SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet terminal features a kickstand. A new, slimmed, and toned-down version of the Starlink terminal now promises a better range as well as speed, a very much simpler setup, and a better field of view than the previous model.
SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite Internet Terminal
SpaceX just recently quietly introduced a new Standard Starlink terminal that is slimmer and simpler than the last version, with a 10 percent broader field of view as well as no motor for setting up but instead, it comes with a kickstand, and to help orient it, you simply have move it. A Starlink support page states that the kit is available “by invitation only to a small group of early customers in the US.”
The Specs and Features of the New Model
The weather resistance rating of the new model has been bumped up by SpaceX from IP54 to IP67, thus meaning that it should be dust-proof totally and can reportedly be submerged in one meter of water for as long as 30 minutes just before potential damage. The specifications page of Starlink says that it can operate in winds over 60MPH. The company speaking of which, will reportedly sell mounts in case you would rather secure it in place. It is otherwise roughly the very same size as the previous Standard terminal (which is now known as Standard Actuated).
Tesla investor Sawyer Merritt, who made the post about the new terminal on Friday morning, shared the quick start video for it.
The Design of the New Wi-Fi Router
The Wi-Fi router in question has now been redesigned and it now sits on its long edge instead of just standing upright. The router also comes with two coverable ethernet LAN ports as well as one ethernet WAN port that helps connect to the terminal (the last model had no ethernet ports at all). It is now a tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router, whereas the model prior to this one was a dual-band Wi-Fi 5 device, and the site however says that it can cover up to 3,200 square feet versus the 2,000 square feet of the much older router.
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