Summary: Marginally improves signal. Needs new driver that is online from board manufacturer (Google product for new driver)New software is much easier to use. Only use original cable that is supplied, any extensions degrade the signal enough so that there is no improvement. Would I buy again...
Summary: I purchased the Hawkin HWDN1 over 4 years ago but never got the chance to review it. The reason for my purchase was because i lived with my brother at the time and i could not pick up a strong signal even though i was probably 150-200ft away from the router. I purchased a $20 wireless adapter and it got a signal strenth of 28% or so. That's where i turned to amazon's reviews for this product and when i purchased it i was pleasantly surprised.
Summary: I was about to order another HWDN2, as it worked better than any stick or other peripheral, when I discovered the HWDN1. Paid more than I'd planned to, but it's well worth it. Easy to set up, and it really pulls in the signal. Right now, my signal strength is only 21%, but I'm cruising... Very happy with this product and will continue to purchase Hawking devices as needed.
Summary: Finally managed to return it after multiple phone calls, never worked, the light that was supposed to turn green never did. The product was defective and with the technical support difficult to understand (India ?) I will not be getting an exchange but my money back.
Summary: Do not waste your money on this. This does not work at all. I have called support twice and got no help at all. Even though this says on the box that it extends the range up to 600%, my range was not extended at all and the support told me it is not to extend the range but is only a wireless adapter to connect to the internet. Also, I ran the diagnostic test in the program and got one number with a "warn" and another number stating "failed to create a command file.
Summary: I tried installing this on my Mac 10.4.11 and Windows 7 computers. The dish itself installed and detected networks, but I could not get my Mac to connect with those signals. Hawking customer support was NO help. I had similar issues with my Windows 7 computer. I have some knowledge of computers, and followed the directions on this.