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Airstream12557 03-05-2013 04:48 AM

WiFi Signal amplifier
 
Has anyone tried this device?

Sam

https://www.wifiranger.com/

dwightdi 03-05-2013 06:01 AM

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.

Skater 03-05-2013 03:04 PM

Yes. We've had a couple threads discussing it in the computers and internet forum. Ours works great.

wolverine 03-05-2013 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Airstream12557 (Post 1268808)
Has anyone tried this device?

Sam

https://www.wifiranger.com/

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.

Airstream12557 03-06-2013 04:18 AM

Thanks for the responses!!

Sam

Rockwell 03-06-2013 06:38 AM

Best WIFI Investment I've made...in fact, using it right now...
Rockwell

BAB 03-06-2013 02:31 PM

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.

adonh 03-10-2013 10:59 AM

Where do you buy the Sky Wifi ranger from.

masseyfarm 03-10-2013 11:07 AM

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>

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.

Dave



Quote:

Originally Posted by adonh (Post 1271140)
Where do you buy the Sky Wifi ranger from.


damonbeals 03-10-2013 11:17 AM

theVap did a interview with the wifi ranger people and Tim installed one in his trailer.

Episode 163: Staying Connected | The Vintage Airstream Podcast

Damon
#4827

adonh 03-10-2013 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by masseyfarm (Post 1271144)
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>

Dave

Is this the correct equipment package

https://www.wifiranger.com/store/pro...products_id=66

DKB_SATX 03-10-2013 11:18 AM

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.

wkerfoot 03-10-2013 11:23 AM

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

Bill

Quote:

Originally Posted by DKB_SATX (Post 1271151)
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.


DKB_SATX 03-10-2013 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adonh (Post 1271150)
Is this the correct equipment package

https://www.wifiranger.com/store/pro...products_id=66

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.

DKB_SATX 03-10-2013 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wkerfoot (Post 1271153)
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

Bill

Yes, I realized I'd forgotten to type "Sky" after I posted, and went back to edit... which your quote picked up, amusingly enough. ;)

wolverine 03-11-2013 01:01 AM

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.

Aluminum03 04-04-2013 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DKB_SATX (Post 1271154)
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.

Anna girl 05-17-2013 08:52 PM

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!

kscherzi 05-17-2013 09:30 PM

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.

Anna girl 05-17-2013 10:02 PM

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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