This nifty little device helps us find and connect to WiFi hotspots from long distances.
As we travel with our home, sometimes we luck out and a nearby restaurant, café or hotel has free wifi. When this happens, we turn on our Wifi Ranger and do a happy dance!
There are lots of wifi boosters out there. From our research the two most popular are the feature rich Wifi Ranger and the more basic Rouge Wave. They both are great at boosting wifi signals from long distances, but the Wifi Ranger has additional features that make it the better option for us.
We’ve been using the Wifi Ranger since our RV days and it has proved its value even more aboard our sailboat. While others have to make their way to the marina office to get online, we’re comfortably working from our saloon. Or…here in French Polynesia it’s not uncommon to have a fancy hotel near our anchorage. We can pop over for a happy hour, get a 24 hour wifi pass and have 24 hours of decent free wifi on our boat!
The WiFi Ranger is installed on our hardtop for maximum line of sight (not at the top of the mast, then it would be too high and not line of sight) and boosts any accessible WiFi signal from up to 2,500 ft. away (but we say half a mile, because that has been our experience. Any further and the signal drops often or the speeds drop).
The Ranger isn’t something we use often, but we luck out it’s a downloading, uploading, updating party (overnight respectfully).
You can learn more and/or purchase the kit we have on their website: Wifiranger Elite Pack
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