To best bring in distant Wi-Fi, nothing beats having the radio up on the roof.
In December 2016, WiFiRanger also released the new SkyPro, which is a higher powered version of the Sky2 in a similar low profile form factor - and the EliteAC, which is WiFiRanger's current roof-mounted flagship.
WiFiRanger claims the Sky2 has a maximum range of 2500ft (1/2 mile), the SkyPro's range is 1.5 miles, while the EliteAC has a maximum range of 2 miles.
These range predictions are extremely optimistic, but they should give you a good sense of the relative capabilities on offer.
- Wi-Fi Router: Yes
- Cellular Tethering via USB: No, but can pair with an indoor WiFiRanger for this functionality.
- Integrated Cellular Modem: No
- Ethernet Ports: No, but can pair with an indoor WiFiRanger for this functionality.
- Special Features: Data Usage Tracking, Auto Faillover
- Power Source: POE (Power Over Ethernet)
- Dimensions: 8"x 5.5" x 3"
- Outdoor Rated: Yes
- Retail Price: $199.99 | Paired with Core: $359.99
Other Models & Variations
The WiFiRanger Sky2 may look similar to the more advanced SkyPro, but it is significantly less advanced.
The dual-antennas are a dead giveaway that you are looking at the "Pro" model. The Sky2 has just a single antenna coming out the top.
The original WiIFiRanger Sky is also a white roof-mounted box, but it is easily recognized because it does not have any external antennas rising up from it.
Review & Testing Status
WiFiRanger sent us a review unit of the Sky2 for evaluation in May 2015.
We have had the Sky2 mounted on our RV roof ever since, and have had it in active head-to-head testing against several other competitors.
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:
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WiFiRanger primarily sells direct online and at RV rallies.
The Sky2 is typically sold as part of the Sky2 Pack, bundled with a WiFiRanger Core indoor router for $359.99.
But you can buy the Sky2 standalone if you ask for it, or you can choose to order with the more capable indoor GoAC instead.
Members: Be sure to check the Members Discount page for an exclusive discount code to use when ordering.
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