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HAWKING HOWABN1 Hi-Gain Outdoor Wireless-300N Multifunction Access Point

  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Ethernet Port
  • External Antenna

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HOWABN1: Hi-Gain™ Outdoor Multifunction Access Point

Dual-Function: Multiple Solutions in One Weather Proof Outdoor Unit

Satisfy all of your outdoor wireless needs with the Hawking Hi-Gain Outdoor Wireless-300N Multifunction Access Point. This versatile device combines an access point, an Ethernet bridge, and a Wi-Fi repeater into a single convenient device. And thanks to its completely weather proof design, the HOWABN1 can be installed anywhere to minimize interference and provide better wireless coverage.

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The HOWABN1 increases the wireless coverage of your wireless network up to 2X larger. It reduces your wireless dead spots, provides extended coverage for outlying devices. In addition, it stabilizes your wireless connection with high performance broadcasting technology. For the previously out of reach devices, you'll see an improvement in the data transfer speed and a reduction in lag while streaming or downloading multimedia content (video, music, etc.) with the addition of the HOWABN1.

HOWABN1 Performance

How It Works

The HOWABN1 is a 2.4GHz wireless 802.11b/g/n compatible solution that allow you to repeat signal from any wireless access point or wireless router. This product is designed with multiple operating modes: Access Point, Bridge, Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multiple Point, and WDS Bridge. The Multifunction Access Point provides optimal connectivity, regardless of what mode you're using. It features two high-gain antennas which allows the device to function over large ranges. So whether you are using installing the HOWABN1 for your home or business, indoor or outdoor, the Multifunction Access Point is the solution for long range wireless environments.

Use the HOWABN1 to connect to your boat.

HOWABN1 - Connect to your boat

Use the HOWABN1 to create an outdoor hotspot.

HOWABN1 - Outdoor Hotspot

Use the HOWABN1 to extend coverage from one building to another

HOWABN1 - Hotels

Use the HOWABN1 to bring your wireless network outdoors.

HOWABN1 - Outdoors

Weather Proof

The Multifunction Access Point has a durable design that can withstand the elements. Its outdoor enclosure is sturdy and watertight, and all of its components are waterproof. A waterproof gasket kit is included for coating the RJ-45 Ethernet jack, so you won't have to worry about water damage to the repeater.


The HOWABN1 also comes with a Power-over-Ethernet injector. This convenient accessory eliminates the need for a separate power cord; instead, power is transmitted to the repeater through your Ethernet cable. This helps reduce cable clutter and saves you the trouble of running a power cord outdoors. For added convenience, the cable can connect up to 300 feet and is extendable using an Ethernet switch.


  • High Speed 300 Mbps Wireless-N networking
  • Converts wired networks into wireless-N networks
  • Complies with 2.4GHz Wireless 802.11b/g/n network standards
  • Features multiple operating modes and Power-over-Ethernet option
  • Heavy duty weatherproof design

HOWABN1 - Primary Operating Modes

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Hawking Technology HOWABN1

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  • Nathan W.
  • 11/20/2013 2:04:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsConstant Failure

Pros: 24/7 Tech Support, Easy to follow instructions, Simple Setup

Cons: Dead after 8 Months, needs to be reset every few days, Tech supports only answer to the fact that it keeps dropping signal is reset it. Have Similar EnGenius product which has been running for 3 months without needing a reset.

Other Thoughts: I am an IT Professional, I repair computers for a living. Very disappointed in the product, will stick with UBIQUITI, or EnGenius from now on.

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  • Joseph B.
  • 4/22/2013 9:43:36 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat while it worked.

Pros: Solid built. Good interface. I used it as a WAP out in the yard.

Cons: After 1 year (and 1 winter), it drops connections several times per hour. Very annoying.

Other Thoughts: We use it at a summer cottage (so its off during the winter months.) First summer worked great. The next summer (just after the 1 year warranty expired), it started dropping and/or resetting connections.

I turned off the Hawking and turned on the wireless radio in my router. Computer maintained a solid connection. Switched back to Hawking and it drops the connection several times per hour.

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  • Tim M.
  • 8/7/2012 9:53:52 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't waste your time

Pros: Easy setup

Cons: Didn't last a week, I called Hawkings tech support and 1 couldn't speak English and wouldn't transfer me to someone who could. 2 after we struggled with the communication for over an hour she told me to take it back to where I bought it.

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2 out of 5 eggsWorked great until out of warranty

Pros: Worked well.

Cons: Difficult setup. Didn't last.

Other Thoughts: Purchased this to bounce internet to my house from my home office. Worked very well for a while then started dropping connection. Changed cables, bought a new poe injector, essentially changed everything but the unit itself.
After a few emails to tech support i was told I have a dying unit.
Since Im out of warranty I'm out of luck.
If you can afford to replace this every year or so, buy it.
Otherwise, stay away!

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  • Danya R.
  • 3/27/2012 9:58:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNice while it lasted

Pros: It looked good on paper and for a short time, it worked fine.

Cons: I only hooked it up when I needed to service another part of the house. Each time I hooked it up it seemed to present more problems. Sometimes unplugging it fixed it temporarily, sometimes it didn't. In addition, the aluminum plate on the bottom and all the metal parts were corroding pretty rapidly (I live in a tropical location). I tried to talk to tech support but the accents were so thick I found it very difficult and ultimately I gave it up for a new system.

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  • Joanna P.
  • 1/31/2012 8:03:54 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth it

Pros: Comes with power injector

Cons: Price

Other Thoughts: Standard Signal strength and quality. Probably requires external antenna to extend range. Purchased to use outdoors as AP, but my standard AP had a better signal from inside the building.

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  • Carol P.
  • 1/3/2012 8:15:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsKinda Iffy

Pros: Worked great for the time it worked great signal and coverage

Cons: now when you hook it up to the router it will actually cause the DSL to drop the connection. tested Poe the cable and everything i could still has a visible network and everything along with allowing you to connect but once you connect it to the router it drop the DSL connection and will not reconnect to the DSL until you unplug it...........

Other Thoughts: Had Frontier Service Tech come inspect DSL modem along with the lines and everything else on thier end no problems

Manufacturer Response:

What mode were you using this in? It kind of sounds like it was not in Access Point Mode but in bridge mode. Did you try hooking up directly to it with a laptop and running the setup CD to reset it? You can contact our 24/7 support at 1888-202-3344 and we should be able to troubleshoot what happened here.

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  • Adam M.
  • 12/13/2011 7:03:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs10 Year IT Guy

Pros: It didn't explode in my face

Cons: These things are pure trash.

3 OUT of 5 DEAD!

1 Dead after 1 week

I'm sure the other 2 will die soon.

Other Thoughts: I really don't care for the money lost compared to the time and efforts that Hawkings has trashed, so much disrespect to others for building garbage and selling it. Shame on you.

Manufacturer Response:

Sorry for your experience. Did you contact our support department? Did you use 3rd party antenna accessories? We will be happy to RMA and test the ones we send out to you to make sure this does not happen again.

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  • Khaled S.
  • 10/26/2011 6:06:21 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead after one day

Pros: Seems like an excellent piece of equipment, if it had continued to work.

Cons: Well, stopped working. PoE injector could have better labeling of the LEDs.

Other Thoughts: I got this with a HWABN1 Access Point. All was working well setup as Point to Point bridge when the HOWABN1 decided to quit on me. Very disappointing. Thankfully Newegg is RMAing a replacement. This is why I buy everything I need from Newegg.

Manufacturer Response:

Sorry that you had trouble with this product. Can you send us a email to with your settings and serial number so we can do a further investigation? Thank you and we apologize for this inconvenience.

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  • Warren S.
  • 9/28/2011 9:53:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Outdoor WAP

Pros: Excellent range, easy configuration, good security features, Wireless N, includes POE injector

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Using this for construction project WiFi access to whatever Internet is available onsite. Mounted on pole above construction trailer and the entire site had wall-to-wall signal strength. No dropped connections.

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