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BearExtender 1200 WiFi adapter for Mac

BearExtender 1200 WiFi adapter for Mac
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Price (including VAT): £36.00
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Model: BearExtender 1200
Manufacturer: BearExtender
Average Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars!

Long Range Wi-Fi for Macs

Introducing BearExtender 1200, the third generation in their line of powerful, award winning WiFi range extenders for Macs. BearExtender 1200 is a long range 802.11n USB Wi-Fi adapter packed with 70% more power than the original BearExtender. BearExtender 1200 gets more range than its predecessors as it is loaded with more power and improved receive sensitivity.

It can pick up Wi-Fi signals from 3-5 times the distance of the original Apple Airport 802.11b cards, and up to 2-3 times the distance of the WiFi receivers inside today's Macs. Proven long range technology: Both previous generation BearExtender models received 4-Mice ratings from MacWorld.

Which BearExtender is right for me?

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BearExtender 1200 for Mac

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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 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi networks and hotspots
Works with older Macs running Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.x) No
Works with slower USB 1.1 ports No

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.
Connect and Download at Higher Speeds
Improved signal strength allows for faster download speeds.
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, caravan 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.

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 Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion (10.5, 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8). Beta software is available for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. BearExtender 1200 is NOT compatible with Mac OS 10.4 Tiger or earlier, nor will it be compatible with Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite.

Screen shot for Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion shown above.


BearExtender 1200 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 10.5 Leopard
  • 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
  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite unfortunately the BearExtender 1200 will NOT be compatible with Yosemite

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 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 60cm 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.

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)
  • 60cm shielded USB cable
  • CD containing manual and drivers
  • No CD drive? Download the complete CD contents here.


Maximum Power Output 1200mW (70% more than the 2009 BearExtender Mac Original)
Antennas 5dBi and 2 dBi included
Encryption Support WEP, WPA, WPA 2
Software compatibility Mac OS X 10.5.x Leopard
Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard
Mac OS X 10.7.x Lion
Mac OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion
Mac OS X 10.9.x Mavericks
Mac OS X 10.10.x Yosemite does NOT support this BearExtender
Band 2.4 Ghz Only, 802.11b/g/n
Maximum Throughput 150 Mbps
USB Compatibility USB 2.0, USB 1.1
USB Cable Length 60cm (5m extension cable available)
Warranty 1 Year
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.
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