Reviews and Problems with Hawking Technology HWREG1
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Works fine but requires some configuration knowledge.
D. Dobkin, Amazon
5 March 2011
Summary: This worked exactly as advertised to fill up a coverage hole in our house (so that my son could put his Wii online!). Setup was quick and easy using my Mac laptop. HOWEVER, note that setup requires that you do some network maneuvering -- you need to change the IP address of your setup computer to be in the subnet of the (fixed) initial address of the Extender so you can talk to it over your browser, configure it with the target SSID and a new (fixed) IP address in the...
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: 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: 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.