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.
Summary: This product did exactly what I needed it to do - it unleashed me from my office desk and allows me to work/surf on my laptop throughout my house. It was really easy to set up and was up and running within maybe 30-minutes. The signal has been strong throughout my house (not that it is that big of a house) but my download speed has been pretty high which was important for me.
Summary: I took over as an IT manager position for a small company and inherited a HWR54G router. We had a fully functional Linksys WAP11B working but I thought it would be a better idea to utilize the wireless G because of the speed. After replacing the WAP, I noticed that we were getting 54 Mbps instead of the 11 we were getting with the WAP ... but my elation was short lived.
Summary: I've had mine running for a few years now without any problems at all. Not fancy, but it works. As others suggest, don't let Windows control your networks, use the OEM software. No connection problems, no range problems, just keeps on ticking. I don't use IM of any kind so I can't respond to problems with that. Their PCMCIA adapter beats the D-Link and Netgear cards too, we use all at work and the Hawking consistently gets better connections and range.
decent product but horrible with instant messaging
2 June 2006
Summary: This router & company gave me headaches from the start. Iit was easy to setup & connect. The main problem that I had with it was with any form of instant messaging programs (AIM, windows messenger, etc). It kept disconnecting any of these programs constantly. At 1st it was annoying but tolerable but after months go by, it became infuriating. I tried changing the settings & rebooting & everything else that tech support could come up with but nothing fixed this problem.
Summary: I purchased the HWR54G RevM from a local store, and it worked great for a day, then the radio signal started bouncing from great to none, and after allowing it to "Rest" for a couple of hours it worked, but the radio signal then started bouncing. I sent it to Hawking and they sent me a replacement, and it did the same thing. I'm asking hawking for a refund. This is junk, and they obviously don't test them.