Hawking HWL2A Hi-Gain WiFi Locator for Apple Users - HWL2A

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Prepare for a learning curve on this product

by JV on 10/30/2005

I gave the hawking HWU54D (IBM based USB similar to this product) 2 thumbs up. It was easy - plug and play, but not as small and clean looking as this product for the apple. The HWAL2A works great as a WiFi locator. It also works on an IBM with drivers for the HWU54D for those IBM clients that need a pocket sized unit that looks high tech. Now for the apple people -- prepare for the learning curve. installs OK, it did not pick up as a new port the first few attempts on my old G4 sawtooth. It did show as a new port on 1st try with an IMac G3 350. The real work is learning the connection software. Just because the software says its connected is not always the case. The key is to watch the RX frames in the software jump upward and wait for the TX frame to also jump quickly by 30 or 40 frames. This can take minutes - up to 5 - usually a couple - no kidding. (The IBM model is instant) Now you can go to the network status and will see the green connected button for the Hawking product. Waiting minutes for the unit to connect after you select a network will save you hours of trying to figure out why it isn't connected as you jump from window to window cursing. Remember to "think different" -- think slow to connect -- patience. Works fine after it connects and if it drops the signal it will reconnect to the SAME wifi signal very quickly. On my old G4 usb 1.1 it is NOT true USB hot plug - it will freeze the unit when unplugged - turn machine off before unplugging. Does not do this on the G3 imac. Ease of use gets a "2" because I spent so much time learning the product. As with all apple based products price is stiff. If you need a usb unit the only other usb product I could locate was the WAVERV from radiolabs. I am running system 10.3 updated to 10.3.9 on both machines

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Product Overview

The Hawking HWL2A is an advanced version of the HWL1 and improves on many functions of the previous model. The most obvious is the addition of a Hi-Speed Wireless-G USB 2.0 Network Adapter for Apple Users (Mac OS10 - 10.3) as well as the ability to differentiate wireless networks with security enabled. The addition of a WiFi Adapter allows the user to detect an 802.11b or 802.11g wireless signal and effortlessly connect to that signal by attaching their Apple laptop or desktop directly to the HWL2A via USB 2.0.

Specifications

Manufacturer Hawking Tech
Mfg Part# HWL2A
SKU 201643114
UPC 603992506002
UPC 14 00603992506002
Features
USB Yes
Product Type Network Testing Device
Manufacturer Part Number HWL2A
Manufacturer Hawking Technologies, Inc
Product Model HWL2A
Product Name HWL2A Hi-Gain WiFi Locator for Apple Users
Brand Name Hawking
Package Contents HWL2A Hi-Gain WiFi Locator for Apple Users1 x CD (Software, Drivers and Manual)Hawking WiFi Locator SoftwareEasy to follow Quick Installation Guide1 x USB 2.0 Cable
Height 1"
Width 2.2"
Depth 3.6"
Tech Specs
Status Indicators Power 5 x Signal Strength 1 x Wireless Security 2 x 802.11b/g
Ports 1 x mini-USB
Product Type Network Testing Device
Manufacturer Part Number HWL2A
Manufacturer Website Address www.hawkingtech.com
Manufacturer Hawking Technologies, Inc
Product Model HWL2A
Product Name HWL2A Hi-Gain WiFi Locator for Apple Users
Brand Name Hawking
Additional Information Security: 64/128/256-bit WEP data Protection
Package Contents HWL2A Hi-Gain WiFi Locator for Apple Users 1 x CD (Software, Drivers and Manual) Hawking WiFi Locator Software Easy to follow Quick Installation Guide 1 x USB 2.0 Cable
Dimensions 0.98" Height x 2.20" Width x 3.62" Depth
Protocols Wi-Fi
Test Services Detect and Connect to ANY Wireless WiFi Network 2 Products in One: WiFi Locator and Wireless-G USB Adapter For Mac Users Finds Wireless Networks (Hot-Spots) without Taking out Your Apple Laptop and connects to your Apple Notebook or Desktop with USB 2.0 to access WiFi Networks Detects and Indicates Wireless Networks with Security Enabled Advanced Hi-Gain Directional Flip-Up Antenna provides Optimal Wireless Range and Performance
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