I had a Gen 1 in which the cable ran behind the newly installed fiberboard siding. Nice, clean. Then things had to be done differently going to the HP. It won't use the old cable as the power requirements for the heater is around 150 watts. My choice was to just run the line into the garage and then put my mesh gateway router there, fed directly from the power supply. That wasn't ideal. As I had to cut the Gen 1 line anyways, I repurposed it to be a full Cat 6 line. It isn't a Cat 6 standard as the Gen 1 is wired differently and bundles some of the wires. I put an RJ45 on both ends (tough because the wires are fat and stiff). Once done, the HP line just goes into the garage at the porch light, and the old cable is fed there and routes back to the central gateway point. The wall cabinet housed the power supply and battery UPS. Given the cold temperature in the garage, I'm adding a DIN mount 150 watt heater and thermostat to keep things at 45 degrees as necessary. BTW the mast shaft is different between the Gen 1 and HP. While I'm waiting for the new pipe adapter, a piece of Gorilla Tape works fine. Difference between Gen 1 and HP? Average download speed improved from ~180 to 280. Ping down from 50-65 to 35. Since most lag is ground side, this number is probably not a reflection of dish performance. I am getting fewer of the <2 sec drops and virtually no more of the >2sec drops. BTW, you do not need an ethernet adapter to go into your own router. Just use the power supply cable and set aside the Starlink router.