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Test #4 -You are connected to wifi here, and this looks like a good test.
One other thing I have noticed is the Starling test varies greatly depending how close my phone is the to the Starlink router. In other words the speed results vary if my phone signal is weak to the Starlink Wifi connection.

The bottom line is I had all 6 TVs on the football games this weekend (just to see if they would work) and they were all working perfect so I guess that's all that really matters.
 
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One other thing I have noticed is the Starling test varies greatly depending how close my phone is the to the Starlink router. In other words the speed results vary if my phone signal is weak to the Starlink Wifi connection.

The bottom line is I had all 6 TVs on the football games this weekend (just to see if they would work) and they were all working perfect so I guess that's all that really matters.
Was it 6 differnt games, that's the true test!
 

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Was it 6 differnt games, that's the true test!
No but I’ll try that this weekend. Here is my issue. I think the Starlink is not accurate. Look at the arrow compared to the number below. My eero is constantly over 100 and the Starlink arrow is constantly below. Any suggestions?
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A couple of honest suggestions:

1) If you are going to use your eero, use the eero and turn off the starlink wifi. You're just reducing your throughput by having the starlink AP on.

2) Honestly, I suggest not worrying about the numbers. We all did it tho. We all spent the first 3 weeks running 15,000 speed tests from every possible location. And we all stopped and now just enjoy it. Sounds like it is running really well "constantly over a hundred". I suggest enjoying it.

3) if you want to get the absolute everything out of it, backhaul ethernet to all your devices, and all your eeros. Beyond that, it sounds like you're in good shape, and dont even need to do that.

I dont see anything to fix here.



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Yea I'll second ignore the tests they really don't give an accurate measurement on what it's doing.
Real world tests prove that it's running at a much faster rate than the tests show.

The #1 thing to check for is obstructions.

This was my test way back, fastest confirmed Starlink ping time for anyone!
there was only about 100 users at that time.

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I'd never heard of a eero.
I see on Amazon they start at $600. Bucks
Is like a super router I guess.
 

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I'd never heard of a eero.
I see on Amazon they start at $600. Bucks
Is like a super router I guess.
it’s a mesh system and you use them in groups. So multiple access points that carry the same wifi. It helps with dead spots in your house or extending it to other buildings. So my house, shop and office (all separate buildings on my place) have the same wifi. I think when I bought them it was 300ish for 3 of them.
 

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Starlink routers also do mesh networking all on there own.
No need to buy other equipment.
 

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Yeah I got you...It was more a question...are they coming with the mesh stuff now, or still an add-on. all good.
 

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Yeah I got you...It was more a question...are they coming with the mesh stuff now, or still an add-on. all good.
Oh got you, I misread it.
Yea you would have to buy other Routers to do the mesh with it.
 
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I'd never heard of a eero.
They work darn good. I'm not a tech guy and Im sure there are better out there but I have loved them and from by house they cover 3 acres in every direction, so Im completely satisfied.
 

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So I have a final question... I am getting speed consistently over 100 and up to 270 so I am very pleased. I am a bit concerned with my mount. At the moment it is perfect but if the thing moves I could have a problem. Do you guys think I should go ahead and get a different mount or just leave it? It has 100% unobstructed clear view where it is, but if it moves it could hit the roof.

Do they sell an extension pole? I only need about a foot.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Not sure if they make an extension. What is the possibility of just moving it all the way up the facia to the ridge of your roof?
 

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Or get the 16" mount and that will move it out.
I've had mine move 3 times in all the years it's been up.
So it does re align at times.
The dish in Pink need to have a custom mount made as I have 24" over hangs and the mount is attached to the house and not the eve boards.
The blue dish never has an issue.

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I made the same mistake when I ordered the short wall mount.
I contacted customer service through the app and they sent me the long wall mount for free and didn't even make me send back the short wall mount.
 

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