Electronics, hardware, Networking, Reverse engineering

Reverse engineering of the Starlink Ethernet adapter

The new generation of the Starlink terminal was released at the end of 2021. Dishy antenna is square now, and a completely redesigned indoor unit combines WiFi router and power supply. The new design should be more cost-effective, so there is no AUX Ethernet port on the router, only WiFi. Later SpaceX released an official Ethernet adapter that brings up…

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Electronics, Firmware, hardware, Linux kernel, Networking, Reverse engineering

Analysis and reverse-engineering of the original Starlink router

While waiting for my Dishy, I decided to find and buy the Starlink router separately. Sure, it might be just a WiFi router, but it was very curious what’s inside. Spoiler: there are some interesting implementation details. Lucky enough, I found the router on eBay. It’s the first generation of the router. Currently, it’s impossible to buy (separately) the second…

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