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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. 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...
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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. The instructions for Mac users are vague and incomplete and I could not configure the product to work remotely.
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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. Here's what I mean. I can see a given WIFI signal with my Hawking USB WIFI card at 40% signal.
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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 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Be leary

bernalillo, epinions.com
20 November 2008
  • Summary: I'm going to try another brand.
  • Pros: Rebroadcasts only the signal you want. Works well once configured. Wizard or browser confiuration.
  • Cons: Broadcast storms, poor tech support, lock up or otherwise requires reset. Compatability and rj45 issues?
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