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How does the Status Meter work?
The Status Meter runs while your computer is on and monitors your terminal’s status periodically. The meter’s gauge resides in your system tray (on Windows) or your Dock (on Mac OS X), and shows at a glance how much of your Download Allowance you have used.

Does the Status Meter use any of my Download Allowance?
No. The Status Meter communicates directly to your modem, so no data is sent over the satellite, and it does not count against your allowance.

Can I run the Status Meter on more than one computer?
Yes! You can install the Status Meter on each computer in your home.

Will the Status Meter work if I use a router or wireless network?
Yes. The Status Meter will work as long as your modem is your primary Internet connection.

Will the Status Meter show me how much data I have left in my Daily Allowance?
Yes. You read it just like the fuel gauge in your car.

My Download Allowance meter does not seem to match my usage reported on the Check Usage page. Why?
The Download Allowance status, available through the HughesNet Status Meter application or via your terminal’s System Control Center, reflects the actual number of bytes you can download before your download speeds are reduced. This status comes from your gateway in real time as you receive data. The Check Usage page displays the total historical data downloaded and uploaded from your terminal. This data comes from usage records which are updated hourly. Based on network policies and system status, some data transmitted to your terminal may not be counted against your Download Allowance, but all data will be recorded on the Check Usage site for reference. For example, any data that you downloaded during the Download Zone will be reflected on the Check Usage page but will not be counted against your Download Allowance. Your Download Allowance will always be at least the amount specified for your service plan.

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