Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HWBA54G
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There is no WDS mode....
Stewart N. Grant "stu2j", Amazon
25 May 2013
Summary: If used as an access point, this is a 5 star product. Setup is very easy and coverage is good. While this product advertises a WDS mode (even in the user's manual) it simply doesn't exist and it can't be used as a repeater.
Summary: I purchased this item with a 14dbi antenna and my Linksys wireless g network card has better rang. For some reason it is picky on which networks it likes. eventually it got hot some how and melted the casing. If you ask me this item should be under review by Hawking.
Summary: As most others have said, tech support sucks. I purchased the unit for bridge mode, and the firmware it came with bricks the unit when you switch it to bridge mode. Completely worthless. I had to send it back, which was an ordeal, and they charged me!
Summary: This company appears to be setting a new low in a field that has already sunk to a remarkable low ebb. Attempting to get customer service from these people is about as productive as trying to get a drink out of a Vogon.
Setup is fraught with peril and "reset" may wedge your box.
M. H., Amazon
25 May 2013
Summary: Setup either requires you to force your machine to the devices subnet - or to run their setup app. Their setup app tries to find the device and allow you to force whatever address you want (or DHCP).
Summary: When this thing works, it's fine. But if anything goes wrong, you're SOL. I had to reset my router, which means it defaults to an unencrypted state. To re-set encryption, you have to go to a web address. The site no longer exists -- or at least it's been down for the past few days.
Summary: I have tried repeatedly to contact cust support since their cd software was written impproperly and cannot even be read on a screen--- Without the software you cannot setup this unit for proper operation and their tech support is absolutely clueless and tells you to go to cust support who then tells...
Summary: This item works ok, but doesn't seem to be any better than other brands. The technical support, and Hawking website are absolutely terrible. I received an email from their tech support which was just completely wrong. I figured the problem out myself and it worked, but they said it wouldn't.
Summary: I have never had such a terrible experience with a network component. I bought two of these to use as a bridge to the neighbor's house, since I have plenty of spare bits to share and they're suffering with lousy DSL bandwidth. A couple of bridges, a couple of high gain antennas, we're golden. Right?