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.
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.
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.
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...
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 ...