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HAWKING HD45R Hi-Gain Dual Band Wireless-N Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
  • Up to 750Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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INTRODUCTION

Ultimate Flexibilty and Maximum Performance with the Hi-Gain Dual-Band Wireless-N Router

Hi-Gain™ Dual-Band Wireless-N Router creates a Dual-Band Wi-Fi network to share a single wired internet connection with multiple users. Compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks, the HD45R is an ideal solution to upgrade and improve your wireless experience. The HD45R combines revolutionary Dual-Band technology with removable external antennas to upgrade your overall wireless experience. Boosting speeds of up to 750mbps, the HD45R transmits both 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz wireless signal simultaneously. As a result, it provides a stronger and more solid wireless connection to improve overall performance, such as improving the data transfer speed and reducing lag while streaming or downloading multimedia content (video, music, etc.). Along with wireless connectivity, the 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports provide blazing fast connection for devices that do not have wireless access. The HD45R also offers the latest wireless security features, ensuring that your files and network are safe from outside intruders.

THE BENEFITS OF DUAL-BAND

The 2.4GHz is the most commonly used wireless bandwidth. It also has a limited number of bandwidth for multiple activities, such as sending emails, video chatting, streaming movies, playing games, etc. Interference and major backlog to online activities are common in the 2.4Ghz frequency since it is shared by different devices (i.e. laptops, tablets, smartphones, and ever your microwave). The Dual-Band technology provides maximum flexibility for your Dual-Band compatible devices to connect to the popular 2.4GHz frequency and also off-load traffic to a faster less-crowded 5.0GHz frequency.

The image below compares a standard wireless network to a Hawking Dual-Band Wireless Network. In a standard wireless network, all network activities are going through a narrow and smaller bandwidth. Dual-Band Wireless Network let's your traffic follow freely and at a faster speed.


DUAL-BAND VERSATILITY

Because the 2.4GHz frequency is the most commonly used, interference with other 2.4GHz networks is inevitable, limiting your network speed and performance. With the availability of the 5.0GHz frequency, users can circumvent this interference and optimize their Wi-Fi connectivity.

HAWKING DUAL-BAND PERFORMANCE

A common problem with standard wireless routers is that the quality of most standard wireless networks diminishes significantly past a coverage radius of 200 feet. Anywhere outside the coverage zone will have slow and unstable connections, or even as major as no connection at all. The HD45R is designed to create a network with simultaneous 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz wireless communication that increases data speeds and maximizes your range.


While most standard Dual-Band wireless routers transfer speeds are up to 300Mbps for both frequencies, the Hawking Dual-Band products promote data speeds of up to 300Mbps for the 2.4GHz frequency and 450Mbps for the 5.0GHz frequency. This means users can have more bandwidth and transfer more files in less time.


The HD45R combines revolutionary Dual-Band technology with removable external antennas to upgrade your overall wireless experience.



HASSLE-FREE INSTALLATION

The HD45R is quick and easy to install using a Wi-Fi enabled device (i.e. tablet, smartphone, Mac or Windows computer). Hassle-free means, there is no Ethernet cable or CD required for the installation. Simply power up the unit, use a Wi-Fi enabled device, and login into the set up page. This installation feature lets you configure and set up the HD45R within minutes.



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FEATURES

 
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Increased frequency range improves your overall wireless experience

Doubles your standard data rates with selectable 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz availability

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Easily upgradable for long range wireless environments

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Blazing fast transfer speeds for your wired devices like printers, desktops, gaming consoles, and multimedia players

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Install using a tablet, smartphone, mac or windows computer


Package Content

  • One Hi-Gain™ Dual-Band Wireless-N Router
  • Three 3dBi Hi-Gain Omni-Directional Antennas
  • One Mac/PC CD (includes User's Manual and Support Utility for PC)
  • One RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
  • One Power Adapter 12V1A
  • Quick Installation Guide

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Warranty

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


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  • Anonymous
  • 8/21/2014 4:44:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHmm...

Pros: WAS very fast, awesome coverage on a very large home. Simultaneous dual band. Loved it.

I see the price has dropped monstrously. Now I know why, read Cons.

Cons: Lasted about 18 months. Won't stay connected. 2.4 is dead 99% of the time, 5 band is still working sorta. If you call dialup download speeds acceptable on a 120M capable connection. When it's functioning, which is completely hit and miss. More miss than hit and I can't call it a hit, more of a foul ball.

Not exactly thrilled.

Other Thoughts: Eighteen months isn't what I call a good return on my investment. My old wireless Gamer Lounge served for over four years of heavy punishment.

Mixed feelings on this purchase.

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  • W D.
  • 8/3/2014 3:33:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCurrently Not Working Right

Pros: Sleek, Light design. Price was comparable to what Verizon was going to charge for less of a router.

Cons: Will Update When I Have Moved.
Currently unable to see the router at a distance of ~400 ft. I have the router set up in a lower apartment and trying to access 1 floor above. 2.4 GHz is seen but with poor signal strength, and 5 GHz with 0 signal strength.
The 2.4 GHz band will barely connect and when it does it will not authenticate. Again, I believe this is due to the distance through walls.

Other Thoughts: I WILL UPDATE AFTER MOVE. I will be moving into a house this month. I will update to how it works.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/15/2014 4:46:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimply the best. (period).

Pros: This is a more advanced router giving features that I've only seen in the ones double this price. The biggest pro for me was the ability to forward two different external ports to one local port. Besides that, quality is top notch compared to the many other routers I've ordered. Sturdy build, simple fast interface with advanced options. Never had to reboot, never had signal loss, signal range has never suffered. Has been completely flawless.

Cons: None, nada.

Other Thoughts: Nice to find someone who makes something of this quality. I will keep an eye out for their other products for sure.

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  • ADEM M.
  • 1/3/2014 3:35:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUpdate to: Good, With a few quirks

Pros: -Best range of any router I've owned
-Wide range of features
-External antennas
-Simultaneous Dual Band
-Gigabit Ethernet (Legit Gigabit Performance, 125MBps)
-Has lasted longer than my other wireless routers.

Cons: -Whenever you change a setting that requires the router to reboot (This is mostly all of the settings),
-Wireless performance has become HORRIBLE(See other thoughts)
-Is now refusing to talk to my wireless printer when there were no issues before.

Other Thoughts: Although the issue with my cable modem fixed itself, wireless performance has become painfully slow. File transfers from my home server (Wired, Gigabit Card) have dropped to 1-2MBps. I have tried disabling wirless a/b/g, keeping only N and vice-versa, but theres no change whatsoever. After trying to disable 2.4GHz and then 5GHz there's no change. It has been restarted and unplugged.I have absolutely no idea what's wrong with it.

VERDICT: I do recommend this router if you do NOT do home networking or do home networking through WIRED ONLY. Wireless performance is fine internet-wise(I have a 16Mbps connection). If you have faster than that look at another router.

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  • Richard M.
  • 10/1/2013 11:05:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWorks well but has several annoying issues

Pros: Fast wifi speeds with dual band for HD streaming to various devices.

Cons: Slow to configure, limited configuration in some respects. Have to wait 45 seconds for unit to reset every time you change a setting. Slow connecting to network on boot.

Other Thoughts: Overall the unit was not terribly difficult to configure, however I don't like having to wait 45 seconds for the unit to reset every time a setting change is made. Also, all PC's connected to this unit take about a minute before the network connects once the desktop comes up. This is not slow boot process, every PC started doing it once the router was installed so you have to sit there and wait for the network to connect before you can go online. Apps that update on boot error out due to lack of network connection. Device frequently resets randomly sometimes 2-3 times a day causing all pc's to lose network connection for 1-3 mins. Checking the Hawking web site, not one firmware update has been released for this unit since it's creation. Hawking built this thing then quickly forgot about it despite advertising it as firmware upgradable. Their web page has literally nothing in the way of support for this model. Even their RMA page is poorly worded an confusing.

Manufacturer Response:

Sorry for your experience. Sounded like you had a bad unit because there haven't been any known disconnect/reset problems with this unit. As for the reconnects,in our testing, we tested 10 different makes/models of computers and they all took less than 20s to reconnect after cold boot/resets. The firmware the HD45R was on was FW 1.11 (shipping firmware) and there haven't been any issues so there's been no new firmware (as of 10/2013). The support link on the page has a FAQ and manuals/QIGs.

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  • Nathan W.
  • 5/8/2013 10:31:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Does what it should. Bought this to replace other router that would randomly drop connections and have to be rebooted. Have had a constant reliable connection ever since installing this router. Love the gig-e LAN ports.

Cons: Would be nice to have more control of the device through the UI.

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  • Adam C.
  • 3/26/2013 12:44:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSlight issue with router, customer service a mixed bag. Overall a good device.

Pros: - Very stable
- Acceptable wifi range
- Dual Band
- Gigabit, N-wireless

Cons: - Having an issue (as another owner mentioned) with the router taking a while to get a connection after booting up. More on this below.
- Have spoken with at least 3 customer service people, two via email, one via phone. Phone CS was TERRIBLE (typical outsourced, no clue what I was talking about).
- Web interface could be laid out better, but it's the first release so they may make some improvements in the future.

Other Thoughts: A review by "Tom P" mentioned there being a 20 second delay in connectivity after booting. I'm having the same problem, but a much longer delay. Every time I reboot the computer, wake it up from sleep mode, or turn it on, it takes a good 45 seconds to 1 minute after I get into Windows before I can get any connection at all. I can't even ping the router. It's extremely frustrating, as it causes all of my internet-connected startup programs (Steam, GoogleTalk, etc) to timeout. Not to mention I can't use my browser during that time. I just sit and wait and mess around on my phone until I have a connection. I have a direct FiOS connection, no modem between the router and my ISP, and I'm using a wired connection, not wireless (for the most part).

The first customer service rep I spoke to via email was helpful and knowledgeable and forwarded my message to the R&D team. He said it was strange and that I was the first to report the issue (I also mentioned Tom P's review).

My problem went away on its own for a month or so, and then came back. I emailed about it again with further technical details and apparently got a different CS rep. He asked if I had a problem with wireless. I said no, other than the fact that Windows said I had "no internet access" for a few minutes, when I actually did have a connection. I thought nothing of this but mentioned it anyway and he basically just replied "that's normal" .. and that was the end of the conversation. Keep in mind my original question was related to wired, not wireless.

The third time around I called. Got through to someone quickly.. but it seems their support is outsourced to India (surprise surprise). The woman I spoke with had NO clue what I was talking about. I explained all of this to her very clearly, and her response was, "So websites load slowly? That's normal." For crying out loud. I asked if they had senior tech support I could speak with, she said yes but refused to transfer me. I am ready and willing to help these guys locate the problem but they're making it horribly difficult. I'm almost certain it's something that can be fixed in the firmware.

It seems like an excellent router aside from this problem. It has a lot of options and features, wireless range is pretty good, small footprint.

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  • ADEM M.
  • 2/19/2013 8:31:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood, With a few quirks

Pros: -Best range of any router I've owned
-Wide range of features
-External antennas
-Simultaneous Dual Band
-Gigabit Ethernet
-Very high performance

Cons: -Whenever you change a setting that requires the router to reboot (This is mostly all of the settings), the router will NOT recollect the Public IP Address from the router. To make the connection, you need to power it back off and on again.
-Does not seem to like my cable modem.

Other Thoughts: I would have given this 5 eggs if I didn't have to change my router settings on the go. Every time I do it I need someone to unplug and plug the router.

Nevertheless, this thing is running everything fine, such as Macs, PCs, Androids, and iOS. Once the settings are in and the router manually rebooted, everything works as it should.

I recommend this router to anyone who doesn't change their router settings often.

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  • David B.
  • 2/10/2013 12:49:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: I connected the WAN port to the cable router, connected my PCs and gigabit switch to the LAN ports, plugged in the power and it worked. Super easy install. It runs 24/7 and stays cool. No problems.

Setup takes a little time but the menu system seemed fairly straightforward.

Wireless range is great, both 2.4 and 5 gHz. Easily covers my two story house. My daughter was impressed with the speed and range of the 5gHz wireless to her smart phone.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Only slight irritant is the complete rebooting whenever I make a setup change. That takes about 30 seconds.

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  • Richard Y.
  • 2/4/2013 9:13:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood for wireless only.

Pros: It works, decent setup, not hard by any means.

Cons: I like the unit but very poor UI. Shows who is connected to router only for wireless users not for hard wired users. Firewall

Other Thoughts: If I only needed wireless the I would buy again. If I wanted to use a router wired and wireless then look else where.

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