November 01, 2013
BearExtender is not compatible with tablets running Microsoft Windows RT, including the Microsoft Surface RT. BearExtender is not compatible with Android tablets or iPads.
November 01, 2013
October 28, 2013
Apple recently announced the availability of OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
As part of our ongoing support for all BearExtender customers and models, we are releasing a Free OS X 10.9 Mavericks beta. A final version of the driver will be released later this year.
Use of beta software is provided as-is and important data should be backed up prior to installing this beta.
If you are not comfortable or are unsure if you should run this software, we recommend you do not install the beta.
To download the 10.9 Mavericks beta driver for all BearExtender models, click here.
October 05, 2013
Our updated 2013 version of BearExtender PC is now available for purchase.
BearExtender PC is a long range USB Wi-Fi adapter that features an upgraded power amplifier (now 1200mW max) as well as increased receive capabilities This means longer range Wi-Fi reception and more signal bars for you. Our 5 dBi antenna is now included in box as a standard accessory.
BearExtender PC is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, and also Windows 8. Visit our Facebook page to see what others are saying about BearExtender PC.
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BERKELEY, CA–August 1st, 2013– BearExtender, the leader in long range Wi-Fi solutions for Apple Macintosh computers, announced today the availability of two new Wi-Fi products for Macs.
BearExtender 1200 is a high-powered 1200mW receiver for the long-range 2.4 GHz 802.11n band, available for pre-order today (ships August 15). It features up to 70% more power than the original BearExtender, an upgraded high gain 5 dBi antenna and a new high sensitivity receiver.
BearExtender Turbo is a high-speed 802.11ac receiver shipping in October. It features a maximum throughput speed of 867 Mbps that is up to three times faster than modern 802.11n equipped Macs. It also features USB 3.0 connectivity and dual upgradable antennas.
"After the success of our first BearExtender (2009) and BearExtender Mini (2012), both which received 4 out of 5 Mice ratings from MacWorld Magazine, we knew we had to deliver even more range for BearExtender 1200,” said Roland Saekow, head of product development at BearExtender.
Based on third generation BearExtender technology, BearExtender 1200 has 70% more power than the original 2009 BearExtender, but still has the same low price that made the original version popular with students, members of US armed forces stationed abroad, and Mac users worldwide.
BearExtender 1200 continues the company’s commitment to innovation of the long range 2.4 Ghz Wi-Fi band, which is more commonly used in residential areas, campuses, and travel destinations like hotels.
Higher frequencies such as the 5 Ghz band can offer faster speeds but have significantly shorter range due to the physical properties of 5 Ghz waves. Higher frequencies do not penetrate well through solid objects like walls.
In October, BearExtender Turbo will bring 802.11ac compatibility to the Mac operating system, with throughput speeds of up to 867 Mbps on the 5 Ghz band.
“BearExtender Turbo is a dual band (2.4 & 5 GHz) 802.11ac receiver with a focus on throughput speed,” added Saekow. “Our purpose in keeping BearExtender 1200 on the 2.4 GHz 802.11n band is to achieve the longest possible range on the most commonly used Wi-Fi band today while with BearExtender Turbo we are focused on offering extreme 802.11ac speeds to any Mac owner looking to upgrade.”
BearExtender 1200 is just $49.97 and is available for pre-order starting today, August 1st at www.BearExtender.com (ships August 15th).
BearExtender 1200 will be available for purchase in Canada and Europe in late August through official BearExtender distributors.
BearExtender Turbo will be available in October. Pricing will be announced in September.
Pre-orders for BearExtender 1200 placed at BearExtender.com between Thursday August 1st and Sunday August 4th are just $39.97.
The price will return to $49.97 on Monday, August 5th.
All BearExtender products are backed by a 100% US based support team and come with a 45 day no-hassle return period and full 1 Year warranty.
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|BearExtender 1200 plugged in via USB with a 11" MacBook Air||
BearExtender 1200 with new 5 dBi antenna (smaller 2 dBi antenna is also included in the box)
|BearExtender 1200 with antenna removed. Mini USB port on front||BearExtender 1200 showing industry standard RP-SMA antenna port allowing for larger antennas|
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July 31, 2013
Effective July 31, 2013, BearExtender.com will no longer ship orders outside of the US and Canada.
Instead BearExtender products will be available from our network of international distributors beginning in late August. We made this move to provide faster and more reliable service to our international customers.
Please click here for purchase links to our international distributors.
January 21, 2013
This Sunday, the US Post Office will implement their yearly postage rate increase. While domestic rates are seeing a small jump of around 7%, International rates are increasing between 25 and 60% depending on mail class.
At BearExtender, we have maintained the same rates the last several years for domestic shipping, and have only increased International rates a modest amount each year. We are currently determining what changes to make to our international postage structure and will update this article with changes later this week. To ensure you get the cheapest shipping rate, we recommend buying before Friday, January 25th, 2013.
Update: As of July 2013, we only ship to the 50 US States, Canada, APO military addresses, and US territories including Guam and Puerto Rico. We do not ship to other international destinations.
September 05, 2012
Today we have discontinued BearExtender Mac Original (2009). In its place is the sleeker and lighter BearExtender Mini for Mac. BearExtender Mini for Mac contains more transmit power and is about half the size and weight of the original BearExtender.
BearExtender Mini for Mac is a great choice for long range WiFi connections on your Macbook, iMac, or other compatible Apple computer. It works with Apple Mac OS 10.3 up through 10.7. We also have a beta driver for Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion here.
The smaller size and weight benefits mobile users, and it also helps reduce our carbon footprint. We now need just half the plastic to produce this long range device, which not only decreases our consumption, it means less weight flying around in planes to get to consumers. We have also introduced a special optional carry case made entirely of recycled materials. It holds BearExtender Mini, the USB cable, and antenna.
BearExtender Mac Original (2009) is no longer available for sale as of today. However, we will continue to offer full support for all owners, and when our final Mountain Lion driver is available for BearExtender Mini, it will also be made available for BearExtender Mac Original (2009).
- The BearExtender Team
July 25, 2012
If you have upgraded your Mac to Mountain Lion, we do have a beta driver available you can try with your BearExtender for Mac or BearExtender Mini for Mac. Click here for more information.
July 12, 2011
"Simply put, we're impressed with the BearExtender PC on all fronts. It's compact and portable, it grabs hold of weak Wi-Fi signals when most other network adapters would wave the white flag, and it's priced appropriately so that college students won't have to cut into their beer fund to be able to afford it. If you're a road warrior or simply want an insurance policy against weak Wi-Fi signals, do yourself a favor and adopt a BearExtender PC."