Hawking Technology's HWUG1, 2.4Ghz Wireless-G USB 2.0 Network Adapter with removable antenna, packs the latest wireless technology into a compact unit, capable of transferring data at speeds up to 54Mbps and 108Mbps, capable when paired with the Hawking HWRGM1A Mimo Router. The external dipole antenna can easily be removed and upgraded to a Hawking Hi-Gain Antenna for extended wireless range.
For piece-of-mind wireless security, the HWUG1 supports 64/128-bit WEP data encryption that protects your wireless network from eavesdropping. It also supports the WPA and WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access) security standards that combines IEEE 802.1x and TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) technologies. Client users are required to authorize before accessing to APs or AP Routers, and the data transmitted in the network is encrypted/decrypted by a dynamically changed secret key.
Customer Reviews of Hawking Wireless-G USB Network Adapter - USB - 108Mbps
Not the best6/15/2009
The device does not fit tightly in the USB port if you happen to touch it it will turn off. Then you need to unplug and reinsert it into a different USB port, The range is not as far as the factory device.
USB WiFi - a simple solution3/24/2009
We needed to hook a computer into the wireless system of one of our local libraries where we have an office. The USB wireless network adapter was a simple solution that didn't require taking the CPU apart and adding hardware. It works well and the colleague who needed to access the Internet is quite happy.
hawking usb wireless card2/23/2009
I must say it works much better than I expected. I am using it with a cantenna external antenna and I have no trouble getting a signal. It works much better than the wireless card that came in the laptop. I am going to buy another one soon for my home setup.
good product and not pricy9/23/2008
Reception is good and reliable. Price: OK If you need something for long-range, the one with dish will be better(like 300N dish adaptor). I have 300N dish adaptor for long-range use and highly recommend it.
Totally impressive and wonderful!5/18/2008
This definitely is much better than dealing with an internal LAN card. I was impressed with how simple it was to install and set up, it worked almost immediately! Have been referring these to my friends and family now -- great buy for a good price!
A little disappointing...3/10/2007
Bought this adapter because I liked the idea of being able to hook up an external antenna to it for improved reception. Thus was not the case with this one. Tried other USB receivers without the external hook-up and ended up returning them because of performance that was not up to my expectations. Granted I am receiving from building to building, but I'd expect better performance from something with an external antenna. This would be fine if the transx was in the same building, but there are equivalent USB adapters out there for less $$$ than this one. Hope this helps.
Great Product, With Decent Ease of Use10/12/2006
I really like the USB wifi adapter. Its pretty easy to plug in and use, however, I think the only thing that I didnt like was the installation of the drivers. You can only install them by installing a proprietary program, which during installtion, can either be a replacement WiFi connection center for Windows, or allow you to use Windows built-in wifi connection center. Either way, you have to pick one of them to use, to be able to use it, and install the drivers that way. I do wish they would have either had the drivers directly available on the CD, without having to install the program, or at least have them available online, but they dont. Other than that, the adapter works great, and I even connected an external directional antenna to it, and it seems to work even better. GREAT buy for the money.