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Old 05-11-2022, 09:18 AM   #1
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How I got my STARLINK wire out

Admins, I am not here to promote. I am sharing what and how I got my wire out. Lots of us are starting to get STARLINK and I have seen some horrible wire jobs, I nearly did the same. I know you don't like external links, but this is a Public service video that will help. I hope you let me keep this post.


When I got my STARLINK, I soon realized, I had no way to keep the router inside the rig. I kept the front door open to let the wire through, and sure enough, here comes the kids and slammed the door, luckily the floor mat was sticking out and prevented the wire from being severed. I scoured groups and forums and got a few ideas. Most were out of my skill set. This is a basic way of getting it done. It does require two people, which makes it way easier IMHO.

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Awesome video! Thanks for posting up
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Old 05-24-2022, 04:31 PM   #3
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Awesome video! Thanks for posting up
Thank you. And to date, still works even after several plug and plugging it back in. The weather is SoCal, so not extremely hot, and haven't experienced extreme cold either. But the method and connection seems to be holding up.
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How did you ensure that the wires were correcting put into the rj45







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Admins, I am not here to promote. I am sharing what and how I got my wire out. Lots of us are starting to get STARLINK and I have seen some horrible wire jobs, I nearly did the same. I know you don't like external links, but this is a Public service video that will help. I hope you let me keep this post.


When I got my STARLINK, I soon realized, I had no way to keep the router inside the rig. I kept the front door open to let the wire through, and sure enough, here comes the kids and slammed the door, luckily the floor mat was sticking out and prevented the wire from being severed. I scoured groups and forums and got a few ideas. Most were out of my skill set. This is a basic way of getting it done. It does require two people, which makes it way easier IMHO.

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Old 05-27-2022, 10:45 PM   #5
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I'm an AV guy so I know how to terminate an RJ45.
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I'm not an A/V guy but I've strung Cat-6 at home and terminated it myself. I've got four hard-wired POE Ubiquiti Unifi access points at home (and other Cat-6 hardwired devices) all terminating in a sorta-telecom room with a small 19-inch rack to mount all the gear.

The easiest RJ45 terminators to use are the pass-through type. A professional installer is adept at using the others, and I've done a few of those myself. However, the pass-through type are far easier for me to use. So, amaze your friends and terminate your own cables! Buy a tester. Mine tests coax, too, which is also easy to terminate.
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I'm not an A/V guy but I've strung Cat-6 at home and terminated it myself. I've got four hard-wired POE Ubiquiti Unifi access points at home (and other Cat-6 hardwired devices) all terminating in a sorta-telecom room with a small 19-inch rack to mount all the gear.

The easiest RJ45 terminators to use are the pass-through type. A professional installer is adept at using the others, and I've done a few of those myself. However, the pass-through type are far easier for me to use. So, amaze your friends and terminate your own cables! Buy a tester. Mine tests coax, too, which is also easy to terminate.

The problem is, no way to test since there's isn't any RJ45 to 20pin that SL uses tester.
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Starlink uses Shielded Twisted Pair 5E Ethernet cable between router and dishy

Note that the router to dishy cable is shielded 5E twisted pair with male micro USB ends. I replaced the router end off my 150' cable with a RJ45 connector and installed a SmartPlug data connection on the street-side rear of my 25' FB. I had never worked with STP before but it was no big deal. Just make sure all connectors, couplings, etc are shielded and that you properly maintain shield continuity when installing connectors. Platinum Tools has the EZ-RJ45 line of connectors and matching crimper that worked really well.
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