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throughput is between two networks connected via starlink


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Hello.

We have two locations and are considering purchasing two starlink connections.

I know that a data rate of up to 100 mbit down and 10-15 mbit upload to the internet is possible.

Question: Do you also know how fast the data throughput is between two networks connected via starlink? Are higher data rates possibly available here?

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Roberto

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yes correct we would create a site to site connection. both site using starlink.

Question: can hope that the bandwidth is higher as starlink some internet located host.

the direct distance between the two sites is no more than 12km. so it could mostly run over the same satellite.

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  • 4 weeks later...

@geostar, it doesn't work like you think.

First of all, unless you have a Starlink Business account with a dedicated IP address, a site-to-site connection isn't likely to work over two Starlink connections unless you can figure out how to set up a VPN connection -- probably through a non-Starlink host somewhere on the Internet. MAYBE you could get it to work if you are savvy enough to configure a private site-to-site VPN between the two locations, but that is not something I've done. This is because Starlink uses something call Carrier Grade Network Address Translation (CG-NAT) that makes it almost impossible to reach a Starlink client from the Internet.

Basically, ALL Internet traffic from a Starlink system to ANY other system takes the following path.

  1. From the Router/Dishy to the Starlink satellite
  2. From the Starlink satellite back to to the Starlink ground station to which the satellite is connected.
  3. From the Starlink ground station to a Starlink POP (Point of Presence). This may not happen if the ground station itself IS a POP.
  4. From the POP, the data traffic can be router to wherever it needs to go on the Internet. 
  5. Theoretically, if the destination were another system connected to a different Starlink Kit, the steps above would happen (in reverse order).

Long story short, even if it is possible to get this kind of connection between two computer on separate Starlink connections, the traffic is gonna go through the process outlined above on both ends which means your data will travel the Internet and, potentially , be vulnerable to a hacker.

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