Unless you can find someone to do it for you, the answer is yes, you do have to install Starlink yourself.
Unlike many other satellite internet companies, such as Viasat or HughesNet, Starlink does not send out a professional to install a satellite dish and router in your home or business for you. Instead, if you purchase Starlink internet, you will be shipped a self-installation kit. The kit includes a Starlink satellite dish, Wi-Fi router, power supply, cable, and a base for the satellite. The included base is designed for ground installation, so if you were hoping to mount it in any other way, you’ll have to purchase the mounting equipment separately from the Starlink Shop. If you are already within Starlink’s coverage area, you can expect a kit to be shipped to you within two weeks of placing an order. However, if Starlink doesn’t offer coverage in your area, your wait time may vary significantly. Starlink also offers an app you can download to assist with the installation.
If you don’t feel comfortable installing it yourself, you do have other options. There are other satellite internet companies that do offer installation of your satellite system by a qualified technician. If you’re sure you want to use Starlink, you may be able to hire a roofing or installation professional in your area to assist you, but that would increase the upfront costs of setting up Starlink internet. If you happen to have a friend who is qualified to install a satellite system, or at least someone you can trust with the equipment, that may be an option for you as well.
The bottom line is, Starlink is sold as a self-installed product. So, if you’re uneasy about installing it yourself, you may want to find a different Satellite internet service provider. You also might want to use a different option, like Viasat or HughesNet, if you are unable to find help with the installation, or don’t want the extra hassle of trying to find it. Either way, it’s good to know there are other options out there if Starlink doesn’t seem like a good fit for you.
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