Starlink long wall mount is the most efficient way of mounting your Starlink dish to your exterior wall.
It offers a clear view of the sky, enhancing connectivity, and thereby allowing you to enjoy reliable internet access.
Generally, your Starlink dish comes with everything needed to install the dish, including a base mount.
However, the included base mount may be too small depending on where you want to install the dish. The most common Starlink wall mount is the J-mount.
We offer you a step-by-step tutorial to help you securely mount a Starlink dish on your wall.
Table of Contents
- What You Need for Your Starlink Wall Mount
- Required Tools
- How to Long Wall Mount Starlink Dish: Step-By-Step Guide
- Locate the Stud
- Sketch a Vertical on the Stud
- Drill Pilot Hole Using a Template
- Put Silicone Sealant
- Drive the Top Lag Bolt
- Place the Long Wall Mount on top of the Top Lag Bolt
- Drive the Bottom Lag Bolt In
- Install Your Starlink Dish and Route the Cable
- Fix Bottom Plate
- Connect the cable to Router and Power on
- Starlink Long Wall Mount: FAQ
- Starlink Long Wall Mount: Final Verdict
What You Need for Your Starlink Wall Mount
First thing before you settle on the location for your Starlink long wall mount, ensure the place is obstruction free.
Obstruction is any obstacle standing between the Starlink dish and the satellites.
So, remove any tree that may interfere with the dish view of the sky. Even the dust on the antenna can reduce the signal strength and you should dust them off.
Also, ensure the location is not prone to dust that may resettle on the antella after installation.
The good news is, Starlink has an app that will help you align your dish. That said, the project starts by installing the app on your phone.
Using the app to align the Starlink dish is a breeze.
Once you log in, Starlink will suggest the next steps after every click, so just follow the instructions and once done, click on “I am Ready.”
Point your camera to the sky as the app requests, and scan the entire sky.
The light shading indicates where the signal is strong, while the dark area indicates where the signal is weak.
Using the information, the dish should face the area with light shading.
You can also mount the Starlink dish temporarily near the potential permanent location, then allow the dish to collect data for 12 hours.
Then check the app to verify if the place is suitable for a permanent long wall mount.
A man setting a dish for a clear view using an app
You will find some required tools in the Starlink wall mount kit.
However, the kit doesn’t include everything you will need for the project, so you will have to source them separately.
Some of the tools the wall mount kit comes with include:
- Cable clip
- Longwall mount
- Silicon sealant
- Mounting template
- 2 lag screw
- Dish carrying bag
Here are some of the tools you may have to purchase separately for the project:
- 5/32” drill bit
- Stud finder
- Marking pencil
- ½ socket and wrench
How to Long Wall Mount Starlink Dish: Step-By-Step Guide
Locate the Stud
If you are mounting your dish on the exterior wall, you must locate a stud to ensure a long wall mount bolt securely sticks to the wall.
To locate the mark, use a stud finder and a pencil to mark the area.
Sketch a Vertical on the Stud
After making a mark for the stud, create a vertical line where you will install your Starlink long wall mount. Mark a line about six inches or more.
Drill Pilot Hole Using a Template
Drill pilot holes using your 5/23” drill bit and drill on the sketched mount template.
You can use your drill bit to create a mark on the location with the aid of the template. Afterward, take off the template and drill the two holes.
Put Silicone Sealant
Apply the silicone sealant on the drilled pilot holes, and if you cannot get the sealant to apply dap on the lag bolts, then drive them in.
Drive the Top Lag Bolt
Use the socket wrench and ½” socket drive in the top lag bolt, and leave ½” space where you will install the long wall mount.
Place the Long Wall Mount on top of the Top Lag Bolt
Place while sliding the Starlink long wall mount in the ½ space you left and ensure the bottom hole aligns.
Drive the Bottom Lag Bolt In
Once you align the bottom hole in place, drive the bottom lag bolt then tighten. After that, tighten the top lag bolt.
Install Your Starlink Dish and Route the Cable
You will start by routing the cable before you place your Starlink dish on the mount.
From your hour, route the cable through an exterior hole, then direct it up the wall and finally through the mount. After that is when you place the dish mast on the mount.
Fix Bottom Plate
To guide the Starlink cable, install a bottom plate cover via the slot. Additionally, you can use the cable clip to hold the cable to your exterior wall.
Connect the cable to Router and Power on
Connect your Starlink dish cable to your router and switch on power to test the internet connection. Booting up your Starlink and locating the satellites may take some time.
Then ensure your dish can move freely when installed. If you get an error message in your Starlink app, check if the wall or roof prevents your dish’s movement.
Starlink Long Wall Mount: FAQ
What is the Best Way to Mount a Starlink Dish?
We’ll leave the answer to this question open to what you’ll find appropriate for your project.
There are several Starlink dish mount options including, J-Mount, Tripod Mount, and Pole Mount, among others.
J-Mount is the most versatile, affordable, and extremely available, making it the most preferred by many.
How Long is Starlink Long Wall Mount?
You install a long wall mount on the exterior wall close to the top of the gable.
For that reason, it should be long enough to better expose the dish.
The Standard dimension of the Starlink wall mount should be 19x5x5.5 inches.
What Angle Should I Install My Starlink Dish?
Starlink dishes require an unobstructed view of the sky. To achieve this, ensure the dish sits on a 100 degrees cone.
However, as SpaceX continues to install more satellites, the 100 degrees requirement may drop.
Starlink Long Wall Mount: Final Verdict
There you have it. You don’t have to be a DIY enthusiast to install a Starlink wall mount.
You can pull the project through with a lot of ease if you strictly follow our step-by-step guide.
Use it together with the Starlink app for proper installation.
Your installed long wall mount dish should have a clear view of the sky and should be able to face different directions freely when adjusted.
If you find our guide a little bit challenging, contact a professional to help you with the installation.
Don’t try where you don’t understand because Starlink company will not be responsible for any damages or injuries that may result during DIY installation.