Advanced Settings - Network Configuration

Your Starry Station is designed to make Wi-Fi easy. You should only update Advanced Settings if you have networking experience or were instructed to do so by your ISP.

Internet and WAN

PPPoE

If you have DSL, you may be required to authenticate before connecting to your WAN. To connect via PPPoE click Advanced Settings in the Starry App and then WAN Connection Type. Select PPPoE. From this screen, you’ll be able to enter your Username and Password.

IP Address Configuration

Starry Station defaults to Automatic (DHCP) WAN IP address configuration so that it will automatically receive, from your ISP, an IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway. To assign your own, click Advanced Settings in the Starry App and then Internet and WAN. You’ll then enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway for your network. This information should be provided by your ISP.  

DNS Configuration

Starry Station defaults to Automatic DNS. To set your own DNS Server, click Advanced Settings in the Starry App and then Internet and WAN. You can then enter your own DNS Server.  This information should be provided by your ISP.

LAN and DHCP

IP Address Configuration

Starry allows you to set your internal IP address and subnet mask. This will determine the address that the hosts on your network will receive.  Note: You must enter a valid IPv4 Address. We are working to support IPv6 via an automatic software update to your Starry Station in the future.

DHCP Configuration

Starry Station will allow you to set the number of IP Addresses available to be assigned to devices on your network by using the DHCP pool start and end rules. Only addresses within this range will be assigned to devices or DHCP Reservations.

UPnP

UPnP allows devices like gaming systems and printers to “Plug and Play”. UPnP is enabled by default on your Starry Station. To disable it, click Advanced Settings in the Starry App and then UPnP.

DHCP Reservations

DHCP Reservations allow you to have access to a device using a specific IP Address. You can create DHCP Reservations in the Starry App under Advanced Settings.

*Note: Your DHCP Reservation must be within the set DHCP pool set under LAN and DHCP.

Port Forwarding

Port Forwarding allows you to direct traffic from outside of your network directly to a device on your network using TCP and/or UDP port numbers. To create Port Forwarding rules, click Advanced Settings in the Starry App and then Port Forwarding.

Wireless Settings

Wi-Fi Networks operate on various channels to prevent crowding and interference. Sometimes, especially in heavily populated areas (think apartment buildings), the channel that your Wi-Fi is operating on is congested and should be changed. You’ll see if there is channel interference on your network in your Health Score. To change the channel of your Wi-Fi networks, just click Advanced Settings > Wireless Settings and choose a different channel.

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