Articles tagged: Snow

Does Starlink Work Well In Bad Weather?

Starlink satellite internet often sounds too good to be true. High speed, low latency internet for people who haven’t been able to get it before? People tend to assume that it must be unreliable, or won’t work well in bad weather. After all, there must be some kind of catch, right? Reliability is important for internet users. Whether you are working from home, or streaming the big game, we all want the most reliable internet possible. But for many people, Starlink satellite internet is the only high speed option available. We can’t control the weather, so many people have questions …

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Starlink Firmware Update Adds Snow Melt Configuration

Starlink melting snow and ice

Starlink customers using the latest firmware release 992cafb5 will notice a new page on the app that allows snow melt configuration changes. The firmware release was first noticed on January 12, 2022 and has been rolling out to customers since. I thought the Starlink dish already melted snow? If you are confused about this new “feature”, let us explain. In the original versions of the beta kit and firmware, the Starlink dish used a lot more electrical power than it does now in the most recent versions. Originally, the power consumption of the dish created enough heat buildup to melt …

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