The original BearExtender picked up Wi-Fi 2-4 times the distance of internal Apple Airport cards. The company has launched a few updated versions since then; however, BearExtender Edge is their first long range Wi-Fi receiver that needs no USB connection so it can be used with iPhone or iPad and other Wi-Fi enabled devices. BearExtender Edge is different from Wi-Fi repeaters because of it's capability to receive signals from a much greater distance than products like Apple Airport Express. BearExtender Edge is designed to be put on the edge of your network where you need a Wi-Fi boost to multiple devices rather than somewhere in between.
BearExtender Edge is also ideal for extending signal to the far side of large homes, eliminating the need for 2 or 3 separate repeaters to extend your signal.
Streamlined user interface:
A streamlined user interface lets you simply connect your device's internal Wi-Fi card to the Edge instant-on signal, open a web browser, and go to the web site you want. You will be prompted to choose a Wi-Fi network for Edge to connect to right on your screen and then taken on to your intended web site.
One major advantage of BearExtender Edge is it's external RP-SMA antenna port. Standard repeaters use lower gain internal antennas which are restricted from picking up signals outside of the height at which they sit. Wi-Fi signals transfer better when devices are higher up over common obstacle paths. Rewiring your house so your electrical outlets are six feet off the ground probably isn't feasible. With BearExtender Edge, and optional antenna extension can allow you to place the actual antenna further away from BearExtender Edge where reception may be even better.
Pricing and Availability:
Pricing for the BearExtender Edge has not yet been announced; however, it will likely cost about same as the $80 BearExtender Turbo. The device is set to be released this summer.
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