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Old 03-05-2013, 04:48 AM   #1
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WiFi Signal amplifier

Has anyone tried this device?

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:01 AM   #2
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Better Wifi

I am using a similar wifi extender right now. Wifi extenders work as a repeater to allow better wifi coverage, where your signal is weak. I use it to give me good coverage in my mobile home from my sister's wifi 200 ft away in her trailer. If the coverage in the campground is poor, the extender can improve your signal. They have other products that plug into your air time dongle to provide a portable wifi hot spot for up to 5 users. They can be as simple as a one button programming.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:04 PM   #3
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Yes. We've had a couple threads discussing it in the computers and internet forum. Ours works great.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:18 PM   #4
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Has anyone tried this device?

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I installed a WifiRanger Sky OEM three weeks ago and we are delighted with the results. Unlike most wifi extenders or amplifiers, this device provides your own password protected wifi that allows you to connect as many wifi devices as you want without additional equipment. My wife and I each have a laptop, tablet, and smart phone linked to our Sky with excellent results. In the campground we are staying our wifi strength has nearly doubled. See my thread under wifi for details on how I installed it:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f451...on-101636.html

If you have any detailed questions, just PM me and I will be happy to answer them.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:18 AM   #5
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Thanks for the responses!!

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Best WIFI Investment I've made...in fact, using it right now...
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Yup. I bought mine last year and it really pulls in the signal. I had a set-up issue due to the name of my wireless (go figure), but I called them and in a matter of a few minutes they'd diagnosed the issue and I was good to go. Install was easy....ran the cable through the fridge vent. Installed the unit in my wardrobe.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:59 AM   #8
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Where do you buy the Sky Wifi ranger from.
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The master thread is here.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f451...ml#post1168107

I will try to get you the contact in a moment.
This is the website.
https://www.wifiranger.com/solutions/wfrconnect

The site below is RV specific.

https://www.wifiranger.com/rv-wifi

Evan was the contact when we were getting set up last year.

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If you contact him, let him know you are on this forum and copy a link to this thread or the master thread. He is a forum commercial member and will get back and answer any questions.

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Old 03-10-2013, 11:17 AM   #10
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theVap did a interview with the wifi ranger people and Tim installed one in his trailer.

Episode 163: Staying Connected | The Vintage Airstream Podcast

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Old 03-10-2013, 11:17 AM   #11
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The master thread is here.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f451...ml#post1168107

I will try to get you the contact in a moment.
This is the website.
https://www.wifiranger.com/solutions/wfrconnect

The site below is RV specific.

https://www.wifiranger.com/rv-wifi

Evan was the contact when we were getting set up last year.

Evan Sorenson <esorenson@bluemesh.net>

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Is this the correct equipment package

https://www.wifiranger.com/store/pro...products_id=66
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You can't buy the Wifi Ranger Sky from Wifi Ranger anymore. (Yes, it's as stupid as it sounds.) I bought one as a Christmas gift for my sister and had to jump through a few hoops. They're now selling exclusively through a company called Mito Corp, and as of a few months ago you couldn't order online, you had to talk with a representative. Their business seems to be set up more for RV manufacturers and dealers, but once I spoke to the right person they were friendly and helpful, and my sister is very happy with her new Sky.
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The WifiRanger Sky is the only one you can't purchase from WiFiRanger. I purchased a WiFiRanger RV Pack from directly from WiFiRanger off the web site in January. Mito is friendly once you call them, but you can't purchase from their web site.

https://www.wifiranger.com/store/pro...products_id=55

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You can't buy the Wifi Ranger Sky from Wifi Ranger anymore. (Yes, it's as stupid as it sounds.) I bought one as a Christmas gift for my sister and had to jump through a few hoops. They're now selling exclusively through a company called Mito Corp, and as of a few months ago you couldn't order online, you had to talk with a representative. Their business seems to be set up more for RV manufacturers and dealers, but once I spoke to the right person they were friendly and helpful, and my sister is very happy with her new Sky.
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That one is for the Mobile, not the Sky. It may suit your purposes, but I don't think it does the local private wifi that the Sky does. If memory serves from when I was picking out a solution for my sister, this one is basically an exterior amplified wifi antenna and you have to connect to it with a wire.
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The WifiRanger Sky is the only one you can't purchase from WiFiRanger. I purchased a WiFiRanger RV Pack from directly from WiFiRanger off the web site in January. Mito is friendly once you call them, but you can't purchase from their web site.

https://www.wifiranger.com/store/pro...products_id=55

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Yes, I realized I'd forgotten to type "Sky" after I posted, and went back to edit... which your quote picked up, amusingly enough.
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The Sky has a feature which automatically locks on to the strongest signal. We left it on while we traveling between two campgrounds in Florida and our smartphones with the wifi feature turned on were picking up emails while we were driving. When we got to our next campground, our wifi was working as soon as we arrived because they have an open network without passwords. All our wifi devices were working immediately with no effort.
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That one is for the Mobile, not the Sky. It may suit your purposes, but I don't think it does the local private wifi that the Sky does. If memory serves from when I was picking out a solution for my sister, this one is basically an exterior amplified wifi antenna and you have to connect to it with a wire.
The Sky and the Mobile have exactly the same features. Both are routers and allow device connections. The Mobile has a higher power radio and antenna, and more robust mounting options.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:52 PM   #18
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Well, we finally did it. We are picking our our 25fb 2013 Flying Cloud at the end of this month! I have been reading all these posts about getting internet in our trailer. The Wifi Ranger seems like the answer. Here are my questions for those who have this:

How does the Ranger provide the internet? Does it pick up service from cell phone towers thereby necessitating some sort of service plan. I keep getting confused by the wifi that campgrounds provide which is basically free and then the service that you can get anywhere from cell towers...but of course at a cost. A plan from AT&T or some other service provider is required. I also read somewhere that with the Ranger, you need a plan from Mallenicom.

Could someone please explain how this works? Kind of "A Sky Ranger for Dummies?"

Thanks so much!
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:30 PM   #19
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The WiFi ranger looks like a really expensive repeater. You can fined repeaters on Newegg.com for under $50. A repeater simply takes a radio signal and rebroadcasts it on a slightly different frequency.

If the source signal is weak, then the repeater just extends the chain. It cannot compensate for an upstream weak signal. A lot of free WiFi at rv parks are overloaded anyway.

A mobile hotspot like offered freedompop.com or just using a cell phone is more flexible.
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Thanks for your response. But..if I wanted to stream a movie using my laptop via Netflix, it would become cost prohibitive using cell phone service...right?
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