Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HAO14SDP
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Rock solid, powerful antenna
Joshua H., Newegg
15 April 2013
Summary: I can only imaging what these puppies could do in a clear line of sight with high-powered routers/APs
Pros: Used to create a wireless bridge to my grandmothers's house. One of these on each end, pointed toward each other, connected to standard, off the shelf routers. Distance is about 300 feet going through 2 houses. To save the cost and hassle of an outdoor installation, I made some wood brackets to hold the antennas and put them next to the routers indoors. Minimum 50% signal strength, usually around 80%
Cons: None to speak of, but keep in mind these are DIRECTIONAL antennas. In the setup listed above, if one the antennas gets 20-30 degrees off plane, signal strength drops dramtically
Summary: This antenna works great. Extended the wireless signal over 100 ft. The kit comes with an adapter to connect to the router and a surge supressor to keep away any pesky lightening hits. Tape is also included to protect the connections from the weather.
Summary: I have a customer who wanted to extend his wireless network from his house to a barn on his property, a little less than 200 yards away. The main router in the house is an older Belkin model that sits inside a solid wood cabinet about 15ft away from the window. Between the window and the barn is another small house that just barely blocks line-of-site by inches.
Pros: I am really impressed with my results using this antenna. Worked even better than I expected with good signal strength through walls and wood and around an obstructing house.
Summary: mounted in attic (nosey neighbors) signal and data stream are FAST the way it should be. hooked to a netgear wag102 and i was done in about 2 hours. signal is at 1/8th power output basement get full bars and no signal outside of fence line. secured via wpa2 and access control. wish i had done this sooner..
Pros: WOW..so i was gonna drop over 350.00 for new router and cards this is a much more economical solution. signal is full bars no matter what type of system i use. antenna can be mounted anywhere you like in attic outside the possibilities are endless. the tilt feature is great too. included are the lightning arrestor and everything you need to set up except the extra cable.
Cons: its big. its directional so if you want around house point it downward if you want to get out onto say farm point straight out.. vswr could be lower but at 1.7:1 its very good compared to most others having 1.9:1 - 2.1:1 which is poor.
Pros: So far connects my wireless router to computer about 200 feet away with 5 bars (100%) when before it 3-4 bars (50 - 80%) with lots of drops. Scanning for other nearby wireless sources has found 10%-20% increases on their signals.
Cons: Price maybe. Bit of overkill but it works. Color I guess it could get dirty.
Summary: There are 2 other wireless bridges that we have that are much shorter distances and cost over $1000 each and they do not work as well as this setup.
Pros: I connected a Linksys WRT54GL v1.1 with stock antennas through a wall and 2 miles away (in line of sight other than the wall) to a Hawking HWREG1 G extender connected to this antenna. I am running the building phone system (IP Phones) as well as internet and surveillance video over the connection. For the $ this setup is amazing.
Cons: Short cable - pretty much requires you to buy an extended cable which was not easy to find. Ended up using the Rosewill RNX-A7W Ext. cable.
Pros: I have used many of these outdoors to give wifi access to a business park that consists of many large metal buildings that a wifi signal cant penetrate. They work great and have great signal at the furthest AP about 1/4 mile away from the main omni antenna. The connectors that come with this are also perfect for hooking up to APs that use rp tnc connections like linksys.
Pros: The distance we were covering was about 1/4 mile from a house to a metal building. Trees were between the house and building. With one antenna sending the signal we could not detect a signal. Adding a second directional antenna (both on the roofs)to receive the signal, we have 60 to 70% signal strenght and a functional internet connection. Easy to install.
Cons: The system works, but it will probably not send a signal as far as advertised. With the single directional antenna sending and a laptop outside, I could detect an adequate signal about 500 ft.