Hawking HWU8DD Hi-Gain USB Wireless-G Dish Adapter - HWU8DD

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4.6
Overall Satisfaction
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Value
4.7
Ease of Use
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Performance

I bought one of these to help my brother-in-law connect two houses on one farm to the same internet connection. They were about 350 yards apart and a normal wireless card didn't pick up the signal. But this Hawking adapter picked up a solid signal once we aimed it correctly (we had line of sight between the buildings). The other end of the connection was a standard consumer-grade wireless router with the factory antenna.

-Steve quote

I have a travel trailer in a park that has a wireless access point. My normal wireless card wouldn't pick up the signal well enough to log onto the Internet because of the steel shell of the trailer. The Hawking Hi Gain antenna, with some careful aiming, pulls in the signal well enough for me to use the Internet as though I was connected directly to a cable or DSL modem. It takes a few minutes of tilting and aiming the little dish, but, using the onscreen signal meter, you can quickly "find" a signal that a regular wireless card cannot. The only addition I'd suggest would be a longer USB cable so you can move the dish farther from the computer if necessary.

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Works as advertised

by Steve on 2/6/2006

I bought one of these to help my brother-in-law connect two houses on one farm to the same internet connection. They were about 350 yards apart and a normal wireless card didn't pick up the signal. But this Hawking adapter picked up a solid signal once we aimed it correctly (we had line of sight between the buildings). The other end of the connection was a standard consumer-grade wireless router with the factory antenna. Read More

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Works inside my travel trailer

by steel520@hotmail.com on 7/30/2006

I have a travel trailer in a park that has a wireless access point. My normal wireless card wouldn't pick up the signal well enough to log onto the Internet because of the steel shell of the trailer. The Hawking Hi Gain antenna, with some careful aiming, pulls in the signal well enough for me to use the Internet as though I was connected directly to a cable or DSL modem. It takes a few minutes of tilting and aiming the little dish, but, using the onscreen signal meter, you can quickly "find" a signal that a regular wireless card cannot. The only addition I'd suggest would be a longer USB cable so you can move the dish farther from the computer if necessary. Read More

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Product Overview

The HWU8DD is designed to connect your desktop or laptop to any Wireless-B, Wireless-G, or Wireless-N network using a USB connection. Hawking’s award winning Hi-GainTM Antenna technology extends wireless connection distances by up to 300%. The HWU8DD is the first Wireless Adapter to integrate the Wireless Dish Technology with Wi-Fi Networking. As a result, the HWU8DD provides more distance and better speeds than other Wireless Adapter on the market. Furthermore, the built-in LED signal strength indicators provide network signal information to pinpoint the strongest signal available within your area.

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Specifications

Manufacturer Hawking Tech
Mfg Part# HWU8DD
SKU 202149085
UPC 603992505999
UPC 14 00603992505999
Sales Rank 40730
Features
High Speed USB 2.0 Connection
Equipped with an 8dBi Hi-Gain Directional Dish Antenna
The first Dish Technology Wi-Fi Adapter on the market
Signal Strength Indicators help you make a quality connection in seconds
Tech Specs
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11g
Connectivity Technology: Wireless
Data Link Protocol: IEEE 802.11g
Data Transfer Rate: 54 Mbps
Form Factor: External
Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
Interface Type: USB
Type: Network adapter
Interface: Radio-Ethernet
Directivity: Directional
Gain Level: 8 DBi
Compatibility: PC
Connector Type: 4 pin USB Type B
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