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How to find your latitude and longitude!

Your HughesNet HT Series satellite modems/routers, such as the HT2000 or HT2000W require accurate latitude and longitude to be entered into the modem during the setup process!

The HN Series satellite modems/routers, such as the HN7000s, also use your site’s latitude and longitude during the setup process if there is not a zip code to reference within 35 – 50 miles.


Your latitude and longitude must be gathered from within 35 feet of the antenna location for proper operation!

Here are the methods we recommend in order to find your accurate latitude and longitude:

Note:  The HughesNet modem will require the latitude and longitude to be entered in DMM format  ( Example:   Latitude: 39° 49.700783 N   Longitude: 98° 34.770412  W )

Finding your Latitude and Longitude from a GPS

GPS:  A handheld GPS unit will give you the most accurate latitude and longitude from your antenna location and hopefully even in the correct DMM format!

Finding your Latitude and Longitude from Smartphone Apps

Smartphone Apps:  You can find and use a GPS app with your smartphone or tablet to find your latitude and longitude from the antenna location, however you may want to test it first to see how accurate it is as some of them are fairly accurate and others are not!  You do not need cell coverage or internet access to use most of the apps we have tested!  You will want to find an app that you can set to display the location in the DMM format in order to save you time and trouble converting!  We use a smartphone app called “GPS Status” for Android but if you have an iPhone, you’ll probably have to get Commander Compass or a similar app for iphones! see what you can find on your own and let us know so we can update this article!

GPS Status App Screenshot
Finding your Latitude and Longitude via is a great website to search for your location and view the latitude and longitude in the correct DMM format!  We also use this site for latitude and longitude conversions as well!  The problem with using this method obviously is that you need internet access in order to pull up this site to begin with!  

We have had several people report that Google Maps and Google Earth are not as accurate as this site, thus the reason we are mentioning this site!

gps status screenshot

GPS Status App

GPS Status Location Format

GPS Status Lat/Long Format Selection Page

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