Starlink + UniFi - Does it work??

We've come full circle folks - these are the videos I live for...when multiple passions come together in perfect harmony! In this video, we combine Starlink + UniFi to create the ultimate failover (or not) Internet solution.
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Live Starlink satellite view:
00:00 Intro
00:50 UniFi test network
04:00 Hooking into Starlink
04:50 UniFi setup
08:18 Testing Starlink + UniFi
10:40 People who think Starlink is expensive either don't get it or are dumb
14:00 Starlink latency and satellite map
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  1. Kirk Marlow

    Kirk MarlowDegi Síðan síðan

    I pay 230 bucks a month for vissat 100 mb down 2 up with high ping and it's throttled after 150 GB which we hit on week 1 every month! I can't wait for starlink to get here this week! Seems like a good deal to me! It's all about what's available where you are.

  2. Bloody_Pyschosis

    Bloody_Pyschosis3 dögum síðan

    $54 for 12 down and 3 up... $99 for starlink is not expensive to me!

  3. Fire King Gamer

    Fire King Gamer3 dögum síðan

    goodbye hughesnet, you served me BAD

  4. Michael Illingby

    Michael Illingby6 dögum síðan

    when using the FAILOVER like you did, does it work the same if the modem just loses outbound connection tot he internet as opposed to actually unplugging it? I tried this before on my USG Pro 4 and when my LTE back up never engaged when our Fibre went down. Can you test this? I guess what i'm saying if it's not clear is that the is a DIFFERENCE between a service no longer responding or having bad uplink VS you unplugging a cable causing the LINK to go down. Please, I thank you on advance.

  5. Don Ol

    Don Ol9 dögum síðan

    Static IP for your WAN?

  6. TheAhmedvienna

    TheAhmedvienna11 dögum síðan

    I personally think that starlink is the best thing that ever happened to the telecom companies.

  7. Alan Kinrade

    Alan Kinrade15 dögum síðan

    Hi Chris, can you do a video on how to set-up Unifi USG3 connected direct to Starlink "Dishy"so I can still see the Starlink stats

  8. n/a n/a

    n/a n/a15 dögum síðan

    I would like to see an option where business owners who need it for only a few days because of natural disaters could preload some money into the service, that way they're not paying an active service but are able to use it like an emergency generator for things like payment processing. What happens if there's a snow storm, there's power outage, and you have 5 customers that need to pay for their fuel at the pump ? With a pre-paid service you could fire up starlink to process those people, and then shut down the pumps until the power comes back online.

  9. Henri

    Henri16 dögum síðan

    @Crosstalk Solutions, just to be clear, if one is connected to the Starlink "dishy" and sets up port forwarding in the USG, it will not work? On the back of that question, does Starlink offer dedicated IPs? (I'm thinking about pointing a domain at the address, then running services behind the USG, type of scenario).

  10. Sam Hickman

    Sam Hickman17 dögum síðan

    I am using Starlink as a backup connection too. Much cheaper than the LTE backup options offered by my ISP in Canada. I feel as though it is going to waste as a simple failover, but the NATing is an issue. Is there a way to set up rules to put specific clients through the WAN2 connection?

  11. N Kachur

    N Kachur18 dögum síðan

    I am getting 5mb download and 0.5 upload and am paying about $60 USD per month. I am waiting for my starlink dish and can't wait to see some real service.

  12. Jspiv

    Jspiv19 dögum síðan

    When it comes to horrible speeds we use a company called Nomad we are lucky if we get 7 mps down. We started out paying 129 a month and after a few months we are paying 149. Before using Nomad we had unlimited leasing and we were paying 139 a month, so thought why not go for the 129. Top of that Nomad has had to replace 2 sim cards that have stopped working. The second just recently. I have to work and with no reliable Internet for the price we are paying and no improvement of speeds, well let us just say can't wait for Starlink. I will pay 99 a month for something that is improving!!!!! Also, we live in an area where we cannot get anything like wired internet connection.

  13. Richard May

    Richard May19 dögum síðan

    Yup, you precisely described my rural situation. We’re in rural western Pennsylvania and this is the best Internet service I’ve ever had in the last 15 years.

  14. Project Wildwood

    Project Wildwood20 dögum síðan

    $99, expensive? Nope, not for us poor rural peeps that can only get DSL for $50-70. The $600 up front is the kicker. Without the Starlink router, you wont get metrics or be able to use the mobile app (so I have heard). Have you trie using the AUX port and done a static route??

  15. Jeremy Hoard

    Jeremy Hoard20 dögum síðan

    Awesome content. One thing some people fail to realize is Starlink is still in beta and we're getting speeds like this. Last article I read they were aiming to get up to 300mb download speeds once fully deployed.

  16. Dustin Silva

    Dustin Silva21 degi síðan síðan

    I have Starlink and my only other option is 3-10Mbps (not MB) fixed wireless for the same price as Starlink's 50/Mbps+

  17. Superstition™ - The Ultimate Party Band

    Superstition™ - The Ultimate Party Band21 degi síðan síðan

    Chris, apologies if you’ve already answered this. Does using a USG with starlink, when you have an alternative provider as a failover on WAN2 provide any protection against dropouts in a video call for example? I noticed when you unplugged the cable with the persistent ping running there wasn’t really any noticeable drop out of connection. A physical unplug of the cable is a bit different to WAN 1 still being connected but not having any service. Just trying to work out if I need to look at a bonded connection to avoid video call dropouts or whether a USG WAN2 failover would suffice. Thanks very much, Simon.

  18. Jesse

    Jesse22 dögum síðan

    I'm paying $127 a month to Telus in BC Canada for an LTE Hub that goes on average 0.95 down and 1 up. Starlink is like the light at the end of a tunnel. Telus doesn't give a shit about people living in rural areas. It's like we get that scrap infrastructure that was handed down from city use

  19. Comp Tech

    Comp Tech22 dögum síðan

    You tossed the cable incorrectly - you should have thrown the whole bundle of cable and then looked at your hands as if they are to blame for not holding on to one end of the cable !!! - Make people chuckle :)

  20. Trevor Phillips

    Trevor Phillips23 dögum síðan

    Starlink is a game changer for the Maritime industry.

  21. JavaMan

    JavaMan24 dögum síðan

    Those ping times are pretty good, about the best we get using a rural WISP provider is about 35msec, usually around 80msec average.

  22. JavaMan

    JavaMan24 dögum síðan

    As a rural user, $100 a month is great. I've been paying $160 per month for two lines of service, each giving me 3mpbs down 0.5mpbs up. That is the best speed available in my area. But of course, you can't stream more than one video at a time with 3mbps, so I got the second account and wifi router so the kids can stream something while I watch something with the wife. We're looking forward to saving money once we get starlink.

  23. vieldcs

    vieldcs25 dögum síðan

    last year, the media said that starlink is better than 5g

  24. Sabarinath K.M

    Sabarinath K.M25 dögum síðan

    Dude in India I used to get unlimited wifi with 30mbps for Avg.$7.7max and 130-170 Mbps (it may warry) for Avg.$13 and 1Gbps for $56 max and a connection fee of $27 max for taking a new connection including all infrastructure in my village (In cities it's again cheap than this[connection fee]). So can you pls tell competition in such an environment for Starlink . with ping 3 - 11 ms. This is the case of all cities and most villages. Also for a place where there is no fiber, there are mobile networks where $5 for 3-4 months which are not with such slow speed like 3Mbps it may be 5 to 10 to 20 Mbps according to reagion.

  25. Joe Shepley

    Joe Shepley26 dögum síðan

    Good Video but too deep for me. I am just a plug and play guy .

  26. sirmoonslosthismind

    sirmoonslosthismind26 dögum síðan

    on the satellite map, you should open the settings, and change "show" to "active". those are the ones that are actually able to provide you with internet service, and all their rings are green.

  27. Serenity_GraceEnraptured

    Serenity_GraceEnraptured27 dögum síðan

    Far better than ViaSat, which is $120.50 a month, and you get anywhere between (download) 2.89Mbps (upload) 0.64Mbps and (download) 12.04Mbps (upload) 0.21Mbps, here in Nespelem, WA. I will definitely be changing to Starlink in the next month.

  28. Rekcinol

    Rekcinol27 dögum síðan

    is there a way to ensure failback to the primary connection once restored? My USG Pro doesn't seem to do that when testing.


    KAMESH DUBEY27 dögum síðan

    We get 300 mbps connection at $4.25 per month, We are India, We have Jio

  30. DJ bFABIO

    DJ bFABIO27 dögum síðan

    Expensive price

  31. Farrah ivanova

    Farrah ivanova28 dögum síðan

    Wow he speaks geek i don't have a clue whats going on

  32. Carl Loucks

    Carl Loucks28 dögum síðan

    I've done some research and it seems if you add a static route to to access the dish via the app then Not using their supplied WiFi router makes the "latency" tracker on the bottom of the statistics page stop loading, but otherwise, everything else, including the obstructions tracking for optimal receiver placement, is working as expected. I have not tested this yet because I'm still waiting for my Starlink to come.

  33. NATHAN789456123

    NATHAN78945612328 dögum síðan

    People like me who only have 10/1 from century link this would be a God send

  34. Bebot Epuknot

    Bebot Epuknot29 dögum síðan

    starlink is a game changer, like here in the philippines internet is pricy commodity in rural area.

  35. Crazy Stupid Bus

    Crazy Stupid Bus29 dögum síðan

    Awesome information, did not realize that would work. Thank you for covering the price point, 99 bucks for internet in a rural setting? P L E S E take my money I'm happy to give it to you! Right now I'm paying basically that for CRAP satellite internet (hughesnet) with a brutal data cap. 4g has the same cost/data cap issue and still isn't fast. As of this moment in time Starlink is an amazing solution and I cant wait to get mine (I'm on the preorder waiting list) I have the money for the equipment patiently waiting in my bank account to give to them. For a lot of people in the rural or even marginal areas of the country this is a game changer! Hughesnet currently advertises they have "over 1 million subscribers" Meaning there are one million households ready to get Starlink the very second they can.

  36. Dave Ecklund

    Dave EcklundMánuði síðan

    Does this fall back to the original connection when it comes back on line?


    LIVE781REDRUMMánuði síðan

    Expensive? Wanna know whats expensive. 3mbps down .24 up for 108 bucks a month so yeah

  38. Code Cage

    Code CageMánuði síðan

    You mentioned that Starlink doesn't provide for port forwarding at this time. Doesn't the port forwarding happen at the Ubiquiti Gateway? Or have I missed something?

  39. Garth Olivier

    Garth OlivierMánuði síðan

    It is not just rural, I'm in a small neighborhood in Denton Texas just outside Dallas, there are 15 houses with no Internet providers. This has been an issue for 10 years. signed up for Starlink waiting for my dishy

  40. Bret G

    Bret GMánuði síðan

    Ring Colors: Green = Correct Positioning and at 550km target altitude with accurate signal range, "Red satellite labels (marked with yellow rings on map) are out of altitude vs 550km target. Either de-orbiting to burn up, or recently launched"

  41. KS Pictures

    KS PicturesMánuði síðan

    On the topic of pricing: You say 99$ per month is expensive. Well, I live in a major city in central Germany. And our main tel-co provider (Deutsch Telekom, owner of most of the terrestrial network) has only one option for me. That is 6Mbit/s max Download and 2.4Mbit/s max upload. And yes those are the maximum values, actual speed is lower. And that service would cost me 19.95€ per month and 29.95€ per month after the 10th month. (24 month minimal time, extended by 12 month if not canceled) That is with the "Jung Adults" discount for people under the age of 28. So suddenly Starlink doesn't seem that expensive anymore. (and it doesn't have the worst terms and conditions) But to be fair, I think that those numbers actually might be incorrect as I am currently getting a 25Mbit/s max down, 5Mbit/s max up service from a different provider for about the same cost.

  42. McSkilly

    McSkillyMánuði síðan

    @crosstalksol heads up if you enable RTP keep alive in freepbx, you may be able to still do voip over starlink.

  43. Minnadesu99

    Minnadesu99Mánuði síðan

    Im not sure if it has been discussed before but how long did it take for you to get your unit after ordering it?

  44. F D

    F DMánuði síðan

    I have Comcast internet only and I’m paying $100 a month and there is a data cap !


    BIGCHEWMánuði síðan

    i have Cable ISP The Best Speeds I Can Get Are about 200mbps down & 10mbps Up 12ms Ping & I Pay 80-90$ a Month Just For Internet ! Add Cable Then Its Like 150-175 a Month !so 100$ isnt to bad For Sat Internet..Could Always Be Better Yea But This Is A Very New Tech That I Think Will Change The World As We Know It for real..I Live in The Sticks/Country & Cable is my only choice..dsl is here but about the same money for 20mbps down & 3mbps Up..!

  46. Brian Phillips

    Brian PhillipsMánuði síðan

    Awesome video! Very well done. We're about to get Starlink, here in Central Iowa, and CAN'T WAIT!!!

  47. Brian Phillips

    Brian PhillipsMánuði síðan

    @ 10:40 - Ummm, $180/month is what we pay for crappy Viasat - $99/month is a GREAT DEAL!!!! - Second that thought!!!

  48. Jose Gutierrez

    Jose GutierrezMánuði síðan

    Starlink isn’t ready. We got terrible reception.

  49. Minnadesu99

    Minnadesu99Mánuði síðan

    are you free of obstructions?

  50. Ariv Ontowiryo

    Ariv OntowiryoMánuði síðan

    Thanks for the great review!

  51. longtimber1

    longtimber1Mánuði síðan

    The Ubiquity gear requires regulated power and multiple of watt/hrs that Mikrotik does. Big difference on cost of ownership IF Solar Powered. Battery kWh are $$$

  52. Dave Broere

    Dave BroereMánuði síðan

    I wonder if this would work with Ubiquiti’s new Dream Machine device?

  53. Joe Kokinda

    Joe KokindaMánuði síðan

    Starlink has been a game changer for me. I live in NE WA, with no wired ISP’s. Prior to getting Starlink I had Viasat and it was terrible!

  54. Dalton Smith

    Dalton SmithMánuði síðan

    10:55 My parents are paying over 200 a month for up to 15 mbps with Hughes net. This blows the socks off any current satellite internet provider. This is a steal haha 😂 they’re still on the waiting my list for Starlink :/

  55. westtell4

    westtell4Mánuði síðan

    i live in a rural area 99 dollars a month for 100MBPS is nice considering no other provider offers over 15MBPS in the area

  56. qnscloud

    qnscloudMánuði síðan

    I've done VOIP over double nat using Hughes Net. It takes some tweaks, but it's possible.

  57. lrobie123

    lrobie123Mánuði síðan

    waiting for the service to be available in later 2021. Starlink website provided the date timeframe

  58. michael andrews

    michael andrewsMánuði síðan

    This is great showed me everything I wanted to know nice work!

  59. Vertigo101

    Vertigo101Mánuði síðan

    I got a unifi network now and Starlink was instantly detected on my udm pro. Setting up stats was a easy too!

  60. Lou Eckert

    Lou EckertMánuði síðan

    WOW this was such a fantastic video. Thanks for posting. We live in rural WV and use crappy DSL connection.

  61. Tacitus

    TacitusMánuði síðan

    Way too complicated for most people

  62. Z0L0N

    Z0L0NMánuði síðan

    Verizon LTE internet here. Which means I am behind a carrier grade NAT. I am currently WFH doing voip, and a ton of other things with no issue. As long as the service is started with an outgoing initiated connection, no issues. Vzw -> CBA850LP6 in bridged -> USG -> devices .. I do have a VPN gateway I built with a pi -> VPS for things I need to do incoming initiated connections.

  63. Chris Woolvin

    Chris WoolvinMánuði síðan

    anyone else have a USG that consistently drops from network and wont return until its factory reset and adopted? I have to do this monthly... I want to love UBNT but this is a drag

  64. Jon Lenton

    Jon LentonMánuði síðan

    Here in rural Canada I pay 130 a month for 25/1 internet, which is throttled down and will block Netflix during the evening. Starlink is ordered, and coincidentally costs 130 a month, and if I get anything like the speeds I see here, I will have 3-15x download and 30-60x uploads...thank you papa Elon

  65. Nick Letendre

    Nick LetendreMánuði síðan

    I sell internet nationwide through multiple providers and I can't tell you how many times we get an address that only qualifies for hughesnet or viasat. Starlink is a huge deal for these folks.

  66. Lawrence Kennette

    Lawrence KennetteMánuði síðan

    Please do a test connecting to an external VoIP provider. I am one of the cases with less reliable rural internet but I need to be able to use VoIP. I host my phone system off site on a VPS.

  67. Michael Jones

    Michael JonesMánuði síðan

    So just to be clear, I don't have to worry about the power coming from the injector hurting my own router?

  68. Jesse Martin

    Jesse MartinMánuði síðan

    No no no no.... ctrl shift r 😅

  69. rkstreet63

    rkstreet63Mánuði síðan

    GREAT video, I signed up to Starlink yesterday. I only have access to Viasat and am looking forward to Starlink. How far from Eugene are you?

  70. Nick Ward

    Nick WardMánuði síðan

    Are there any issues with using a VPN tunnel like Private Internet Access?

  71. LaZe hershey

    LaZe hersheyMánuði síðan

    I have cable internet through zito media pay for 200 down 15 up I get around 140 down and less than 1 up ping is like 50 ms but goes up to over 100 sometimes.

  72. Happy AMVs'

    Happy AMVs'Mánuði síðan

    My friend has only 1 option where he lives (rural) and pays $100 month for 500 kb/s speeds

  73. Steve Davis

    Steve DavisMánuði síðan

    You're 100% right about the cost vs availability. I'm just a couple of miles out of town, but right past the cutoff where I can get any wired internet, and cell reception for that matter. I pay $150/month for satellite internet and get 30 MPS MAX. Generally runs at 20 MPS over wifi and only get 100 GB per month. Starlink will be a game changer when available down here. I gladly paid $99 and got in line, and will be ecstatic to pay the other $400 to get my dish and pay $99/month with a smile each month.

  74. Doug Haddock

    Doug HaddockMánuði síðan

    You are spot on with the pricing. My only option is ATT DSL with 6 mbps download and .4 mbps upload.... maximum... for $61. I’m very eager to get Starlink!

  75. lacrossed55

    lacrossed55Mánuði síðan

    I pay $100 a month for Centurylink and 10mbps I can't wait for this

  76. Blue Moon

    Blue MoonMánuði síðan

    Yo me as well!

  77. arthur Me

    arthur MeMánuði síðan

    When you live in northern Canada in the mountains my speed was 5 mbps now system is over loaded now speed is 2mps so it sucks thanks telus u cheep bunch of f.....s still using micwave dish

  78. Paul D.

    Paul D.Mánuði síðan

    Your comments about price are right on..! I’m in rural Ontario, Canada and my only choices are Xplornet (roughly 4 - 8 Mbps down / 1 Mbps up capped at 150Gig for $150.00/mth) or Cell carrier (roughly 25 Mbps down / 5 Mbps up capped at 50Gig for $120.00/mth - $20 per 10Gig after)... So $129 CDN for those speeds and service is an absolute no brainer..! I’ll be signing up ASAP and plugging my current router in now that I know it works..! Thanks again.

  79. Mark Hansen

    Mark HansenMánuði síðan

    What are the limitations, I heard 150 degree field of view, might be a bit tough in the forest. Also is the dish cable hard wired into the dish structure? It would be nice to move this between house and RV without removing the cable.

  80. johns touchpad

    johns touchpadMánuði síðan

    Synology RT2600AC router also support DUAL Wan on it's Lan1 port.

  81. Sean Z

    Sean ZMánuði síðan

    I think it will be 14k satellites, not 40k.

  82. Chris

    ChrisMánuði síðan

    FYI - on the website, click on the [-] on the top left for the "Showing" to minimize the list of satellites on the left side...the website's set to change the focus and global location based on the satellite listing you highlight over. Also, there should be a link to the map/globe key at the bottom center that mentions the difference between the satellite ring colors.

  83. Dan Scott

    Dan ScottMánuði síðan

    Starlink to udm drops out all access points. Please Help​

  84. youtube12345

    youtube12345Mánuði síðan

    I like your T-568B art work. I'd like to buy one, where did you get it?

  85. Mx2 CE

    Mx2 CEMánuði síðan

    Great video and logic as always! People who complain about cost really need to think about the costs of LTE back up for goodness sake...

  86. Baraa Abbas

    Baraa AbbasMánuði síðan

    Wondering what is the redundancy protocol used in UniFi? very fast fail-over. Maybe VRRP?

  87. fyrfyter

    fyrfyterMánuði síðan

    People have no idea what satellite internet really costs. If you bought a new satellite internet setup today for public safety as a redundancy, you’re looking at $30-35k for the dish and then service at $500-600/month. Starlink is extremely cheap and very functional, especially if you compare it to something like Xceed or Hughesnet.

  88. Jakezor

    JakezorMánuði síðan

    Cmon SpaceX, shell out for a real cert for

  89. Unknow Wolf 🐺 🐺

    Unknow Wolf 🐺 🐺Mánuði síðan

    I may get Either starlink or Net All over

  90. Tamaz S

    Tamaz SMánuði síðan

    Dude I would pay $100 a month twice for 120mps down. I get 15mbps max for $90 a month. Yall dont know how good yall have it.

  91. Forbidden User

    Forbidden UserMánuði síðan

    Modern VOIP servers actually handle NAT pretty well... It's not really much of an issue at all.. What's going to cause you issues are those +20ms ping times.

  92. DecgVlogs

    DecgVlogsMánuði síðan

    tp link pleace

  93. Shane Trammel

    Shane TrammelMánuði síðan

    Would you be interested in some kind of collaboration.

  94. mrbungle83

    mrbungle83Mánuði síðan

    Is the cable from the dish just cat6/7? interested in fitting these professionally and obviously wouldn't want an abundance of cable also re terminating would make it much easier to drill through walls.

  95. Tom Jarvis

    Tom JarvisMánuði síðan

    GROSS - Unifi and it's "BETA" IDS/IPS - Use it NOOBS lol

  96. Robert Thomas

    Robert ThomasMánuði síðan

    Best internet I got was $150 a month for 10 down 2 up with 400 gigs data cap. I can't wait to get Starlink. 100 bucks for starlink is a seel for me lol

  97. Darren McCourt

    Darren McCourtMánuði síðan

    Last weekend I ordered a Starlink t-shirt from United States and today (Thursday) it arrived at my home address in South Australia, it was only four business days which was extremely quick, now I wear the t-shirt with pride.

  98. Brandon Barr

    Brandon BarrMánuði síðan

    That’s awesome you don’t need their router

  99. Brandon Barr

    Brandon BarrMánuði síðan

    Phase 1 is only 1/12th up in space. This will be 1Gb up and down when they get the rest of the 11k satellites

  100. Charles Bleam

    Charles BleamMánuði síðan

    What about on a boat that is moving and not at a static location?

  101. r ruiter

    r ruiterMánuði síðan

    switch on ipv6 ???????

  102. Luis B.

    Luis B.Mánuði síðan

    Something doesn´t add up....when disconnecting 1st ISP, switchover was under 2 secs ? And SpaceX RTT delay was under 50ms ? (even when Speedtest declares 150ms) ?