WiFiRanger is a brand that focuses on mobile connectivity hardware specifically for the RV market. Once a small standalone company, in August of 2020, WiFiRanger was acquired by Winegard, although it still operates independently.
WiFiRanger's product lines focus on a mix of outdoor (rooftop) units and indoor mobile routers.
Their components are designed to be modular - meaning they can be used as standalone devices or connected together to create a more capable system by pairing an outdoor unit with an indoor router, letting them work together.
WiFiRanger sells "packs" that combine popular products together - however, you can easily mix-n-match separately purchased components within the current generation of products.
Once paired, both units are controlled through a single user interface - with the interior router remotely controlling the long-range roof hardware.
WiFiRanger originally focused on long-range Wi-Fi and routers - and this is still their strong suit - but they've also moved into cellular.
WiFiRanger specifically designs their equipment and features with the RVer in mind. They typically beta test their products with a group of RVers in the field before release, and a lot of the beta feedback ends up incorporated into future releases.
The downside of WiFiRanger is that they are a small company, which means they don't have huge engineering or QA departments. The result is that bugs in their firmware are annoyingly common and new product launches can experience delays.
Overall WiFiRanger has a reputation for delivering solid customer support, and they are very responsive to fixing issues...eventually.
In 2019 WiFiRanger introduced a new product line called Converge. This line has three indoor routers (Poplar, Spruce, and Aspen) and three outdoor routers (Teton, Denali, and Everest), all of which can be used independently, or bundled together.
All of WiFiRanger's products can act as an independent router, and all include Wi-Fi extending features. Several products offer integrated cellular modems as options.
WiFiRanger also changed how they connect indoor and outdoor units with the Converge line. Older devices utilized Power over Ethernet (PoE) for data and power in a single cable. With the Converge line, WiFiRanger is using a custom wiring setup they call "TetherPoint" that combines an Ethernet cable and a dedicated power cable into a single cable.
The specific products in their current lineup that we cover in our Gear Center are presented below. Click through to get more in-depth information on the specifications, features, and a review of each:
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We've received several WiFiRanger Converge products for testing and evaluation:
- Denali (Rooftop Unit) with a Cat-6 modem - Received October 2019
- Aspen (Indoor Unit) with a Cat-6 modem - Received October 2020
- Everest (Rooftop Unit) with a single Cat-12 modem and Spruce (Indoor Unit) - Received April 2021
- Everest (Rooftop Unit) with a single Cat-6 modem and Spruce (Indoor Unit) - Received June 2021
Additionally, in January 2022 we received a WiFiRanger Osprey for testing with the Winegard Air 360+
We've done initial testing will all these products, and continue to periodically test them as conditions warrant.
Members can track our impressions and testing data here:
- Everest / Aspen Testing Forum Notes
- Denali / Spruce Testing Forum Notes
- [Testing Lab Report] Pepwave MAX Transit Duo vs WiFiRanger Converge, MIMO Antennas (Fall/Winter 2019/2020)
- WiFiRanger Osprey and Air360+ Testing Forum Notes
Additionally, we have extensive experience with retired products that are no longer for sale.
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Related News Center Articles
- WiFiRanger Releases 7.1.0b12 Firmware Update Posted on: June 27, 2022
- WifiRanger Osprey Cat-12 Option Now Available Posted on: April 7, 2022
- WiFiRanger Releases Osprey Cellular Router to Pair With Winegard's Air 360+ Rooftop Antenna System Posted on: January 28, 2022
- WiFiRanger Firmware Update 7.1.0b11 - Performance Improvements, Simplified UI, Bug Fixes, Preparing for Future 5G Modems Posted on: September 21, 2021
- WiFiRanger Converge Everest: Ready At Last, With Upgraded Modem Options and New Pricing Posted on: April 23, 2021
- ConnecT & Converge: WiFiRanger Becomes Part of Winegard Posted on: August 19, 2020
- AT&T Officially Pulls "Unlimited Adventure Plan" - AT&T RV Based Plans Now Available to WiFiRanger Posted on: January 21, 2020
- UPDATED: WiFiRanger Releases "Converge" Details and Pricing - New Outdoor and Indoor Cellular Enabled Wi-Fi Routers Posted on: September 25, 2019
- WifiRanger Offers AT&T-Based Data Plans Posted on: July 31, 2019
- WiFiRanger Launches SkyPro3, Finalizes 7.0.8 Firmware Update Posted on: July 9, 2019
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WiFiRanger primarily sells direct online, at CampingWorld, and at RV rallies.
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