Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HWREG1
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Pretty good after setup
Chris K., Newegg
18 September 2008
Summary: I think for the amoung of cash you're shelling out they should make this a better product. I mean I've bought better motherboards for this price, and this is only a little board in a box. I will probably return this thing and try something else since if it ever crashes, it will be yet another pain to recall all of the stuff to get it working again and another day of anguish.
Pros: Works with the Google WiFi network! The reception is terrific even with the cheap ducky dipole antenna. Once it is set up, this thing works absolutely great.
Cons: You may end up ripping out clumps of hair trying to get this thing working... It's expensive, it's a real pain to set up, it takes forever to reboot, it crashes, it refuses to transmit, it refuses to sense wireless networks, its power supply block freaks out, the software link crashes, the lan crashes, the thing refuses to reboot... It took me over 2 hours to learn all of the problems this sucker has. However, in the end it finally linked up and it works solidly.
Summary: Firmware needs to be upgrade right away to 1.26. Struggled with this device configuration half a day only to find out the problem was out of date firmware. Once the firmware is uploaded, configuration and connectivity was flawless. Excellent device that I would recommend again.
Pros: Good range and signal strength, able to get it to connect - extend wireless devices such as Linksys or Belkin and more.
Cons: Setup wizard doesn't really account for the couple extra steps in Vista.
Summary: Setup without the disk requires a lot of technical know-how. use the easy setup disk unless you know what you are doing.
Pros: Used this to bridge networks between two buildings (60 meters) with two Hawking Tech's Hi-Gain outdoor antennas. Initially we had a few problems with signal reflection interference, which was solved by adjusting antenna angle position (up slightly). Works well overall.
Cons: Temperamental! Every once in a while, this extender will drop into "scanning" mode. IE. it sees the target network but will not re-connect. Reseting both the extender and the access point seems to correct the problem most of the time, but occasionally it goes on strike and refuses to reconnect. (solar flares maybe???) Perhaps Hawking tech, could update their firmware which is a little overdue...