The WiFiRanger GoAC router was WiFiRanger's 2016 flagship released in November 2016 replacing the Go2 in WiFiRanger's product lineup.
It is now superseded by the WiFiRanger Spruce, released in late October 2019.
WiFiRanger has a long history of serving the RV market with indoor routers and companion roof-mounted long-range gear that many have come to rely on.
The GoAC brings simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz (802.11n) and 5GHz (802.11ac) Wi-Fi to the WiFiRanger line, as well as gigabit ethernet ports.
And the GoAC retains a POE (Power Over Ethernet) port designed to power and control a long-range WiFiRanger outdoor unit on the roof.
WiFiRanger routers are designed with the needs of RVers in mind - and the GoAC deservedly held a Top Pick status.
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:
- Base Technology: MikroTik RouterBoard (hAPac)
- Wi-Fi Router: Yes
- 2.4GHz Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n - 450Mbps Max (3x3 MIMO) - 2.5dB Antenna
- 5GHz Wi-Fi: 802.11 ac/a/n - 1300Mbps Max (3x3 MIMO ) - 2.0dB Antenna
- Wi-Fi Antenna: Integrated internal. Can pair with EliteAC or Sky2/SkyPro on the roof.
- Wi-Fi as WAN: Yes
- Claimed Wi-Fi Range: 750 ft
- Guest Wi-Fi Network: Yes
- Cellular Tethering via USB: 1X USB Port - Most modems, hotspots and smartphones supported.
- Integrated Cellular Modem: No
- Ethernet Ports: 5x 1,000Mbps Gigabit (WAN / LAN Configurable), 1x POE
- Special Features: Data Usage Tracking, Auto Failover, Load Balancing
- Power Source: 12v or 110v AC
- Dimensions: 5.4" x 4.5" x 1"
- Outdoor Rated: No
- Retail Price: $349.99
Retired in early 2020
In late 2019, WiFiRanger released their new Converge and Tetherpoint line-up - the WiFiRanger Spruce is the upgraded equivalent to the GoAC form factor and is only $119, and much more powerful. They also have other interior router options.
The GoAC is currently only available if purchased with the EliteAC pack. It will continue to be available until they run out of stock, and supported long into the future for current customers for firmware updates and warranty repairs.
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Review & Testing Status
WiFiRanger sent us a review unit of the GoAC for evaluation in late 2016.
We have had the GoAC in active head-to-head testing against several other competitors since the beginning of 2017 - and we have even made it our primary mobile router for weeks on end to stress test it.
We share our more detailed analysis, hands-on thoughts, and an in-depth video guide with our members below.
And members can view our ongoing field testing and range results here:
Here is our quick unboxing video and first impressions of the WiFiRanger GoAC, Core, EliteAC, and SkyPro.
Our deeper analysis, impressions, and video guide are in our members-only section.
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