August 14th, 2020
WINEGARD COMPANY ACQUIRES WIFIRANGER
Read press release here.
Winegard Acquisition Questions
The acquisition of WiFiRanger by Winegard Company occurred on August 14th, 2020. WiFiRanger is now solely owned by Winegard, making it “A Winegard Company.” The WiFiRanger development and manufacturing is still operating in Idaho, yet a deep sense of collaboration and interdependence exists.
Prior to the acquisition, the leadership of both companies shared similar visions for the mobile connectivity industries and future innovations. Various synergies and complementary strengths also existed between Winegard and WiFiRanger. Because of these aspects, the acquisition was the natural path forward for improved market development.
The synergistic and collaborative approach of Winegard and WiFiRanger will result in greater innovation and market penetration. The current era of connectivity and communication requires continual advancement. Now with Winegard and WiFiRanger united, new solutions and improvements on existing products will be rapidly and judiciously pursued. Both platforms will see improvements in features and performance.
No, WiFiRanger and Winegard are not in competition with each other. Rather, both brands collaborate and work to provide ideal solutions for customers. The competitive energy of both brands is now directed at all other connectivity brands in the same markets. Both Winegard and WiFiRanger brands share the same team, values, and mission. Currently, just the products, features, and data plans remain unique to match diverse customer needs. This acquisition has further solidified the comprehensiveness of the Winegard and WiFiRanger connectivity product suite.
Currently there are no planned changes to aftermarket fulfillment of WiFiRanger products purchased at wifiranger.com/shop. However, there will be changes in OEM or Dealer distribution. Both Winegard and WiFiRanger are proactively handling these logistics and communications to ensure a smooth transition for OEM and Dealer customers.
Currently customer service will not change in approach or contact methods. In order to receive assistance, contact the appropriate support team for your particular product(s). WiFiRanger and Winegard support are still separate and independent from each other. This may change in the future, but not until sufficient cross-training has occurred.
Depending on the products in question, there may be an appropriate network configuration to interconnect Converge and Connect products. However, it is recommended to contact customer service for specifics of product operation and cross-compatibility.
WiFiRanger Creates Innovative Mobile WiFi & LTE Solutions
Connect & Control. Completely.
Mobile Connectivity Diagrams for WiFi & LTE Internet Distributed to All Computers & Devices from WiFiRanger Routers
PROVIDING PORTS AND ACCESSIBILITY
WiFiRanger makes indoor mobile routers which provide a wireless network, USB port for LTE tethering, LAN ports, and an integrated LTE modem (optional).
REACHING DISTANT WIFI AND CELLULAR
WiFiRanger makes outdoor mobile routers which provide long-range WiFi reception and broadcast with an integrated LTE modem (optional).
Integrated LTE Modems
EMBEDDING CELLULAR INTERNET
WiFiRanger integrates high-performance LTE modems in certain indoor and outdoor routers for improved LTE speeds and seamless data sharing.
ENGINEERED FOR MOBILE LIFESTYLES
WiFiRanger started due to the special connectivity requirements of the RV industry and has maintained its original mobile development focus.
135,000+ UNITS INSTALLED SINCE 2010
WiFiRanger is proven to be an effective and reliable brand of connectivity solutions for the RV industry with over a decade of market success.
RETHINKING CONNECTIVITY AND ADAPTING
WiFiRanger continues to push the boundaries of what is thought of as possible regarding mobile connectivity and networking.
Feature-rich Connectivity Solutions for the RV Industry
Get the Most of Mobile Internet
FINDS IDEAL INTERNET SOURCE
WiFiRanger automatically analyzes all available internet sources and selects the ideal connection based on saved user preferences.
RECONNECTS TO INTERNET WHEN OFFLINE
WiFiRanger automatically reconnects to the preferred or backup internet source if the router detects that it is offline.
Auto Filtered Login
AUTHENTICATES HOTSPOT LOGIN PAGES
WiFiRanger automatically logs in to captive portal pages on public WiFi networks when a user stores their username and password on the router.
CONNECTS MULTIPLE INTERNET SOURCES
WiFiRanger utilizes multiple internet sources simultaneously whether WiFi or LTE which increases reliability and can improve speeds on some websites.
PREFERS DESIRED INTERNET SOURCES
WiFiRanger prioritizes internet sources based on user preferences which dictate Auto Connect, Load Balancing, and Failover functionality.
MONITORS AND CONTROLS DATA USAGE
WiFiRanger tracks bandwidth usage by internet source and device, allowing for detailed data monitoring and advanced bandwidth usage rules.
BLOCKS DANGEROUS CONNECTIONS
WiFiRanger secures the local network of the router with a robust firewall which blocks suspicious or uninvited network traffic and connection attempts.
SECURES WIRELESS BROADCASTS
WiFiRanger encrypts its wireless broadcasts with WPA3 which is the latest and most robust security standard for WiFi networks.
ENCRYPTS ALL INTERNET TRAFFIC
WiFiRanger can create a Virtual Private Network (VPN) using its simple SafeSurf feature which increases security for sensitive web browsing and transactions.
UPDATES WITH A SINGLE CLICK
WiFiRanger installs the latest firmware when online after the simple click of a button on the Control Panel, keeping features and security up to date.
CREATES INTERNET LINK TO DEVICES
WiFiRanger conduits to devices (i.e. security cameras) which are connected to the router, providing a URL that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
SAVES TIME WHEN TROUBLESHOOTING
WiFiRanger links to secure servers which allows technicians to remotely troubleshoot issues when the router is online.
Indoor & Outdoor RV Routers and LTE Modems
School Bus Internet Solutions
Custom WiFi + LTE Solutions for COVID-19