The Everest was officially announced in September 2019 and has continually promised to be released sometime in 2020.
Though all Converge outdoor routers have the same external plastic shell, under the hood they are all different.
This flagship Everest model provides improved long-range dual-band Wi-Fi capabilities operating at the peak of FCC Wi-Fi power limits, and also offers integrated cellular with ample future expansion and evolution potential.
WiFiRanger describes Everest this way:
"The Everest platform is the most capable connectivity solution ever debuted to the industry. Offering outdoor dual chain, 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz high power Wi-Fi, an integrated Cat 6 multi carrier LTE modem, a second slot for an additional LTE modem, USB 3.0 connection for up to Cat 20 LTE & 5G futures, and up to 64GB storage of telemetry data."
The Converge platforms are designed for flexibility and upgradeability - with the electronics inside the roof-mounted shell claimed to be easily upgradeable by swapping out the "circuitry tray" to enable future features, or to upgrade to a higher-end model down the road.
In other words - if your RV came with with a Teton on the roof, you should be able to turn it into a Denali or a high-end Everest without needing to remove and replace the plastic shark fin shell on your RV roof.
Further details will be released once Everest is closer to shipping.
Though the Converge outdoor product line was launched to bring HDTV, AM/FM, cellular, and Wi-Fi together into a single unit on an RV roof - the consumer version of the WiFiRanger Everest does not have HDTV or AM/FM functionality built in.
WiFiRanger has discovered that the high-powered Wi-Fi in Everest was "not optimal" for mixing with HDTV, and actually causes interference with the TV signal - making that particularly bit of convergence possible, but not recommended.
The Everest can be paired with one of WiFiRanger's indoor router systems (the Poplar , Aspen, or Spruce) if you desire - but an indoor router is not required. If you do add an indoor router, WiFiRanger's user interface allows the two units operate (relatively) seamlessly as one - with just a single unified control panel which lets you choose your upstream connections and manage your locally connected devices.
In August 2020, WiFiRanger was acquired by Winegard which pushed the release of the Everest back. We will be tracking how this affects product pricing and availability going forward.
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: Everest
- Router Specs:
- # of Connected Devices: Not specified
- Wi-Fi Router: Yes
- Control Panel and Default Password:
Control Panel: mywifiranger.com
Default Password: changemenowXXYY (XXYY" are the last four digits of the WFR ID)
- USB Tethering Support: No - Available Via Paired Indoor Router
- Ethernet Ports: No - Available Via Paired Indoor Router
- Cellular Modem Specs:
- Dimensions: 9" Tall x 5.5" Wide x 7" Deep
- Other Ports:
- Power Source: 12V or 24V DC Power / AC Power Adapters a $5 Option
- Outdoor Rated: Yes - Connected Indoors via a 15' Tetherpoint Cable (Longer Cables Available)
- Special Features:
- Retail Price:
- Router only - $650
- Router + Cat-4 LTE Modem - $750
- Router + Cat-6 LTE Modem - $800
- Router + 2x Cat-4 LTE Modem - $850
- Router + Cat-4 LTE Modem & Cat-6 LTE Modem - $900
- Router + 2x Cat-6 LTE Modem - $950
News, Videos & Status
We are slated to receive an Everest as soon as they are ready for shipping.
We will be integrating these into our testing, and sharing our hands on experience with our members.
During our evaluation, members can track our impressions and testing data in these places:
- [Testing Lab Report] Pepwave MAX Transit Duo vs WiFiRanger Converge, MIMO Antennas (Fall/Winter 2019/2020)
- In Progress Testing Forum Notes
Here is our first look video of the Converge line-up:
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The Everest is expected to go on sale in Fall 2020.
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