What is the difference between Liberty 25 - WiFi + Free Zone and Liberty 25 + Free Zone

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Christ J. Alexander

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Jakster Jammin

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The Liberty 25 - wifi means the modem has built in wifi so you do not need a modem and if you already have a router, you can use it to extend your wifi range by putting the router in the garage or whatever then hooking it up to the wifi modem by running a 10/100 network cable.

The Liberty 25 modem does not have wifi and thus you need to supply or buy a supported router to get wifi.
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Christ,  Yes, as Jakster Jammin answered, Liberty 25 - WiFi + is the modem/router combination and Liberty 25 is the SB2 modem and does not have the router built in.  Both plans offer the Free Zone from 3 am - 6 am.
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Jeff Turner

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Im confused. I want to upgrade from my old Exceed 12-15 plan. I already have a router hooked up at home. Do I need the Liberty 25 with wifi or just the Liberty 25 plan?
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Bev, Champion

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Jeff, the Boost 25 Modem includes a built in router, that is the only way it comes so, if you upgrade, you will get the modem with a built in router.
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Bear in mind that there is an extra monthly charge for the wifi modem.   

Bev,  am I right in thinking that the wifi modem has additional circuitry that can facilitate the 25 meg speed boosting and the non wireless Surfbeam 2 modem does  not have the speed boost capability?    

Jeff, either modem can run the Liberty 25 plan.
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Bev, Champion

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Yes Mark, that'ss correct, The Wifi Boost 25 modem supports speeds of up to 25Mbps while the non wifi modem can only deliver up to 12 Mbps (15 Mbps for business plans.)

In reality the non wifi modem is capable of a bit more, I see speeds of up to 20 Mbps on it occasionally, usually around 15 though (I have a business plan for now.) Yes, that is on my cell phone connected via a Linksys router providing WiFi on a non WiFi Modem. (On a rainy day at that - today.)

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So if I want to up grade from the old 12-15 GB plan and since I already have a router, is the Liberty 25 plan without the wifi the right plan i need?
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Jeff Turner

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Im even more confused now. If I want to change plans from the 12-15 GB plan to the Liberty 25, does Exceed have to send me some other piece of equipment? I already have a viasat box hooked up from the dish to my compurter and router. I thought if I wanted a biger data pkg all i had to do is just tell them and my data is increased?
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Bev, Champion

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No. You are confusing Mbps and GB. Mbps is your connection speed, GB is your data allowance, how much Priority Data your plan gives you at whatever speed your modem is designed to provide.
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Jeff, if you wish to upgrade from the 12Mbps - 15 GB plan to the 12 Mbps - 25 GB plan, you do not need to upgrade your Surfbeam modem.
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi All,  Thank you for answering Jeff.  You have covered all the based.  If You need additional information Jess, please send an email to exedelistens@viasat.com or visit www.exede.com to view all the plans in your area and equipment needed.
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The plans are called the "Liberty 25" or "Liberty 25 WIFI" - or words to that effect.  The extra word WIFI designates whether you have the basic "modem" or the "router with wifi".    My personal choice would be to go with the non-wifi version IF I wanted to use my own router connected to the ViaSat device.  Your own router will most likely have wifi built in. 

The Liberty 25 WIFI plan costs more than the Liberty 25 plan.  The Liberty 25 WIFI plan will require you to use the new ViaSat WIFI router.  The Liberty 25 will use the non wifi modem which is what you have right now.