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Old 06-25-2022, 02:19 PM   #1
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How are you securing StarLink at RV parks?

Instead of reinventing the wheel, I’m looking to learn how others might be securing their StarLink dish as it sets out in public, such as at an RV park.

(if it makes any difference, mine is the flat rectangular “Dishy McFlatface” model)

Any ideas/thoughts/pics? Thanks.
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On a pole.
That might be difficult to steal. Although when I said “secure” I should have stipulated “from thievery.”

I’m not sure you intended for me to laugh at your response, but I did!

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I haven’t decided to lock the dish up. It is useless without the router, and as far as I can tell you can’t buy the router separately. I think thieves might have a hard time making the dish useful. Probably not impossible, but not sure what the probability is.

At this point I am likely more concerned with my tailgater, which I also don’t lock up.
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I haven’t decided to lock the dish up. It is useless without the router, and as far as I can tell you can’t buy the router separately. I think thieves might have a hard time making the dish useful. Probably not impossible, but not sure what the probability is.

At this point I am likely more concerned with my tailgater, which I also don’t lock up.

And now I will correct myself, they are selling additional mesh routers now to extend the Wi-Fi in your home. I wonder if they could be attached to a dish that was not bought with a router? IE, how is it provisioned and tied to each other/the network. Hmm, I may have to think about this some more.
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Not on any group that is connected to RVing with Starlink has even 1 been reported stolen. They are worthless to anyone except the account holder. Read the Starlink page here.

You really need to worry about dogs claiming it and neighbors running over it.
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I never secure my pathway X2 satellite dish and no one has ever bothered with it. Someone could actually steal that and use it where the Starlink would be useless. Granted, some meth head might not know that and take it anyway. Knock on wood I’ve never had anything stolen from any campgrounds I’ve been at.
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Just FYI, the Starlink router is not necessary for use of the system. People routinely use third party routers with PoE support (Power Over Ethernet). The cable between the dish and the router has proprietary connectors but is actually just Cat 6 Ethernet, and there's information available in various Starlink forums on how to splice on standard Ethernet connectors.

However, it's not possible to get service for a new owner of a dish without the current owner transferring ownership, so there's not much point in stealing one.
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I have a bicycle motion alarm I bought to put on it. I haven't done so since it's currently sitting atop a shipping container at work on it's tripod held down by sandbags. My current campsite is far too tree covered to use it.
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That might be difficult to steal. Although when I said “secure” I should have stipulated “from thievery.”

I’m not sure you intended for me to laugh at your response, but I did!

Thanks.
It was meant to be a little amusing.

Honestly we rarely stay in parks. If we do there is likely to be good cellular signal and the dish will likely stay packed.
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