Mount Macedon Gen3 Starlink

With so many changes in the technology space, especially in the “space internet” sphere, the new Starlink Gen3 raises ideas that might well be a game changer in how things are done.

This is the very first Gen3 installation that our network engineers here at Essential Communications Services have completed and even though the site and house looked difficult, the Starlink installation was a breeze.

The main change is that, instead of a proprietry cable, you can use standard CAT6 ethernet cable with RJ45 plugs. This means that, if you are capable of making your own ethernet cable with a grounding wire, you can install the dish anywhere up to 100m away from where the router will be installed. The router comes standard with two RJ45 ports, instead of the proprietry WAN port without a secondary port RJ45, as with the Gen2 router.


The Gen3 router also is able to be put into “bypass” mode. This means that the client can use their own router so there is no change to their existing network.

This client also needed WiFi throughout the house. Standardly, the Starlink Gen3 system runs WiFi6, so we recommended Cambium Networks RV22X Mesh network as there was no ceiling space to speak of. Due to client privacy, no pictures of inside the home were taken.

If you have a communications & telecommunications infrastructure challenge please do not hesitate to get in touch with Essential Communications Services, it would be our pleasure to be of assistance to you anywhere in Australia.

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