Articles tagged: gen 3

Worst Starlink Accessory – Gen 3 Pipe Adapter Review

Starlink Gen 3 Pipe Adapter

Starlink’s Gen 3 Pipe Adapter accessory should have be pretty straightforward. After all, they produced the successful Gen 2 Pipe Adapter for years. Don’t fix something that isn’t broken, right? Unfortunately, the latest version of the Pipe Adapter may be the worst Starlink accessory ever. In this post, I will show you how I installed the Gen 3 Standard Pipe Adapter, and give you my thoughts and impressions along the way. I may have spoiled the ending with the title and opening paragraph, but I’ll make up for it by recommending a third party alternative pipe adapter. Overview I bought …

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Starlink Pivot Mount – Installation and Review

Starlink Gen 3 Standard Pivot Mount

I recently bought the “Standard Pivot Mount” from Starlink to try out. In this post, I’m going to share my installation experience, and give you my thoughts and impressions along the way. The Pivot Mount is designed to attach directly to a shingled roof. It’s called the Pivot Mount because the mounting tube is adjustable to virtually any roof angle. I bought the Gen 3 version, but Starlink also makes a Pivot Mount for the older Gen 2 Standard Actuated dish. I purchased this mount for $74. It’s available directly from Starlink, here is the product page. That price includes …

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Starlink Gen 3 Ridgeline Mount Review

Gen 3 Ridgeline Mount Completed

Starlink has been offering the Ridgeline Mount since the early days of the service, starting with the version for the original Gen 1 circular dish. Shortly after Gen 2 came out, they released an updated version for the new hardware. Now that Gen 3 is here, Starlink has updated the popular Ridgeline Mount again. In this post, I will be going over all the details of the Gen 3 Ridgeline Mount. I’ll let you know what this mount is for, what comes in the kit, and how to install it. I will also give you my thoughts and impressions along …

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Gen 3 Ridgeline Mount Unveiled, Sort Of…

Starlink Gen 3 Ridgeline Mount

I was both excited and confused when I found a brand new Gen 3 accessory listed in the Starlink shop. Last month, we got the Gen 3 router and power supply wall mounts. Now, we get the latest version of the popular Ridgeline Mount, sort of… I’ll explain the last part in a bit, but first, let’s talk about the Ridgeline Mount and why it’s so great. The Gen 3 version is the same price as the others, $250. That price includes shipping, with the mount and the ballasts shipping in separate packages. Starlink has launched a Ridgeline Mount for …

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Gen 3 Mesh Router Now Available In The Shop

Starlink Gen 3 Router

Months after Starlink first launched the Gen 3 dish, customers are finally able to buy additional routers to expand their Wifi coverage. The Gen 3 Mesh Router recently popped up in the Starlink shop. For now, it’s only available in the US, but should expand to other countries as the Gen 3 rollout continues. In this post, I’ll dive into the features of the Gen 3 Mesh Router, explaining the upgrades over the previous version. I will also talk about two surprising developments that I learned with this accessory release. Finally, I’ll compare Starlink’s mesh system to 3rd party alternatives, …

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Starlink Gen 3 Availability Expands To Australia

Starlink availability map for Australia

Out with the old, in with the new. Starting today, another major Starlink market gets access to the next generation hardware. Starlink officially launched the 3rd generation “Starlink Standard” hardware kit in Australia, making it only the second country to have access to the new dish. Starlink originally released the Gen 3 Standard dish in the US back in December 2023. Initially, they offered customers a choice between the Gen 2 Standard Actuated hardware, and the new Gen 3 Standard dish. Several weeks after the initial launch, Starlink stopped offering the Standard Actuated model, and it’s no longer available in …

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Gen 3 Router And Power Supply Mounts Added To The Shop

Starlink Gen 3 Router Mount

Starlink updated their online shop to include two new Gen 3 accessories, the Gen 3 Router Mount and Gen 3 Power Supply Mount. Both new products are installation accessories, designed to give you more flexibility in where you place the router and power supply. The new items appear at the top of the Gen 3 shop page. Besides the accessories that launched with the new Gen 3 hardware, these are the first new accessories to be revealed for Gen 3. Starlink started selling the new dish to US customers back in December 2023, with relatively few accessories compared to previous …

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Setting Up The Starlink Standard Kit

Starlink Gen 3 Standard Kit

Starlink satellite internet is a game changer for people in rural areas who don’t have access to high speed broadband services. It’s also great for digital nomads, RV travelers, and other people who like to escape to remote areas, but stay connected. I’ve had Starlink for about 3 years, and it’s allowed me to do things I was never able to do before. If you are reading this, you probably just received your Starlink kit. Or maybe you are still researching Starlink, and want to know if it’s hard to set it up. I created this guide to show people …

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Gen 3 Accessory Guide

Starlink Gen 3 accessory boxes

Starlink has been offering satellite internet service for several years now. In that time, they’ve had three major hardware iterations. The latest Starlink dish, the Gen 3 “Standard”, is much different from previous versions. Many of the changes, like the improved Wifi router, result in increased performance and reliability. Some of the design changes, however, make previous Starlink accessories incompatible with Gen 3. I’ve received many comments and emails with confusion about Gen 3 accessories and compatibility. To help, I created this Gen 3 accessory guide. I will cover all the Starlink accessories offered for the Gen 3 dish. I …

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Starlink Is Retiring Another Gen 2 Dish

Starlink customers in the United States now have one less dish model to choose from. The 2nd generation “Standard Actuated” dish is no longer an option for any service plan. The change from Gen 2 to Gen 3 is now complete in the US, Starlink’s largest market. The Gen 3 rollout started in December 2023. The first Gen 3 model released, named “Standard”, is the first of at least two planned Gen 3 models. The Standard dish appeared initially as an option for Roam and Business orders in the US, alongside the Gen 2 hardware. Now, Standard is the default …

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