Gamers Aren’t Happy About Starlink’s Performance – Elon Musk Vows To Focus On Gaming Improvements

Starlink is providing high speed internet to millions of customers that previously didn’t have any other options. A lot of these customers are gamers, eager to finally be able to download large games, stream on Twitch, and reliably connect to multiplayer servers. Starlink internet specs make it ideal for gaming, at least on the surface. Their website advertises fast download speeds, respectable upload speeds, and low latency for their Standard service plan and equipment. It should be great internet for gaming, but there are some major issues, according to gamers posting to online Starlink communities and social media. Gamers are …

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Removing Unknown Devices From Your Starlink Wifi Network

The Starlink app is useful for a lot of things, like monitoring your Wifi network. You can check to see which devices are currently connected, allowing you to make sure only authorized devices are using your internet connection. Starlink is usually able to identify devices. The app will automatically assign names that let you know what they are. For example, when I connect my smart thermostat, it automatically shows up with the name, “ecobee”, which is the manufacturer of the device. Sometimes, Starlink isn’t able to identify or name a device automatically. When this happens, it will show up as …

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Backpack Size Starlink Mini Coming This Year, Says Elon Musk

A brand new, ultra-portable Starlink is set to debut later this year, according to Elon Musk. In a recent speech, covering several SpaceX topics, Musk talked about Starlink, and the new user terminals launching this year. One of the devices, Starlink’s Gen 3 “Standard” dish, has already been launched in the US. The other device, which Musk referred to as Starlink “Mini”, will be released sometime later this year. “We will be introducing the Starlink Mini later this year, which can fit in a backpack.” Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX/Starlink The speech, which you can view in this SpaceX post, …

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Starlink Warns Customers to Throw Away Popular Accessory Due to Design Flaw

Starlink launched their latest generation dish, along with a handful of accessories, in late 2023. Product launches aren’t new for the satellite internet company, now on its 3rd hardware iteration. But, in a first for Starlink, they are recalling a popular mounting accessory, asking customers to throw them away as a precautionary measure. When customers order a Starlink kit, they receive a mounting base for the dish that is mainly intended for temporary or portable situations. For permanent installations on a roof, Starlink offers several types of mounts in their online shop. Starlink also supports third party mounts with an …

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Starlink Standard Unboxing – Here Is What Comes With The Gen 3 Kit

Contents of the Gen 3 Standard Starlink kit

Starlink’s newest hardware, Gen 3 Standard, was launched in late 2023. If you are looking to get Starlink, or have already purchased a kit, you might be wondering what comes in the box. In this article, I will detail everything included in the Starlink Standard kit, so you know what to expect when your order arrives. The Gen 3 “Standard” hardware option is available for most service plans. It’s the default equipment for Residential and Roam. The Starlink Standard kit contains everything you need to get online in just a few minutes: As you can see, the Starlink system is …

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Gen 3 Standard Wall Mount – Review and Installation Tutorial

The Standard Wall Mount is a mounting accessory from Starlink that allows you to permanently install your Gen 3 dish to an exterior wall, eave, or fascia. Starlink has simplified their mounting options for Gen 3, opting to combine the previous Short and Long Wall Mount’s from Gen 2, into just one product for their next generation dish. The Standard Wall Mount combines the features from previous versions, with some interesting new additions for Gen 3. If you are looking to mount the Gen 3 Standard dish to your home, the Standard Wall Mount is one of the only options …

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Standard vs Standard Actuated – Starlink Hardware Options Explained

Depending on your location, Starlink will offer you different hardware options. For Residential and Roam orders in the US, the choice comes down to “Standard” or “Standard Actuated”. The Starlink website doesn’t give much information on the differences between the two models, but there are a lot of things you should be aware of before making a decision. In this guide, I will break down all the differences between the two equipment options, Standard and Standard Actuated. Learn about the hardware, mounting options, installation process, and available accessories. I will talk about performance, reliability, and offer my overall recommendation for …

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The Gen 3 Starlink Kit Is Now Available On Residential Orders

Contents of the Gen 3 Standard Starlink kit

Starlink is rolling out their next generation hardware kit to more service plans and locations. You can now choose “Gen 3 Standard” for new Residential subscriptions in many US states. The Gen 3 hardware option now appears as the default equipment for many service plans and locations. The launch of Gen 3 for Residential customers follows the initial public launch for Starlink’s Roam and Business service plans. Rather than completely replace Gen 2, it appears that Starlink is favoring a slow rollout of their new hardware. Gen 2, referred to as “Standard Actuated” on the order page, remains an option …

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Starlink To End Best Effort Service In 2024

The Starlink “Best Effort” service plan will officially cease to exist on January 18th, 2024, according to an email going out to current Best Effort subscribers. Launched in mid-2022, Best Effort was a service plan offered to people stuck on the Residential waitlist. The idea was to give “better than nothing” service to people who were waiting on availability to open up in their area. Things are much different these days. Starlink recently got rid of the waitlist, so availability concerns are a thing of the past. With no restrictions on availability, Best Effort is no longer needed. Customers with …

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Can You Pause Residential? Sort Of, Here’s How

One common question I receive from readers is whether or not Starlink Residential can be paused for seasonal use. For example, if I have a vacation home that I only visit during the summer, I don’t want to be paying for internet service the rest of the year when I’m not there. I know what you’re probably thinking, isn’t that what Starlink Roam is for? One of the features of Roam is the ability to pause and unpause service as needed, but there are also some drawbacks. The main one being the deprioritized service that Roam customers receive. Roam is …

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