Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HAW2R1
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Value for money 8
28 April 2013
Summary: With the standard 2 foot cable it comes with, leaves little to the items potential. Getting a longer and different Internet Cable is best if you are looking to bring out the most of this item! With the standard cable you can only expect a slight increase in Internet speeds. However the longer the cord the higher the output rate. Make sure to have a 30+Ft Ethernet Cable and a high place to put the wall mount.
Summary: This is our first experience with the HAW2R1. We deploy a large number of FortiWiFi Firewalls and will definitely be augmenting these, where necessary, with the HAW2R1.
Pros: The HAW2RI was purchased to extend the range of a FortiWiFi50B at a popular nightclub in Cleveland, Ohio. The current WiFi signal was loosing viable integrity approximately half way to the back of the bar. The bartenders were constantly picking up and subsequently dropping WiFi given the massive amount of RF interference generated by the sound system and the physical building constructs. The HAW2R1 was deployed in a storage/supply room in the back of the building. The...
Cons: Bounce Cleveland operates multiple SSID's for patrons and management. The HAW2R1 only relays one SSID. We will therefore have to deploy a second HAW2R1 for the private SSID.
Summary: See above (cons section) I will stay away from Hawking Tech from now on
Pros: It looks sort of cool...
Cons: This device does little to live up to its specs. The external antenna is supposed to increase the range, it does not. I bought this to extend my home's wireless coverage to a room that is not attached to the house. It does this extremely poorly; if it works at all over 0.5k a second it is a small miracle. I put this in the same room as my laptop which is receiving 18-22Mb/S to test the throughput of the repeater; it receives 8-10MB/S in THE SAME ROOM! This is an avg 1...
Pros: Excellent device, easy to use, works fine once you have it configured. The Hawking tech support people are very good, easy to deal with. The tech's understand their products and know what to do when you call.
Cons: Don't try to set it up via a wireless connect. You need a PIN and Hawking does not provide one. Use the ethernet connection and you'll be fine.
Summary: Full disclosure: I bought this at a local retail store. If I had found NewEgg sooner, I could have wasted $35 less on this purchase. My cable outlet and wireless access point (previously a Cisco WRT610N, now a Netgear WNDR4500-100NAS) are on one end of our apartment. Our master bedroom (where we often surf the web with our notebook computers) is on the other end of the same apartment.
Pros: Strong signal throughout our apartment External antenas for optional replacement/upgrade
Cons: Unclear documentation Streaming video is low resolution, stutters