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Item#: N82E16833164150
HAWKING HSB2 Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster
  • Network Specifications:
  • IEEE 802.11b WLAN Standard
  • IEEE 802.11g WLAN Standard
  • Operating Frequency: 2400 - 2500 MHz
  • Transmit Gain: up to 27 dBm
  • Frequency Response: +/- 1 dB
  • Output Power: 100/200/500mW
  • Input Power: 8dBm min; 18dBm max
  • Receiver Gain: 10-13 dBm, 12 dBm Typical
  • Noise Figure: 3.5 dB typical
  • Connectors:
  • Input: Reverse SMA Jack
  • Antenna: Reverse SMA Jack
  • Connector Cables: RP-SMA
  • Power: External Power Adapter (12V, 1.25A)
  • DC Surge Protection: Available
  • Cable Length: 1 Meter
  • Adjustable WiFi Signal Booster
  • Boost Your Network Distance Up to 600%
  • Adjustable Power Output Settings (100mW, 200mW, 500mW)
  • Signal Filters minimize Wireless Interference
  • Improves the Distance and Speeds of 802.11b/g Wireless Networks
  • Easy Plug and Play Installation, No Software Necessary
  • Works with Wireless 802.11b and 802.11g Standards
  • Increase both, Transmiting and Recieving Power
  • Instantly extend the range of your Wireless b/g network
  • Adjustable Power Settings for Specific

4 out of 5 eggs works for my situation... 08/28/2008

This review is from: HAWKING HSB2 Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster


Max (500mW) setting does increase signal strength when replacing the Routers oem antenna with the hawking unit
(see below by how much)


Versus my existing PC setup using a high gain directional antenna:
Low (100mW) setting did not show up on a scan
Med (200mW) setting showed same signal strength as oem antenna on router

Slightly audible high frequecy buzz coming from amplifier when plugged in. Its one of those situations where you don't hear it from 5 feet away but if you turn your head this way or that, you can hear it a little bit... more annoying than an issue as my dog doesn't seem to be bothered by it.

Other Thoughts:

My setup:
Recieving pc sits in a far SW corner bedroom of a 4K sf one story house, has an SMC directional 6dB antenna aimed through 7 walls to the farthest NE corner home office. The office router (D-Link DI-624) had the oem antenna. Without the SMC 6dB antenna, the pc recieved no signal, with the SMC antenna it ranged from 45-51% Signal strength and 11-18Mbps transfer rate. With the H2B2 booster on the router at 500mW, I got 63-67% signal strength but no increase in xfr rates. When I moved the H2B2 to the top of the desk hutch (about 2 feet higher than where it was in the first test, the signal strength dropped down to 53-57% but my xfr rates doubled to 24-36Mbps.

I ended up leaving it in the higher position for the higher xfr rates not to mention the high pitch noise was less apparent.

Originally, I considered getting another SMC 6dB antenna for the router but I decided that was too dedicated. Using the H2B2 allows me to use my wireless laptop anywhere throughout the house now

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