Can You Get A Static IP From Starlink?

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Your Starlink is connected to the internet with an Internet Protocol (IP) address. There are two types of IP addresses, static and dynamic. By default, Starlink automatically assigns each customer a dynamic IP address.

Some customers may have a need for a static IP address. Typically, these are customers needing to use a VPN to reliably and securely connect to remote servers. The average home internet user doesn’t require a static IP.

If you do have a need for a public/static IP address, I’ll explain how to get one from Starlink in the next section.

Does Starlink offer static IP addresses?

Yes, Starlink offers static/public IP addresses if you are a Business tier customer. Static IP’s are not available for Residential, or any other service tier.

Related: What is Starlink Business? We Compare the Two Service Levels

Why can’t I get a static IP for Residential?

Starlink assigns Residential customers dynamic IP addresses through a system called CGNAT. The internet has grown so much worldwide that there simply aren’t enough unique IPV4 IP addresses to go around. To solve this issue, ISP’s use technologies like CGNAT.

Basically, it allows ISP’s to pool together IP addresses, and then dynamically assign them as necessary to customers as they come online.

What this means for you is that your public facing IP address (what the internet sees) changes frequently. This can be an issue for certain activities, such as online gaming or connecting to a remote server through a VPN.

Because IPV4 addresses are in short supply, Starlink charges a premium to be able to reserve your own static IP address. That is why you’ll need to subscribe to Starlink’s Business plan to get one.

Will Starlink offer them in the future?

Starlink says they may offer static IP’s for Residential customers in the future, for an additional cost. When the world adopts the IPV6 standard, this will be much easier for Starlink to do. But right now with IPV4, Starlink is only offering this feature for Business tier users.

References

To learn more about IP addresses, check out this article.

For more information on CGNAT, and the exhaustion of IPV4 addresses, click here.

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Ray
Ray
3 days ago

Hello, have a need for static ip addresses in a mobile situation. If I flip to business plan for static IPs am I able to do mobile? Also if my mobile is only in a small area (like 5 mile radius) is there something that precludes me from doing that even if not a mobile plan, as long as I have the right hw, etc?
Thanks!

Frank Ashby
Frank Ashby
30 days ago

My wife and I use Starlink as our ISP. We were having issues with Hulu earlier today. As everything else wa working fine, I called Hulu Customer Support and throughout the hour long discussion, they were able to ascertain that Amazon was listed as the ISP and NOT Starlink. I ran a speed test and again, Amazon was shown as the ISP. Hulu indicated that Amazon was acting as a VPN and that I needed a static IP to recieve Live TV and establish a Home location for Hulu. This is the first issue we’ve had with Starlink ( or Hulu ). Compounding all this as I have been unable to locate a single email address or phone # for Customer Support . Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Franck Danard
Franck Danard
1 month ago

Startlink should be able to offer a port management to forward ports to a destination as any router does.
Today, no way to use SIP UDP trunking so bye bye the possibility to use any SIP providers.
Or Maybe get the choice to select Bypass with or without CGNAT.