Discover What's Inside the Starlink Hardware Kit 2023

When you purchase the Starlink Residential or Starlink RV plan for $599, you'll receive a hardware kit that includes everything you need to set up and get started with your Starlink internet.

In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the individual items included in the Starlink hardware kit and how they work together to bring you internet access from space.

Here's what you can expect to find in the Starlink Hardware Kit:

  • Starlink Antenna/Dish
  • Mounting Base
  • Wifi Router
  • AC Power Cable
  • 75 ft. Starlink Cable

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Components of the Starlink Hardware Kit

Starlink Antenna/Dish

The Starlink dish is rectangular, phased array antenna measuring 20.25" x 12". It connects to the mounting base via a 10.75" mast and receives data and power from the 75' Starlink cable. The dish is able to aim itself at the correct location toward the satellites using motors.

Mounting Base

The mounting base included in the Starlink kit is a temporary solution for residential users, but it's a great portable option for RV users. The base measures 22" x 13" and has mounting holes on each of its 4 legs. The dish mast slides into the opening of the base and locks into place with a spring-loaded tab.

It's important to note that the dish mast must be within 5 degrees vertical when using the included mounting base.

Wifi Router and AC Power Cable

The Starlink hardware kit includes a wifi router that measures 10" x 7" x 2.5". It comes with Wifi 5 technology and supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards and WPA2 security. The router is rated for indoor use only and can cover up to 2000 sq. ft. It does not have an Ethernet port, but the Starlink Ethernet Adapter can be purchased separately.

In addition, to acting as a wifi router, the included router also doubles as the AC power supply for the Starlink dish. An AC power cable is included with the router, but it's worth noting that a DC power supply is not available for the Starlink RV kit.

75' Starlink Cable

The 75' Starlink cable included in the kit connects the dish to the router, providing data communication and power. The cable is a standard CAT5e, but the connectors on each end are proprietary to Starlink. The dish side connector and the router connector have differently shaped strain reliefs, so the cable can only be run in one direction.

When installing the Starlink system, it's important to route the mast side connector through an exterior wall from the inside. This connector requires a smaller diameter hole to be drilled compared to the router end of the cable.

Also, The Starlink hardware kit comes with an instruction manual or user guide and some legal documents, in addition to all the necessary equipment. 

Final Words:

In conclusion, the Starlink hardware kit includes everything you need to set up and use the satellite internet service at your location. The kit includes a terminal, power supply, Ethernet cable, mounting hardware, and user manual. 

Additionally, the kit is covered by a one-year limited warranty and includes a built-in battery backup to ensure that the terminal stays powered on during power outages. 

If you have any questions about the hardware kit or the installation process, you can consult the user manual or contact Starlink customer support for assistance.

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