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Hawking Technology HAO9SIP
6.9 out of 10

Hawking Technology HAO9SIP

Connect Anywhere, Anytime HAO9SIP is one of Hawking's Hi-Gain 24 Read more

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Overall 10
10

Improves connectivity.

chiefsmoke, Amazon
25 March 2013
  • Summary: These things still need a good "line of sight." If you have a line of sight your connection becomes stronger and more reliable.
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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 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 2
2.0

Stay away from Hawking.

tatalah, Amazon
12 October 2010
  • Summary: Hawking is almost as bad a company as Best Buy. That is really saying something. This was the second of 3 items that Hawking told me I would need, after the fact. I have bought all 3 because I have a tiger by the tail and can't let go. I am still not up and running. THIS ANTENNA IS TOTALLY WORTHLESS AND DOES ABSOLUTELY NO GOOD!!
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

xman2, Walmart
13 March 2010
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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Overall 10
10

Nice

Kavit K., Newegg
13 August 2007
  • Summary: This antenna is almost 3 feet long.
  • Pros: These high gain antenna's really show some power. The 360 degree's helps cover most of the places in buildings. Very effective. Mounting is easy too.
  • Cons: You might need to buy the N- extension cable.
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