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

Here Is What Comes In The Starlink Hardware Kit

When you purchase Starlink Residential or Starlink RV for $599, you will get the following items in the hardware kit: Let’s dive into more detail on the individual items contained in the Residential/RV Starlink hardware kit: Starlink Antenna/Dish The dish that comes with the hardware kit is a phased array antenna. The dish is rectangular, with a flat, smooth face. The rectangular dish is the 2nd version of the Starlink dish. Originally, the dish was round, and officially nicknamed ‘Dishy McFlatFace’. How big is the Starlink dish? The dish measures 20.25″ x 12″. The mast, which connects the dish to …

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Best Aftermarket Wifi Routers For Starlink

For most people, the Wifi router included with the Starlink hardware kit will work just fine. But if you want better performance, more features, or expanded coverage, an aftermarket router is a good upgrade to make. The Starlink router performs just fine, but gamers and other power users might want the expanded capabilities that it can’t provide. With Starlink, the Wifi router and dish power supply are built into the same device. But that doesn’t mean you can’t bypass the router and use your own. In this guide, I will show you how to use an aftermarket router with Starlink. …

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Two Ways You Can Travel With Starlink

Starlink satellite internet is a game changer for RV owners, the van life crowd, digital nomads, and others. With virtually global coverage, it’s now possible to access high speed, low latency internet from anywhere. It’s no surprise that the demand and interest of Starlink has skyrocketed among all types of travelers looking to stay connected. For those of you looking to travel with Starlink, I created this guide to explain how. There are multiple ways to buy Starlink, and it can get confusing. I will detail the two Starlink service plans that allow for portable Starlink operation, and recommend which …

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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) …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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