How Do You Mount a Base Station Valve Index?

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By Eric Wilson

If you’re a Valve Index owner, you’ll need to mount your base station to ensure accurate tracking of your headset and controllers. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps of mounting the Valve Index base station.

Step 1: Find a Suitable Mounting Location

Before mounting your base station, it’s important to find a suitable location that will provide optimal tracking. Ideally, the base station should be placed in a high location with an unobstructed view of the play area.

Some tips for finding the ideal location:

  • Mount the base station as high as possible
  • Avoid placing it near reflective surfaces such as mirrors or windows
  • Ensure that there are no obstacles blocking its view of the play area

Step 2: Set Up the Mounting Hardware

Once you’ve found a suitable location for your base station, it’s time to set up the mounting hardware. The Valve Index base station comes with two different types of mounts: a standard wall mount and a tripod mount.

To set up the standard wall mount:

  • Attach the wall bracket to your chosen location using screws or adhesive (depending on your surface)
  • Screw the ball joint onto the bracket
  • Screw on the mounting plate onto your Valve Index base station
  • Attach and adjust until secure and level

To set up a tripod mount:

  • Screw in one of three included tripod mounts into either socket located on bottom side of Base Station.
  • Aim it in desired direction and tighten-down swivel joint.
  • Attach and adjust until secure and level

Step 3: Test the Tracking

After mounting your base station, it’s important to test the tracking to ensure that it’s working properly. To do this, launch SteamVR and look for the base station icon in the status window.

Some troubleshooting tips:

  • If you’re having trouble with tracking, try adjusting the base station angle or moving any objects that may be blocking its view of the play area
  • If you’re still having trouble, try resetting your SteamVR settings or contacting Valve support for further assistance.


Mounting your Valve Index base station is an important step in ensuring accurate tracking of your VR headset and controllers. By following these simple steps, you’ll be up and running in no time.

Remember to test your tracking and troubleshoot any issues as needed. Happy gaming!