Hawking HWREG1 Wireless-G Range Extender - HWREG1

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I purchased two of these, and wasted two days trying to figure out why they worked sometimes and wouldn't work the rest of the time. I finally figured out that the very small switching power supply doesn't work properly with the extender. If you plug the power supply into the extender BEFORE you plug the power into a wall outlet it will NOT work. If you plug the power supply into the wall outlet first, and then into the extender it will work fine. Even though it will work that way, anytime you lose power it will not work again until you disconnect and reconnect the power cord at the extender. I picked up two 12 VDC power supplies at a thrift shop for $2 each, and now I'm back in business. It does work well as a repeater. The HDREG1 is a lot easier to use than the previous version. After spending hours on the phone with people in India, I called Hawking sales, and got them to transfer me to someone in Engineering. Hopefully they'll soon package the extender with a power supply that works.

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I recommend this product only for those who are willing to read and follow the instructions. It works beautifully once the setup is done. Setup is easy if you are familiar with networking. It is not a turn it on and presto it works type of device.

-T Lee Horne III quote

Shattered hopes

by rebecca on 2/24/2008

I love Hawking products, so was so encouraged when they came out with this. I am a full time computer tech, and have many opportunities to use something like this. The first two I bought wouldn't program at all, even with a firmware upgrade, so I sent them back and got them replaced. The next two programmed fine, but did nothing to extend the range at all. The idea is to take a one or two bar existing connection and boost it up a bar, so you could theoretically go where you previously no bar. I tried several locations. It couldn't maintain a hold on the router in a location where my laptop could surf a single bar, so I moved it to a two bar location, but then I would lose my connection to it in about 20 feet. I don't know if I can send them back, but I'm going to try. (By the way, I tried the connection to three different routers. The problem was not that it didn't like my router).

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on 4/2/2008

There is no noticable difference in my connections with or without the extender. Would I recommend it to you, NO! I'll keep trying.

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Product Overview

The HWREG1 effectively doubles the operating distance of your entire wireless network. Whether its an area in your home that has limited or no wireless coverage or a warehouse in your office, the Hawking Wireless-G Range Extender takes the signal from your wireless access point and retransmits it at a higher rate. Simply place the Range Extender halfway between your Wireless Access Point and wireless trouble spot. The HWREG1 is the ONLY wireless repeater on the market that supports most wireless 802.11b/g networks so you never have to worry whether the wireless network you have at your home or office will work with the Range Extender. The HWREG1 also features a Hassle Free installation. All you have to do is enter in the ID of your wireless network and youre ready to go!

The HWREG1 features a new advanced setup wizard that allows for setup in seconds. Simply run the wizard from the setup CD and do a wireless site survey of all local wireless networks in your location. Select the one you wish to extend and youre done! The new Wireless-G Range Extender features increased reliability and stability, resulting in no or minimal signal drops and support for the most 802.11b/g wireless access points on the market.

The HWREG1 also features a removable Wi-Fi antenna that can be upgraded to any Hawking Technologies Hi-Gain Wi-Fi Range Extending Antenna for added range and throughput. Simply unscrew the original antenna and screw on a Hawking Hi-Gain Antenna.


Manufacturer Hawking Tech
Mfg Part# HWREG1
SKU 202588348
UPC 603992506477
UPC 14 00603992506477
Double the Range of your Wireless Network
The Only Repeater that Workd with MOST 802.11b/g Networks and Wireless Access Points
New Setup Wizard allows for quick and easy setup
Eliminate any Wireless Dead Spot in your Home or Office
Package Contents
One Wireless-G Range Extender
One CD, includes Advanced 3-Minute Easy Setup Wizard and Manual
Easy to follow Quick Installation Guide
One Power Adapter
One Standard Dipole Antenna
Tech Specs
System Requirement
Pentium compatible or above w/CD-Rom
802.11b or 802.11g Wireless Network
Network Specifications
IEEE802.11b/g (Wireless)
IEEE802.3 (Wired)
Data Rate
54/48/36/24/18/12/11/5.5/2/1Mbps auto fallback
64/128-bit WEP Data Encryption
Frequency Band
2.400~2.4835GHz (Industrial Scientific Medical Band)
Wireless Transmit Power
External detavhable dipole antenna (with RP-SMA connector)
Upgradable using Hawking's Ho-Gain WiFi Range Extending Antennas and Boosters
Software and Management
Advanced Software Setup Wizard
Site survey tool for selecting wireless networks
Management via web-based User Interface
10/100Mbps RJ-45 x 1
DC 12V, 0.5A
LAN Link/Activity
Wireless Activity
30(h) x 127(w) x 87(d) mm
Operating: 10~40 c
10-90% (Non-condensing)
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