BearExtender Mac Original Support

BearExtender (original version) was discontinued in 2012 and is not supported officially beyond Mac OS 10.10.

If you have Mac OS 10.12 Sierra and want to try to get extended life out of your original BearExtender, we do have an unsupported DMG you can install, but you must first uninstall any previous version of BearExtender software. This means if you were running 10.9, you will need to download our 10.9 package first and run the uninstall package inside before installed the 10.12 update.

For downloads related to previous versions of Mac OS, see below:

Downloads & Drivers

OS X Yosemite 10.10 customers, click here.

Update for Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.9 (Latest as of July 11, 2014)

What's new: Improves compatibility when connecting to password protected networks.

Also resolves an issue for Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and Mavericks 10.9.x


Older driver for Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.8

Setup Guide & Manual

View online


General troubleshooting steps: Try these steps before contacting support

10.9 Mavericks users:  You must use the “Add to Favorites” button to connect.


Contact Support

We are here to help. Please contact us right away if you have any problems or questions with your BearExtender. Our support staff is 100% based in the U.S. and we reply to emails typically within 6-12 hours.


For Telephone support, click here.

BearExtender legacy Mac USB products can however now be used on Microsoft Windows computers. To add additional life to your product, our new PC drivers on our BearExtender PC support page allow our legacy Mac USB products to be used on PCs. This is something our programmers were able to control, and we have done so to add new life and worth to your older BearExtender products. We thank you for supporting BearExtender and if you have any questions or concerns, please visit our support page for phone and email contact information.