Firmware Update Leaves Many Starlink Users Without Internet

The most recent Starlink firmware update is kicking many Starlink users offline, with no internet access. In some cases, only a few websites and internet services are working. The software update rolled out early Saturday morning, with customers waking up to a broken connection. Starlink routinely updates the software of the dish, router, and app. Typically, they roll out several updates to the dish firmware each month. We keep a log of Starlink firmware updates on this page. If your Starlink internet isn’t working, check your software level to see if you received this update: How to check your software …

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Starlink Expands Hardware Rentals To US, Canada, Australia

Starlink is adding a new purchase option for customers in the US, Canada, and Australia. You can now choose to rent Starlink equipment, instead of purchasing it up-front. The three new countries, which are the largest markets for Starlink, join a long list of places where you can already rent instead of buy. However, there is one major difference you should be aware of. Rent option is limited to Starlink Business plans If you want to rent Starlink in the US, Canada, or Australia, you will need to subscribe to one of the Business (Priority) service plans. Renting is not …

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A Powerful Solar Storm Hits Earth Tonight, Starlink Service Could Be Impacted

The NOAA has issued a warning about an upcoming geomagnetic storm that is predicted to hit earth tonight and into December 1st. The solar storm, predicted to be a category G3 on the NOAA’s G1 to G5 rating, could impact electrical systems, low-earth orbit satellite constellations, HF radio, and GPS systems. Starlink operates thousands of satellites in low-earth orbit, so we could see minor outages over the next day or two. The upcoming storm has photographers and weather enthusiasts excited, because it creates good conditions to see auroras, even at mid-latitudes. The NOAA says auroras may be seen as low …

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Starlink Gen 3 Invitations Are Going Out – Gen 3 Price Confirmed At $599

It looks like Starlink is kicking off the beta testing phase of its new Gen 3 hardware this week. I’m seeing several reports of early Starlink customers receiving an email invitation like this: So, who gets invited to try the Gen 3 kit? Like with previous invitation-only tests, Starlink tends to pick longtime customers, who have had a subscription for many years. Starlink started offering service at the beginning of 2021, so if you were around back then, you might see an email invitation from Starlink in your inbox. Gen 3 pricing confirmed The email invitations confirm at least one …

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How To Test Your Starlink Internet and Wifi Speed

I always recommend regularly checking your Starlink internet and Wifi speed. Maintaining a good connection is important for many internet activities, like streaming movies, video calling, and online gaming. Checking your Starlink’s performance often could help you spot issues with your network, before they cause problems. In this guide, I’m going to show you how to test your Starlink speed, in addition to your Wifi speed. The Starlink app is the best way to accomplish this, but I will also recommend some other speed test apps and websites to consider. Finally, I’ll explain how to read the results, and how …

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New Starlink Gen 3 Dish Launched, With A Few Surprising Changes

Starlink has revealed their new Gen 3 “Standard” dish model for the first time. The Starlink website was updated with setup videos and guides for the Gen 3 dish, which gives us a nearly complete understanding of the next generation hardware. There are numerous improvements over the Gen 2 hardware, as well as a few unexpected changes to the design of the kit. In this article, I’ll explain what is new, what changed, and whether or not Gen 3 will be worth the upgrade over Gen 2 or Gen 1. Gen 3 returns to standard connectors The most welcome change …

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Using Starlink In Unsupported Countries

Starlink has drastically expanded the availability of high speed, low latency internet around the globe. Their constellation of satellites has created a vast grid of coverage, providing service virtually anywhere in the world. But what about countries that still aren’t officially supported? I get this question a lot – can you use Starlink in a country that doesn’t officially offer service? The answer is yes, probably, but it depends on the specific country where you plan to use Starlink. In this article, we will explore how to use Starlink service in a country that doesn’t offer it yet. I’ll explain …

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Starlink Financials Leaked, Projected To Earn A Majority Of Revenue For SpaceX In 2024

Satellite internet is a booming market, and Starlink is leading the race. Although the financial details behind SpaceX’s Starlink division remain largely unknown to the public, some numbers have been leaked, allowing us to get a better idea of where the company stands. Bloomberg originally reported the leaked financial information from several anonymous sources inside of SpaceX. According to Bloomberg’s sources, Starlink will eventually become the main revenue source for SpaceX by as early as next year. In total, SpaceX plans to pull in around $9 billion in 2023, with a little less than half of that attributed to Starlink …

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Radius Outfitters Starlink Storage Case Review

The number of storage case options for Starlink has exploded in the last year, thanks to the popularity of Starlink Roam for RV’s, vans, and even commercial contractors working in remote areas. Starlink equipment is expensive, so it’s important to protect your investment. In this article, I’m going to add another case to my list of reviews. Let me introduce you to the Radius Outfitters Starlink Storage Case. Radius Outfitters is a US-based company that makes all sorts of storage and organization gear, mainly targeting vans and other kinds of adventure vehicles. They pride themselves on being an engineer-led team, …

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