BearExtender was originally developed in 2009 as a long range Wi-Fi USB adapter exclusively for Macs by a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Product Design major and a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, who has been working in the technology sector in product development.

BearExtender was created to help students connect to the University of California, Berkeley wireless network called “AirBears.”

Due to the size of the campus and the number of buildings, wireless coverage of the campus is incomplete. BearExtender helps students connect on campus and off campus.

Since its launch in 2009, the use of BearExtender has spiked worldwide, allowing travelers to get Wi-Fi in places they could not previously. BearExtender is also used in corporate environments as well as by the US Armed Forces. The BearExtender team has grown and launched new products geared toward PCs and the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard as well.

Logo history


In October 2014 we updated our logo for the second since our launch. Our original logo showed Wi-Fi signal bars, a hallmark of what our company was about. In 2010 we made some modifications to better fit product casing. As this style of signal bars has become more common for companies in the Wi-Fi and cellular industries, our 2014 logo was completely redesigned to capture the uniqueness of our company and products we create in a world that seems so flooded with various technical options at times.

Going forward we will be introducing our new logo onto all products. In the short term your products may have our 2010 logo as we update inventories.