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StarLink - first impressions

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Ethernet adapter seems like a winner. 
I will order it and hook up my network. 

concerning cable disconnect at the dish. This is only available on newer version of the Starlink according to one YouTuber. 
Is this possible Starlink is unloading older version on VI? 

drilling in concrete 1.5 inch hole is the monumental task. Pathing around the cable hole would create permanent installation which is not good in hurricane belt. 

Posted : May 10, 2022 10:24 am
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Posted by: @vicanuck


The connector at the Dishy end does disconnect.

Tug it firmly to remove, push back in firmly to reconnect.

It worked. I was too gentle initially. 

Posted : May 10, 2022 10:38 am
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@STTsailor yes, its best to be gentle with these connectors.

But, the straight end is much easier to run through a wall!!!

Posted : May 10, 2022 10:49 am
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@STTsailor you do it reverse--feed the small end out to the dish (3/4" hole minimum)--as far as the plug into the dish if it is and should be the rectangle version (which is the new model) just give that a slight tug and it comes out of the dish--it only goes back in one way and you just need to make sure it is snugly inserted--still haven't done my adapter yet but i am going thru a 8" concrete wall, 2 different 2x4 walls roughly 50' away--my speeds have so far been consistent in the 230-290 down on my desktop--oh and i thought the same thing about the 2.4 vs 5 with penetration but if i do not active it my speed goes in half--again this is on a desktop--if your going to order an adapter they also have a kit needed to drill and seal for the cable

Posted : May 10, 2022 12:21 pm
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Thanks guys! 
with your priceless input I managed to sort out most of the obstacles. 
Getting 190-250/15 as far as speeds. 
so far so good. 

Posted : May 10, 2022 12:25 pm
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Do you have the round V1 dish or the rectangular V2 antenna?

Mine is V2, as were the +/- 50 I saw at the DHL depot a couple weeks ago when I picked mine up.

Version 1 did not have a removable cable, but on the (rectangular) V2, you slide the connector straight down in the mounting pole and it comes out. As @vicanuck mentioned, a 3/4" bit is the right size for this smaller connector.

Rather than drilling the concrete, I ran my cable around the inside of the soffit and drilled a hole with a spade bit through the wood by where I mounted the antenna. When a hurricane comes, I can push the wire back through the hole and put a plug in the hole until the storm passes.

Posted : May 11, 2022 4:01 am
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@vicanuck Thanks for the confirmation. I'm drilling the hole as we speak!


Posted : May 12, 2022 7:41 am
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