Step 1: Install

Open the Mac OS X Snow Leopard folder on the CD, then double click “Install”.
When the installation has finished, restart your Mac.

Step 2: Plug in BearExtender

Connect the USB cable directly to your Mac.
If you are using a Macintosh desktop computer,
do not use the low power USB ports on the keyboard.

Step 3: Click Network Preferences

You will see the following message after your Mac restarts. Click Network Preferences.


Step 4: Click “Apply”

USB Ethernet (en#) appears in the side bar. Click Apply.


Step 5: Turn Off AirPort

If your Mac has a built-in Apple AirPort card, please turn it off while using BearExtender.

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Step 6: Join a network from the BearExtender window

Select your network from the list and click Connect.
Once you are connected, you can close or minimize this window.

Use this window to scan and connect to networks in place of the AirPort menu.


To access the BearExtender window again, click the icon in the menubar.



BearExtender is now ready for use.
If you need help, please view the
Troubleshooting page or contact us.

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