WiFiRanger's Sequoia indoor router is the flagship in the lineup of TetherPoint indoor routers that are designed to easily pair with a WiFiRanger Converge (Teton, Denali, or Everest) installed on an RV roof.
But the Sequoia also works standalone - and if you do not need the roof-mounted features, the Sequoia by itself is an exceptional value with plenty of features built in and unprecedented future upgrade potential towards Gigabit LTE and 5G capabilities.
The Sequoia router is built with the ability to add dual internal LTE modem upgrades, it has an SD card slot for data collection, a USB 2.0 port to allow tethering cellular devices for data aggregation, and a USB 3 port for additional tethering support - fast enough for for Gigabit LTE and 5G upgrade options.
The Sequoia router has the same Wi-Fi performance as the model just below it in the WiFiRanger line-up - the Aspen - but comes with a lot more future upgrade potential. WiFiRanger describes it this way:
"Sequoia is unmatched, offering high power 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz radios, (AC1200 WiFi) up to 2 additional LTE embedded modems, USB 3.0 port for up to Cat 20 and 5G futures, and a USB 2.0 port for tethering multiple handheld devices."
At $100 more than Aspen the Sequoia is an expensive router, but it still costs less than the old $349 WiFiRanger GoAc, and it has a lot of future upgrade potential.
The WiFiRanger Sequoia was officially announced in September 2019.
The Sequoia Router is expected to be available in early 2020. The complete technical specifications and features are not yet fully known.
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 Name: Sequoia
- Base Technology: TBD
- Router Specs:
- Wi-Fi Router: Yes
- USB Tethering Support: Yes - Up to three devices via a powered USB Hub.
- USB 3.0 Port: A second USB port for additional devices, fast enough for Gigabit LTE and 5G tethering in the future.
- Ethernet Ports: 5x - Gigabit Ethernet (LAN / WAN Switchable)
- Cat-4 Cellular Modem Upgrade Specs:
- Dimensions: TBD
- Power Source: 12V or 24V DC Power / AC Power Adapters Optional
- Outdoor Rated: No
- Retail Price: $229
- + $99 for Internal LTE Cat-4 Modem Upgrade Kit
- + $59 to for LTE Cat-4 to Cat-6 Upgrade
Review & Testing Status
Most likely will also evaluate the higher end Sequoia & Everest once released.
Here is our first look video:
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
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The WiFiRanger Sequoia is expected to go on sale in early 2020.
If you want to buy both indoor and outdoor units at once - you can buy the Everest / Sequoia Pack for $949.
WiFiRanger has a wiring setup they call "TetherPoint" that makes it easy to connect between indoor and outdoor WiFiRanger units - and which provides power to both sides.
WiFiRanger's lineup of "TetherPoint" indoor routers are designed to easily pair with the Converge units on the roof.
An indoor router is not required for a WiFiRanger system - but having one will give you ethernet ports for wired networking, USB tethering support for connecting via cellular hotspots, and it will let your indoor Wi-Fi network operate independently from the long-range Wi-Fi radio on the roof - improving overall Wi-Fi performance across the board.
Or you can purchase just the indoor router if you don't need the longer range roof mounted components.
Whichever way you go - you can always expand your system later, as needed.
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