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Hawking Technology HWREG1

Wireless-G Range Extender Extend the Range of your Wireless Netw Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HWREG1

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Overall 6
6.0

OK but problems with setup.

J. Allan Wolf, Amazon
15 September 2013
  • Summary: The unit performs as advertised, and it did markedly improve the connection reliability for one of our computers that was intermittent in the wireless network. The problem was with setup. Setup options include AES encryption, which is what our home network was using. The problem is that, despite what the setup wizard offers, AES won't work. It took me four days of hair pulling to figure this out on my own because tech support at Hawking was of no help.
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Overall 10
10

Good egg...

NFine "NFine", Amazon
11 March 2013
  • Summary: This unit is quite special. I am not sure what might be available at the time I am writing this review, some years after purchase, but at the time there was nothing like it to be had from any other manufacturer of consumer-grade networking equipment. This unit will bridge itself onto any open (or secured) WiFi network and serve as a gateway to said (AP) access point. The only other viable product that does something similar is known as a "travel router".
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Overall 10
10

Very Pleased

Robert L. Brown, Amazon
28 February 2013
  • Summary: This product met our need to extend the wireless coverage in our house. Great product and it was easy to set up.
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Overall 4
4.0

very difficult to configure

Bowen Dwelle "bdwelle", Amazon
25 February 2013
  • Summary: I found this product very difficult to configure and ended up sending it back. If your Wifi network supports Wireless-N and WEP-PSK, I recommend getting a Wireless-N extender instead. They work with a push-button system that is MUCH easier.
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Overall 4
4.0

Didn't work

John L. Sullivan, Amazon
5 November 2012
  • Summary: Box said it was simple to install and set up, I beg to differ it didn't work and offshore tech support was useless as I couldn't understand the Tech. Sent it back for refund.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad and Good

Ralph, Amazon
24 September 2012
  • Summary: This product would not work with the wireless network at my college. However, the staff at my church was looking for a way to extend the reach of the wireless network there. I gace it to the church where it is providing the desired result.
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Overall 6
6.0

depends on router

Jimbo, Amazon
8 September 2012
  • Summary: I bought this product for my AT&T 2Wire dsl router - could not get it to work properly AT ALL. I'm an IT guy, so kinda know what I'm doing. Anyway, after much reconfiguring, decided instead of sending it back, to try it on my wireless Linksys at work. OMG - it hooked up in minutes, w/o a problem. So the product is not flawed, just don't use it for the 2Wire router, you'll pull your hair out trying to get it to work.
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Overall 2
2.0

My first and last Hawking product

Mitch, Amazon
11 January 2012
  • Summary: I've had this range extender for a couple years now. I've tried three different times to set it up and struck out every time. Yesterday, I tried again and (mostly) got it up and running. My biggest problems with the device: 1) It takes my laptop 1 minute and 18 seconds (!) to connect to the range extender via wifi.
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Overall 10
10

Worked like magic!

Cndee13, Amazon
9 January 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this to use with our 2Wire 2701HG-B router. Our router is in the den on one side of the house, and we were not getting any signal on the other end of the house. I was able to set the repeater up within minutes, and it works great!
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Overall 10
10

As Advertised

John M. Cooley, Amazon
19 July 2011
  • Summary: This product was easy to install and is working fine. Instead of 1- bar we now have 3 bars on our deck behind our home (which is why this product was purchased).
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