Starlink Long Wall Mount- How To Install

Starlink long wall mount is the surefire way to mount your Starlink dish outside. It lets you choose the best position without obstructions and a clear sky view. 

A Starlink dish comes with everything included in the kit. However, some people may find the base mount to be small.  Here, we’ll discuss the Starlink long wall mount and how to install it to a dish. 

Installing The Starlink Long Wall Mount Prerequisites

Before installation, we must highlight a few prerequisites for optimal performance from your Starlink dish. 

  1. First, you must ensure the area is free from obstructions like long buildings, trees, and any opaque material blocking the sky view. Starlink has an app to detect all this and will show you any obstructions within the radius of the dish. 
  2. Keep the dish in this preferred position (temporarily) for at least half a day and check if the obstruction app is okay. 
  3. This way, the app will permanently scan the area and ensure your dish is free from any obstacles. 
  4. Ensure you have a cable long enough to reach the point of installation from the house interior. 

Tools For Installing Starlink Long Wall Mount

Tools on wooden background 

Tools on wooden background 

For this DIY project, you’ll need the following tools to start the process.

  • Spirit Level 
  • A drill 
  • A stud finder 
  • A 5/32” drill bit
  • Marking Pencil

Items included in the Long Wall Mount kit

Upon purchase of the long wall mount kit, you’ll get the following items: 

  • Longwall mount
  • Mounting template
  • Cable clips 
  • Silicone Sealants 
  • Lag screws 
  • Bag 

Depending on your installation preferences, you may need to buy other items, such as cables and the rest. 

Starlink Long Wall Mount Installation Method

Locate a Stud

Holding a stud finder 

Holding a stud finder 

You can install your Starlink dish on the wall or a roofline board. 

To install on the wall requires you to locate a stud. These are continuous frames running across the wall that provide the main structure for support of the wall. 

It isn’t easy to locate a stud with the naked eye, and a stud finder should help you. It detects a stud in a few seconds, and you can mark the location when it does. 

Draw a Vertical Line on the Stud

Using a ruler and spirit level, draw a perfectly vertical line to align with the studs on the wall. About 6 inches will do for the vertical line. 

Make Plot Holes

Drill bit on site 

Drill bit on site 

Next, you want to use the mount template to make drill holes on the vertical line you drew. You can use the 5/32” drill bit to ensure the holes are deep enough. We recommend at least an inch deep to keep the screws tight. 

Add Sealant

For a perfect snug, apply silicon sealant. Also, you can use thread stoppers on the bolt, which can be as useful as the silicone sealant. 

Screw the Top Lag Bolt

Use a socket wrench to install the top lag bolt. A ½” wrench should be fine, as it will give you enough wiggle room to install the wall mount. 

Take the long wall mount into the top bolt lag, and it should fit perfectly. Drive the bottom bolt lag and ensure it’s tight enough. Repeat the same process for the top bolt. 

Position The Cable

Start by attaching the Starlink dish on the mount, then route the cable from the house. Clip the wires to avoid hanging cables and preserve neatness throughout the process.

Put the mount’s base with the cable passing along its slot and connect it to the dish. 

Connect Your Router

Back of Router 

Back of Router 

Now that the outside connection is perfect, we must ensure the inside works the same. Take the ethernet cable and connect it to your router. 

Power the router and search for available satellites before connecting to Starlink WiFi. 

Most folks overlook dish stowing, but it helps check whether your Starlink dish can detect satellites and has enough room to rotate. Skipping this step can cause an unstable connection. 

What Should I Do If The Starlink Dish Cannot Be Stowed Away After Being Mounted On A Long Wall Mount?

You can check from your Starlink app for an error with dish movement. If the message shows an issue, check the mount and see if anything prevents the dish from moving. 

You may have to repeat the installation if the obstruction is too pronounced. 


A long wall mount helps the Starlink dish to find a perfect position. It gives you a better chance of a good connection, free from obstructions. 

We hope our guide provides the proper instructions to install a wall mount with the necessary tools. 

If you find our guide confusing, never hesitate to call a professional to assist you with the installation. Remember, Starlink may not be responsible for repairs in case of any damages.