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7.6 out of 10

Hawking Technology HWDN2

HWDN2 Works with Mac and PC Hi-Gain Wireless-150N USB Dish Adapt Read more

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Overall 10

Amazing product

J P., Newegg
8 January 2013
  • Pros: This thing has been going strong for years in a semi outdoor environment . The signal strength is great and the price is amazing , I purchased it many years ago when it cost $80 and it was worth it then . Finding it now on New Egg for this great price means I will buy another , possibly two . It has never given me any problems and I'm running it through 6 ,6 foot daisy chained usb extenders (FAR from ideal) and this thing works day in and day out pulling signal from m...
  • Cons: Didn't come with a pony . There is nothing negative about this product .
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Overall 10

Fantastic - Giddy

Brandon F., Newegg
10 October 2011
  • Summary: Again, I can't say this enough, this device WORKS. It's not a gimmic, something I was intensely afraid of. No need to stuff up your pci slots better used for audio or a raid controller. No need to worry about worthless drivers and searching the internet for days. I literally dread reformating windows for the simple fact that I never know if my wireless cards will work properly. This thing makes it nearly plug and play simple.
  • Pros: Absolutely fantastic. I have windows 7 and as such have been purchasing and reconfiguring wireless pci-express adapters for the last year and the best one I've had the patience to use is a Trend-net. Drivers have to be manually installed but otherwise it worked... until the card shut down and you have to use the troubleshooting tool to reset the adapter. This occurs whenever you download large amounts of information, and that is just dumb. (Mind you, I've tried all th...
  • Cons: Umm.. I don't know about everyone else but I got mine from a local computer store, seemed like brand new packaging, but the mast was floppy... as in I had to prop it up in the back so that it wouldn't fall back down. That's just annoying, but if that's what it takes to have an awesome connection, so be it, I'm all in.
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Overall 10

works great on 64bit OS

Maria S., Newegg
1 February 2011
  • Summary: for the price this is a great ant. if you have a problem getting it to work on your OS, Google is your friend. it will work on anything that I have used so far (linux,XP,vista,98 lol yes 98, win2000 and win7) both 32 and 64 bits
  • Pros: this thing rocks hands down, I can pick up several connections around my neighborhood with ease, I have seen speeds of over 15Mbps down and 5Mbps up connection to a wireless thats about 300 feet away or more (neighbors house across the street 1 house down) and for everyone saying it doesn't support 64bit OSes .... I have been running windows 7 since it came out with no issues at all and have owned this adapter for well over a year. oh, and it holds up to florida weath...
  • Cons: other than the limit in length of the cords I have no cons
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Overall 10

Incredible - really

Anonymous, Newegg
1 January 2011
  • Summary: I travel a bit and like to play online games in my spare time. Often the network strength in hotel rooms is very weak. These weak signals can accomodate network connections, but they are generally of such poor quality that they cannot sustain the level of throughput required by gaming servers. The result is many disconnections from those servers.
  • Pros: There is no better usb antenna for improving wireless connectivity (in my humble opinion). Incredibe gain of signal strength in both directions. Compact design.
  • Cons: Sturdy, but not a "packable" design. While the antenna folds into a fairly compact package - the way it folds leaves the antenna mast sticking up. The resulting folded configuarion is a bit vulnerable to damage of the mast. It would be better if the mast folded down into a protective housing.
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Overall 8

NO 64 Bit OS Support

Robert F., Newegg
13 October 2010
  • Summary: Very sad that Hawking that I had respect for fails on the GUI and 64-Bit OS. Good device if you never want to use it on a 64 bit OS. Works on Tested on XP, Windows 7 as working.
  • Pros: Works as described on 32-bit OS's.
  • Cons: No 64-Bit Support "The product does support 64 bits, but we don’t have any product in stock for testing we will let you know asap." Per Tech Support. Don't bother asking. Tech support is slow, and not that informative. Out of Country Support.
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Overall 8

Hawking Hi-Gain Wireless-N Usb Network Dish Adapter

Derek G., Newegg
12 October 2010
  • Summary: I suggest this to anyone who needs to extend their wireless coverage by substantial amounts.
  • Pros: Weak signal to amazing signal, I could only pickup on a few wireless networks with my old Belkin Wireless-N card from Walmart, Now am picking up on over 15 networks! I am very impressed with this product.
  • Cons: Pages load a little slowly, but I can't complain cause the card was $60, it's $20 at least for a month of good strong internet around here, so in three months it will pay it's self off.
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Overall 8

Excellent range and reception

Jonathan M., Newegg
2 October 2010
  • Summary: Directional antenna; you have to know where the transmitters are.
  • Pros: The Hawking HW series has consistently had better range and reception than anything else I've seen on the market.
  • Cons: Docked one star for the software - an unclear, confusing, poor interface. Hawking needs to get its act together here and hire a good UI designer.
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Overall 2

Hawking silent on Win 7

E C., Newegg
5 June 2010
  • Summary: No more Hawking for us (it is not ahead of anyone else anyway, except maybe Linksys home devices).
  • Pros: Cute. (We installed several of the previous edition of this device; there is no 64-bit driver for Win 7 for all those devices.)
  • Cons: We installed several of the previous edition of this device; there is no 64-bit driver for Win 7 for all those devices. Hawking Tech Support thinks we should ask our clients to buy the "latest product." (The others are 1 to 2 years old; isn't that nice?)
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Overall 10


Daniel M., Newegg
8 February 2010
  • Summary: very directional
  • Pros: changed signal from5% to 60% hitting a router @250 feet. set up easy on xp
  • Cons: would be nice if it had mounting holes so i could screw it to a window frame
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Overall 10

HAWKING HWDN2 IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Hi-Gain Wireless-150N USB Dish Adapter for Windows Up to 150Mbps Data Rates

Michael B., Newegg
21 August 2009
  • Summary: it even tells u when u scan if the network is B/G/N. All this is in the software for PC and MAC vers. if new to wireless u might not know what some of the stuff u see in the software is but its so easy to install,install the driver,reboot then plug and play.
  • Pros: This is the bomb!!! i live in a apt and i couldnt get a stable singal with my old adapter cause the office has the access point on the floor behind a 3ft tall office copier.but i got this one and i get a solid 2 bars and 4.3MB down and 530kbs up. "Some of u might say thats not so good" well consider the office has not changed their setup or moved the access point...i live 200ft from the B/G router and 4 walls in between me and them the office gives free wi-fi, so in 4...
  • Cons: none i should have got 2 but its ok
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