I received the the StarLink dish, router and ethernet adapter last Friday. Saturday, I did a temporary connection with cable running in through a window, and noticed a new device showed up on my Eero routers - manufacturer: Tibro Corp. Looks like there is a relationship between Tibro and StarLink - I hadn’t noticed Frontier showing up as a connected device when it’s modem was connected to the Eero, but could have missed it.
Is this a reasonable thing to have Tibro showing up as a connected device?
The set up was without any issue - the one thing that surprised me was how much the speeds varied. I expected slowdown during peak demand times, but not necessarily the level. Highest I saw during speed test was 199 Mbps (6:11 am), and lowest was around 5 Mbps (9:59 pm). The other thing that surprised me is how much the speeds varied during the speed test - I continue to run speed tests to see when there is the most network congestion, but only occasionally use StarLinks speed test, as it runs for such a short duration. There is some usefulness of the StarLink speed tests, but running it multiple times in the span of a couple minutes can give drastically different results. For me, I get more meaningful results using SpeedOf.me - just passing this on in case it has value to others.
I noticed posts on the forum which warned StarLink doesn’t work well in rainy weather - I hadn’t seen this until after I received the equipment. I had assumed, when I reserved a spot (18+ months ago) the performance would have been comparable to Dish or Direct TV’s. Sounds like it can shut down completely during bad weather. May not have to worry about that with the drought we’ve been experiencing 😒, but hopefully we will see rain coming our way.
So, the question is how much does rainy weather affect transmission rates? Can drizzle shut things down, or does it take much more? 1 inch rain per hour "do it", or does it take much more water particles to degrade the signal?