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WiFiRanger Core & SkyPro

WiFiRanger Core & SkyPro

As most full timers know (or find out), getting reliable Internet access on the road can be problematic. Campground WiFi is notoriously sketchy.

We’ve been fortunate this year. The majority of campgrounds we stayed in had “decent” WiFi. To me, that means reliable download speeds of 1 Mbps or greater.

When there’s no WiFi available, we have a 60 GB Verizon cellular data plan that we  can use for Internet access. However, sometimes this isn’t enough broadband data because we like to stream YouTube and Netflix videos. Streaming video sucks up gobs of broadband data, so we try to use WiFi when we can.

SkyPro Rooftop Install

To enhance nearby WiFi hotspots, we started using the WiFiRanger Core router. The Core creates a list of local WiFi hotspots and lets you select one to use for all your RV devices.

Core WiFi Hotspots (click to enlarge)

We used it for about a month and decided to add the optional rooftop SkyPro. A SkyPro extends the range of a Core and can boost WiFi speeds. Here’s the list of WiFi hotspots that appeared after we added the SkyPro to our Core:

Core + SkyPro (click to enlarge)

Also, with a SkyPro attached to our Core we saw a significant increase in signal strength and speed:

The Results

The Core and SkyPro can be purchased separately or together.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Njhz #

    T & J, say hi to Alfred & Lynn for me.
    Looks like a great setup for wifi.
    Going to pick up computer tomorrow.
    Happy travels.
    Nj

    June 1, 2017
  2. Toyota ACE #

    Tom, Thanks for all the input on the hopper3. Do you know if the eastern arc hybrid LNB will work with the winegard dish mounted on the roof of my rv. I got the western arc LNB to work per your instructions. When I switch to the eastern arc LNB it keeps showing the not voltage to the LNB on the box. I live in the NE and the western arc is tough to get and my home is also the eastern arc.

    Thanks Randy Miller

    On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 6:59 PM, rvSeniorMoments wrote:

    > Tom (rvSeniorMoments) posted: ” As most full timers know (or find out), > getting reliable Internet access on the road can be problematic. Campground > WiFi is notoriously sketchy. We’ve been fortunate this year. The majority > of campgrounds we stayed in had “decent” WiFi. To me, that” >

    June 25, 2017

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