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Item#: N82E16833164153

HAWKING HAI7SIP 2.4GHz Hi-Gain Omni-Directional 7dBi Antenna

  • Omni-Directional Antenna
  • 7dBi Gain
  • 2.4~2.4835 GHz
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Learn more about the Hawking Technology HAI7SIP

Model

Brand
HAWKING
Model
HAI7SIP

Spec

Type
Antenna
Specifications
Network IEEE 802.11b/g
Operating Frequency: 2.4~2.4835 Ghz
Electrical Properties: Impedence: 50 Ohms Nominal; Gain: 7dBi; Polorization: Vertical
Cable: Low Loss Cable: 2.5ft
Connectors: Gold Plated Reverse SMA Plug; Gold Plated Reverse TNC Plug
Dimensions: 8.9" x 3.4" 3.4"

System Requirements:
One Wireless 2.4GHz 802.11b/g Device with a Removable External Antenna
Connector Type: Reverse SMA or Reverse TNC

Features

Features
Increase your Wireless Network Signal Strength
Works with Most Wireless Devices with Removable Antennas
Compatible with 2.4GHz 802.11b/g Wireless Standards
Hi-Grade Award Winning Design and Technology
Gold Series Connectors for increased Performance
Easy Installation

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Matthew B.
  • 4/28/2013 11:21:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks, but with minimal gain.

Pros: I have a TP-Link TL-WDN4800 WiFi PCI-e 1x adapter in my desktop. This wireless card is fairly expensive, sometimes up to $70 if it's not on "sale". It comes with three external antennas. I also have a Apple AirPort Extreme wireless router. My PC sits three rooms away from the router, and it gets a fairly good connection at -63dB. For your information: Anything between 0 to -30dB is considered excellent, -30 to -60 to be good, -60 to -80 to be passable, and anything past -80 is considered unreliable by most WiFi 802.11 2.4Ghz standards. I wanted an improvement, so I purchased a Hawking external antenna to replace one of the three antennas that are on my WiFi card (since the Apple AirPort Extreme cannot support external antennas). The results were noticeable, but not by much: using inSSIDER to run a benchmark test, I was connected at about -59dB on average. That's an improvement of 4dB, which is fair given the specifications on this antenna. It really doesn't give me a "more solid" connection, or faster bandwidth. However, the product does what it stated it would; give me up to 7dBi gain depending on configuration. Also, I went from seeing 6 other WiFi connections from my neighbors to now seeing 11 other WiFi connections, so it's definitely a noticeable difference. However, you should probably look for a higher gain antenna if you are trying to fix a non-existent connection. This antenna provides minimal gain.

Cons: Minimal gain of only 4dBi when connected to 802.11G 2.4Ghz with antenna on client-side.

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  • Damon P.
  • 2/12/2013 10:26:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible Purchase

Pros: Cheap

Cons: This product sucks... It gave me no real boost... I actually have a weaker signal with it... Waste of money

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  • John K.
  • 1/18/2011 7:38:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSignificant Boost

Pros: Bought this antenna for my extra desktop in the upstairs bedroom. Since the router is on the 1st floor on the whole other side of the house, I would get 1-2 bars average or sometimes no signal at all due to the terrible antenna that came with the desktops wifi card. After I replaced one of the antennas on the wifi card with this, the signal strength shot up to an average of 4 bars. Although the omni-directional antenna was not needed, I thought it better because if my internet was ever down I could pick up the neighbors ;o.

Cons: None so far. Only owned for about 3 days however so we shall see.

Other Thoughts: Good for any desktop with a wifi-card where you would be wanting to pick up signals from all directions. Be reminded though, if you have this connected to a router on the edge of the house, you might not want to get an omni-directional antenna because half of the signal would just be going outside. Best for locations in the middle of the house.

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  • Nicholas P.
  • 1/17/2011 5:07:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth it

Pros: Looks nice.

Cons: I have a weak wireless spot in my home where the signal fluctuates between 20% and 50% on average. It's just enough to cause problems browsing the internet and downloading anything (packet loss is too high), and gaming is impossible.

I bought this thinking it would give a modest boost to my signal in the back room and hopefully rectify some of my problems but..... this product simply doesn't work as advertised. When connected to a computer the signal from my router actually got worse (dropped from 55% with the 4 inch included antenna to 27% with the Hawking).

Other Thoughts: Spend a few extra bucks on a signal booster or repeater, you will have much better results.

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  • Alex C.
  • 9/15/2010 6:48:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat gain antenna

Pros: huge body of wifi floats around this booster
it is like a lake of wifi in your house and you are a boat in the middle
Alex Cucu, of Willoughby Hills

Cons: none

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  • Zachary B.
  • 2/12/2010 9:25:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsMaybe I'm Doing it Wrong

Pros: Increased my signal strength to usable levels through a couple of walls and a ceiling. Looks nice.

Cons: As has been mentioned the cord is a little short. Also the unit is rather heavy so mounting it vertically would be a little tricky.

Other Thoughts: My landlord has one of these. We used it to replace one of the antennas on my router. I had to angle it slightly upwards to hit my room but afterwards my signal shot from "fair" to "very good" and now sits there pretty consistently with the full 54mbps connection that my router is capable of. Before I was only getting like ~24mbps.

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  • Matthew S.
  • 12/4/2008 9:14:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood product

Pros: Outstanding product, worked great. Simple installation and increased my network strength as desired.

Cons: The base is not very good for mounting on a vertical wall.

Other Thoughts: Purchased this as a replacement for an overcomplicated range-extender unit and was very happy I did. This is a much simpler solution and that means much more reliable and durable.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/25/2007 5:13:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsnot worth the cost of shipping

Pros: looks decent.

Cons: This thing didn't do anything the default antenna couldn't do. No signal gain. No boost in reliability. All it did was take up more space on my desktop.

Other Thoughts: I can't comment on how well it'd work on the router-end of things, but used with a wi-fi adapter, it's not worth the price of shipping.

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  • Mrs. D.
  • 7/18/2007 10:42:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsDoesn't make sense

Pros: This is a good product that's a bit hard to apply. It goes on your PC.

It receives from every direction at once. If that's not what you need your PC to do, then check out the same manufacturer's corner reflect model (also here at Newegg) that will make your pc concentrate on just your own network.

Works VERY well out in the country--amplifies everything 2.4gHz, like phones, garage doors. . . lol!

Pretty.

The product works as described--but that may not be what you want to do. See cons.

Cons: Obviously made for PC desktop use, but both omnidirectional and powerful, which would always flood the PC with as much unwanted signals as it does the signals you want--boosting both equally.

Gives your PC more "bars" plus attention deficit disfunction--not ideal, but it could still probably outperform that 2 inch deal, except the for adding more noise thing.

Omnidirectional, and with a cord on it--would weaken a wireless router if it has only 1 antenna outlet because, on the router, the anything with a cord cuts down power (Cord = For PC, not for router).

Other Thoughts: For civilized use, the same manufacturer makes the finest PC directional antenna, also available here at Newegg.

So, shop Newegg for directional antennas for your PC. Why?

Big omni's like this one (and everything like it) are quite outdated--because in today's world people have 2.4 phones, 2.4 keyboards, 2.4 mice, 2.4 x10 TVs, 2.4 garage doors, and neighbors with just as much, and this product will amplify all of these from EVERY DIRECTION, right into your PC, and that doesn't make sense.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/4/2006 9:45:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNot Bad

Pros: This product increased my signal by about 2 to 3 times the strength on a netstumbler test. It increases signal to the point that it won't drop every few seconds.

Cons: Short Cable

Other Thoughts: The only complaints I have about this antenna is that it has a short cable but most of them do. My gf bought it and I probably would have picked something different. It did increase my speed to 3mb from less then 1mb. Now downloads are at about 300kbps+ and they used to be 14-20kbps and most of the time my signal dropped all together. We live in an old mansion with thick wood walls and I couldn't get signal before and his router was only about 100 ft. away. It definitely works better then the reviewers describe it.

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