Category: Information

How To: Starlink Router Factory Reset

You may need to factory reset the Starlink router for several reasons. Perhaps you are troubleshooting a network issue, or transferring the Starlink hardware to someone else. In any case, performing a factory reset is an easy 3 step process. In this article, I will explain how you can factory reset the Starlink router. The following steps apply to the Standard rectangular dish and the High Performance square dish. If you need to reset the original circular dish or a Starlink mesh node, please scroll down to the relevant sections. Step 1 – Access the Starlink router Head over to …

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How To Switch From Residential to RV

Starlink has been offering satellite internet service since late 2020, but their RV service was just launched in May of 2022. Many customers ordered the Residential kit to use on their RV before the RV-specific service was available. If you only need to use your Starlink kit for recreational or travel purposes, it might make sense to convert the account type from Residential to RV, now that RV has been launched. The RV service tier has several advantages over Residential for travelers. In this guide, I will explain the process of converting a Residential Starlink account to RV. I will …

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How To Access The Starlink Router Settings

One of the cool features of Starlink internet is the built in statistics and administration tool. Using your mobile device or web browser, you can access the administration dashboard to check the system status, change settings, or view other information about your system. The dish itself has firmware that generates this statistics page. You don’t necessarily need to be using the Starlink router to access the dashboard. In this article, I’ll explain the two methods of accessing the Starlink router administration page. Starlink App Method The easiest way to access the Starlink router administration dashboard is through the Starlink app. …

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Can You Get A Static IP From Starlink?

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 …

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How Much Power Does Starlink Use?

If you plan to use Starlink for your RV or off-grid cabin, knowing the electrical specifications for Starlink is critical. Even if are just using Starlink at home on the grid, you may be wondering how much power the Starlink dish uses. In this article, I will explain the power consumption for all three models of the Starlink antenna: Standard/RV, High Performance, and the original round dish. I will also explain the factors that affect power consumption. Standard and RV Starlink The Standard Starlink hardware uses 50-75 watts on average. This includes the antenna, router, power supply, and cables. When …

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Will Starlink Work In A Wooded Area?

Starlink satellite internet is intended to provide high speed internet to people in rural and remote areas, where traditional internet options aren’t available. Many times, those areas are heavily treed, so a clear view of the sky might be difficult. If you live in a wooded area with lots of tall trees, Starlink will work if you can mount the antenna correctly. This means mounting the antenna high up on a roof peak, tower, or pole. In this article, I will explain how the Starlink antenna works, why trees cause performance issues, and propose some solutions for people in heavily …

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Starlink Adds Option For High Performance Dish

Do you want the high performance dish from Starlink Business, without the monthly Business price? You’re in luck! Starlink is now offering Residential customers a choice in hardware: Standard or High Performance. Customers are presented with the option to select their preferred hardware when starting a new Residential order. This new hardware option doesn’t apply to RV orders. How much does it cost? The High Performance hardware option costs $2,500, compared to $599 for Standard. What’s the difference between Standard and High Performance? According to Starlink, the High Performance dish is best for power users who need the highest level …

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