Uploaded on May 16, 2011
Boost the Wi-Fi range of your iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, or iPod Touch with the help of a BearExtender USB long range wireless adapter for Mac OS X.
By using BearExtender and a nearby Mac, you can re-broadcast a stronger Wi-Fi signal using your internal AirPort card.
How it Works
1. Connect BearExtender to a nearby Mac
2. Activate Internet Sharing on your Mac
3. BearExtender will boost the faint Wi-Fi signal coming to your Mac, then re-broadcast it to your iOS device using your internal AirPort card.
Wireless Router --- Increased distance --- BearExtender --- Mac with AirPort card --- iPad
1. Why do I need a BearExtender to use Mac OS X's Internet Sharing feature?
Every Mac includes only one AirPort card, so without a second Wi-Fi card, you will only be able to receive OR broadcast a Wi-Fi signal, not both at the same time.
With a BearExtender USB Wi-Fi adapter attached to your Mac, the BearExtender receives the signal, then allows your internal AirPort card to rebroadcast (transmit) the signal at the same time.
BearExtender has up to 4X the range of your internal AirPort card, thus allowing a boosted range.
2. How about making a BearExtender adapter for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch etc?
Apple's iPad and iPhone devices currently cannot support long range wireless USB adapters because they output very low power from the USB port on the Apple camera connection kit.
3. Does this method allow other Wi-Fi devices to use the boosted signal?
Yes, any Wi-Fi compliant device will be able to connect to the re-broadcasted network. This includes other computers such as Macs and PCs, as well as Android phones and tablets.
Complete Instructions and Details:
- A Mac with a built-in AirPort card
- Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, 10.5 Leopard, or 10.6 Snow Leopard
- BearExtender n3
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