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Hawking Technology HOWABN1

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Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HOWABN1

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Overall 2
2.0

Constant Failure

Nathan W., Newegg
20 November 2013
  • Summary: I am an IT Professional, I repair computers for a living. Very disappointed in the product, will stick with UBIQUITI, or EnGenius from now on.
  • Pros: 24/7 Tech Support, Easy to follow instructions, Simple Setup
  • Cons: Dead after 8 Months, needs to be reset every few days, Tech supports only answer to the fact that it keeps dropping signal is reset it. Have Similar EnGenius product which has been running for 3 months without needing a reset.
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Overall 10
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10

Works great!

Gerald, TigerDirect.com
27 May 2013
  • Summary: Bought this for a client who wanted to cover his entire (large) yard with WiFi. Set up in Access Point mode within minutes, connected the wires, and brought it outside to check. Will mount on high point of house. Very impressed. Got it on sale for half price. So far very pleased.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great while it worked.

Joseph B., Newegg
22 April 2013
  • Summary: We use it at a summer cottage (so its off during the winter months.) First summer worked great. The next summer (just after the 1 year warranty expired), it started dropping and/or resetting connections.
  • Pros: Solid built. Good interface. I used it as a WAP out in the yard.
  • Cons: After 1 year (and 1 winter), it drops connections several times per hour. Very annoying.
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Overall 9
9.0
Value for money 10
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10

Easy to Install, works, but original unit was DOA.

resort_maintenance_engine, TigerDirect.com
2 April 2013
  • Summary: Ordered one and spent a whole lot of time trying to install it. Pounded away for hours. Something didn't seem right because LAN never showed activity through unit. Was on phone with Hawking for over an hour. Sorry to say but I sank about 10 hours on this dead unit thinking I was doing something wrong. After I got replacement unit, I was up and running in 15 minutes--It helped that I had already read the users manual from front to back.
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Overall 10
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10

Amazing powerful AP

Connors,, TigerDirect.com
21 December 2012
  • Summary: This is a robust and powerful access point!! Using 3 of them on wds mode to extend signal on my property so I can connect wireless cameras. Great solution and no issue setting them up. POE adapter was included which is a big plus.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't waste your time

Tim M., Newegg
7 August 2012
  • Pros: Easy setup
  • Cons: Didn't last a week, I called Hawkings tech support and 1 couldn't speak English and wouldn't transfer me to someone who could. 2 after we struggled with the communication for over an hour she told me to take it back to where I bought it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked great until out of warranty

Michael S., Newegg
9 April 2012
  • Summary: Purchased this to bounce internet to my house from my home office. Worked very well for a while then started dropping connection. Changed cables, bought a new poe injector, essentially changed everything but the unit itself.
  • Pros: Worked well.
  • Cons: Difficult setup. Didn't last.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice while it lasted

Danya R., Newegg
27 March 2012
  • Pros: It looked good on paper and for a short time, it worked fine.
  • Cons: I only hooked it up when I needed to service another part of the house. Each time I hooked it up it seemed to present more problems. Sometimes unplugging it fixed it temporarily, sometimes it didn't. In addition, the aluminum plate on the bottom and all the metal parts were corroding pretty rapidly (I live in a tropical location). I tried to talk to tech support but the accents were so thick I found it very difficult and ultimately I gave it up for a new system.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth it

Tom P., Newegg
31 January 2012
  • Summary: Standard Signal strength and quality. Probably requires external antenna to extend range. Purchased to use outdoors as AP, but my standard AP had a better signal from inside the building.
  • Pros: Comes with power injector
  • Cons: Price
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Overall 6
6.0

Kinda Iffy

zachary m., Newegg
3 January 2012
  • Summary: Had Frontier Service Tech come inspect DSL modem along with the lines and everything else on thier end no problems
  • Pros: Worked great for the time it worked great signal and coverage
  • Cons: now when you hook it up to the router it will actually cause the DSL to drop the connection. tested Poe the cable and everything i could still has a visible network and everything along with allowing you to connect but once you connect it to the router it drop the DSL connection and will not reconnect to the DSL until you unplug it...........
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