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Hawking Technology HWREG1
5.9 out of 10

Hawking Technology HWREG1

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

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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 4
4.0

Ended up scrapping it

PeterD, Amazon
6 January 2011
  • Summary: I bought this several months ago, so I could have improved wireless reception in the basement. The router is located on the second floor, and I tried various locations for the range extender.
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Overall 4
4.0

If you invented this product, buy it. Otherwise beware.

Eric W. Buether, Amazon
9 November 2010
  • Summary: I am a Mac user and found this product impossible to configure according to the instructions. Before I bought this product, I read a number of conflicting reviews about the ease or difficulty of configuring the product. I erred on the side of thinking I could do it, and I erred in thinking that.
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Overall 4
4.0

Functions but terrible reception!

P. Sue, Amazon
30 November 2009
  • Summary: Purchased this in order to extend a WIFI signal. I was able to get it functioning despite the bad directions. It's really not that complicated of a device. Does it do what it advertises? Yes. Here's why I had to return it. It has 20% less reception than the Hawking external USB wireless LAN card.
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Overall 4
4.0

Second rating of product

J. R. Breimeir, Amazon
7 September 2009
  • Summary: The Hawking Range Extender set up easily as advertised, and performed well for a few weeks. Then it operated intermittently for a while, eventually failing completely. Hawking Technologies responded to my request for an RMA very quickly, and I have returned it to them under warranty for a...
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Overall 4
4.0

Found out why it doesn't work all the time

Anonymous, Newegg
16 September 2008
  • Pros: This actually works very well if you can get around the problem listed under Cons. The range is very good. I'm using it outside at a campground to extend range to the end of the campground. People who had no signal now have full signal. The Extender has line of sight to the source 10 dBi dipole a...
  • Cons: I purchased two of these, and wasted two days trying to figure out why they worked sometimes and wouldn't work the rest of the time. I finally figured out that the very small switching power supply doesn't work properly with the extender. If you plug the power supply into the extender BEFORE you ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Awful compatibility!

Nhut L., Newegg
21 September 2007
  • Summary: Second time buying a Hawking's Tech product and both times unsatisfied.
  • Pros: Works for only some wireless G brands.
  • Cons: Didn't help one bit with my Belkin N-draft router. Called their customer service people and they say not compatible.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very low power

Anonymous, Newegg
16 September 2007
  • Pros: Easy to setup. Creates another SSID in case you'd like to setup the extended signal as a separate ID.
  • Cons: VERY short range. You'd think a range extender would really extend your range but with this thing at a 100ft away I have a "very low" signal!!!
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