Starlink satellite internet may still be in beta, but that's not stopping the service provider from making some big improvements. The company recently sent out emails to its current subscribers outlining coming updates — and they include space lasers.
Our apps and services rely on upload speeds to work well, but if you're stuck with a cable connection, your upload speeds can be a huge bottleneck. If your internet isn't keeping up with your need, you might be better off with faster upload speeds than faster download speeds.
Starlink comes with a router like many other internet providers, but you can easily connect your own router to the Ethernet port. So whether you already have a fast mesh system or you just want the customization available with your own router, you can use it with Starlink.
5G is getting faster and coverage is improving but it still falls short of cable's consistency and reliability when it comes to home internet. As an option for someone without a cable or fiber connection, it's wonderful but until mmWave and mid-band 5G makes it to more people, it doesn't quite stack up.
The Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 is a fast dual-band Wi-Fi 6 router with simple app-based setup and detailed controls in a web browser. Take control of your network with great software that can make you feel like a home Wi-Fi expert.
The TP-Link Archer AX90 is an incredibly fast tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router with multi-gig Ethernet and a somewhat ostentatious design. If you need to connect a lot of devices and need the extra speed of 160MHz Wi-Fi on DFS without upgrading to Wi-Fi 6E, this is a great choice.
If you've ever had to trust your home internet to a satellite provider you know how frustrating that can be, but would you be willing to let a new company try its hand at it? What if that service is only in the beta testing phase? Well, that's what SpaceX's Starlink home internet is trying to do, and you know what? It's not terrible.