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HAWKING HWUN3 Hi-Gain Wireless Adapter with Upgradable Antenna IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4GHz - 2.4835GHz

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anne A.
  • 12/21/2010 10:41:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMac/PC no problems

Pros: Does not drop connections, compatible with mac and pc with drivers on cd.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Great wireless card.

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  • Rafael L.
  • 12/8/2010 10:56:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks with a PowerMac G5 and Mac OS X Leopard...

Pros: Easy set up, fast installation (just seconds), easy to install antenna, Wireless IEEE 802.11n compatible, and the only Wifi USB adapter for a PowerMac G5.

Cons: None at the moment.

Other Thoughts: The adapters works incredibly, it also has its own "Wireless Manager" that shows up after installation. It connected into my wireless network in just seconds. The box includes a install CD that works with OSX Panther, Tiger, and Leopard. If you own Snow Leopard you'll need to download the driver from the Hawking Technology website. Overall, a great product offering from at a great price.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/2/2010 1:14:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks for me

Pros: I have had this working in Debian Linux, Ubuntu, and Backtrack (the newest stuff based on debian, not the slackware one) ever since I bought this almost 2 yrs ago. I use wpa supplicant and everything works fine. Works great in xp 32, and win7 64bit.

Cons: Took a little longer than expected to get working on my buddies mac osx 10 box.

Other Thoughts: It would be awesome if there was better driver support but oh well it works. I have got this to work with injection attacks =]- Don't downgrade the card b/c you don't know how to use it! It still doesn't make wpa cracking (for network security penetration testing with approval) as easy as I would like. -lulz

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/31/2010 9:22:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Device

Pros: Fantastic reception and speed. The Hi-Gain antennae does wonders for it. I've been looking for a Wi-Fi adapter this good for a long time.

Cons: If you've got a side USB port, it's sensitive. Don't bump it or you might have to unplug and plug it back in. Not that big of a deal, certainly not big enough to warrant the dropping of an egg.

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  • Mihai P.
  • 8/19/2010 7:15:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well with HA12W directional antenna

Pros: The omnidirectional antenna on the HWUN3 improves reception of nearby wifi signals slightly, as expected. But coupled with the HA12W directional antenna, it picks up nearby open access points. I can get about 2mbps down with relatively low latency (~50ms ping).

Cons: The adapter is rather wide, blocking the nearby USB slot. It also fits in the USB rather loosely.

Other Thoughts: The main reason I bought this WiFi card is due to the aluminum MacBook Pro's sub par wifi performance. The wifi adapter has a reverse SMA plug, and that's what I needed to hook up an external directional antenna.

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  • Benjamin D.
  • 6/13/2010 1:55:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The connection has been in the upper end, comparable to a laptop.

Cons: The connection isn't better than that of my old laptop - laptops frequently have large internal antennaes. I think the 'n' may be 2nd draft standard instead of the full n, causing question of compatability in some cases (double check before relying on me).

The plastic case seems to wiggle somewhat when connecting the USB.

Other Thoughts: This worked fine on Windows 7 x64 (64 bit) using the driver from Hawking's web-site. I installed the driver only and not the other utility. I'm using this adapter to catch a 'g' signal my Aspire Revo 3610 could not.

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  • Kenneth B.
  • 11/23/2009 9:30:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust do it!

Pros: Quick install time. Up to date driver and easy to understand manufacturer website for future need of drivers. Upgradable. Slim.

Cons: Why didn't I find this one sooner?

Other Thoughts: I did some thorough research on Newegg and also read numerous reviews on other wireless net adapters. I used this to make my desktop PC wireless. My router is going through 4 walls and has a 80%+ connection. This is a very simple setup and I haven't lost a signal yet. I also was looking for something that would be compatible with Vista and later be able to upgrade to windows 7 without a hitch. This is compatible with both. Absolutely no problems here

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  • Michael L.
  • 10/1/2009 10:31:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks with OS X

Pros: After a simple software install it works great with OS X. An older Macbook Pro has a bad airport antenna internally, which was expensive to replace, so I went with this instead as a short-term fix. It was about the only USB wireless adapter that claims OS X support, and thankfully it worked fine. I did notice that 10.6 wasn't listed, but it might be available via download. It has better signal strength than the original airport adapter. Good speed in wireless N mode. I thought the utility was pretty nice that came with it, and once it's setup for your network it seems to connect without any hassle.

Cons: It feels a bit cheap where it connects to the laptop. Moving this around a lot will possibly result in a broken adapter from mechanical strain, so it might not be a great choice if you're constantly on the go, but if you are, you probably have functional wireless in your laptop already.

Other Thoughts: Even after that laptop gets replaced or gets a functional airport card, I'll hang onto this adapter. Probably the best "works in a pinch" wireless USB adapters I've dealt with. Hopefully Linux drivers will make an appearance for it soon, and it'll be perfect.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/1/2009 5:54:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: So easy to install and use. I got this installed and connected to my home network within a minute or two.

Cons: Very sensitive to the touch. I lose connectivity sometimes when I simply touch the USB adapter.

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  • Debian
  • 8/17/2009 7:30:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsExpensive, old technology

Pros: If you don't have an internal antenna on you laptop, this will work. If you are aspiring to lofty heights of external laptop antennas, get an airlink101-150N usb$9.95 and a 16' active usb cable. I tested 4 antennas I use to move wifi across open flat land 300'-2000'. Using 12' of LMR-200. I tried a Yagi 14dB, Patch Panel 19dB, Omni 12dB, and Grid Parabolic 22dB. Cosmic failure in the hwun3 quality. The best pro was the return policy of the store I purchased it at. Hawking usually makes good gear; just not this one.

Cons: Not ready for prime time. A flashy gadget so you can buy more of their stuff to hopefully make it work. Talked to Hawking tech support and there isn't a true out of the box linux port yet; not feeling like there is going to be one in the future either.

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