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BearExtender 1200 for Mac






BearExtender 1200 has been discontinued

 

BearExtender 1200 has been discontinued. The chipset architecture continues to function for Mac OS X versions up to 10.9 but with 10.10 we are exploring new product options for the future.

All BearExtender 1200 units sold have a one year warranty and we will continue to support current BearExtender 1200 for compatible operating systems. Current owners are recommended to not upgrade to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If you have already upgraded to 10.10, please contact our support staff for a workaround. Note that our workaround may not work on future incremental updates of 10.10.

At this time we do not have any long range Wi-Fi products exclusively for Macs. If you are looking for a device to help increase WiFi reception to multiple Macs, or PCs and tablets inside your home, please look at our forthcoming BearExtender Edge.

Our Mac compatible BearExtender Turbo model is designed for faster speeds on 802.11ac networks, however please note BearExtender Turbo is not a long range WiFi extender.


 

Product description

BearExtender 1200 is our 3rd generation award winning WiFi booster for Macs. It is compatible with Mac OS 10.5 through 10.9 (not 10.10 Yosemite compatible).
 
It has up to 70% more power than the original BearExtender.
 
BearExtender 1200 can pick up Wi-Fi signals up to 2-3 times the distance of built-in Apple AirPort cards.
 
 
 
  
 

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What You Get


Up to five times the Wi-Fi range!
BearExtender 1200 features 1200 mW of power. That is 70% more than the original BearExtender Mac.
More reliable connections
Improved signal strength can prevent constant drop outs
See more Wi-Fi networks around you
Scan and connect to distant Wi-Fi networks.

With a 1200mW RF transmitter, BearExtender 1200 turns weak WiFi signals into strong ones, and picks up additional WiFi signals in many environments your Mac's built-in WiFi card cannot even see. 

BearExtender 1200 gives your Mac a strong WiFi connection in all parts of your home, office or hotel.

It is even perfect for use in airports, RV parks, and on boats. 


Featuring a glossy white finish, BearExtender 1200 is the successor to our widely popular 2009 BearExtender Mac model and 2012 BearExtender Mini models, both which received a 4-star rating from Macworld Magazine.
 
  

Which BearExtender is right for me?

 

Compare BearExtender Models 

BearExtender 1200 for Mac

BearExtender Turbo for Mac

Ideal for fixing weak or low signal strength No 
Built-in high power Wi-Fi amplifier for long range use No 
Ideal for faster wireless backups or transferring large files between Macs No 
Built-in 802.11ac chip for new 802.11ac routers No 
Works with all Wi-Fi networks and hotspots

 


BearExtender has an easy to use interface made for Mac. Four tabs let you see nearby networks, create Favorite Networks, and adjust preferences.
Scan software works with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks (10.6, 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9). 
Not Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Compatible

Compatibility

BearExtender 1200 works with many different kinds of Macs including all PowerMac, iMac, iBook, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro and Mac Mini.
 
It is compatible with the following versions of Mac OS X only:
 
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

**Not Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Compatible

 


BearExtender connects to your Mac using a high speed USB 2.0 interface. Works with older Macs that have USB 1.1 as well.


 

How it Works

 

BearExtender achieves long range Wi-Fi performance through an external antenna, a high sensitivity receiver and a powerful 1200mW 802.11n standard Wi-Fi transmitter.

First, the upgradable external antenna design minimizes interference while increasing the antenna gain.

Next, BearExtender's award winning receiver is built using proprietary Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) for superior power amplification. This allows BearExtender to scan and boost faint incoming Wi-Fi signals.

Finally, BearExtender 1200 is built with a powerful integrated 1200mW amplifier, to communicate with a router, access point or base station at very long distances.

BearExtender uses an industry standard RP-SMA antenna port allowing you the flexibility to upgrade to a larger antenna in the future, making it the ideal Mac Wi-Fi upgrade for travelers, students, road warriors and more!
 
BearExtender 1200 features a mini USB port on the front that connects to the USB port on your Mac. A 2 ft USB cable is included.

 

No Internal AirPort Card Required

 

BearExtender 1200 contains both a transmitter and receiver, so no internal AirPort card is required. It is a perfect replacement for Macs with a broken internal card.

 


Rave Reviews for BearExtender Technology

BearExtender technology has been reviewed by Macworld, Engadget, SlashGear, TUAW, the Gadgeteer and more!

 

In the Box

 

  • BearExtender 1200 USB WiFi Booster for Mac OS X
  • 5 dBi gain antenna (for distant networks)
  • 2 dBi gain antenna (for nearby networks)
  • 2 ft shielded USB cable
  • CD containing manual and drivers
    • No CD drive? Download the complete CD contents here.

 


Optional Accessories

Optional 16 feet USB Extension cable allows you to place BearExtender away from sources of interference. Ideal for RV and boat users. 
Optional soft carry case protects and stores BearExtender 1200, USB cable, 5 dBi antenna and 2 dBi antenna.
 

Specifications 

 
Maximum Power Output 1200mW (70% more than the 2009 BearExtender Mac Original)
Antennas 5dBi and 2 dBi included
Encryption Support WEP, WPA, WPA 2 (Not compatible with WPA-Enterprise)
Band 2.4 Ghz Only, 802.11b/g/n
Maximum Throughput 150 Mbps
Unit weight 1.6 ounces
USB Compatibility USB 2.0, USB 1.1
USB Cable Length 2 ft (16 feet extension cable available)
Warranty 1 Year
Return Policy 45 Days
BearExtender Technology 3rd Generation BearExtender Wi-Fi Technology
BearExtender 1200 shown with included 2 dBi antenna, ideal for local networks.
 
BearExtender 1200 shown with 5 dBi (also included) for scanning and connecting to distant and remote wireless networks.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Using Microsoft Windows?

BearExtender 1200 is not currently compatible with Windows.

 


 

Which BearExtender is right for me?

 

Compare BearExtender Models 

BearExtender 1200 for Mac

BearExtender Turbo for Mac

Ideal for fixing weak or low signal strength No 
Built-in high power Wi-Fi amplifier for long range use No 
Ideal for faster wireless backups or transferring large files between Macs No 
Built-in 802.11ac chip for new 802.11ac routers No 
Works with all Wi-Fi networks and hotspots