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. The Starlink app is available for iOS and Android devices. If you haven’t already, visit your app store and search for Starlink.
To access the Starlink router settings from the app, be sure you are connected to your Starlink Wifi network. Also be sure you are logged in to your Starlink account in the app.
When you open the app, you’ll land on the dashboard. Here, you’ll see important information, like the status of Starlink. There are also buttons for testing internet speed, checking for obstructions, adjusting network settings, and looking at network statistics.
The Settings button is where you’ll find advanced router settings, such as splitting the 2.4 and 5 GHz Wifi networks, or enabling custom DNS.
Web Browser Method
The other way to access the Starlink router is through a web browser on a device that is on your Starlink home network. This method doesn’t require the use of the app, just a web browser.
To access Starlink via a web browser, type in the following IP address in your web browser:
You can also use the Starlink dish IP address instead:
It’s important that you use http:// and not https:// when accessing the Starlink router page.
If you are using a third party router and you have bypass mode enabled, you might need to manually type in the statistics URL in order to see your network statistics. Obviously, you won’t have access to other Starlink router options in bypass mode:
The web version of the Starlink administrative dashboard has a similar layout and functions, but some settings and features are not available via the browser method. For example, you cannot change advanced Wifi settings.
See also: How To: Starlink Router Factory Reset
We have the equipment, mesh router correct wiring and an account. They are indicating my area is covered for service. We are stuck on how to get the equipment to communicate with the StarLink system. Your notes here do not seem to cover this issue and we cannot get any response from Starlink support. Any suggestions?
What mesh hardware do you have? The Starlink mesh nodes or 3rd party? For 3rd party, you need to purchase the Starlink Ethernet Adapter. It gives you an Ethernet port that you will plug into your 3rd party router WAN/Internet port. And then follow the setup instructions for the 3rd party system to get it up and running. Then put the Starlink router into Bypass mode in the Starlink app so that you don’t have two routers running. For Starlink Mesh Nodes, you simply plug in the AC power on the node, open the app, and confirm that you want to add the mesh node to your system.
What is the Hidden Network that I see from my Manage WiFi connection each time my Starlink router is powered on and how can I connect to it?
Note: The hidden network is in addition to SSID that I have set up in the Starlink router.
Do you have the 2.4 and 5ghz channels separated? Could be if your device is connecting to the 5ghz network, it just hides the additional band that it’s not going to use. Otherwise, I’m not sure, I’ve never heard of any kind of hidden network.
No, I didn’t split the [2.4 / 5 GHz Networks]. I have read about the same issue mentioned on Reddit, though there was no concrete explanation for it. Here is a link to it https://www.reddit.com/r/Starlink/comments/u218of/starlink_router_showing_hidden_network_on_wifi/
Doesn’t seem to be a problem or something that you would want to connect to. I wouldn’t worry about it.
What is the username and password to access the Starlink router from the browser?
There is no authentication.
So by using the ethernet adapter, turning off Starlink WiFi, and connecting to my MESH system I loose the ability to manage the Starlink router/modem.
No, you can still access the modem and Starlink functions through the app. You just lose the ability to change some Starlink router specific things, like custom DNS, separate 2.4/5ghz channels, etc. But those things also probably exist with your 3rd party mesh system.
This site is blocked due to a security threat that was discovered by the Cisco Umbrella security researchers.
It’s probably blocked on your end due to not being HTTPS. But if you are connected to your Starlink network locally, this or the IP address will work to access the Starlink settings.