Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HWR54G
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OK if you don't want wireless
Mark Allen, Amazon
16 January 2011
Summary: If you are using this unit as a wired router it's not bad. The wireless is VERY bad. I could not get a good wireless connection to a laptop six feet away. I am sure the problem was not with the laptop because several laptops were tried. Do not buy this product or you will be disappointed. I just replaced the Hawking HWR54G with a Linksys E3000. I can now get hi-speed wireless anywhere in the house with very easy set-up.
Would be a 5 if the wireless had more distance and would connect
7 December 2007
Summary: Great router. It definitly sped up my internet connection. Because my DSL modem had a router built into it, the speed and bandwidth was anything but steller. Now that I got the router and disabled the modems internal router, my connection speed and bandwidth had definitly picked up.
Pros: The router is a pretty good and cheap item that was worth the price, especially with the $5 rebate.
Cons: None of my wireless equipment would connect to this router at all. Eventhough the router is not even 15 ft away. Hooked the wireless equipment to my main desktop and it wouldn't even connect with it being inches away. It probably needs a signal booster or something.
Summary: Fine for casual use. Spend the extra bucks for a better router if you use the internet much, especially wireless.
Pros: Works great sometimes. Wired connection works fine when it is working. Nothing to get excited about.
Cons: Drops signal. Can't be picked up from very far away. Needed to be reset fairly often (every couple days). I use the internet a lot so I upgraded to a quality router. The new one (netgear) blows this out of the water.
Summary: Lightweight and adjustable antenna (like most)
Pros: Works great in my mostly cement dorm room and hall! Its transfer speeds and connectivity through a cement building is great. Only covers a 30 ft radius inside the building but in normal homes it covers a good 50 ft radius. Great performance to cost ratio!
Cons: Does not come with many powerful features in setup. Such as DMZ.
Summary: this in the sendond router, ive bought this month , first belkin bought somewhere else never worked, so this is 100% improvement over that. I have a buffalo router that works well, but i cant access it to change setting , vista doesnt even see it, but it works, with cable
Pros: It worked and was easy to set up
Cons: it only worked for a day then it started dropping connections. newegg set up rma.
Summary: For the price & quality I see compared with the big guys you can't lose.
Pros: Unboxed, hooked up, voila, it works! In fact it works better than the more expensive, better known brand name I had before. Web interface straight forward. Range shows no drop off from one end of the house to the other & I have a big house. Customer support from Hawking is fast & excellent!!! Shipping from the Egg was quick.