Summary: An excellent AP, good signal strength, reasonable configuration menus. No tools to recognize signal strength of nearby units so you're bridging blind. Bridging took down my network, unable to find a bridge solution with these units that didn't have that effect.
Purchased other Hawking Products without problems, but this one failed the first time I received it.
Scott of the family Larson "Connecting your world by simplifying technology", Amazon
22 January 2015
Summary: Received this Item and was not able to get though the Setup Wizard without it locking up. I spent about and hour on the phone with customer support and we were not able to resolve the issue. I returned it for a refund and am considering purchasing another High Speed wireless Unit.
Summary: Highs: Good deal for a 802.11ac AP. Numerous extra ethernet ports allow for wireless bridging many devices. Simple configuration makes it a good fit for home/soho users. Lows: Web interface lacks features other APs have.
Summary: I recently purchase two of the Hawking HD45B Access Point units and found them to both be defective by design. Both units would lock up, lose settings and require a complete "factory default" reset in order to log back into the device again after changing any settings.
Pros: Easy to setup. Running several of these in a very large manufacturing facility and have had no issues. In a year, I think I've had to power cycle just once. I'm in the 4.5 star range, just because of the web interface. (see cons)
Cons: Web interface was a bit flakey, but nothing that can't be overcome.
Product simply did not work, technical support was rude/ not helpful and return policy ridiculous
A reader "reader in boston", Amazon
20 August 2013
Summary: This product did not work at all, technical support was both rude and unhelpful and the return policy is truly ridiculous. Let me save you the time and frustration, DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM HAWKING.