Starlink Cable Lengths

Photo of author

The Starlink cable connects the antenna (dish) to the router/power supply. This cable carries both power and data for the dish. The connectors are proprietary to Starlink. The length of the cable between the router and Starlink antenna varies, depending on which type of Starlink dish you have. In this article, I’ll go over the cable lengths for each type of dish.

Starlink Cable Type

The Starlink cable is shielded CAT5e, also known as STP CAT5e. It contains 4 twisted pairs, for a total of 8 wires. The dish is powered with Starlink’s unique PoE (power over Ethernet) version, so data and power travel through the CAT5e cable. The connectors on each end of the Starlink cable are proprietary.

Standard Residential and RV

The Standard Starlink cable length is 50 feet, or 15 meters.

With the Standard hardware, it is possible to replace the 50 ft. cable with a 150 ft. cable. You can purchase the 150 ft. extended cable from the Starlink shop.

Note: The cables cannot be combined. For example, it’s not possible to purchase the 150 ft. cable and attach it to the existing 50 ft. cable to create a 200 ft. cable.

High Performance and Business

High Performance and Business Starlink kits come with an 82 ft. cable (25 meters). There is no extension cable available for this hardware model.

Flat High Performance and Maritime

The Flat High Performance Starlink dish comes with a cable that is 26.2 ft., or 8 meters. There is no cable extension available.

Original Circular Dish

The original, round Starlink dish comes with a 100 ft. cable.

Because this model uses standard connectors, cable extensions are available aftermarket with the use of a coupler. Starlink does not sell cable extensions for the round dish.

What is The Maximum Starlink Cable Length?

The maximum run for a Starlink cable is 150 feet. The Standard hardware kit comes with the 50 ft. cable, so in order to get to the maximum, you would need to order the 150 ft. Starlink cable. The cables cannot be combined, and there are no aftermarket adapters or extenders available.

Subscribe Now

The latest Starlink news, reviews, tutorials, and much more!

54 thoughts on “Starlink Cable Lengths”

  1. Hi. I have to be 200ft from my house for a good location fir my starlink. Any suggestions on how to do this? Thankyou in advance.

  2. I would like to install Starlink on my home. I already have another internet dish mounted on my roof. The cable from that dish runs along the exterior about 90′ to a telecom box mounted on the side of the house. Inside, it is spliced to a cat5e cable. The cat5e then runs from the box to my router inside the house. Is there any way to run the Starlink cable to the box and connect it directly to the existing cat5e? I’m not sure how that would work with Starlink’s PoE cable.

    • You could do that if there is AC power available at the box, and room for the Starlink router and Ethernet Adapter. You could have the Starlink router and Ethernet Adapter installed in the box, with the Starlink router in bypass mode. The existing CAT5 cable connects to the Ethernet Adapter in the box, and then to your own router inside the house. The existing dish cable is probably coax? It won’t be usable, you will have to run the Starlink cable from the dish down to the box.

      If no AC power is available in the box, you will just have to run the Starlink cable from the dish, to wherever you want the Starlink router installed inside the house.

  3. Hi Noah — thanks for the fantastic blog. From your entries, I see that (1) the maximum run for a Starlink cable is 150 ft., and (2) there is no extension cable available for the High Performance and Business Starlnk kit. Does that mean the dish that comes with High Performance and Business is limited to 82 ft.? Or can I purchase the 150 ft. cable and use it with this option? 82 ft. seems quite limited for certain business applications but want to make sure I understand correctly.

    • Correct, the 150′ cable is not available for the High Performance models. The High Performance dish uses more voltage and power, so they have to keep the cable distance in mind due to voltage drop and conductor limitations.

  4. Noah – do the connectors for the High Performance flat dish work with the Yaosheng Dishy V2 cable to RJ45 adapter? Thanks.

  5. Thank you for all your help… Question re the Martime service for 250/month I see it offers 50GB a month on the open sea…… What about being at the dock on land not moving Do you get access to more data at the dock that is not part of the 50/gb a month.. thanks

  6. Hi – We have just taken delivery of the new (or newly-priced I should say) Starlink Marine. The main cable that runs between the Power Supply and the “Dish” is 8m long. This is very short for most marine applications. Do you know if I can use the 25m long High-Performance Dish Cable (looks like the exact same dish). Thanks in advance, James.

  7. Any thoughts on the issues associated with splicing two Starling High Performance cables together to extend the length of the 92 foot cable?

    • You could potentially run into issues with voltage levels. The longer the cable, the more the voltage to the dish will drop. Too much distance can cause disconnections and reboots. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend trying to extend it. There are other ways around the issue of distance, such as mounting the power supply in an outdoor enclosure next to the dish, and using CAT6 or a wireless Ethernet bridge to get the signal where you need it.

  8. Can you use the long 25m starlink cable for the Business Dish on the new flat Maritime Dish ? The latter only comes with an 8m cable which is way too short for many boats. The Business Dish & the new flat Maritime Dish appear to be one in the same.

  9. Have you ever cut the cable to install an Ethernet connector? It would be much easier in an RV to have a jack that the cable is plugged into outside, with the jack being wired to the router.

  10. Hey mate, that’s a great article. I have an “old” circular dish and my cable seem to be broken. What do you mean by :
    “Because this model uses standard connectors, cable extensions are available aftermarket with the use of a coupler. Starlink does not sell cable extensions for the round dish. ”
    What kind of cable should I look for? A simple cat6 cable?

    Thanks again for your help and this useful article.

    • Yes, it’s a CAT5E cable which is pretty standard. With the round dish, the cable is attached to the dish. What I mean for cable extensions is that you can add additional length by plugging the original cable into an Ethernet coupler, and then the extension CAT5E cable into the other end. But if your cable is damaged, it is more complex. You will have to find the damaged part, cut it off, and install a new RJ45 shielded connector. And then once that is done you can get back the length you cut off by using an Ethernet coupler and extension cable.

      Hope that makes sense, thanks for the feedback!

  11. Hi – I am upgrading a solution from residential to business class – can I reuse the already installed cable for the residential and plug it into the business class dish – this would save me a load of time? Thanks

      • Do you know what kind of cable is required for the high performance dish? It says it requires 150 watts, but I don’t know what category of ethernet cable can carry 150 watts.

        • It’s a thicker CAT6 style cable. It comes with the hardware, you don’t have to supply any cables. It has proprietary connectors to connect the dish to the power supply.

  12. Hello,

    I have the high performance dish. In the box it came with a cable that has starlinks type-c style and the other end a RJ 45. What is this cable for?

  13. I need to install my starlink cable UNDERGROUND for approximately 145 from the dish to my home–is there a cable available to accomplish this? Thanks in advance!

    • I think 145 ft is going to be too long for a cable run. Might need to look into point to point wireless from Ubiquiti. Starlink does sell the 150 ft cable, but that leaves you with almost no wiggle room on each end to work with. And the cable is rated for burial, it will need to be in conduit.


Leave a Comment