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HAWKING HWABN1 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Access Point/Bridge

  • Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Ethernet Port
  • 2.4GHz - 2.4835GHz
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Sevag B.
  • 10/3/2011 7:42:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimply Awesome!

Pros: Most straight-forward setup every. took all of 5 minutes to get everything plugged in and running. Has been up and running for well over a year now. (2/1/2010 is the purchase date) and since then, haven't had a single hiccup with this product. I plan on buying a few more in the near future as well. Great product, would recommend to all

Cons: None!

People really should be weary of anyone claiming to be a "tech expert" if they assume they need drivers for this.

Other Thoughts: included antenna's are only 3dBi, I recommend upgrading them if you want some extra range. I'm using a pair of 8dBi antenna's and they work great. This is being used in a school setting (1 building) and it works great. It's probably the only one of the access points I haven't had to constantly reset or keep my eye on.

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  • Chris W.
  • 3/10/2011 11:02:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood, does what they're supposed to

Pros: Does what it's supposed to. Have been rock solid connection wise. No issues reconnecting after power loss as other reviewers have mentioned.

Cons: Initial setup is awkward, their included support utility is somewhat of a hassle. Not a lot of options available, I would like if I could run multiple SSIDs when in AP mode.

Other Thoughts: I've got a network spanning several buildings at a group foster home using these. Two in AP mode, four in bridge mode, and a Hawking HOW2R1 dual radio repeater. One of the APs is using outdoor high gain antennas. All are working together flawlessly. I have had zero connectivity issues with this setup in the 3 months that it's been up.

The group home is in a rural location with inconsistent power. Power goes down usually once or twice a month, I have had zero issues with the units coming back online.

Also, the initial setup program is available as a download from their website. It is easy to find, in case you misplace your CD as another reviewer mentioned.

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  • Andrew S.
  • 9/2/2010 2:33:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot as advertised

Pros: Works once it's set up.

Cons: The setup (almost completely) forces you to use their install disc inserted into a computer connected to this device. After much searching I determined that you can use a web based utility as well, but it is not openly published either on the Hawking website or in the manual that comes with it. The web setup is more customizable and familiar for people who deal with web based setups for routers etc. It confuses me as to why they hid it so well that it is nearly impossible to access without a lot of searching around the internet.

**Claims up to 300mbit** In testing I have not gotten it to go over 52mbit under any conditions while using WPA2 encryption. I know encryption limits it a fair amount... but not 6x. I am not using mac address filtering either.

This is the best part. Though it claims up to 300mbit, the claim is not even feasible. The rj45 port coming off of the thing is only set to transfer at 100mbit max. It should be published as up to 100mbit, not 300mbit.

Other Thoughts: Any time something goes wrong with it you have to fish the setup disc out and go through the setup all over again. If you've lost the disc, good luck.

Manufacturer Response:

Please see the attached for the latest intructions using web based UI.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/31/2010 7:33:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBuy anything but this

Pros: Setup is standard. Works just like every other AP.

Cons: Every time the power goes out and the router resets this thing will not reconnect. I have to press the reset button and set up the thing to connect. It will not even do a site survey until it is reset.

Other Thoughts: This is by far the worst wireless device I have had the misfortune to work on, and I have seen some really bad ones. Unless you are a glutton for punishment, buy something else. Anything else.

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  • Bryce H.
  • 8/6/2010 9:34:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDrops internet connection.

Pros: Easy set up. It was working even before I was done with all the steps that were needed to set it up!

Cons: Early on, for many months, it was fine. Now it drops the internet connection almost every day. I have to unplug the power cord from it and then plug the power cord back into it, in order for it to pick up the signal again.

Other Thoughts: I bought this because I was wanting to use a Linux operating system, and have wireless internet access, while playing around with Oracle 10g. Now that I am back on Microsoft Windows I will use a $9.99 dongle instead of this $80.00 failure.

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  • Barry C.
  • 2/2/2010 2:59:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsConfused

Pros: Thinking....

Cons: Thinking...

Other Thoughts: People, PLEASE stop listing your tech level as "high", when its not. It may boost your ego, but youre doing nothing but making statements that prove otherwise, and confuse people also. Saying things like "No drivers for windows 7 - even though the company kept promising drivers"..... or Set this up as a Bridge for a xbox 360, or simply put, "a wired wireless adapter"" proves my point. No "drivers" are required to be installed to use a router/access point/bridge/repeater, no matter what operating system you are using. Also, if youre using this as a bridge, you are not using it as a wireless adapter. They are not the same thing, they are 2 different functions and command sets. If you use it as a wireless adapter , it is physically impossible to use it as a bridge, and if youre using it as a bridge, it is physically impossible to use it as a wireless adapter. C'mon folx, plugging something in and using it does not make your tech level "high".

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  • Nael D.
  • 12/8/2009 8:15:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible Product Worse Tech Support

Pros: At times I got signal

Cons: Very slow connection
Lots of Drops
No drivers for windows 7 - even though the company kept promising drivers
Horrible technical support - Rude and they basically told me to go with another company if I wanted to run Windows 7

Other Thoughts: This is the most unprofessional company ever. They were rude, inconsiderate, unhelpful, and they don't support their products when it comes to new operating systems. DONT BUY!!! Get a Belkin instead...they are fast, they have windows drivers, and they support their products

Manufacturer Response:

No drivers are needed to use this unit, installation is through the WebUI.

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  • Brandy D.
  • 11/3/2009 8:10:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReview

Pros: Ugh... I still like it!!

Cons: it will NOT reconnect if i reboot the main router
(wireless bridge)
not even rebooting this thing does it.
need to run the setup disc each time the connection is dropped.
Not that it drops by itself but sometimes i need to unplug something!!

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  • Cheryl B.
  • 10/18/2009 6:15:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot so much

Pros: Thinking...

Cons: The setup seems to work ok for some people, for me it was very slow and painstaking. Tried to save the settings at least 20 times before it took. I checked the router logs and it responded quickly every time. It is not a router problem. I cannot access the device by the ip address. I downloaded it from their website to make sure it was the latest setup. . Could not get it to extend the network, same distance it always had. I called tech support, and could barely understand him because of his accent. He said that the reason it would not work was because I needed an access point, does it not say that it is, in the name??? So that would be what, false advertising? He also said it could be either the router, the internet connection or the bridge/ access point. Duh, thanks for the expert help. So far none of the devices I have bought from Hawkings seems to work, three now. Other people seem to think they are great, maybe it is a quality control problem or recent lack thereof.

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  • Brandy D.
  • 10/15/2009 12:16:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReview

Pros: CAPITAL WOW! Definitely the best, if not one of the best devices I have ever worked with, not just wireless. Hats off to Hawking for streamlining the setup to almost perfection. All the hard work has been completely removed, pop in the disc, tell it two things and it just does it, no problems. Literally 1 minute and 30 seconds to bridge.

Cons: This HAS to be too good to be true.....
Even the other technician at my work had one of these he installed as a Repeater/AP - he would not shut up about how awesome the Hawking setup disc was.

Other Thoughts: Set this up as a Bridge for a xbox 360, or simply put, "a wired wireless adapter"
-MUCH higher quality and performance than the "official" Xbox wifi adapter, for only a few dollars more.

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