Nice piece of gear with extremely simple setup as long as you read and follow the provided instructions.
4 March 2015
Summary: We added this device in order to extend our wireless coverage on our 5 acre farm. Setup took about 10 minutes and is extremely simple if you use the provided software. The wireless signal is extremely strong and connected to our existing network with no issues.
Summary: Does what is supposed to. If you are an IT guru then you should not have any problems extending your LAN. But if you need tech support to guide you on how to set it up, do not buy this product. Tech support sucks.
Summary: Works just like it should. I'm not an IT guy but if you follow the instructions you should have no problems. This was installed in a shop that was 100 yards from the house. The shop is a metal building and so the signal dies once inside. This worked great!
Summary: This thing is awesome! I used this to provide WiFi to a very very large outdoor area. The directional repeating allowed me to point it at my WiFi access point inside a house and have it repeat to the entire outdoors from a flag pole.
Summary: I would not recommend this unit. I have been doing professional enterprise wireless for over 10 years. The bridge feature is poor. If the unit was within 5 feet of the base wireless it would work. As I move away from the base unit the signal strength fell drastically to the point it was not usable.
Be careful to not use spaces in your SSID if you try to use this repeater!
David Schulz, Amazon
28 July 2014
Summary: Very nice product but the firmware has a subtle bug in it which Hawking Tech Support cannot seem to diagnose. I spent several hours on the phone with then trying to determine why it wouldn't connect to my Wi-Fi. Finally they gave up and said that it must be a defective unit.
Summary: The Hawking HOW2R1 has more than one serious shortcoming, but I will discuss the major one first: The HOW2R1 doesn't have a hardware reset button in case of password loss or power loss during reconfiguration of the HOW2R1's system settings.