HN9600 Satellite Router

IPv6/IPv4 Ready

Ka-band high-performance broadband satellite router with single IFL cable

The Hughes HN9600 is a high-performance, Ka-band broadband satellite router designed to cost-effectively satisfy a wide range of high-speed connectivity requirements for consumer, small office/home office, enterprise, and government markets. The HN9600 incorporates advanced modulation and coding among other performance and efficiency-enhancing features to deliver even the most demanding bandwidth-intensive applications affordably.

Compliant with IPoS/DVB-S2 including Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), the world’s leading industry standard, the HN9600 supports forward channel data rates up to 121 Mbps.
The inbound or return channel is configurable up to 3.2 Mbps, and features adaptive MF/TDMA coding which results in superior return channel efficiency. The HN9600 features a single intra-facility link (IFL) interface to the outdoor unit.

IP routing and addressing features implemented in the HN9600 include the RIPV2 and BGP routing protocols, virtual router redundancy protocol (VRRP) with policy-based routing, DHCP server or relay, as well as network address translation (NAT) and port address translation (PAT). The HN9600 also handles endto- end VLAN tags complying with the 802.1P and Q standards, and each VLAN may be configured with its own Quality of Service (QoS). Government and enterprise users can be confident that the information running over the HN9600 is secure, as the HN9600 uses a hardware-based conditional access system and, optionally, AES 256 encryption for user traffic.

On-Demand Streaming

The HN9600 supports the Hughes On-Demand Streaming feature that, when enabled by the operator, allows the HN9600 to act as a SIP call proxy so that Constant Bit Rate (CBR) bandwidth is allocated per individual call, resulting in very high-quality voice traffic.

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Product Description

Full-featured Network Services

  • Single cable for intra-facility link between HN9600 andoutdoor unit
  • Local Router with
  • IPv6/IPv4 ready (able to download IPv6 software when available at a later date)
  • Static and dynamic addressing
  • DHCP server or relay
  • Full RIPV1, RIPV2, and BGP routing support
  • Multicasts to the LAN by using IGMP
  • 802.1P and 802.1Q for end-to-end VLAN support with configurable QoS per VLAN
  • Firewall support through integrated access control lists
  • WAN Optimization and Acceleration
  • Integrated Performance Enhancement Proxy (PEP) software to accelerate throughput performance by optimizing the TCP transmission over the satellite, delivering superior user experience and link efficiency
  • Integrated Hughes TurboPage® software to accelerate HTTP traffic for fast browser access
  • DNS caching
  • Quality of Service (QoS) features
  • IQoS (Inbound Quality of Service)
  • Bi-directional DSCP
  • Outbound bandwidth management
  • Secure Network Transmission with bi-directional IPSEC and AES-256 encryption (optional)

Reduce Network Operations Cost and Increase Network Availability

  • Industry-leading bandwidth efficiency and network availability with
  • Forward Channel DVB-S2 with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM)
  • Return Channel with adaptive coding and frequency hopping
  • Return Channel using MF-TDMA and variable burst size
  • Bi-directional IP header and payload compression, including TCP, UDP, and RTP compression

Simplify Network Operations

  •  Software updates, configuration, status monitoring, and commissioning centrally controlled via the Network
  • Operations Center (NOC)
  • Remote terminal management via the Hughes Vision®
  • Network Management System and SNMP monitoring
  • User-friendly LED display indicating terminal operational status
  • Integrated local Web interface for status, troubleshooting, and diagnostics
  • Universal power supply supports international voltage ranges and frequencies and has a detachable power cord


Physical Interfaces

One 10/100BaseT Ethernet LAN RJ45 port

Satellite & Antenna Specifications
Outbound transmission format:


Information Rate:

Up to 121 Mbps (Receive or Outbound Channel)

Symbol Rate (Receive):

1 to 45 Msps (in 1 Msps steps)

Symbol Rate (Transmit):

256, 512, 1024, 2048 ksps

Encoding (Receive):


Encoding (Transmit):

Turbocode FEC 1/2, 2/3,and 4/5

Frequency Range:


Modulation (Receive):


Modulation (Transmit):


Bit Error Rate (Receive):

10-10 or better

Bit Error Rate (Transmit):

10-7 or better


74 cm, 89 cm, 98 cm, 120 cm,180 cm


1 and 2 watt Ka-band

Mechanical & Environmental

1.6 lb (.73 kg)


8.0” H x 1.6” W x 9.0” D (20.3 cm H x 4.1 cm W x22.9 cm D)

Operating Temperature:

0º C to 50º C

Input Power:

12 to 24 VDC