Jump to content
Do NOT post your private starlink information and/or Billing information on this forum - There is 200% no need to post your private information for assistance. ×
Do NOT post your private starlink information and/or Billing information on this forum - There is 200% no need to post your private information for assistance.

Starlink router extension


colette04

Recommended Posts

  • 3 weeks later...
  • 1 year later...
On 1/16/2023 at 1:07 PM, RicochetStarlink said:

If you plug in the second router -- without an Ethernet cable -- it should link to the main router and create a mesh network. You will see the request to connect the second "mesh" router in the Starlink app...

Related question from newbie.

My current set up is SL router extended to second building via and older Netgear WiFi extender to support wired network. 

I want to replace the Netgear with a SL Mesh router. I need to maintain the wired network in that building. Will the mesh router support SL Ethernet Adapter to support my current wired network?

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

@LarsMac,

I am going to assume for the moment that your "older Netwgear WiFi extender" has one or more Ethernet ports to which you have devices attached.

Install the second SL router as a mesh router. Order one Starlink Ethernet Adapter from the Starlink store (or Amazon or Ebay). This plugs into the Router and provides a single Ethernet port for wired networking. If. you are supporting multiple wired devices, use an inexpensive Ethernet switch, not a router or WiFi access point. Plug the switch into the Starlink Ethernet Adapter and plug your devices into the switch. 

HTH...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 5/9/2024 at 7:31 AM, RicochetStarlink said:

@LarsMac,

I am going to assume for the moment that your "older Netwgear WiFi extender" has one or more Ethernet ports to which you have devices attached.

Install the second SL router as a mesh router. Order one Starlink Ethernet Adapter from the Starlink store (or Amazon or Ebay). This plugs into the Router and provides a single Ethernet port for wired networking. If. you are supporting multiple wired devices, use an inexpensive Ethernet switch, not a router or WiFi access point. Plug the switch into the Starlink Ethernet Adapter and plug your devices into the switch. 

HTH...

Thank you for the reply. 

Yes, That is what I am hoping to do. 

 

current

SL dish -Gen 2 router ) ) ) NetGear WiFi EXtender  --cabled---  to house devices. 

Plan

SL dish -(Gen 2 rtr shop((((mesh)))) gen 2 rtr house) ---cabled---Enet switch linked to house devices. 

  While the first option is simple, the Netgear is nearly 20 years old. 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
On 5/9/2024 at 7:31 AM, RicochetStarlink said:

@LarsMac,

I am going to assume for the moment that your "older Netgear WiFi extender" has one or more Ethernet ports to which you have devices attached.

Install the second SL router as a mesh router. Order one Starlink Ethernet Adapter from the Starlink store (or Amazon or Ebay). This plugs into the Router and provides a single Ethernet port for wired networking. If. you are supporting multiple wired devices, use an inexpensive Ethernet switch, not a router or WiFi access point. Plug the switch into the Starlink Ethernet Adapter and plug your devices into the switch. 

HTH...

So, Received new SL router and Eth Adapter. 

Routers meshed without issue. 

I am having a problem with the Ethernet adapter connected to the new node. It will not connect a device to the router. Device reports no cable attached. I've verified the Cables I am trying to use. The new SL Node works fine connecting via wireless. Just the Ethernet Port never connects to wired devices.

Question: IF you have two nodes meshed, can both nodes support Ethernet adapters? 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

27 minutes ago, LarsMac said:

So, Received new SL router and Eth Adapter. 

Routers meshed without issue. 

I am having a problem with the Ethernet adapter connected to the new node. It will not connect a device to the router. Device reports no cable attached. I've verified the Cables I am trying to use. The new SL Node works fine connecting via wireless. Just the Ethernet Port never connects to wired devices.

Question: IF you have two nodes meshed, can both nodes support Ethernet adapters? 

NOTE: 

So, dug out a little 5 port switch and tried. The Switch never even sees a signal from the ethernet adapter port. plug the switch into home network, and attached device logs right into the network. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Update 20240529 

Cleaned up network after whatever happened yesterday Dropped new SL router from network, spent the next hour or so recovering network and getting back to what had been working. 

 Had to actually POR the main router.  SL router does not seem to like changes in architecture, it seems. 

The power-down allowed me to remove the old Ethernet adapter from main router. 

This AM, re-verified old  network, verified all functionality. 

I plugged old Ethernet adapter into new Router, and powered up. Currently, New Router is merged with old one and this PC is feeding off the new router via old cable, and all is OK. 

It looks like the new Ethernet adapter is DOA. That is pretty annoying. Caused a lot of headaches. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Quick follow-up. 

This setup works very well. New node inside house is meshed with the original node on Dish. 

 

Aside: We have had a number of rather violent wind and Hail storms.

Our dish was knocked of the roof by neighbors' Flying trampoline, and we found it battered and bruised in a rain puddle in the driveway. 

After drying it out, we reconnected, and tested, and it has been working fine for over a week. 

 

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Update, again. 

Last night, we experienced an outage, after the SL ran a code update. 

The dish seemed to get "stuck" and reported that the motor was stuck, and it could not reposition to sync. 

Investigating, I found that the dish feels very loose in its mounting. 

I POR'd the main router, and after returning to service, everything is working for the last 18 hours. 

I've secured the dish mounting but the dish itself is wobbly inside. 

Question: 

I have been searching for a way to acquire a new Dish. 

Is that possible? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...