How to set up Starlink satellite internet

The Center for Counteraction Disinformation at the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) has explained how to connect Starlink satellite internet at your company.

Starlink is a satellite internet constellation providing satellite internet access coverage to populations with little or no connectivity. Starlink is already working in Ukraine for infrastructures essential in wartime: power plants, military bases, industrial enterprises, and medical facilities.

Photo: Mykhailo Fedorov

How to connect to Starlink Internet

  • Note that connecting to Starlink is not free. You need to buy the Starlink Kit, which costs $500, plus a $100 monthly internet fee.
  • The Starlink Kit includes a Wi-Fi router, a terminal to connect to the satellites, and a mounting tripod. The kit comes pre-connected with everything you need to access the internet. So, you only have to download the Starlink App on Google Play or App Store.
  • Use the app to set up the network. First, you have to place your Starlink where it has a clear view of the sky. The app can help you to determine the best install location. Then go to the Wi-Fi settings and connect to the Starlink12345 network. Follow the prompts in the application.
  • To connect to the system, you must first apply for Starlink on the company’s website. The applications are considered consistently. After all payments, the company will send the box by mail.

On March 18, the third batch of the Starlink Kits arrived in Ukraine, as announced by the Minister of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov. The Ministry of Digital Transformation did not disclose the exact amount of equipment already received.