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BearExtender Mac Original






 

Extend the Wi-Fi range of your Mac


BearExtender is a high power Wi-Fi radio with an external antenna that increases the range of your Mac’s Wi-Fi signal– up to four times as far as your internal AirPort card! 

 

It is a standalone USB Wi-Fi adapter and can be used with any Macintosh computer, including those that do not have built-in AirPort cards such as older G4 towers, iMacs, and Mac Pros.

 

No internal AirPort card required!
 

What You Get


 Up to four times the Wi-Fi range
 Connect and download at higher speeds
 See more Wi-Fi networks around you

BearExtender contains both a transmitter and receiver, so no internal AirPort card is required. Perfect if your aging internal AirPort card has become defective.

 

 


Reviews

 

"In testing, I found the BearExtender a wonder...I was able to receive a strong, usable signal from a 2008 AirPort Extreme Base Station that was nearly a block away, while standing outdoors and seeing at least 20 other networks. The MacBook’s built-in adapter worked only at a quarter of that distance."


"Small, thin and very easy to use– a perfect solution...It can boost your signal by up to four times, giving you the freedom you need to roam...We found it easy to use, easy to set up and an excellent range extension solution."

The Unofficial Apple Weblog

"It's not often that I've come across a product that works perfectly, does exactly what it says it will, costs a lot less than its closest competitor and provides a real and salient difference in my computing experience...In my testing I found that a device showing 57% signal strength using the Airport card became 100% using the BearExtender."


Compatibility

 
BearExtender works with both old and new Macs. This includes all PowerMac, iMac, iBook, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro and Mac Mini running the following versions of Mac OS X:

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
 

 

How it Works


BearExtender achieves long range Wi-Fi performance through an external antenna, a high sensitivity receiver and a powerful 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 boost faint incoming Wi-Fi signals.

Finally, each BearExtender is built with a powerful 700mW Wi-Fi transmitter, to communicate with a router, access point or base station at long distances.

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

Great Mac Antenna older PowerMac G5 and Mac Pro models

 

 
BearExtender is also a great Mac antenna for older PowerMac G5 and Mac Pro systems that required a small external "T-Shaped" AirPort Antenna. Instead of purchasing a small passive antenna such as the Apple T-Shaped one, just plug BearExtender into an available USB port and get a fully powered and amplified external antenna. 

No Internal AirPort Card Required

BearExtender contains both a transmitter and receiver, so no internal AirPort card is required. Perfect if your aging internal AirPort card has become defective.
 

Rave Reviews

In the Box

  • BearExtender USB WiFi Booster for Mac OS X
  • 2 dBi gain antenna (Upgradable RP-SMA port)
  • Detachable LCD clip
  • 2 ft shielded USB cable
  • CD containing manual and drivers
    • No CD drive? Download complete CD contents here.

Accessories

Optional 5 dBi antenna upgrade connects to BearExtender Mac's RP-SMA antenna port for even more range. A 2 dbi antenna is included standard with BearExtender Mac.
Optional soft carry case protects and stores BearExtender, USB cable and 2 dBi antenna. Big enough to also store the optional 5 dBi Antenna Upgrade.

Specifications 

Maximum Power Output 700mW
Mac OS X Compatibility 10.3 to 10.8 Mountain Lion
Antenna 2dBi (Upgradable)
Encryption Support WEP, WPA, WPA 2
Band 2.4 Ghz Only
Maximum Throughput 150 Mbps
USB Compatibility USB 1.1 and USB 2.0
Certification FCC
Warranty 1 Year
Return Policy 45 Days

BearExtender acts as a signal booster for your Mac, amplifying weak Wi-Fi signals. An internal AirPort card is not required. BearExtender contains all the necessary hardware for transmitting and receiving Wi-Fi signals.

 

An upgradable Antenna for your Mac

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 antenna upgrade for travelers, students, road warriors and more!
Every BearExtender USB WiFi extender for Mac includes a 2 foot USB cable, LCD clip and 2dBi antenna.

Specifications 

Maximum Power Output 700mW
Mac OS X Compatibility 10.3 to 10.8 Mountain Lion
Antenna 2dBi (Upgradable)
Encryption Support WEP, WPA, WPA 2
WiFi Standards 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Frequency 2.4 Ghz Only
Maximum Throughput 150 Mbps
USB Compatibility USB 1.1 and USB 2.0
Certification FCC
Warranty 1 Year
Return Policy 45 Days