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Hawking Technology HAO9SIP

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Overall 8
8.0

Great range, aggressive appearance

Mike S., Newegg
18 May 2011
  • Summary: Line-of-sight is very important with these, make sure your poles are long enough!
  • Pros: My office had a need to extend WiFi coverage to our vehicle service shop, for our data-intensive fleet management software. Nothing else I tried (range extenders, smaller antennas, etc.) could cut it. But with five of these antennas (3 connected to an Asus RT-N16 router running DD-WRT firmware, and two connected to a Linksys WMP600N card in a Dell PC out in the shop) mounted up on 15' poles, I'm getting a solid 130 Mbps connection at the out-building. Laptops and othe...
  • Cons: Lightning arrester is difficult to install. Would be helpful if it could be attached directly to the base of the antenna, then to a grounding pole, but because of the antenna's design, with the silver "pole" that holds the antenna base covering the connection, the lightning arrester has to be installed in-line with the cable. Also, the necessary Hawking cables to install these antennas are not included, and Newegg did not have them in-stock (they have 10' and 30' cabl...
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Overall 9
8.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 10
10

good antenna

alt, TigerDirect.com
21 December 2010
  • Summary: I have bought 3 of these for different applications and all work very well. I suspect some of the bad reviews are because someone is trying to use it with a router which is not compatable. I had that problem once myself with a particular router.
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Overall 10
10

Mounting Placement is Key

Joshua D., Newegg
20 December 2010
  • Summary: The antenna works best with line of sight and mounted high up in the air. I have it mounted on the roof, on a mast about 15 feet up, and just a few feet higher than the actual roof. I live in a dense area (trees, houses). Total height is about 35feet high. This is high enough to clear most of the trees and buildings around the house.
  • Pros: First of all, this antenna comes with all of the required connectors for Linksys WRT model routers. It included a lightening arrestor, HAWKING HACST TNC to RP-SMA Connector Adapter (which costs big bucks by its self), and mounting hardware. DLink owners should note that DLink style routers use RP-SMA connectors so you won't need the extra fittings at all. This antenna feels well made and looks pretty stout.
  • Cons: I also purchased a HAWKING HACST TNC to RP-SMA Connector Adapter because I thought this kit didn't have one in it. I could have saved a few bucks there, but I'm sure it will come in handy anyway. You will need to get creative with your mounting to get the most out of this antenna. A 1,000mW (1watt) wireless booster might help you get the furthest distance out of this antenna. Finally, the 1.5 mile maximum distance is only achievable with TWO of these antennas, one on ...
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

is not what they promise

Jose, TigerDirect.com
25 September 2010
  • Summary: I fallow the instrucsion, how ever the signal is not srtong.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Good deal

Russell, TigerDirect.com
9 April 2010
  • Summary: I'm in Afghanistan and about 25 of use a dish internet system. The internet cold never connect or just super slow. I bought the Antenna and put it up outside my tent and Soldiers three tents away are surfing the net.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

xman2, Walmart
13 March 2010
Overall 10
9.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 10
10

Worth it

VanI, TigerDirect.com
6 July 2009
  • Summary: I could not use my laptop at all before and the now I can use it and roam around the house. Well constructed and easy to install.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

User Review

Anonymous, TigerDirect.com
27 August 2008
  • Summary: A total farce. This gave zero range increase over the stock antenna. Tested with Netstumber. If you combine it with a $300 signal booster as did the other reviewer, you may see an increase in performance. But then again you would see that anyway. If you are looking to increase your range without a booster tho, don't fall for this one.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome product

Lallubhai P., Newegg
27 September 2007
  • Summary: 2 HAO9SIP models are connected to my linksys access point. Antenna is almost 3 feet long with the mounting holder. (looks aggressive).
  • Pros: I have had 2 these for more than a year and they are fantastic. It improved signal in most of my shop and covers 3 floors. 9dbi is quite powerful. where i used to get 2 bars, i get 4-5 bars now. Very simple to setup and use. Great buy. Go newegg!
  • Cons: none that i see.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
5 September 2007
  • Summary: I use 4 of these connected to Linksys WRT54GL routers loaded with DD-WRT in WDS mode. They are mounted to rooftops and serve 200 people in condos and have over a half a mile in range.
  • Pros: Includes everything you need to create an outside access point. Lightning arrestor, and pigtails for both Linksys and Buffalo routers plus mounting kit for walls and poles.
  • Cons: Absolutely none. Fantastic product
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