BearExtender PC products for Microsoft Windows
|Compatible operating system||Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1||Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1|
|High power amplifier||Yes, integrated||Yes, integrated|
|Antenna type||Removable mini 5 dBi gain omni||Internal 10 dBi gain directional|
|USB cable length||2 feet||16 feet|
|Additional features||-Compact size, for indoor use
-Easily fits in laptop bag or backpack
|-IP65 waterproof certified
-Outdoor UV/Salt protectant coating
|Does product repeat signal to other devices?||No||No|
BearExtender Turbo is an 802.11ac USB Wi-Fi adapter for Mac OS 10.6 to 10.9 operating systems. It is not a range extender. It plugs into your Mac's USB port and provides 802.11ac compliant Wi-Fi access to 802.11ac standard routers. It is a good upgrade for Macs that only have internal 802.11n or 802.11g Wi-Fi cards (most Macs made before 2015). We used to manufacturer a separate range extension product for Macs like our BearExtender PC Windows product above, but we no longer do.
BearExtender Edge is our version of a Wi-Fi repeater. Instead of connecting it directly to a PC like our BearExtender PC and BearExtender Outdoor products above, BearExtender Edge plugs into a wall AC outlet somewhere between your network source and where your Wi-Fi deadspot is. For example, if your PCs and tablets have weak Wi-Fi reception in your living room because your Wi-Fi router is located at the end of the hall, putting BearExtender Edge on the edge of where reception is good will help boost coverage to where reception is not as good. It features more transmit power than typical Wi-Fi repeaters and also has a detachable RP-SMA antenna that can be upgraded for better reception (see our antenna upgrade/docking base kit).
Because BearExtender Edge is a standalone repeater, it is operating system independent. We do recommend using a Mac or PC to configure BearExtender Edge as some cell phones or tablets may use proprietary browsers that are not compatible with BearExtender Edge. However once configured, BearExtender Edge transmits a new Wi-Fi hotspot that can be accessed with any Wi-Fi enabled device, including iPhones, Android devices, and even Wi-Fi enabled TV sets.
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