Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HWDN2
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Better than Airport for my Mac
L. Gutman, Amazon
13 May 2015
Summary: This dish plugs into a computer and acts as a wireless network receiver. (I say this because there are so many different kinds of wireless networking gizmos, and it's important to know what this particular gizmo does.) Short version of this review: It works great!
Summary: Using an HP desktop computer with built-in wireless versus this product to scp (secure copy) a 415MB zip archive to a Linux server (GigE wired to the access point). Built-in WiFi: 100% 415MB 338.3KB/s 20:57 Hawking Dish: 100% 415MB 4.2MB/s 01:40 I experienced no installation concerns of any kind on...
Frequent disconnects. Ended up using my old router as an antenna
29 July 2014
Summary: I bought this new dish (HWDN2 rev E) to replace my older Hawking dish (HWU8DD rev B), which started to disconnect frequently. The new dish was no better than the old one: it randomly disconnected/connected back, sometimes once in 10-20 seconds.
Summary: This product is awesome it picks up my signal full bars and when using it when i look at the wifi list it pick up my 5 houses down neighbor and if it does not have driver disk just goto windows update and it will have the drivers u need.
Summary: This rig: i7-920 Bloomfield with Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler EVGA X58 SLI LE Intel Motherboard G.SKILL Ripjaws 24GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 EVGA GeForce GTX 570 PC Power & Cooling 910 Silencer PS 2x 1/2TB Raptors in Raid0+1 to a 1TB Raptor 4x Enermax MAGMA 80mm case fans + Aerocool Modern-V fan...
Pros: Went from using a Rosewill RNX-N300 Wireless N Adapter w/Rosewill RNX-A5-EX configuration, getting Sig Str 70-82%, Link Qual 85-98%, to 100% both Sig Str & Link Qual, upon loading the drivers and connecting the adapter to an open USB 2.0 port on my rig ~40' from the wireless-N router. Much better...