How to connect TP-Link router with Starlink

Configuration Guide
Updated 06-20-2023 07:07:12 AM 104445
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There are two generations of Starlink Satellite Dish: The Gen-1 Terminal (Circular Dish) and the Gen-2 Terminal (Rectangular Dish). The main difference between the two versions is the removal of the Ethernet Jack. So with a Gen-2 Terminal, you must purchase an Ethernet Adapter from Starlink first to allow for a wired connection to the network.

Head below to learn how to connect the TP-Link router to the Starlink Terminal.

For the updated Gen-2 Starlink User Terminal

Unlike the Original Starlink Terminal, the Gen-2 Dish is Rectangular, and no PoE adapter is included. The Rectangular Dish will be directly powered by the Gen-2 Starlink router. Since there is no more Ethernet jack on the Gen-2 Starlink router, you must purchase an Ethernet Adapter from Starlink to Connect the TP-Link router.

  • Connect the TP-Link router together with the Gen-2 Starlink router

Gen-2 Starlink router supports Bypass mode that will completely disable the built-in Starlink WiFi router functionality. A factory reset is required if you want to switch back to router mode. So when the TP-Link router is connected to the Ethernet adapter, there are two recommended setups.

  1. Enable Bypass mode on Starlink APP under Settings > Advanced, then set up the TP-Link router in Wireless Router mode.

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  1. Leave Bypass mode disabled on Starlink APP, then set up the TP-Link router in Access Point mode.

For the original Gen-1 Starlink User Terminal

  • Connect the TP-Link router without the Gen-1 Starlink router

Go through this FAQ to set up the TP-Link router.

  • Connect the TP-Link router together with Gen-1 Starlink router

On this network topology, please connect the TP-Link router to the AUX port of the Gen-1 Starlink Router. To avoid double NAT, it is suggested to change the TP-Link router into Access Point mode.

Follow this guide to change the TP-Link router into Access Point mode.

For any further inquiries about the TP-Link router setup or configuration with Starlink, please contact our technical support.

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