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Products Covered

  • Flat High-Performance Starlink Kit with Wedge Mount 

           *Available here on our website: Flat High-Performance Starlink Kit with Wedge Mount – MobileMustHave.com

  • Starlink Standard Kit V2 (Dishy)

           *This kit is not available at Mobilemusthave, so our support for this product is limited. That being said, this article will still cover               some best practices for integrating this kit into your Peplink mobile internet setup.

  • Starlink Standard Kit V3

            *This product has not been released to the public yet, so our information is limited. We will update this article as more                                 information becomes available. 

Summary

Getting a consistent and reliable internet signal while you're on the road can be challenging, and for many nomads it's mission critical that they remain connected at all times. Fortunately, there have been several developments in technology over the past few years that have made this possible, but they all come with their own limitations. 


Cellular solutions, like the Peplink bundles that we carry on our website, tend to be the most reliable, but there will always be a limit to how far away a cellular antenna can go from a cellular tower before it loses its connection. 


Conversely, Starlink antennas can establish a connection in some of the most remote areas in the country/ world, but if your dish doesn't have a direct line of site to Starlink's satellites it may get no connection at all. Starlink can also get heavily throttled if you're in an area with lots of other Starlink users.


For these reasons, the most reliable mobile internet setups tend to be the ones that combine Peplink and Starlink together because when one of them struggles to form a connection, the other will likely shine.


The other benefit of combining them is that when you do, you'll be able to manage all of your connections from one place; your Peplink's dashboard.


The Starlink High Performance dish has several useful features. First and foremost, it will give you access to 35% more of Starlink's satellites than the standard dish will. It is also designed in such a way that you will have the ability to eliminate the Starlink router from your setup altogether, and instead connect your Starlink dish directly to your Peplink router. Less equipment means less bulky equipment taking up space in your RV. 


Here are some key points about integrating the high-performance dish into your peplink setup:


  • Power-At this point in time the HP dish can only be run off of AC power due to its high-power draw. For this reason, you will need an inverter to power this dish. Note: By eliminating the Starlink router from the equation, you will only need to plug one piece of equipment into AC power (the power supply), since Peplink's can be run on DC. 
  • Components-HP dish, AC power supply, 25' AC power supply cable, Starlink ethernet cable. This is all that you'll need to physically connect the HP Starlink Dish to your Peplink router. 
  • Mounting the Dish-Our HP Starlink kit comes with a wedge mount and also a mounting template that makes predrilling the dishes screw holes a piece of cake. 
  • Routing the Power Cable-The kit also includes a surface mountable grommet for routing the power cable. We DO NOT recommend using this as it's more difficult to install than other cable management systems. We carry a better solution on our website that you can find here: Cable Entry Systems – MobileMustHave.com 


Here are some videos that have more information on the HP Starlink Kit:






Our partners over at https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/ are a great resource to utilize if you're looking for more information about integrating Starlink into your setup. They have a host of information on their website dedicated to Starlink reviews, and updates, amongst many other topics. We strongly encourage all of our customers to use this resource if they're looking for more knowledge about staying connected while on the road. 
Note: Our MMH Explore Membership includes full access to their website. You can find more information about becoming an Explore Member by following this link:MMH Insider Explore Membership – MobileMustHave.com



Integrating the standard Starlink kit into a Peplink setup is a bit different from doing so with the high-performance dish. There are two different methods that you can use to connect your Dishy to your Peplink.


Option 1:


The biggest difference here is that you have to incorporate the Starlink router into the equation. The standard unit integrates the dish power supply and router. You put the router in passthrough mode (an option in the Starlink app) and then use the optional ethernet adapter sold on Starlink.com to uplink via the WAN port to your Peplink for a true failover solution with cellular or other Peplink WANs available. 


Option 2:


You can do away with the Starlink router by getting a DC power supply for the dish made by a 3rd party. For this option, you'll need to either cut the ethernet adapter or the Starlink adapter and convert the cable to ethernet. While we don't have any direct experience doing these types of conversions there are tons of forum posts and Youtube videos that you should be able to find with a quick Google search.


Powering the dish via POE (power over ethernet) 

To do this you need 3 things:

            Note: This is not compatible with the HP Starlink dish.

  • Starlink cable to ethernet adapter converter (converts the Starlink cable to ethernet so you don't need to cut and re-terminate the cable).

Once you have the above working, connect the converted ethernet cable to the LAN side of the POE injector into the Peplink's WAN port. This will put Starlink on the WAN. You then need to enable Starlink support (available with firmware 8.4) in your Peplink's admin consol. You can find this under the "Ports" page of the admin console. The Starlink logo and statistics will now show up in InControl as an added bonus.


More information coming soon. Stay tuned! 


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