Thursday, May 30, 2024

Network Connectivity

Thursday - I ordered a StarLink device last Saturday and it arrived this evening. It’s currently sitting on a metal fence pole around 8’ long that is anchored to a heavy metal ladder. Setup was really straightforward and the packaging was very Apple-ish. 

Initial speed test is promising and is way faster than the AT&T hotspot. After putting the dish on the pole, there hasn’t been any outages like there were when I had it sitting on the ground. 

The obstruction map is still being generated. The app says it’ll take around 12 hours to be created. After the initial setup, the app told me to turn it east 8° for better coverage. 


  1. Congrats....SL is pricey but so far so good.

    1. Right now, I'm on the residential service for our address in AK. So the current monthly cost is more reasonable ($90).

  2. My home address is in a high utilization area so residential plan is $120 and you can't pause it like the roam plan....oh well.