Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HWABN1
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I should just buy Hawking all the time ...
Bob Meyer, Amazon
19 January 2014
Summary: I bought two combination router/repeater/access points from another manufacturer. I got the router set up, but I could never get the access point to configure correctly and it finally just locked up. I have three Hawking repeaters that are practically bulletproof.
Works great as an AP or bridge. THIS IS NOT A ROUTER
Micah Cowan, Amazon
4 October 2013
Summary: Bottom line: it works well, and configuration is easy, but actually getting to the configuration may be challenging for some. Getting going with the onfiguration is a little less user-friendly than one might hope for.
Summary: Full security configuration requires running a Windows application and accessing the device over either a wired or wireless network. Basic configuration can be done using a WIRED Ethernet connection and either a Mac or Windows machine.
Summary: I read all the reviews before purchasing. I was dreading the setup. Setup was a breeze as an access point. I had to spend an extra second or so on the password, but otherwise, easy. HOWEVER, I am not getting the range I expected.
Summary: This device performed above expectation. Used it through a mi-fi device and the performance was great. Easy setup. The many options for configuring allowed me to secure to prohibit anyone else from using.
Summary: It seems not very many network stations are made for bridging a wireless network and a wired Ethernet LAN. This one does a great job for the price. Despite the 3dB antennas, it picks up my wireless b/g/n network at decent strength (n-300 being markedly superior to g in my case) from a router that is...
WARNIG RE SET UP OF HWABN1 with replacement directional antennas
Amazon Customer, Amazon
17 January 2013
Summary: I wanted to extend my wireless network from my home to another building 2,500 feet away (behind a few trees) . Following the advice / FAQ's on Hawkings website, I purchased two Hawking HiGain Directional Antenna, indoor/outdoor, 14dBi HAO14SDP and three Hawking HWABN1 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Access...
Summary: Once I realized this was an access point that required a wired connection, and not a range extender, I've been thoroughly satisfied with the product. For those not familiar with networking terminology, the instructions don't exactly make it clear that you need to plug it into a wired Ethernet.
Summary: included antenna's are only 3dBi, I recommend upgrading them if you want some extra range. I'm using a pair of 8dBi antenna's and they work great. This is being used in a school setting (1 building) and it works great.
Pros: Most straight-forward setup every. took all of 5 minutes to get everything plugged in and running. Has been up and running for well over a year now. (2/1/2010 is the purchase date) and since then, haven't had a single hiccup with this product. I plan on buying a few more in the near future as wel...
Cons: None! People really should be weary of anyone claiming to be a "tech expert" if they assume they need drivers for this.