Hawking HWL1 WiFi Locator - HWL1

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

I really like this locater, I can drive around and press the single button on the device and read out a 1 through 5 set of LED's that indicate signal strength. At least I guess they do, there doesn't seem to be any way of really determining the actual signal strength the device is receiving vs. the actual signal available. I found an area which showed about 2 to 3 of the 5 LEDs fully lit but couldn't hook up to the signal. If you think of this device more as a locater of "some" signal rather than any indication of relative strength of the signal then it is fine for what it does. That is, tell you if there is any reason you should pop open your lap top or handheld and try to connect up to the Internet. That will be the only true indicator of signal strength. Otherwise for the price and what it actually does and the ease of use - I wholly recommend this little cell phone look alike device.

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It worked initially and then fell apart - battery compartment came open and could not reinstall battery. Total waste of money

-Richard quote

Wi Fi locater

by Steve on 5/8/2005

I really like this locater, I can drive around and press the single button on the device and read out a 1 through 5 set of LED's that indicate signal strength. At least I guess they do, there doesn't seem to be any way of really determining the actual signal strength the device is receiving vs. the actual signal available. I found an area which showed about 2 to 3 of the 5 LEDs fully lit but couldn't hook up to the signal. If you think of this device more as a locater of "some" signal rather than any indication of relative strength of the signal then it is fine for what it does. That is, tell you if there is any reason you should pop open your lap top or handheld and try to connect up to the Internet. That will be the only true indicator of signal strength. Otherwise for the price and what it actually does and the ease of use - I wholly recommend this little cell phone look alike device.

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Fell apart

by Richard on 4/22/2007

It worked initially and then fell apart - battery compartment came open and could not reinstall battery. Total waste of money

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Product Overview

The Hawking WiFi Locator is the most stylish, reliable and accurate WiFi signal detector on the market! With just a press of a button, the HWL1 will search for any 802.11b/g wireless networks within the vicinity and display the signal strength using its five LED lights.

Specifications

Manufacturer Hawking Tech
Mfg Part# HWL1
SKU 10381452
UPC 603992505739
UPC 14 00603992505739
Features
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Product Type Network Testing Device
Manufacturer Part Number HWL1
Manufacturer Hawking Technologies, Inc
Product Model HWL1
Product Name HWL1 WiFi Locator
Brand Name Hawking
Package Contents 1 x HWL1 WiFi Locator1 x Long Life Lithium BatteryEasy-to-follow User's Manual
Weight (Approximate) 1.59 oz
Height 1"
Width 2.2"
Depth 3.6"
Limited Warranty 2 Year
Tech Specs
Batteries Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Status Indicators 1 x Power 5 x Signal Strength
Ports Not Applicable
Product Type Network Testing Device
Manufacturer Part Number HWL1
Manufacturer Website Address www.hawkingtech.com
Manufacturer Hawking Technologies, Inc
Product Model HWL1
Product Name HWL1 WiFi Locator
Brand Name Hawking
Connectivity Media Not Applicable
Additional Information Operating Range: Up to 1000 feet (Line of Sight) Up to 300 feet (Indoors)
Package Contents 1 x HWL1 WiFi Locator 1 x Long Life Lithium Battery Easy-to-follow User's Manual
Compatibility Hawking HWBA54G Wireless Access Point Hawking HWU54D Wireless Adapter Hawking HWR54G Wireless-G Router
Dimensions 0.98" Height x 2.20" Width x 3.62" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 1.59 oz
Protocols Wi-Fi
Test Services Instantly detects WiFi presence (802.11b/g) with a press of a button Hi-Gain Directional Flip-Open Antenna pinpoints the Exact Locations of Hot Spots Finds Wireless Networks (Hot-Spots) w/o Taking Out Your Laptop Detects up to 1000 feet Convenient, Fast and Accurate (Signal Filters Filter out "Non-WiFi" Signals)
Standard Warranty 2 Year
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