Marshal Rosenthal | | Review of BearExtender Outdoor for PC | 4/16/2015

“What's needed is a way to "grab" that WiFi signal so it can be will happen if your laptop is connected to BearExtender’s High Power Outdoor USB Wi-Fi Extender”


Jim Tanous | | Review of BearExtender Turbo 802.11ac for Macs

“The upgrade to the BearExtender Turbo is a can significantly increase the performance of your Mac on your local wireless network...local media streaming, Time Machine backups, file transfers, and screen sharing will all be greatly improved at near-native 802.11ac speeds.”

iCreate Magazine
"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."


Glenn Fleishman  |
"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."
Continue reading >>

Tim Stevens |

“To put it simply: this thing works. At 240 feet, with a concrete wall between us and our 802.11b/g router, our laptop's integrated WiFi receiver gave up the ghost but the BearExtender PC felt like it was just getting warmed $45 this is great deal if you are cursed by low signal strength and just don't feel like dancing.."

Continue reading >>


David Winograd | 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 BEn3."

Continue reading >>

Ewdison Then |

"...We tested it with an Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n router and found that we could almost double the distance between it and the notebook. Much of the time the signal strength read 100, and despite the bulk of the antenna, it clipped to the lid of our test MacBook Pro and proved little of a hinderance..."

Continue reading >>

Shane McGlaun |

“If you have a notebook or desktop on your WiFi network that just won't connect, get the BearExtender for PC. This is hands down the best WiFi adapter I have ever tested and has connectivity and data speeds that blow away the competition."
Continue reading >>

Rick Maybury |

“The BearExtenderPC is currently the one to beat with a claimed fourfold increase in range. It clips to the screen surround so its high up and doesn’t get in the way."

Rick Broida |

"Wi-Fi signal strength outside the Panera Bread where I’m currently working: two bars. Wi-Fi signal strength with the BearExtender PC plugged into my laptop, same location: five bars. I think that about sums it up."

Adam Scinto |

"At the end of the testing, I came away impressed with the BearExtender PC as you can tell by my review. The wireless capabilities of my laptop were significantly increased, which is exactly what it was developed to do. If you’re looking to increase the speed and range of your wireless, this is the product to buy."

Paul Lilly |

“We don't hand out perfect 5 out of 5 scores easily...Simply put, we're impressed with the BearExtender PC on all fronts. It's compact and portable, it grabs hold of weak Wi-Fi signals when most other network adapters would wave the white flag."

Amazon Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Zoriah M.
My work as a photojournalist has taken me to over a hundred countries and on average I have traveled more than ten months a year for the past decade. The BearExtender products have given me an emense amount of freedom to work and keep in touch with family and friends wherever I find myself. They allow me to work from my room even when the hotel's only router is at the front desk and they allow me to avoid smoke filled internet cafes or going out in search of wifi in dangerous areas after dark. I recommend BearExtender products to my colleagues and students and have always been extremely happy with their hardware as well as the excellent customer support which is always there to answer my questions, even when I am trying to set my BearExtender up to a new computer in the desert in Burkina Faso.
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Lance
I've used the bear extender for about 3 months now in various campgrounds we are staying in. It has worked GREAT at pulling in the wifi signal that is only available up in the office. Most times that is over 200 yards away. Right now, the office is 100 yards away and my laptop can not find the signal with it's build in wifi. However, with the bear extender, I have 3 to 4 bars of signal strength, and the wifi speed is just as fast as if I were sitting in the office. There were no issues with installing. I just tape the bear extender to which ever window faces the campground wifi, hook up the included mini usb cable to the bear extender and then use another USB cable extender to run to the USB connection on my laptop. Again, a great product. Has really been nice to be able to sit the RV instead of walking over the office or worse, sit outside and get eaten by the hungry bugs.
5.0 out of 5 stars
By E. Logan "tuffdog"
It Works! That's the bottom line. Easy to follow instructions, just download the software from the included disc or from the website if you don't have a DVD drive in your device. There are only a few simple steps, and you're all set. The building I live in has free Wi-Fi, but it's hard to pick up on the fourth floor, so I took a chance on this. Before I was getting one to two bars and couldn't hold the connection. Now I am getting 4-5 bars and seldom lose my connection. I pick up Wi-Fi connections from all over the building, and from some of the businesses in the surrounding area. Of course, I don't use them and they are all secured, but it's nice to know that this unit works that well. I think it was well worth the cost, in fact, it's a bargain, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has trouble picking up a nearby signal.
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Dave Pegg "wolverine_publishing" (Colorado, USA)
You know how you search and search for a simple computer solution and finally you think you find what you want and for a myriad of reasons, it doesn't? And it only becomes apparent after you have wailed and gnashed your teeth for at least 3 hours?
The BearExtender is not like that. You order, it arrives, you install the software, plug it in, follow the very simple instructions, and it works.
I feel like Steve Jobs (or how SJ would have felt had he not passed). I can now watch live video from the far end of my property from the comfort of my own bed instead of geting up every 2 hours, getting halfway dressed (stout boots and a coat), grabbing a flashlight and stomping off into the night to check on the status of my pregnant mare. Who is always asleep and far from gruntled at being woken.
So thank you BearExtender. I Lub You.
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Stray Cat (Beaufort, SC)
The BearExtender Mini has a beautifully simple design that integrates well with the Mac. It works far better than I expected from reading reviews of it's predecessor, the BearExtender (sans "Mini"). The software bugs that plagued the users of the first version must have been fixed on the Mini because I found the software easy to use and intuitive. It was up and running within 5 minutes of arrival and pulling in free Wi-Fi connections easily. It easily doubled the signal strength and speed of the AirPort that came with my Mac. My AirPort is now functioning as a Wi-Fi hotspot for my iPhone and Kindle.
5.0 out of 5 stars
By DantheMacMan
I recently purchased the Bearextender Mac for a friend. He had purchased a new iMac and wanted to use his old iMac in another part of the house. The signal strength from his router was poor in the room of the house he wanted to put his old iMac. Bearextender solved that problem completely. The connection strength went from 30% to 95% and works like a champ. This things works! A definite recommend!

Twitter Praise

Dutch translation: Super device for those who depend on WiFi: Bearextender. I went from 4 to 15 hotspots in my location
Dutch translation: My BearExtender is proving yet again a super purchase