Hawking Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster - HSB1

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Performance

I couldn't be more pleased with the performance of this little signal booster. I had connectivity problems until I bought THIS unit. it works like a charm.

-Craig Anderson quote

I have looked at various sites offering 2.4 gigahertz WiFi Amplifiers. Most around the $400 range. I felt as if I kind of won the lottery when I walked upon this amp in COMP USA. I had to double check the price. I am very pleased with it design however I can see where a end user might install the coax cable the wrong direction. All of us are guilty of assuming how items hook up and I admit I have read directions after installation of obvious simple installs be it a cd player or dvd player or the like. I was going to simply hook it up without regard to the manual ( excited and wanted to see performance and if there was acompatability issue with my Dlink router) I started pulling items out of the box. When I went to unwrap the coax I immediately wondered why one end had a grey area and why the other had a white are. At this point I felt I should refer to the manual. As most of you know the grey coax end goes to the input of the amp and the white end goes to the output of your router ( Routers antena out). My question is why? One can only assume the cable has a special design that requires this particular hook up. I followed the directions and I am very pleased. I had previously bought the 3db omni directional antena so I decided to use it rather then the stock 2db antena that comes with the amp. I am learning cable length is "very" important with high frequency. I do wonder if the 1 meter of extra coax (signal loss) used on my 3db antena gives me a end result of less than 3db. In other words I wonder if one would be as well off using the stock 2db antena? For now I will keep the distance between my WiFi router and antena at 2 meters ( 1 meter from router to amp then 1 meter from amp out to antena) I like the fact my antena is 6 feet higher than it would have been had I not bought both the hawking amp and hawking omni antena. Before I bought the amp I had some weak areas in the front yard ( 1/4 acre lot) when I would approach where the corners of my chain link fence meet and I would also loose reception when I would walk into my RV (motorhome). Now that I have the Hawking amp in use at 500mw setting I have yet to find a weak spot. I have a freeware program called Net-Stumbler that displays the signal information as you walk/drive about. There are obvious improvements. What suprised me most of all was when I went to the dozen sites that offer free DSL speed test and I saw a slight improvement in both my upload and download speeds. This was an unexpected plus. If anything I thought the extra processing required to duplex the signal ( transmit and rec from same antena) would slow down my speed. I have conculed Hawking has done a very good job designing this amplifier. I am very satisfied with my purchase. I like to travel in my RV and I certainly plan on taking the Hawking amp and 3db antena with me. I have an older Dlink plain router than has a serial port I use with a external 56k modem. I use it in tandem with my wireless router. I can "at least" have wireless at dial up speed. (beter than being stuck to a phone cord and better than no WiFi at all). When I am in "Dial Up Only" campsites/RV parks, the addition of this amp will also allow me to share my bandwidth with my fellow RVers. (some bandwith is better than none at all). Once word gets out (Or other RVers in the camp grounds finds the signal) I am sure they to will want to purchase this neat amplifier. It is going to be so nice to be able to walk way on the other side of the RV park and still have wireless for a change. The Hawking amp gets two big thumbs up from me. A wonderful product for a very very reasonable price. Coley / Miami, Florida

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THE solution for difficult situations

by Craig Anderson on 12/3/2004

I couldn't be more pleased with the performance of this little signal booster. I had connectivity problems until I bought THIS unit. it works like a charm.

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You can't beat the price, install was a snap

by coley@sobe.no-ip.com on 12/16/2004

I have looked at various sites offering 2.4 gigahertz WiFi Amplifiers. Most around the $400 range. I felt as if I kind of won the lottery when I walked upon this amp in COMP USA. I had to double check the price. I am very pleased with it design however I can see where a end user might install the coax cable the wrong direction. All of us are guilty of assuming how items hook up and I admit I have read directions after installation of obvious simple installs be it a cd player or dvd player or the like. I was going to simply hook it up without regard to the manual ( excited and wanted to see performance and if there was acompatability issue with my Dlink router) I started pulling items out of the box. When I went to unwrap the coax I immediately wondered why one end had a grey area and why the other had a white are. At this point I felt I should refer to the manual. As most of you know the grey coax end goes to the input of the amp and the white end goes to the output of your router ( Routers antena out). My question is why? One can only assume the cable has a special design that requires this particular hook up. I followed the directions and I am very pleased. I had previously bought the 3db omni directional antena so I decided to use it rather then the stock 2db antena that comes with the amp. I am learning cable length is "very" important with high frequency. I do wonder if the 1 meter of extra coax (signal loss) used on my 3db antena gives me a end result of less than 3db. In other words I wonder if one would be as well off using the stock 2db antena? For now I will keep the distance between my WiFi router and antena at 2 meters ( 1 meter from router to amp then 1 meter from amp out to antena) I like the fact my antena is 6 feet higher than it would have been had I not bought both the hawking amp and hawking omni antena. Before I bought the amp I had some weak areas in the front yard ( 1/4 acre lot) when I would approach where the corners of my chain link fence meet and I would also loose reception when I would walk into my RV (motorhome). Now that I have the Hawking amp in use at 500mw setting I have yet to find a weak spot. I have a freeware program called Net-Stumbler that displays the signal information as you walk/drive about. There are obvious improvements. What suprised me most of all was when I went to the dozen sites that offer free DSL speed test and I saw a slight improvement in both my upload and download speeds. This was an unexpected plus. If anything I thought the extra processing required to duplex the signal ( transmit and rec from same antena) would slow down my speed. I have conculed Hawking has done a very good job designing this amplifier. I am very satisfied with my purchase. I like to travel in my RV and I certainly plan on taking the Hawking amp and 3db antena with me. I have an older Dlink plain router than has a serial port I use with a external 56k modem. I use it in tandem with my wireless router. I can "at least" have wireless at dial up speed. (beter than being stuck to a phone cord and better than no WiFi at all). When I am in "Dial Up Only" campsites/RV parks, the addition of this amp will also allow me to share my bandwidth with my fellow RVers. (some bandwith is better than none at all). Once word gets out (Or other RVers in the camp grounds finds the signal) I am sure they to will want to purchase this neat amplifier. It is going to be so nice to be able to walk way on the other side of the RV park and still have wireless for a change. The Hawking amp gets two big thumbs up from me. A wonderful product for a very very reasonable price. Coley / Miami, Florida

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Product Overview

It is the first WiFi Signal Booster with adjustable power levels and works with all major wireless bands. The WiFi Signal Booster HSB1 is a unique device that boosts the signal and performance of standard wireless access point from under 90mW to a staggering 500mW.

Specifications

Manufacturer Hawking Tech
Mfg Part# HSB1
SKU 10381453
UPC 603992505722
UPC 14 00603992505722
Features
Product Type Wireless Range Extender
Manufacturer Part Number HSB1
Manufacturer Hawking Technologies, Inc
Product Name Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster
Brand Name Hawking
Wireless Transmission Speed 54 Mbit/s
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
Tech Specs
Product Type Wireless Range Extender
Manufacturer Part Number HSB1
Manufacturer Website Address www.hawkingtech.com
Manufacturer Hawking Technologies, Inc
Product Name Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster
Product Line Hi-Gain
Brand Name Hawking
Certifications & Standards Wi-Fi Certified IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g
Wireless Transmission Speed 54 Mbps
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
ISM Band Yes
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.40 GHz
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