Revision 4 is the new version of the Starlink user terminal. As of February 2024, the new version is only available in the US. I decided to test the new hardware and compare it to the well-known REV3 (a.k.a. Gen2/V2 or “Standard Actuated”).
In this article, I would like to discuss Starlink GPS implementation, potential problems, and ways to improve. Let’s agree that the paper will focus on GNSS in general, but for convenience, I will call it GPS. But first…
Today it has become popular to convert rectangular Starlink terminals into a flat “automotive” version. There are tons of projects like this one or this. People cut the terminal case and pack it in a custom flat housing. Typical usage: RV. An essential part of such modifications is the change of the power scheme.
Everyone would agree that the proprietary SPX connector isn’t the best solution. Sometimes it fails, especially when frequently connecting and disconnecting. And there is no easy way to repair or replace this connector. In this article, I would like to show a method of reworking the Starlink Gen2 router to RJ45 (it’s 8PC, but…).
Many people are asking about Ethernet on the Gen2 Starlink router. My article about the Ethernet adapter is also quite popular. Let’s see how we can bring this port back to the router.