Starlink users have the ability to remotely connect to their Starlink system from anywhere in the world. Remote monitoring allows you to manage some dish and network settings, and check on your connection while you are away.
In this guide, I’ll show you how to use the remote connect feature so that you can monitor your Starlink system from anywhere in the world. I will walk you through the connection process step by step, and tell you which features and settings are available.
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Why would I want to connect remotely?
Many of the Starlink settings can be managed remotely. For instance, if you know a big snow storm is coming, you could turn the dish pre-heat function on while running errands, so that you don’t have to worry about snow buildup when you get back home.
You can also view network statistics, check for outages, and even stow the dish. Many of the functions are available from a remote connection, so it’s nice to be able to manage your Starlink system from anywhere. You can even reboot your system remotely from the app, which is nice for troubleshooting connection issues.
Starlink Remote Connect – Step by Step Guide
Step 1: Open the Starlink App
Make sure you are disconnected from your Starlink WIFI network, and then open up the Starlink app. Connect to cellular data or another WIFI network. Otherwise, you’ll just be connecting locally and managing Starlink like normal. You need to be on a different internet connection to access the remote functions of the app.
Step 2: Tap on Select Starlink
You will see DISCONNECTED in the app, which is normal. To initiate a remote connection, tap where it says Select Starlink. Then, select your remote Starlink from the list.
Step 3: Remotely Control Your Starlink
Once you’ve selected the remote Starlink unit, you should see status information on the app home screen. You can now remotely view your Starlink statistics, obstruction data, and also control some of the settings, like Snow Melt.
Available Remote Features
Click on Statistics to view network statistics, including uptime and outages. You can also view network bandwidth activity, including current download and upload speeds, as well as latency.
When you are connected remotely, you may not see your Starlink router on the app. You also won’t be able to manage many of the network settings. When remotely connected, you only have access to the dish from the internet, and not your local network (which includes your Starlink router).
You’ll be able to view your Starlink obstruction map when connected remotely. If you’ve just set up your Starlink, and were waiting for the obstruction map to populate, you can check it even when you are away from home.
If you attempt to perform a speed test remotely, you won’t be testing your Starlink network speed. The speed test will be testing whatever internet connection your device is using. If you are connected remotely, that means your cellular network, or perhaps the WIFI network at your work/school/etc. The Advanced Speed Test is unavailable for remote connections.
When remotely connected to your Starlink, you’ll also have access to some of the dish settings. You can do things like pre-heat the dish for an upcoming snow storm. Or perhaps you need to stow the dish to reset the connection for troubleshooting. Most settings and features are available in remote connection mode.