Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HWREG1
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Works great but ...
Ronald D. Rodriguez "ronman", Amazon
2 February 2011
Summary: I gave this item four stars because it works but setup was a bit problematic. We have two Toshiba laptops. One took about an hour before it finally connected. The other we had to keep trying over a number of days. The funny thing was, the Hawking would show up amongst our Wireless Network Connection options, but when we'd try to connect it would say that it couldn't find it, even after it was located during the initial setup. Very frustrating.
Summary: This product gives you a decent performance. It is relatively easy to set up following the provided instructions and CD. I have only tried it as a repeater and works OK. Range is not awesome but decent enough given the price. The only problem, as others have reported, is that after a power blip/outage it does not reconnect. The problem is that the device does not do a channel scan upon restart. The solution I have found is quite simple.
Still working great after almost a year (after replacing the defective first one)
Sam I Am, Amazon
9 September 2010
Summary: I've been using this repeater for about a year now. The first one I received was definitely defective-- it just wouldn't keep a steady signal; it kept dropping in and out of being connected to the main network. Hawking customer service was great and they replaced it right away. Since then, it's been great.
Summary: My purpose for buying this range extender was to allow connection to home network from outside of the home. It works well and allows use of handheld, netbook and laptop computers from distances of 50 to 75 feet outside of the home. It also allowed me to connect a security camera to the home network that I had been unable to use prior to this purchase. It actually acts as a new hotspot. Well worth the money and very easy to setup. I would recommend it to anyone.
Summary: This worked exactly as expected with one exception--range. I moved my main router to the basement to get better reception for my XBox and Wii. This left the upstairs fine for laptops, but with no connectivity for iPhones. I initially configured the repeater downstairs and it worked fine. My main problem was moving it upstairs. I placed it in a couple places where it wouldn't connect to the main router.
Summary: I recently purchased this extender from Amazon to replace a Linksys WRE54G extender that had simply stopped working (the second one to fail, I've had reliability issues with Linksys). After reading the set up woes some have experienced, I was expecting a challenge. Yet on an XP machine with a Linksys WRT54G wireless router, WPA Personal security, I was up and running in 4 minutes using the setup wizard.
Summary: I had problems getting a good signal in my living room from my office so I bought this extender. It works great and the installation was surprisingly easy and quick , basically plug in , follow instructions and plug out. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone trying to get a better signal to play their ps3 or xbox as those work better with the original modem feeding them the wifi signal.
Summary: Once I finally had it up and running it worked fine. Installation is pretty straightforward however there are a couple of details that aren't completely accurate in the set-up instructions. When it says to place the extender half-way between your router and the problem area, not always true. My problem area is outdoors about 150 feet away. I have several computers on my network and when I placed the extender close to the the door, no one could get a signal.
Summary: The Hawking HWREG1 did exactly what I expected a range extender to do. I used the setup CD and everything worked without any issues. In less than 30 minutes from opening the box I had the extender configured and operating. It boosted the signal in my basement from 1 bar (-86 dBm) to 5 bars (-51 dBm). I'm not sure if I was lucky - or if Hawking has improved their setup software since the horror stories were posted here.
Summary: The product is fine, it's very easy to install and set it up, but somehow the range coverage isn't as good as claimed. I'm just 5 meters away from it, with a wall in between, but I only get 2 bars of windows vista's signal. I think that's not a great performance, considering that without the unit I got 1 bar, so it helped me improve just a bit. Also don't fool yourself by pictures because it's bigger than you'd think it is.