your download/upload activity does not count against you. EDIT: Oh, and the Up & Down speeds are "max", you never get anywhere near that, ever, except, I've heard, during your first month of service, which is the period where you can get out of your two-year contract with them without paying an early termination fee.[/grumble]