Bearifi BearExtender Outdoor AC 802.11ac Dual Band 2.4 GHz High Power USB Wi-Fi Extender Antenna for PCs
Bearifi Outdoor AC is a long range, high power 802.11ac dual band USB WiFi Antenna using special BearExtender™ technology that offers up to 4X the range of standard range WiFi products. BearExtender™ technology has received rave reviews from PC Magazine, Engadget, The Telegraph. It combines a high power Wi-Fi amplifier and a high gain 10 dBi directional antenna inside a durable water and dust resistant enclosure. It connects directly to your PC and extends the range of just your PC (it is not a repeater and does not create a new Wi-Fi hotspot).
Maximum range with 802.11ac dual band capability
Bearifi Outdoor AC uses award winning proprietary receiving technology with high output power for long range 802.11ac Wi-Fi reception at an affordable price. The built-in 10 dBi panel directional antenna focuses reception in one direction for optimal results. Because it does not pick up networks in directions it is not aimed, it also reduces unwanted interference. Overall range will vary based on environment. Placement higher up can improve results. At normal desktop level, range is about 2-4 times that of a computer’s built-in Wi-Fi. To receive a Wi-Fi signal you must be within range of one that you have access to, such as your home network or a campground or public hotspot.
Super Fast dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi speed
As more campgrounds and travel areas offer dual band 2.4 and 5 Ghz 802.11ac coverage, Bearifi Outdoor AC allows you to connect on both bands for fast Wi-Fi speed (up to AC600 speeds). Many outdoor products are limited to 2.4 GHz, and there can be some advantage to going with a 2.4 GHz only product, like our original BearExtender Outdoor 2.4GHz-only model. The FCC allows for more power on 2.4 GHz only devices. However using new relaxed restrictions on dual band power from the FCC, our Bearifi Outdoor AC gives you more power and dual band 802.1ac connectivity. So if your campground offers the less congested 5 Ghz band, Bearifi Outdoor AC will help you get good signal to it.
Compare our new dual band Bearifi Outdoor AC with our first generation 2.4 GHz only Bearifi Outdoor model to see which model is best for you.
Bearifi Outdoor AC must be connected to a USB port on your computer and it boosts reception to just that computer. It is a great option to boost Wi-Fi reception to your laptop when camping, or on a large property (receiving signal from one building to another). It is only compatible with computers and cannot be used with cell phones.
Our whole company is based off of Wi-Fi extension
Bearifi was originally designed to help students at the University of California, Berkeley, connect to the campus wide Wi-Fi network called AirBears, which is how we got our name.
Bearifi Outdoor AC is not a repeater, so it cannot boost Wi-Fi range to other devices like tablets or TVs at the same time. It boosts the range just for your PC, wherever you take your PC. Compatible with Wi-Fi networks only. Not compatible with 3G/4G. Not compatible with iOS, Android or Windows RT tablet operating system. Not a standalone repeater.
Bearifi Outdoor AC works with laptop and desktop computers running Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.
Suitable for RVs and boatsIt includes a heavy duty stand with removable rubber base that allows the stand to be used as a wall mount. It can be placed up to 16 feet away from your computer thanks to the integrated 16 ft shielded USB cable.
- Long range, high speed 802.11ac 2.4 GHz/5GHz USB Wi-Fi
- Water and dust resistant enclosure
- Anti-UV & anti-corrosion
- Up to 600 Mbps combined band connectivity
- 10 dBi gain integrated directional patch antenna
- Integrated 16 ft. shielded USB cable
Water and dust enclosure
Our specially designed case helps ensure the internal components stay dry even in the harshest weather conditions.
Application of a UV protectant is recommended every 6-12 months depending on location and the level of exposure to sun and weather elements.
Versatile mounting options
Bearifi Outdoor AC can be mounted and positioned in three different ways for maximum placement and performance.
- Heavy Duty Stand: The detachable stand has a removable protective rubber cover designed to keep the stand positioned in your window sill or on a table.
- Stand doubles as wall mount arm- remove the rubber cover to reveal wall mounting options.
- Adjustable metal pole mounting band: Ideal for mounting Bearifi Outdoor AC to larger poles up to 3 inches in diameter. Tightens and loosens with any standard screw driver. No special tools required.
Stand can be detached for storage and traveling.
High gain directional 10 dBi antenna
Bearifi Outdoor AC features an integrated 10 dBi directional antenna that focuses all power in one direction. This also reduces interference coming from other directions while further increasing the sensitivity.
By comparison, standard omnidirectional antennas (like car radio antennas) receive interference from all directions, decreasing range and throughput. BearExtender Outdoor’s 10 dBi directional antenna can be pointed directly toward the Wi-Fi router or network you are connecting to like a parabolic satellite dish.
Integrated premium shielded 16 ft USB cable
Because Wi-Fi signals travel furthest when an antenna is placed higher in the air, Bearifi Outdoor AC includes a built-in 16 ft USB cable for optimal placement.
Proper placement allows Wi-Fi signals to carry over ground level sources of interference, such as other wireless devices transmitting and receiving wireless signals. The thicker shielded cabling prevents signal loss along the length of the cable.
Plugs into any USB 2.0 or 3.0 port.
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|Microsoft Windows Vista
|Microsoft Windows 7
|Microsoft Windows 8/8.1
|Microsoft Windows 10
|Microsoft Windows 11
Where to use Bearifi Outdoor AC
Many RV parks have free Wi-Fi access but the access points are located near the park office. This makes it difficult to get good signal reception on your laptop from inside your RV. With Bearifi Outdoor AC, you can aim it out a window in the direction of the hotspot. Or use our mounting equipment or strap to put it outside your RV for even better reception.
Boating is a great way to relax, but you still need Internet access. Many marinas and shoreline hotels offer free Wi-Fi, but picking it up from hundreds of feet away over open water can be a challenge. Bearifi Outdoor AC mounts to many surfaces on your boat to help increase your Wi-Fi range.
If you live on a large property and are trying to get Wi-Fi access on your PC in one building from another, forget about expensive outdoor antennas and trying to determine correct fittings for antenna extension cables. Bearifi Outdoor AC is an easy to use all-in-one solution. Mount it outside your window and aim it toward the main building. It can even be used indoors on the far side of a large home to reach to the other side.
|High Power 802.11n USB Wireless Adapter
|IP65 certified water and dust resistant
|Additional case features
|Pre-treated with anti-UV and anti-corrosion protective coating
|Built-in 10 dBi directional antenna
|Rectangular case without tripod measures 7.5 x 4 inches
|WEP, WPA, WPA 2, WPA-Enterprise
|Realtek RTL8811AU + Proprietary MMIC Power Amplifier
|2.4 Ghz + 5 GHz
|Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
|USB 2.0, also compatible with USB 3.0