Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HAI7SIP
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Works, but with minimal gain.
Matthew B., Newegg
28 April 2013
Pros: I have a TP-Link TL-WDN4800 WiFi PCI-e 1x adapter in my desktop. This wireless card is fairly expensive, sometimes up to $70 if it's not on "sale". It comes with three external antennas. I also have a Apple AirPort Extreme wireless router. My PC sits three rooms away from the router, and it gets a fairly good connection at -63dB. For your information: Anything between 0 to -30dB is considered excellent, -30 to -60 to be good, -60 to -80 to be passable, and anything pa...
Cons: Minimal gain of only 4dBi when connected to 802.11G 2.4Ghz with antenna on client-side.
Summary: Good for any desktop with a wifi-card where you would be wanting to pick up signals from all directions. Be reminded though, if you have this connected to a router on the edge of the house, you might not want to get an omni-directional antenna because half of the signal would just be going outside. Best for locations in the middle of the house.
Pros: Bought this antenna for my extra desktop in the upstairs bedroom. Since the router is on the 1st floor on the whole other side of the house, I would get 1-2 bars average or sometimes no signal at all due to the terrible antenna that came with the desktops wifi card. After I replaced one of the antennas on the wifi card with this, the signal strength shot up to an average of 4 bars. Although the omni-directional antenna was not needed, I thought it better because if my...
Cons: None so far. Only owned for about 3 days however so we shall see.
Summary: Spend a few extra bucks on a signal booster or repeater, you will have much better results.
Pros: Looks nice.
Cons: I have a weak wireless spot in my home where the signal fluctuates between 20% and 50% on average. It's just enough to cause problems browsing the internet and downloading anything (packet loss is too high), and gaming is impossible.
Summary: My landlord has one of these. We used it to replace one of the antennas on my router. I had to angle it slightly upwards to hit my room but afterwards my signal shot from "fair" to "very good" and now sits there pretty consistently with the full 54mbps connection that my router is capable of. Before I was only getting like ~24mbps.
Pros: Increased my signal strength to usable levels through a couple of walls and a ceiling. Looks nice.
Cons: As has been mentioned the cord is a little short. Also the unit is rather heavy so mounting it vertically would be a little tricky.
Summary: The only complaints I have about this antenna is that it has a short cable but most of them do. My gf bought it and I probably would have picked something different. It did increase my speed to 3mb from less then 1mb. Now downloads are at about 300kbps+ and they used to be 14-20kbps and most of the time my signal dropped all together. We live in an old mansion with thick wood walls and I couldn't get signal before and his router was only about 100 ft. away.
Pros: This product increased my signal by about 2 to 3 times the strength on a netstumbler test. It increases signal to the point that it won't drop every few seconds.