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This section contains general information for Starlink users. You will find guides, tutorials, and answers to common questions.

How To Get TV With Starlink Internet

One of the most common questions I get is whether Starlink provides TV with their internet service. Starlink doesn’t provide live TV channels, but you can stream live TV with Starlink using internet streaming services like Hulu, YouTube TV, and Sling TV. In this article, I will explain the difference between Starlink satellite internet and satellite TV providers like DirecTV and Dish Network. I will also detail how you can get local TV for free. Finally, I will answer the question of how you can get TV through Starlink by using various internet streaming services. Starlink vs Satellite TV When …

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Is Starlink Available In Texas?

Starlink is a satellite internet service operated by SpaceX. Since the service launched in 2021, the number of customers, and the size of the satellite constellation, continues to grow. But I don’t even think Starlink expected the demand that the service has seen. In many parts of the United States, including Texas, Starlink is at capacity as people rush to sign up. As Starlink continues to grow their satellite constellation, capacity will increase, and availability won’t be as limited. What is the availability in Texas looking like for 2023? Let’s dive in to the details. Waitlist If Starlink isn’t available …

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Sleep Schedule Feature Added To Starlink App

A new feature is available in the Starlink app – Sleep Schedule. The new sleep mode allows you to conserve power by specifying times when the dish will enter sleep mode and minimize communication with the satellites. Ethernet and Wifi connections remain active so that you can wake Starlink up at any time through the app. Sleep Schedule first appeared in version 2023.03.0 of the Starlink app. If you don’t see the feature in your app, try manually updating by visiting your app store and searching for Starlink. You’ll find Sleep Schedule in the Settings section of the app. You …

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Starlink Ethernet Adapter Setup And Review

The Starlink Ethernet Adapter is an accessory from Starlink that adds an Ethernet port to your system. It’s a small device that plugs into the router. The Wifi router that is included with the Residential and RV hardware kits does not have an Ethernet port. So if you would like to connect devices to the internet using a hardwire Ethernet connection instead of Wifi, you will need the Starlink Ethernet Adapter. In this guide, I will walk you through the very simple steps of installing and setting up the Ethernet Adapter. I’ll also give you my review, including my initial …

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Does Starlink Have Port Forwarding?

Port forwarding is the process of taking traffic heading for a public IP address, and redirecting it to another IP address or port. This process happens behind the scenes, and isn’t visible to the user. For that reason, network administrators use port forwarding as a security tool to control outside access to internal networks. Port forwarding isn’t just useful for businesses. Home users might need it to run a game server, web server, or to access things like security cameras. Starlink doesn’t support port forwarding with the included router, but there are several workarounds. In this article, I will explain …

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Can You Install The Starlink Router Outside?

In a typical Starlink installation, the router is placed inside, with the Starlink cable routed through an exterior wall. Some users find themselves in a difficult situation, where their Starlink dish needs to be installed in a remote location. In some cases, this might call for the Starlink router to be installed outside. Can the router be placed outside? The Starlink router is IP54 rated, meaning it has some dust and water resistance. It can operate within a temperature range of -22°F to 122°F (-30°C to 50°C). With these specs, yes, the Starlink router can be placed outside in an …

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