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Old 05-22-2020, 11:34 AM   #1
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Aspen WifiRanger Indoor Router Questions

I bought the Poplar WifiRanger to test that it will support my iPhone tethered for Celllular data. I also tested and can connect to my GMC2500 ATT LTE service while in the trailer. Both work fine and can load share.

When will the Aspen version be available again? I would have ordered it but it was out of stock. I would prefer it for the 1 Gig Ethernet and the dual radios.

The Aspen has both 2.4 and 5 radioes. If the 2.4 is being used to connect to my trucks LTE hotspot can I connect to the 5 Ghz radio will in my trailer and have better performance since the 2.4 radio won't have to function as a wireless client and wireless access point at the same time?

Does the Aspen processor improve the performance of the web interface and the time to save and change configurations?

Once the Aspen is shipping I will install it in my trailer and move the Poplar to the house for the times when I need to fail back to cellular data at the house. I can connect it to my home's Unify USG-Pro-4 router on the 2nd wan interface.
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Old 05-22-2020, 04:38 PM   #2
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When will the Aspen version be available again? I would have ordered it but it was out of stock. I would prefer it for the 1 Gig Ethernet and the dual radios.
The supply of both Aspen and Spruce routers have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. We fully expect to have Aspens back in stock by the end of June.

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The Aspen has both 2.4 and 5 radioes. If the 2.4 is being used to connect to my trucks LTE hotspot can I connect to the 5 Ghz radio will in my trailer and have better performance since the 2.4 radio won't have to function as a wireless client and wireless access point at the same time?
Yes you can configure your system as you describe and that is the most effective way to use it.

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Yes, the improved speed of the Aspen's processor will improve the router's response to commands.

Thanks for being a WiFiRanger customer.

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Thanks for the response. It looks like I will be able to use the Aspen effectively with the 2.4 and 5 Ghz radios. The 2.4 Ghz radio will be as a WIFI client for one of my Internet links and the 5 Ghz radio will be my WIFI access point.

I will repurpose the Poplar in my house for those times that my cable Internet goes offline.
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Docj, just ordered a mh with the wifiranger as standard equipment. Been using netgear 815 on the $20 ATT unlimited plan. Not sure how they work together, if they even can.
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Docj, just ordered a mh with the wifiranger as standard equipment. Been using netgear 815 on the $20 ATT unlimited plan. Not sure how they work together, if they even can.
Does your new MH have both a rooftop and indoor Ranger? Some manufacturers offer both other only offer the rooftop unit. Did you order either the rooftop (or indoor routers) with built-in modems?

Depending on your answers to these questions there are a variety of options open to you. If you want to use your Ranger as the "hub" of your internet activity, the easiest thing to do would be to connect your Netgear to the Ranger via Ethernet (assuming you have an inddor Ranger.)

Rather than me speculating without knowing what your setup is, please provide the asnwers to my questions and I can respond to those.

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Does your new MH have both a rooftop and indoor Ranger? Some manufacturers offer both other only offer the rooftop unit. Did you order either the rooftop (or indoor routers) with built-in modems?

Depending on your answers to these questions there are a variety of options open to you. If you want to use your Ranger as the "hub" of your internet activity, the easiest thing to do would be to connect your Netgear to the Ranger via Ethernet (assuming you have an inddor Ranger.)

Rather than me speculating without knowing what your setup is, please provide the asnwers to my questions and I can respond to those.

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Not much info from the manufacturer, it's a Tiffin Wayfarer and I get it next week. Will post when I get the info you need.
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I have a Togo Connect C2 on the road of my trailer. I connected it using the Togo Ethernet jack to the Poplar WifiRouter in the trailer. It took me a little while to figure it out but it now works great. I am getting better performance using the WifiRouter as the access point for the trailer and the Togo as the Internet link to my house wifi.

I currently don't plan to activate the Togo cellular data but it works fine for a wifi data link. The Togo is unlocked and can be used by multiple carriers.

My plan now is to use my ATT LTE via my GMC 2500HD for primary cellular data when on the road and my 30 gig of Verizon hotspot data on my phone as backup. The Togo wifi claims to work up to 1.5 miles in a perfect world.
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Not much info from the manufacturer, it's a Tiffin Wayfarer and I get it next week. Will post when I get the info you need.
FWIW the Tiffin website shows the Wayfarer as coming with a King WiFi booster not a WiFiRanger. Are you sure you're getting a Ranger?
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