Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HAO9SIP
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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, a...
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 ins...
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.
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.
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...
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 (1wat...
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.
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.
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!
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. For the price these are nice kits and make it quite easy
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.