WiFiRanger Discontinues XT Antenna Upgrade

The towering XT antenna was so tall and hefty, we nick-named it Excalibur.

The towering XT antenna was so tall and hefty, we nick-named it Excalibur.

Just a quick update for those of you contemplating your roof-mounted long-range WiFi options - we've been informed that WiFiRanger has discontinued the XT Antenna upgrade.

First offered in September, the optional $100 antenna added 15" height to a basic WiFiRanger, and the 8.5dB gain delivered nearly 4x the signal strength of the stock 3dB antenna offered with the WiFiRanger MobileTi.

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But ever since WiFiRanger switched to offering the 6dB-equipped Elite instead of the MobileTi, the XT was no longer nearly as compelling of an upgrade.

WiFiRanger explains:

The custom XT Antenna is still warrantied of course, but simply is not available for purchase. Since the standard antenna of the Elite is already high-gain at 6dB, the XT Antenna became less appealing and was always extremely expensive to manufacturer/stock.

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And indeed - for most usage scenarios, the Elite's stock antenna and powerful radio are probably plenty.

But if you had your heart set on a towering XT on your roof or up a mast, unfortunately, you are now out of luck.


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