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Can you put a connected node into bypass mode?


Kirstinemichael
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Just got starlink with 2 extra routers for mesh nodes. 

So far everything is working fine, but we like to game online and would like to be able to hardline the internet to the Xbox. 

I have the main router that the dish is connected to in the center of the house. 

A node in the living room and one in the master bedroom. 

My question is, can I put a node into bypass mode so I can hardline the ethernet adapter to the game console? Or is the main router that's hooked to the dish the only one that can do what I need? 

Thanks for the help! 

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This is an excellent question.

Bypass mode is intended for the main Starlink Router (only) so that you can install a third-party router of your choice. 

Once you have a multi-node Starlink mesh network setup, NONE of the routers can (or should) be set to Bypass mode. In this situation, setting the main router to bypass mode will completely disable your Starlink WiFi network, orphaning (and disabling) your mesh routers. If you put a mesh node into bypass mode, it will disble that node on the mesh network.

Now, you might be able to plug a Starlink Ethernet Adapater into a mesh node and then plug your XBox into the RJ-45 Ethernet port that it provides. However, the mesh node will communicate with the main Starlink router wirelessly leaving the main Starlink router to communicate with the Internet.

In short, I don't think there is any way to do what you are contemplating other than putting the main Starlink router near the XBox, plugging the XBox into the router using a Starlink Ethernet Adapator, and then setting the Starlink router to Bypass Mode.  At this point, you will have a single-node network.

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