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HAWKING HD45U Hi-Gain Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 450Mbps Wireless Data Rates

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  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Up to 450Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz

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  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews


Wireless USB Network Adapter with Dual-Band frequency, delivering premium performance & extended wireless coverage!

Avoid interference and maximize throughput for smoother and faster video streaming, wireless gaming, and file transferring with this Hi-Gain™ Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter. The HD45U instantly converts your laptop or desktop wireless connection to blazing fast speeds, even in heavily congested Wi-Fi areas. Compatibles with Mac and Windows computers, the HD45U Adapter connects to 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz, at up to 300Mbps or 450Mbps respectively.


The 2.4GHz is the most commonly used wireless frequency for wireless networks. Interference and major backlog to online activities are common in the 2.4GHz frequency since it is shared by many different devices (i.e. laptops, tablets, smartphones, and even your microwave). The Dual-Band technology provides maximum flexibility for your laptop or desktop to connect to the popular 2.4GHz frequency or off-load traffic to a faster less-crowded 5.0GHz frequency. This lets you stream video smoothly, upload or download files in less time, and surf the internet with ease.

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.


Standard Dual-Band transfer speeds are up to 300mbps for both frequencies. In addition, limited coverage can result in slow and unstable connections, or even no connection at all. The HD45U is an external adapter with a 4dBi Antenna. With the addition of 5.0 GHz, this means users can transfer more files in less time, at up to 450Mbps. The external 4dBi antenna lets you connect with more freedom.


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. With the arrival of 5GHz Wi-Fi, wireless networks can improve on these slow speeds and unstable connections. The HD45U is designed with Dual-Band technology to increase your wireless reception so you can receive both 2.4GHZ frequency signals and 5.0GHz frequency signals.


While most standard Dual-Band 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.


Use the chart below to see which USB adapter is right for you. The HD45U Dual-Band Wireless-N USB adapter is a great wireless solution for consumers in a Wi-Fi congested area looking for incredibly fast network speeds and for consumers looking to create 5.0GHz network compability for their laptop or desktop.


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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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Maximize wireless with 3x the speed and range of standard Wireless-N

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Standby Technical Support is available anytime for your convenience

Package Content

  • One Hi-Gain™ Dual-Band Wireless-300N USB Adapter
  • One Mac/PC CD (includes User's Manual and Support Utility for PC)
  • One USB flexible cable
  • Quick Installation Guide

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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 HD45U

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  • Michael F.
  • 2/22/2014 3:41:17 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDon't use windows 8 driver

Pros: works after emailing manufacturer. This is an edit to posts before but use the Ralink driver in W8.1. Works now, thanks for the customer service, you can count on Hawking to pull through. Works as advertised with the correct driver.

Cons: Had to change driver from windows to Hawking

Other Thoughts: Do the following

Install the software (driver only). Then, go to network and sharing
center, click on change adapter settings. Right click on the Hawking
Adapter and go to properties.

Click on “Configure”, go to the driver tab. Click “Update Driver”
Click Browse my computer… and choose let me pick…

Choose the “Ralink” drivers (Ralink is the chipset). That will give you
back your 5GHz.

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  • Michael F.
  • 1/8/2014 5:55:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo 5G on Windows 8.1

Pros: Works perfect on windows 7

Cons: No 5G on Windows 8.1. No driver for 8.1 from website either. 8.1 will not cooperate with W 7 driver no matter what you do.

Other Thoughts: After upgrading and RMA device, found out on my dual boot Windows 7 and 8.1, no go on W 8.1. Went to manufacture website for driver and windows 8 is grey out. If you are running 7, works great, forget it if you are on 8. 5G is not recognized no matter what you do.

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  • Michael F.
  • 12/19/2013 5:43:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUPDATE

Pros: RMA'ed the manufacture and was replaced no questions ask. All my products for this company have never failed. I received this almost dead on arrival. Manufacture replied to my one egg, made good on replacement.

Cons: New Egg could have done this but don't count on New Egg on this item, reason for 4 eggs not 5.

Other Thoughts: The range on this one is more than acceptable, it is as fast as your USB will allow. Overall I am happy with the exchange with the manufacture and praise all their efforts and equipment. I will buy from them again since they were concerned and I had such a speedy RMA.

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  • Michael F.
  • 11/8/2013 5:58:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs5G disappeared

Pros: Worked for a few months, range on 5G marginal.

Cons: Huge compared to other 5G devices. 5G quite working after a few months, not worth shipping back, program buggy to say the least. Purchased router that performs over and beyond anything but this USB device simply quit on the 5G band. Guess I'm just out of luck.

Other Thoughts: Had good luck with manufacturers products but for some reason this didn't turn out. If you are not 5G, range is OK but I not sold on this.

Manufacturer Response:

Sorry for your experience. Sounds like you just had a defective unit. It is covered by a 1 year warranty and we could replace the unit. You can contact our customer service at rma @
Hawking Techsupport

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  • Larry G.
  • 11/6/2013 9:57:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Wifi Adapter like none other.

Pros: -Amazing range
-Realistically getting 400mbps
-Works much better than other adapters in metal structures.
-Looks cool

Cons: Bulky

Other Thoughts: I've had it for about a year now, and It's been 100% reliable.

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