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.
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.
Yes, I did when I built a DC power supply:
If you are just splicing in an external connector, you don’t need to use the Starlink POE pinout in the referenced article, you can just wire up the connectors to standard T568b.
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!
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
No, the High Performance Business dish has different cables and connectors. The dish uses a lot more power so the cable requirements are different.
one of my customers is building a house and requires the 20m cable from the dish to the router – how do we purchase this please
The customer will have to log into the Starlink.com website and visit the shop to purchase the longer cable.
it is asking to sign in to purchase the cable – they wont have an account till the end of he year – just need the cable for now
Yes, you have to have an account to purchase the accessories from Starlink. There are scalpers on Amazon reselling the cable for double the price if you can’t get the customer to purchase the cable.
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?
I believe that one goes from the power supply to the router.
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.