How To Buy Starlink Accessories

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The Starlink hardware kit comes with a temporary mount, standard length Starlink cable, and Wifi router. This is all the hardware you need to get started, but Starlink accessories allow for permanent installation, increased home Wifi coverage, and more

There are different options for many of the accessories that you might want for your Starlink system. For example, mounts can be sourced from 3rd party stores like Amazon, in addition to the official Starlink store. 

In this article, I will list all the popular Starlink accessories, as well as aftermarket alternatives to consider. I will also explain the ordering process for the Starlink store, and why you may not be able to purchase anything yet. Finally, I will explain the difference in accessories between all the different Starlink hardware versions.

Starlink Accessories – Official vs Aftermarket

You can order accessories from aftermarket sources, like Amazon, or from the official Starlink store. Starlink manufactures the dish and Wifi router, but they also make their own mounting and network accessories. 

Note: You need to be a Starlink customer to view the accessory shop linked above

Which option you choose will depend on a variety of factors, including price, availability, and features. For example, you may opt to purchase an aftermarket mounting system for a more complicated installation. Or you may prefer the Starlink mesh system over an aftermarket mesh product for ease-of-use.

Note: This article may contain affiliate links for the products mentioned

Mounting Accessories

The most common Starlink accessory that people buy are mounts. The base that is included in the Starlink kit isn’t suitable for a permanent installation in most cases. If you plan to install your dish on your roof, wall, or other angled surface, you’ll need a mount accessory that swivels to get the dish mast near vertical. 

Wall Mounts

Starlink offers a Short Wall Mount and Long Wall Mount, designed for exterior walls. The Short Wall Mount is suitable for mounting to a roof fascia, while the Long Wall Mount is perfect for securing to an exterior wall.

Related: Tutorial: Starlink Long Wall Mount Installation

Starlink Short Wall Mount
Starlink Long Wall Mount

A great aftermarket alternative for the wall mounts above is a J mount. J mounts have been used for satellite and TV antenna installations for years, so they are readily available and cheap. The Winegard DS2000A is my favorite because it includes two U-bolts to secure the Starlink mast into the J mount. The DS2000A would be great for fascia installations, and is equivelent to the Starlink Short Wall Mount. If you need some additional clearance and height, consider the Winegard DS3000A which has a longer 38 in. mast.

If you go with the DS3000A, be sure to pick up the Universal Antenna Mount Adapter to easily adapt the Starlink mast to the J mount.

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Roof Mounts

The Flashing Mount and Pivot Mount are two official Starlink mounting accessories for roof installations. It should be noted that the Flashing Mount is just the base that secures to the roof under your shingles for added water resistance. It requires a Pivot Mount.

Starlink Pivot Mount
Starlink Flashing Mount + Pivot Mount

Aftermarket roof mounting accessories are also readily available. A J mount is equivalent to the Starlink Pivot Mount in terms of features. Like I mentioned earlier, I recommend the Winegard DS2000A.

If you would like a flashing mount, you can pair DS2000A with something like the Commdeck Satellite Dish Mounting System, both pictured below.

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Other Mounting Accessories

There are many ways to mount a Starlink dish, so Starlink offers a Pipe Adapter to allow for more complicated or custom installations. The Pipe Adapter adapts the Starlink dish to any kind of mast, up to 2.5″.

If you are routing the Starlink cable through an exterior wall, consider picking up the Cable Routing Kit. It contains almost everything you need to properly route the cable through a wall, including drill bit, grommets, and more.

Starlink Pipe Adapter
Starlink Cable Routing Kit
Check out our Guide to Starlink Mounting Options for more mounting accessories. 

Network Accessories

Most homes will require more Wifi coverage than a single Wifi router can provide. When you order the Starlink kit, you get a very capable Wifi router, but a lot of customers will need to expand their system to provide better Wifi coverage and reliability. You might also want to connect directly to the router via ethernet. That’s where Starlink network accessories come in. 

Starlink Ethernet Adapter

Starlink Ethernet Adapter

The most common network accessory that people will want for Starlink is the Ethernet Adapter. This official Starlink accessory is a proprietary design, meaning you can only get it from Starlink, no aftermarket versions exist. The cost when ordered directly from Starlink is $25.

The Ethernet Adapter is applicable to the newer rectangular Starlink systems. The older round dish came with a Wifi router that featured an ethernet port. To cut costs and limit hardware delays due to supply chain issues, Starlink eliminated the ethernet port on newer Starlink routers. Customers wanting to connect with ethernet will need the adapter from the Starlink store. 

For more info, check out our Starlink Ethernet Adapter Setup And Review article.

Starlink Mesh Nodes

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Starlink Mesh Node

If you need to expand your Wifi signal to more areas of your house, you’ll want to set up a mesh network. You can use aftermarket mesh products, but Starlink also has an official version of their own that is compatible with the current rectangular dish. This official Starlink mesh system will compete with existing aftermarket mesh network options to provide better Wifi coverage throughout your home. 

Aftermarket mesh systems are ideal for their cheaper price, better features, and better compatibility with the original round dish. We recommend checking out something like the TP-Link Deco AXE5400 Tri-Band WiFi 6E Mesh System, pictured above, if you want a better performing alternative to the Starlink option.

These 3rd party mesh Wifi systems give you advanced controls compared to the Starlink mesh system, such as parental controls, security features, guest Wifi controls, and more.

Be sure to check out our full article on Starlink and 3rd party mesh Wifi systems.

Starlink Extension/Replacement Cable

Starlink 150ft Replacement Cable

You can extend the distance between your Starlink dish and router with a Starlink replacement cable. Starlink offers replacement cables in the standard 75ft length, or in an extended 150ft length.

The extension/replacement cables are only available from Starlink. The cables use a proprietary connector, so aftermarket cables are not an option.

It is not possible to combine the standard 75ft cable with another 75ft cable, or the 150ft cable.

Starlink RV Cases

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With the launch of the Starlink RV service, many people are taking Starlink on-the-go. It’s important that you protect your Starlink hardware, so protective cases are a must for RV’ers, van dwellers, and overlanders. One popular option is the Pelican 1610 Case, pictured above.

Starlink Travel Case

Starlink has their own case, called the Starlink Travel Case. It’s a bit cheaper than some of the aftermarket cases, and is specifically designed for Starlink.

If you are interested in learning more about Starlink cases, check out our Starlink RV Case Guide.

Where Can I Order Accessories?

Official Starlink accessories are only sold through the online Starlink shop. If you are interested in buying accessories from Starlink, you’ll need an active account. More on that in the next section.

For aftermarket accessories, multiple retailers carry the mounts and other products you may need for your system. We recommend searching for the specific product in your favorite search engine, and then selecting the best price from a reputable retailer. 

How Do I Order Official Starlink Accessories?

In this section, we will explain how the ordering process works for official Starlink accessories. One of the most common questions we get involves people trying to order their mounts or ethernet adapter, and not being able to access the Starlink shop. 

Pre-Order Deposits

If you put down the $99 deposit to be put on the Starlink waiting list, you will not be able to order official accessories from the Starlink shop. Once your order is converted to a full order, your account will activate and you will be able to access the online shop to purchase accessories. 

Full Orders

Customers that are eligible for the full Starlink kit order will have access to the Starlink shop. You can purchase mounts and other accessories during or after your initial hardware kit purchase. 

Current customers can always return to the Starlink shop at any time and purchase additional accessories.

Ordering Accessories For Different Starlink Versions

The accessories for one hardware version won’t be compatible with a different hardware version. For example, if you have the Standard dish, you can’t buy accessories for the High Performance dish.

If you just have one Starlink, you’ll be directed to the right accessory page when you visit the shop.

You can view the accessories for each version of dish by going to the Starlink shop dish selection page. Make sure to select your dish to view the accessories that are compatible. 

Final Thoughts

There are many options to choose from when shopping for Starlink accessories. For some things, like the Starlink Ethernet Adapter, you will need to buy from the Starlink shop. For other options, such as mounts or mesh Wifi systems, Amazon and other retailers have plenty of options to choose from. 

We advise people to check out all their options and choose according to your own needs. 

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Ashley Cunningham
Ashley Cunningham
30 days ago

Hi, my kids use 2 Ps5 consoles and 1 PS4 console which are all connected by Wi-Fi to round dish Starlink. They are unable to stream games successfully and need a wired connection, is there a solution for multiple Ethernet ports? If I get the Ethernet adapter will that give me a total of 2 ports including the 1 on the router? We have 17 devices connected, 5 phones, 4 iPads, 3 PlayStations, 3 Samsung TVs and 2 Alexa. No problems with normal gaming only when streaming. Thanks for all your previous detailed answers, you’re very helpful.

randall
randall
1 month ago

Can you buy a spare starlink router ?

randall
randall
1 month ago
Reply to  Noah Clarke

Thanks for your fast reply and before spending €175 please could you confirm
1.This mesh extension router can act independently should the original fail
2.Is compatible with the older round dish system eg has a LAN port

randall
randall
29 days ago
Reply to  Noah Clarke

Which 3rd party mesh system can you recommend and why is it not possible simply to buy a new replacement round dish router ?

John
John
1 month ago

can you switch a new cable from the Shop for the old round dish? I didnt see a cable available in the Shop for my round dish type

Peter
Peter
2 months ago

I want to order starlink for RV but I want to order the ‘Flat Mount Antenna ‘. But how do I make sure I get that and not that and not the standard antenna?

ucfff
ucfff
3 months ago

is it possible to turn wifi completely off in the starlink router and use just ethernet?

Rick Hendra
Rick Hendra
3 months ago

I think my unit is damaged – it’s not adjusting its position. How do I return Starlink? When do they date the 30 days from?

Ebrahim
Ebrahim
3 months ago

Hi dear friend
I have a question . Do you have a sales representative for selling Dish Starling in the UAE in Dubai?
Please introduce us if you have a representative. Send me a message via email .

Ebrahim
Ebrahim
3 months ago

Hi dear friend
I have a question . Do you have a sales representative for selling Dish Starling in the UAE in Dubai?
Please introduce us if you have a representative. Send me a message via email or WhatsApp : 00989396731680

Miva snider
Miva snider
4 months ago

Hi I just got my starlink dish works great but my home phone is by the voip so I need another port or adapter as the router only has one port is there something I can buy to hook up my phone to the router

Tim
Tim
4 months ago

I am in Northern WI (Lat 45deg N) with trees all around the house. As I understand it, the antenna will drive to toward the North. Given the tree obstructions and the 100deg FOV requirement, it seems logical that I would mount the antenna as far south (and high) on the roof, so when I pitch northerly, I minimize obstructions. What might be the ‘nominal’ expected pointing from vertical at this location?

Can I use the Starlink App prior to purchasing the equipment to verify FOV?

GreggM
GreggM
4 months ago

spelled adapter adaptor

Vicki Sandoval
Vicki Sandoval
5 months ago

I want to extend my coverage, I have the rectangular version and my knowledge is amateur level, is my best solution –
1-purchase Starlink mesh
2-purchase Starlink Ethernet adapter, use a 3rd party modem & extender

John
John
6 months ago

I have submitted a ticket but no response 😕 app says offline booting, I have tried resetting everything still have same problem. Not able to connect 😪 any suggestions?

Jean-guy Turenne
Jean-guy Turenne
7 months ago

I have de round dish I damaged de cable what do I do to change cable do I need to buy square dish with cable being separate

Phillip
Phillip
7 months ago

I currently have a dish at my cottage but would like to take advantage of ‘portability’ mode. Does this mean I literally have to buy a new dish and router from starling, as I do not want to move my other one around and if so, where can you order a new dish and router?

Norman Colpitts
Norman Colpitts
7 months ago

I have the new Starlink dish but I have a very long run. I bought 150’ cable from Starlink but it had “male” ends on both ends of cable. The supplied cable from the dish ends in a “male” end.
I need a connectir that will join two “male” ends together.
Can I buy that from Starlink?
Is there any other place to get the correct connector other than Starlink (is it proprietary?)

Byron
Byron
7 months ago

Is it possible to buy a second cable that connects the Starlink box to the round antenna? That would make it easier to take Starlink on the road because mine is secured through a wall and zip tied. What are the specs?

Edgar B
Edgar B
8 months ago

Whatever happened to simple “Plug and Play”?

Bruce Wedeking
Bruce Wedeking
8 months ago

From the antenna to the router does it take a special or will standard coax TV cable work? Also do you have a router that will operate off of 12volt DC for those of us in RVs? Anywhere on web site that I can find all the dimensions of the hardware, like antenna and router.