I wrote the Starlink Assistant App(SLA) because integrating the Starlink System into my home Internet system was a bit difficult. Another reason is that seeing how the Starlink system works is great fun. I want this app to help everyone identify and fix issues, use, and enjoy Starlink. The app uses color images and help pages to assist you navigate through most issues. The main page displays general information about how it is performing.
The Initial Setup page describes how to unbox & connect all equipment and wiring, install dishy (the Starlink Antenna), and configure the WiFi router. It also has YouTube links to explain how to unbox, install Dishy, configure your wifi router, and how to run a network cable.
The Router/Wifi page includes a test of the connection between the app and the router, display status of Uptime, and wifi software & firmware versions. Detailed instructions on how to use your own router are also included.
The Dishy page displays your antenna/Dishy uptime, physical issues (if the motors are stuck, an issue with temperature, mast not level, or unexpected location), and hardware & software versions. At the bottom textview, Dishy status and recommendations are displayed.
The Satellite page will display "No Satellites" time, view all Satellites in real time(View map), show how & when you can see the satellites in the night sky, Cell Coverage, and a satellite help section. The View map displays radius circles showing the area on the ground the satellite sees. It also displays a connection line from available Starlink satellites to your home or business. The Satellite help section describes how to use the View Satellite Map and give you a better understanding when satellite positions will be optimal. Dishy can only connect to one satellite at a time; however, it will pick the optimal one.
The Internet page will display whether the Internet is up or down, current ping latency time, average latency times, Internet Speed time for Dishy(Direct Internet times), 3 different speed test checkers(which will allow you to compare Speed tests between Dishy and your WiFi device), and status at the bottom of the page.
The Obstructions page will display if there is a current Obstruction between Dishy and a satellite, Uptime, a visual display of obstructions, Obstruction recommendations and status. In cause the obstruction is a tree, the app has information on local tree trimming companies.
The Support page has two links: One for getting the debug information and the other for creating a Starlink support request. This help section gives detailed instructions for submitting help to Starlink.
The Help page describes in detail how to use each page (Setup, Router, Dishy, Satellite, Internet, Obstructions, & Support).
To refresh information about each component, go back to the Main page and click the top Logo.