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I live in a rural area and would like to inquire about Starlink. Can someone tell me if I can connect another building to the same system at my house? I live on a farm and have a farm shop approximately 650' away that we would like internet access to. We do have the option to bury cable to have that type of connection. If this is possible, what is the recommended way and what would I need.

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@mkmizelle1,

 

Even with a wired connectionI wouldn't count on the Starlink Router to connect to another building, especially one 650' away. I have used point-to-point WiFi antennas such as the UISP airMAX LiteBeam AC 5 GHz Bridge to connect buildings on a farm. You'll need two but, at $65 each, the investment is reasonable. With the included POE adapters, you'll only need on Ethernet cable to each antenna. As long as you've got an outlet to plug the POE adapter into, you're in business.

Now, granted, this requires a little networking expertise to set up the antennas, but the Ubiquiti apps are pretty straightforward. The biggest investment is the time to mount the antennas and get them lined up. Oh, you should consider grounding the antennas to avoid damage to other devices on your network in case of a lightning strike. This will require some wire and a grounding rod at each end, but could be worth the investment and trouble if there are electrical storms in your area.

All that said, there are other antennas out there -- from Ubiquiti as well as other manufacturers. However, I only have hands-on experience with Ubiquiti.

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