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Best procedure to setup new rectangular dish with Ethernet adapter using the App

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This is my first time installing a new Starlink dish for a new customer. Being an electrical engineer and network installer and in building construction, I mounted the dish to the side of a gabel roof with the optional mounting bracket, free of any obstructions. Secured the 150 foot cable, routing it to the home office inside and connected the optional Ethenet module between the dish cable and the wi-fi router. The homeowner was out so I connected my laptop to the Ethernet jack and soon was online. Inserted the customer's desired Wi-Fi SSID name and password.  Now I need to regroup and have the customer use the app to manage their new Starlink, make the Wi-Fi secure, and connect it to their existing network.  I have searched varous YouTubes with conflicting and old video walk-thrus. 

I would appreciate links to how most efficiently I should configure the Starlink system with the customer using their app.  Such as how to make the Wi-Fi secure. Have it broadcast the new desired SSID and password access. Eventually this new system will replace the existing AT&T modem/router/wi-fi unit.  I need to connect the existing NVR (network video recorder) camera surveillance system to Starlink. Should I put it into the Bypass mode (and how) and insert a small router/Wi-Fi so its DHCP take control or connect the Starlink to a Switch which will provide expanded access for other Wired devices like the NVR video recorder? 

I am a big fan of SpaceX and the Starlink solution for global internet.  I can see being an installer for other customers and would appreciate some guidance on Best Practices going forward.

Thank you,

John Lorens


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I am a novice but I used bypass mode only when I wanted to try out an old tp-link router.  Bypass mode is accessed via the App / settings (scroll down to second last button).  Back to using the Starlink router.  I have it connected it via ethernet adapter to a 8 port Tp-link switch which is connected to an Omada box for the PTP section of my network.  I had no problem in getting the SSID and password broadcast, it just does..  Making the password secure?  A mix of characters and numbers?  Again Joseph Cristina videos may help…


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Thank you so much for your timely and helpful advice.  I too am a fan of TP-Link devices and have used an extensively. I will incorporate a switch to the ethernet connection and allow the DHCP within the Starlink router to assign the IP addresses to the various devices including the video surveillance and VR device.

I'll also check out the video that you suggested I can learn from. I guess I jumped the boat a bit by logging into the Starlink connection soon after it was operational with my laptop connected directly to the ethernet port. I created an SSID and password when prompted. And now I was surprised that it did not broadcast but instead the default SSID starling was visible without a password to make it secure

I realize now I should have done most of this using the phone app for the customer and back step a bit to make it right.

Thanks again and appreciate any other advice you can send my way or anybody else

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