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HAWKING HWUG1 Wireless-G Adapter with Removable Antenna IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Up to 108Mbps Wireless Data Rates

  • IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Up to 108Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4000 ~ 2.4835GHz (Industrial Scientific Medical Band)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 12/17/2010 10:58:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Hardware, not so great software

Pros: Stable and Reliable. Works great on my Mac Pro.

Cons: The wireless utility required to configure and connect to wireless networks always starts up with the system as an open window. There is no way to hide it on startup.

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  • Bruce H.
  • 11/10/2010 6:45:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJUNK....broke 2 time of use

Pros: worked good once

Cons: then the antenna wire broke off in the adapter where the 2 mate will not come out..I tossed the packing so return

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/17/2010 8:32:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsinstall RT7x driver to enable software AP

Pros: Removable antenna
RT7x driver/application will enable software AP

Cons: Reception with original antenna is a bit less

Other Thoughts: The driver included with CD refuses to work with this adapter, so I have to examine FCC ID to find driver for the chip, and I found rt7x driver (the chip is RT73) from The driver doesn't only work 100%, but it also enables software AP, which is great for internet sharing where mobile router isn't available.

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  • Geoffrey R.
  • 8/2/2010 8:01:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesomeness

Pros: Flawless victory!
Bought it specifically for Ubuntu to augment my PCI wireless card so I already had a connection script written up. Just had to change wlan0 to wlan1 and presto! Connected to the network and the internet faster than I could have found and started the wireless adapter wizard in Windows.

Cons: It sure is a wide thing. If you have anything right next to the USB port that you plan on plugging this baby into you can forget it, unless its really slim, like a wireless mouse/keyboard adapter.

Other Thoughts: Haven't had any issues with the weight problem, although I have it turned skinny-ways vertical which increases strength. If it were in a laptop or horizontal port there could be a minor issue.

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  • Thomas M.
  • 6/11/2010 6:39:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It works. Linux automatically supplies the correct drivers, so no problem. Used the one on the CD supplied for Windows, but Windows never reloaded it upon Reboot. Went to the Ralink site and checked out their drivers. Hawkings is a barely warmed over copy. Tried Ralink's RT2500 first with the same results. Then loaded Ralink's Rt7x version and it worked. I find it rather sad that the OEM doesn't know what chipset is in their unit.

Cons: Needs some help. I gave it a 3 egg because they supplied the wrong Windows XP driver.

Other Thoughts: May want to try in a Linux system and utilize the hardware readback capability to see what chipset is in your particular unit if they change it.

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  • Michael Z.
  • 5/7/2010 12:24:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsnext, please

Pros: detailed setup instructions
detachable/replaceable antenna

Cons: couldn't connect to my network

Other Thoughts: I picked one of these up after moving a desktop computer past the radius of the cable it was networked through. Rather than running a new wire, I figured I'd go wireless. My wifi network is configured to use WPA2-Personal with AES+TKIP and MAC filtering. After going through the routine of adding and double checking the MAC address and reconfirming my key several times, it still would not connect. I tried new drivers, physically moving the adapter, setting different channels, using different USB ports, and cutting/pasting a new key. After hours of frustration, I moved the adapter to my laptop. Its built-in WIFI had no problem estabishing and maintaining connections but when I switched over to the hawking card, even with all the same settings and the same 2/5 bar strength it wouldn't connect. So this thing's going back to the store (and apologies to new egg for buying at a brick'n'mortar but I was in a hurry. silver lining: you don't have to deal with the RMA)

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  • Bryan S.
  • 3/9/2010 8:09:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Works flawlessly in Ubuntu. Able to hook up external high gain antenna's.

Cons: Very heavy USB device.. plugging in to the laptop the device "hangs" down a bit and puts stress on the USB input of my computer. Especially with the antenna hookup at the very end of the USB.

Other Thoughts: Quick fix for the weight and stress of the device is to use a USB extension cord. I have it up on top of my desk and I actually get a better signal this way.

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  • Matt P.
  • 2/5/2010 1:17:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood, but slightly weak.

Pros: Injection works flawlessly using the aircrack-ng suite.

Full linux support.

Cons: Weaker than most external cards.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking to pick up AP's that are questionable on your current hardware, don't expect this to be any improvement. Instead go for an alfa adaptor. If you're just looking for an adaptor to use injection, this will work great.

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  • Chris D.
  • 1/17/2010 12:10:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggswindows 7 driver

Pros: I found a windows 7 driver here:

It's linked from here:

Cons: none yet.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/15/2010 9:17:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood wireless adopter

Pros: Good for retrieving packets from wireless network
very functional
good software (user friendly)

Cons: when installing the driver, it only supports XP and Vista.
no new drivers for windows 7 (I tried both xp and vista drivers for the windows 7 but they were some what glitchy)

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