|DOUBLE YOUR WI-FI RANGE AND ELIMINATE WI-FI DEADSPOTS!|
The HWREN1 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 building, the Hawking Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Range Extender takes the wireless signal from your wireless access point and retransmits it at a higher rate. The HWREN1 is the FIRST wireless repeater releases on the market and have been eliminates wireless thousands of wireless deadspots for Wi-Fi users. It supports most wireless 802.11b/g/n networks and devices so that you never have to worry whether the wireless network you have at your home or office will work with the Range Extender.
BETTER NETWORK PERFORMANCE WITH THE HWREN1
A common problem with standard wireless routers is that the quality of most standard wireless networks diminishes significantly past a coverage radius of 200 feet. Anywhere outside the coverage zone will have slow and unstable connections, or even as major as no connection at all. The HWREN1 Range Extender doubles the wireless coverage of your high performance wireless network. It eliminates your wireless deadspots and provides extended coverage for outer devices. In addition, it stabilizes your wireless connection for the slightly out of reach devices, such as improving the data transfer speed and reducing lag while streaming or downloading data intensive package.
The HWREN1 is designed with a removable antenna - guaranteed easy range upgrade for long range Wi-Fi applications. Now, you can extend your blazing fast wireless network even further with the easy antenna upgrade option. Extend your signal to your guest home, RV, Boat, and more.
Customer Reviews of Hawking HWREN1 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Range Extender
The HWREN1 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 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N 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 HWREN1 is the ONLY wireless repeater on the market that supports most wireless 802.11b/g/n networks and devices so you never have to worry whether the wireless network you have at your home or office will work with the Range Extender. The HWREN1 also features a software setup wizard for hassle-free installation. To setup the Range Extender you simply load the CD and scan for a network to extend.
Easy to setup12/27/2012
I like the way it extents by current WiFi. Very secure.
So far, it is great. Very easy set up.
This extender was very easy to set up, and I went from one to two bars strength in most of the house, to the maximum five bars strenght in every room to the farthest corner of the house. Can't seem to get Roku to work with it so far, but I believe its a Roku problem.
Returning for refund.6/4/2012
Initial set up was easy but only worked for 24 hours.. After 24 hours I could not access the Internet . I have a Cisco router. Called Hawking tech. After an hour on the phone no solution. Hawking told me to call Cisco and have them change settings on my Cisco router. NOT. The router works fine. I'm not going there. Decided to buy a Cisco repeater. We'll see how that works.
Does what it claims, setup was rather easy compared to other units of its type. Recommended.
The product was so simple to setup, my idiot ex-wife could even do it... maybe...
Won't work with some Verizon Fios Routers11/5/2011
I bought this item looking to extend my wireless to far corners of the house. I had no trouble setting up the unit however none of my wireless devices would connect. I called tech support and after trying several things he asked me the model number of my verizon router -- MI424WR -- Tech support informed me that they have an issue with this router and while they are working on a solution they do not have one yet. He suggested returning the device for refund. That's what I'm doing.
Awsome Piece Of Equipment10/8/2011
took me 5 minutes to marry the extender to my Linksys router and get my Father's Roku full bars 70 yards away next door when before there was almost no time Netflix or anything else on Roku would atempt to load.. now it's so fast the videoes NEVER hesitate.. fantastic
Beats Lynksys Hands down7/9/2011
I needed to extend wireless range to my back porch in my old plaster walled home (and plaster has metal lathe in the walls that acts like a cone of silence for RF signals)not to mention the blockage from leaded glass windows! If you need to extend your range too, you can try these steps: 1- Buy a new lynksys N+ router- Nope. 2- return to store. 3- purchase the lynksys extender- spent 3 frustrating hours with Indian chat support - to no avail; dozens of re-boots, paper clip resets and obtuse MS-DOS commands. she diagnosed it as a failed unit. 4- return to store 5- exchange for new extender, drive home 6- spend another fruitless 90 minutes with tech support to be told. gee, guess the lynksys extender doesn't work with a Lynksys router. 7- return to store 8- go to amazon buy Hawking extender. 9- plug in, click 'next' a few times. voila. coverage to the back porch and even the pool deck. 10- relax with mac by pool.
Easy to use and works great.
Pretty good coverage12/16/2010
We have cement between the floors of our house which has always created some dead spots. This has eliminated them, but the speed can be slow at times compared to those devices on the same DSL network, but not on the Extender network which is created when you install the device. Nevertheless, I would recommend to others and but it again if for some reason I needed one.
Works as well as my router11/6/2010
This router works 100% of the time. I had version 1 and if you lost power you would have to reconnect it by wire to do a reset. This one (version 2) has not had to be reset even after a power outage. Used with Netflix Roku my movies are almost always downloaded in HD. The price was the lowest I could find on the Internet.
Finally an extender that works10/27/2010
Our house has a cement base between the upstairs and downstairs, causing connecting to the family room disastrous. We tried a netgear product that was a nightmare to set up with our att dsl. The Hawking HWREN1 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Range Extend is awesome and works everywhere in our house with the same speed as wireless connectivity next to the 2Wire access point. It was EASY to set up!! I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT!!!!
It works for me8/12/2010
Most of my house was a wireless dead spot with the router in one corner and a couple of walls between it and the main living areas. Now I can connect anywhere and I get max speed through the range extender. I put it in a cabinet in the center of the house. It hooked up to my network during setup and then it just worked without any problems, once I connected and designated it as a trusted part of the network. Good thing to have if you have network dropping all the time.
Does As Promised2/19/2010
Usually, if anything can go wrong it will when installing network equipment. However, the Hawking Range Extender clearly violated this old rule. I loaded the unit's CD wizard and followed the steps as instructed. In just a couple of minutes my 3 year old Belkin hub could light up my entire house with WiFi. The range extender was especially useful in our basement room, where we have a Playstation 3 that is frequently used by my son to play fast-paced networked games. The Range Extender well supports the game connection, again with no configuration problems. Its been running for about a month now. Well worth the cost and the alternative of running wires all over the place.
install detail left out1/28/2010
Great in every way. You do not have to have direct access to your wireless signal's router or access point. Mine was locked away several buildings down the street. I found that it was not even necessary to connect your computer to your AP or router for the install. Just plug the extender directly into your RJ45 network slot and then use the 'manual' connect, rather than 'automatic' and it eventually IDs the IP address and then allows searching for all available signals. The user manual does not, nor does telephone support contain any information about this manual setup feature. It works. I was not able to directly cable connect to my router for the setup, and found that this undocumented approach works just fine.
Excellent product as described.12/14/2009
This range extender works great. The range covers every corner of my house. I don't have to worry about weak signals anymore. Originally I worried about all the walls and doors may interfere the signals. But it works like a charm. The only weak point is the setup diagram. It is kind of misleading. That's why I don't follow the diagram at all. Just connect the unit to computer with USB cable. Run the installation CD to set it up. Also, some wireless adaptor may not work due to software problem. Try uninstall the driver and reinstall it. Anyway, if your adaptor do not receive good signal from the router, this unit certainly is a good way to fix your problem.
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT11/25/2009
The Repeater works perfectly. The set up was very easy and Now I have 5 bars in an area that only had 2. The web based configuration is very easy to navigate. Setting up the security was easy. I am a very happy customer and The speed is Great. Works with the Linksys WRT160N.
I LOVE Hawking Hi-Gain Wireless-300N "IT'S IT10/3/2009
Hawking Hi-Gain HWREN1 Wireless-300N Range Extender - HWREN1 Seconds to install and works like what its name calls for, It Hawking all my house with the excellent signal and running 144Mbps.
I have only one word for this product: Excellent9/30/2009
I have Excellent signal in every corner of my house even in the basement..... I had some problems setting it up but technical support guy helped me and it's been working for a month already. So far, I am very happy with this product
Plug and Play9/2/2009
Plugged the ethernet cord into an ATT uverse box, plugged the power cord in and in 2 minutes I was on the internet. I went back later and configured the WPA key to secure it and that took a couple minutes and was so easy. Great product!
Setup in 5 minutes8/12/2009
Followed instructions and for setup connected using eithernet connection to wireless modem and in 5 minutes repeater was extending my internet service to areas of my property never reached before.
Better than the other wireless devices.4/3/2009
So far it is working great. We had some Linksys range extenders in to get the range of the wireless better and we had to reset alot. They they started to completely stop working, no power no nothing. So we found out about another solution to our wireless went with it and started using the Hawking Hi-Gain with the outside Antenna and it is working great.
My desktop and router are in an addition added to the house, which means that the signal has to go through thick walls. I usually got one bar with my laptop in the house. After trying a cheaper extender that didn't work at all, I decided to buy this. I couldn't get it set up, but a technician patiently walked me through an involved process of setting changes. At the end it worked fine. I have the extender sitting on a beam above a dropped ceiling in my living room, and thus out of sight. I now have five bars on my laptop in the basement or in the third floor attic. I never thought I'd see that. It's been working flawlessly for the last three weeks. This was an excellent purchase.
Better than expected.3/28/2009
The first unit worked, but had a loose power connector. Buy.com replaced it within a week. The second unit is working nicely. Although it extends the original signal well, I did notice reduced download speeds when tested with (speedtest.net). But this is imperceptible when surfing the internet. The setup was very easy using the web interface. The Hwren1 came with firmware 1.16 installed. Therefore, no need to update it. Just remember to match the channel and security settings of your parent router with the Hrwen1-extender. Also, changing out the original 3dBi antennas with 5dBi did not make any difference. Overall, a great extender.
Finally! Works beyond my expectations.3/14/2009
I have tried various things to increase my signal strengh. Finally, something that works. We have several walls to got through and about 200-250 feet. I was barely getting enough signal to log on. Now I'm getting full signal strength! And it was SO easy. Took about 10-15 minutes to get up and running.
Received on 2nd day after order. Simple and quick to install. Now have 5 bars of power at former dead spot. Was compatible with Belkin N router.
Although the first extender I received was defective, Buy.com replaced it with blazing speed. The second one worked like a charm. It took about 5 minutes to program and get running. I now have 100% signal all over my house.
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