Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HWREG1
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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.
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. While it did improve the signal strength as shown by the Signal Strength rating in Windows, it proved to be very frustrating in actual use: it would end up losing connection with the router every few minutes or so, and in order to reconnect I'd end up having to re-initialize the...
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. The instructions for Mac users are vague and incomplete and I could not configure the product to work remotely.
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. Here's what I mean. I can see a given WIFI signal with my Hawking USB WIFI card at 40% signal.
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 replacement. So far so good. After several weeks I have received no acknowledgement from them as to the status of the return or warranty claim.