WiFiRanger's Poplar router is the most basic 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 began shipping in October 2019.
But the Poplar also works standalone - and if you do not need the roof-mounted features, the Poplar by itself is a good value with plenty of future upgrade potential.
Like the other indoor Converge routers, if you have a powered USB Hub, you can actually tether up to three mobile hotspots and/or cellphones to a WiFiRanger Poplar router to load balance your usage across multiple providers.
But in other ways, the Poplar is a very basic router - only supporting 2.4GHz 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), with no 5GHz Wi-Fi compatibility at all.
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: Poplar
- Base Technology: ZBT WE826
- Router Specs:
- # of Connected Devices: Not specified
- Wi-Fi Router: 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 - Fast Ethernet (LAN / WAN Switchable)
- Cellular Modem Specs: (Optional)
- Cellular Modem: Single 4G
- Supported Networks and Bands: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile
- LTE Bands: 2, 4, 5, 12/17, 13, 14, 66, 71
- MIMO Support: 2x2
- LTE Performance Category: Category 4 (Max Theoretical Speed: 150 Mbps Down / 50 Mbps Up)
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: No
- Cellular Antennas: 2x
- SIM Slots: 1x Mini-SIM
- Dimensions: 6.4" Tall x 5.7" Wide x 1.3" Deep
- Other Ports: MicroSD
- 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: $100 | + $100 for Internal LTE Cat-4 Modem Upgrade Kit
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