Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HOWABN1
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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.
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.
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.
Easy to Install, works, but original unit was DOA.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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...........