Starry Station: A Network Simplified by More than Touch


Setting up your own home network can sometimes be aggravating and troublesome. There are plenty of blinking lights, cables hanging about, and complicated menus with terms you swear are in a different language. Luckily, the Starry Station can change all that by simplifying almost every aspect of networking. This triangle-shaped router has a touchscreen built into it, which serves as your main point of access to all the features and options it offers. Alternatively, you can download its app in the iOS store, with an Android app and a Web UI coming soon, to manage it while you’re away.

At a glance, you’ll see multiple circles on the display that actually depict your connected devices. Blue means they’re in good health, while red means trouble. The larger the circle is, the more data it’s using. If there are ever any issues, it will notify you as soon as possible and even suggest ways to fix them. When you really can’t figure it out, you can use the support-on-demand feature to call a real live representative straight from the device to help you with your problems. Other features include a name generator for those of you who aren’t very creative, parental controls to limit access, and health monitoring and tracking so you can identify performance trends over time.

Supporting 802.11a/b/g/n/ac network standards, it’s compatible with almost every device wireless available, and even features dual-band connectivity, which allows you to connect to the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band can deliver data much faster than the 2.4 GHz band, up to 1300 Mb/s, compared to a measly 450 Mb/s, ideal for gaming consoles and PCs, streaming 4K content to HDTVs, and other bandwidth and data-heavy devices. If the Starry Station detects that a device can be performing better, it will suggest moving it onto the 5 GHz network. There’s also a Gigabit Ethernet port for connecting non-wireless devices. Eliminate your networking troubles with the Starry Station and let it fix your Wi-Fi problems for good.