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How to install Starlink Roam in the Philippines

You’ve heard about Starlink and it’s fascinating how this technology could provide seamless internet connectivity. The wireless broadband internet works directly with the low-earth-orbit satellite constellation. Space X has delivered the satellite internet service in the Philippines in the first quarter of 2023, ahead of other Southeast Asian nations.

Starlink offers low-latency, high speed internet connection with an average of 80 – 130 Mbps Download speed and 4 – 15 Mbps upload speed. The Starlink speed was based on our actual test, and it differs from the Wi-Fi speed. You can check both Wi-Fi speed and Starlink speed using the Starlink app.

Starlink Roam Speed Test

How to get Starlink Roam hardware and subscription

To get Starlink Roam, first you have to ensure that your area has a clear field of view of the sky and is free from obstructions. You also need to check the Starlink availability in your area from their website.

  • Go to Starlink website https://www.starlink.com/roam
  • Input your shipping address from the box, then click Order now.
  • You will be redirected to the order page in which you can see the order description, hardware type selection and service selection.
  • Fill in contact information details and verify your shipping address.
  • Input your billing information or the credit card details.
  • The subscription fee, hardware, shipping fee and the total payment due will be shown to you.
  • Click Place order to proceed.
  • Your Starlink hardware kit will be delivered to you within 2-3 weeks.
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Hardware options

As for writing, there are two hardware options for Starlink Roam. Hardware kit typically consists of the main satellite dish antenna, dual band Wi-Fi router, Starlink standard cable and a power cable.

  1. Standard – P19,999 for hardware kit, Standard has the basic Starlink feature, delivers an average speed and connects to limited numbers satellite. Service has three options depending on the area access; Mobile regional (P3,300), Mobile Global (P12,200) and Mobile Priority (15,394 + 50GB data).
  2. Flat high performance – P153,942 for hardware kit, this type has a wider satellite dish antenna, it can connect to more satellite and has faster internet speed compared to standard type. The monthly service fee for flat high-performance type is P15,394.

How to install Starlink Roam

If you receive the hardware kit, take a photo and record the serial numbers from the box. You can get out the unit from the box and test it from an open ground. Starlink Roam has been preconfigured and ready to receive signal from satellite. Wait until the unit boots up completely and get internet connection. Once the router has powered up, connect your smartphone to a predefined Starlink Wi-Fi connection.

Download the Starlink app, open it and see advanced settings.

To install it permanently, check this guide below or follow installation guide from Starlink support, please visit their website.

  • Before mounting Starlink, use the app obstruction tool to check if you have a clear view of the sky to avoid interruption. Satellites are moving so there should be no obstructions such as trees or buildings.
  • You can install it on an elevated portion like roof top, or use a pole and bracket to make it elevated.
  • Run the cable from the dish down to the Wi-Fi router.
  • Connect both ends to Starlink and Router.
  • Power up the Wi-Fi router.
  • Go to 192.168.100.1 or dishy.starlink.com to configure the Router.
  • Define Wi-Fi name and password to create a network.
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Starlink app

  • Open the Starlink app
  • Tap Start setup > select the first dish option (for standard type) > tap confirm.
  • Connect to Starlink Wi-Fi > click Done.

Full credit to Space X and Starlink for the use of cover image in this article.

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