Cannot be wireless

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Can I hook my desktop computer up to the modem with a cable? I see there are connections on the side. In order to work from home it is a requirement that I not do it wirelessly.
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For the sake of redundancy and because this one was posted prior to the other....

Yes, you can.  All ViaSat modems have LAN cable connections.  The wireless connection with the wireless modem is just a connection option, but it doesn't have to be used.  
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I love how companies have these rules. You can work at home, but not wirelessly. That is a good one!

I would like to know how the company could even enforce that!
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I wonder if it's for quality purposes or security.  
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The company may be referring to actual wireless (i.e. cellular) not WiFi.
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Hadn't thought of that.  If that's the case, it's almost assuredly a security concern.  
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I am sure it is a security concern, but not sure how they enforce it.

And yes, most likely wireless not home wi-fi.
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She didn't say if it was for security or not. She seemed more concerned with the speed. I really had problems with logging into their system and testing. I was unable to finish the test, which much of it was due to lag. She told me before beginning that being wireless, I would be working at my own risk because it was so slow with a crazy delay.
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OK, using a cable to connect to the modem probably wont do much but you can try.

Even with the cable, you're going to experience the inherent latency (lag) of satellite internet - can't get around that. Chances are they also want to use a VPN (of their choosing) which further exacerbates the situation.  
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Depending on what you are trying to do working remotely, it may or may not work with satellite internet.