WirEng is a company specializing in producing ultra wideband, ultra high-gain cellular antennas.
They have been in business since at least 2010, and have sent us a few evaluation units over the years.
WirEng mainly distributes its products through Best Cellular Distributor.
The products that are most applicable to our audience are the Omnirial2-5 and Omnirial2-Plus-5G omnidirectional antennas. They are high-gain, 2x2 MIMO, and can be used with both RVs and boats.
WirEng also offers two other models that they market as "mobile-friendly." However, these utilize several directional Yagi-style antennas to create specific antenna profiles and capabilities. Due to their size and this multi-antenna configuration, these are best set up and deployed when stationary.
- WideAnt2-5G-MIMO and WideAnt2-Plus-5G-MIMO: Directional, high-gain, with either 2x2 or 4x4 MIMO; $1335-$2960.
- GigaMIMO-5G and GigaMIMO16-5G: Omni-directional, high-gain, for marine applications; $5630-$11,630. These antennas are incredibly large and would probably not be suitable for much of our boating audience.
Previously Available WirEng Antennas
In the past, we have tested the WirEng BoatAnt, an omnidirectional 4G LTE cellular antenna, and the WirEng BoatAnt2 MIMO cellular antenna. Both were built with marine-grade construction, and at one point we had the BoatAnt designated as a Top Pick. But as of September 2021, both of these BoatAnt models are no longer made or available for purchase.
News, Videos, & Status
We have not reviewed or tested any of WirEng's current product line.
Our historical results from testing the retired BoatAnt and BoatAnt2 are shared in the member area below, and in our testing notes:
- WirEng BoatAnt BTA-50-OHM Antenna in Mock-MIMO Configuration (Cellular Antennas)
- Pepwave MAX Transit Duo vs WiFiRanger Converge, Winegard ConnecT 2.0 & MIMO Antennas (Fall/Winter 2019/2020)
- Cellular Signal Enhancing Field Testing Results (Late 2016)
- Cellular Signal Enhancing Field Testing Results (Summer 2016)
- Cellular Antenna Field Testing Results (Spring 2016)
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Cellular antennas can be a vital part of your signal enhancing strategy to get a better signal, and thus better cellular data performance. They come in many shapes, sizes and varieties.
They can be used directly connected to your mobile hotspots or cellular embedded routers, or they might connect to your cellular booster. They come in omni-directional vs directional, single vs MIMO, and might support different frequency bands. They come in combination antennas with Wi-Fi and GPS.
But most importantly, is your installation options on your RV or boat.
So before choosing an antenna, be sure to understand all of these variables - and keep in mind that there likely isn't a single 'one size fits all' solution here. You may need to make compromises, or even have speciality antennas for challenging signal areas.
We recommend starting with our Guide to Selecting Antennas, and then moving on to our other guides addressing related topics: