WiFiRanger's Aspen router is the top-tier indoor unit in their Converge lineup of routers, designed to easily pair with a Converge outdoor router (Teton, Denali, or Everest) installed on an RV roof. It was released in March 2020.
But the Aspen also works standalone - and if you do not need the features of a roof-mounted unit, the Aspen by itself is an exceptional value with plenty of built-in features and future upgrade potential.
If you have a powered USB hub, you can tether up to three mobile hotspots and/or cellphones to a WiFiRanger Aspen router to load balance your usage across multiple WAN inputs
WiFiRanger tells us that:
"Aspen is like a GoAC (WiFiRanger's former indoor flagship) on steroids. It’s 802.11ac with a quad-core processor and hardware acceleration. It has external antennas and beam forming."
For an overview of the full WiFiRanger product line (and a look at some of the software features in common across different devices), see our gear center entry:
- Model: Aspen
- Base Technology: ZBT WG155
- Router Specs:
- # of Connected Devices: Not specified
- Wi-Fi Router:
- Wi-Fi Standard: Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) - Simultaneous 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
- Max Theoretical Wi-Fi Speed: 1200Mbps
- Wi-Fi Antennas: 4x non-removable external antennas (2x 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi, 2x 5GHz WiFi)
- Wi-Fi-as-WAN: Yes
- Claimed Wi-Fi Range: 750 feet
- Guest Wi-Fi Network: Yes
- Default Control Panel Address and Password:
Control Panel: mywifiranger.com
Default Password: changemenowXXYY (XXYY" are the last four digits of the WFR ID)
- USB Tethering Support: Yes - Up to three devices via a powered USB Hub.
- Ethernet Ports: 5x Gigabit Ethernet (LAN / WAN Switchable)
- Cellular Modem Specs: Can be purchased with no modem, or one modem (either Cat-4 or Cat-6).
- Cellular Modem: None or Single 4G.
- Supported Networks and Bands: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile
- LTE Bands:
- Cat-4: 2, 4, 5, 12/17, 13, 14, 66, 71
- Cat-6: 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66
- MIMO Support: 2x2 Integrated Antenna
- LTE Performance Category:
- Cat-4 (Max Theoretical Speed: 150 Mbps Down / 50 Mbps Up)
- Cat-6 (Max Theoretical Speed: 300 Mbps Down / 50 Mbps Up)
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation:
- Cat 4: No
- Cat 6: 2x Download
- Cellular Antennas: 2x
- SIM Slots: Mini-SIM
- Dimensions: 7"H x 7.5"W x 5"D
- Other Ports: SD Card
- Power Source: 12V or 24V DC Power / AC Power Adapters Optional
- Outdoor Rated: No
- Special Features: Data Usage Tracking, Auto Failover, Load Balancing
- Retail Price: Base price $160 | +$100 for Cat-4 Modem | +$150 for Cat-6 Modem
News, Videos & Status
The Aspen was released in March 2020, and we received an evaluation unit with the Cat-6 modem in September 2020.
We've completed our review which is available to members below.
MIAs can also access our Testing Forum for our full testing notes and thoughts:
Here is our first look video:
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If you want to buy both indoor and outdoor units, WiFiRanger generally offers package pricing for packs with rooftop units.
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