Summary: I purchased this to use with our 2Wire 2701HG-B router. Our router is in the den on one side of the house, and we were not getting any signal on the other end of the house. I was able to set the repeater up within minutes, and it works great!
Summary: my computer (old windows xp) could not read the setup cd. i called the 24/7 service line, dreading a long wait without getting a resolution. much to my surprise my call was answered IMMEDIATELY and a very helpful technician walked through the manual setup. the whole process took perhaps 10 minutes.
Summary: We bought the Hawking HWREG1 to extend the spotty range of our Linksys Wireless G router located in a far corner of our basement. The setup was shockingly simple. We followed the directions in the Hawking manual accepting the defaults for everything, adding the same password as on our Linksys...
Summary: So after reading some of the reviews and knowing my luck with such things I had set aside my evening to get this to work. But guess who's now enjoying internet in their backyard with a nice G&T... me!!! It took me no time at all to setup (10 mins maybe) and the range is perfect for what I needed.
Took less than 3 minutes to set up (call first for compatibility)!
5 May 2010
Summary: I initially bought another Hawking extender (HWREN1) -- that's a different review -- but after speaking to a second tech, she informs me that my 2701HG-B 2Wire gateway was not compatible with the HWREN1. She, however, recommended the HW2R1, which is TWICE the cost.
Summary: I received the Wireless G Range Extender yesterday and installed it right away. The installation process was a breeze. The "installation wizard" did its job without a glitch and the written instructions were easy to follow.
Summary: The Hawkings Extender is extremely easy to set up---it took longer to unpack it than to set it up. It gives better wide coverage than the competitive Linksys offering. It works with all routers as far as I know (Linksys, Netgear, etc). I struggled with the Linksys WRE54G extender for a year.
Summary: This Hawking Range Extender did exactly what I hoped it would do and I recommend it unequivocally. My cable modem is on the second floor of my house and I have a Linksys Wireless G router using standard encryption.