Category: Information

Here Are The Biggest Disadvantages Of Starlink

Starlink has been a game changer when it comes to providing broadband internet to underserved areas. But if you are considering Starlink as your internet service provider, it helps to know the pros and cons. In this article, I’m going to cover the biggest disadvantages of Starlink. It’s important to note that many of these criticisms are my own subjective opinion. The priority that you or someone else places on these factors can be different. The goal here isn’t to change your mind on anything, it’s to simply inform you of some of the issues that other customers (including me) …

Continue Reading

Is Starlink As Fast As Fiber?

Launched in 2021, Starlink satellite internet has been able to deliver broadband internet to people in areas where no other options exist. Fiber infrastructure has also been expanding in recent years, thanks to federal funding initiatives. Starlink is satellite internet, which works by sending signals from a dish on your home to satellites in low earth orbit. The satellites communicate with ground stations, which are hardwired into the internet. Fiber is the more traditional connection method, where fiber optic cable is run from your home to a local ISP. With Starlink, the connection from your home is wireless. With fiber, …

Continue Reading

Starlink RV vs Starlink Residential

Starlink RV and Starlink Residential are two of several plans offered by the satellite internet company. The names are pretty self explanatory – RV is designed for recreational travelers, while Residential is for home internet. But the two service tiers offer different performance, features, and costs. In this comparison guide, I will break down the differences between Starlink RV and Residential. I will cover the hardware, costs, performance, and features. I will also detail the important ordering and billing differences. Finally, I’ll recommend which service you should get based on your needs. Hardware The hardware kit is identical between RV …

Continue Reading

Starlink Launches Aviation Service

Starlink Aviation is the latest service offering from Starlink, aimed at the business and private jet market. Select aircraft will now have the option to provide high-speed, low latency internet to passengers for the first time. Service won’t be cheap. The hardware costs $150,000, and monthly service starts at $12,500 per month. There are no contracts, and the hardware is covered under warranty as long as service is active. Interested customers can reserve their hardware now with a $5,000 deposit. Starlink expects to start shipping hardware sometime in 2023. Starlink Aviation Specs Starlink says the Aviation service can deliver up …

Continue Reading

Starlink Cable Lengths

The Starlink cable connects the antenna (dish) to the router/power supply. This cable carries both power and data for the dish. The length of the cable between the router and Starlink antenna varies, depending on which type of Starlink dish you have. Here are the cable length specifications for each model: Standard Residential and RV The Standard Starlink cable length is 75 feet, or 23 meters. With the Standard hardware, it is possible to replace the 75 ft. cable with a 150 ft. cable. You can purchase the 150 ft. extended cable from the Starlink shop. Note: The cables cannot …

Continue Reading

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 …

Continue Reading

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 …

Continue Reading