- Corner Antenna
- 15dBi Gain
- 2.4 ~ 2.4835 GHz
- $37.99 –
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Waste of money 03/04/2010
This review is from: HAWKING HAI15SC Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna
Shipping was fast. Ordered early Monday morning and got it on Wednesday afternoon.
I tried this antenna on a computer with a PCI-N wireless adapter that had a D-Link ANT24-0700 7dbi omni-directional antenna. I only noticed an increase of 8% on the signal from 30%-38% From a very low signal to a stable Low or even Good sometimes. It also increased it from 18Mbps to a stable 36Mpbs.
This time I tried it on a Rosewill RNX-G1W Wireless USB B/G adapter on another computer/location. I was using a Airlink MIMO USB adapter from 5 years ago. I was getting a 1Mbps-11Mpbs, 1 bar, and very low connection on regular days. Sometimes I would get 12Mpbs and Low connection if I'm lucky enough. When I switched my setup for with the Rosewill RNX-G1W and a D-Link ANT24-0700 7dbi omni-directional antenna I got 60% signal, 85% link quality, and a stable 48Mbps along with a stable 4-bar.
Now it was time to switch out the D-Link 7dbi omni-directional antenna with this Hawking 15dbi Directional antenna w/ the Rosewill RNX-G1W USB wireless B/G adapter. To my surprise the data from this antenna and the D-Link omni-directional antenna seemed very similar. I got a ~70% signal connection, 4 stable bars (Very Good), 85% link quality. You have to make sure you're pointing this thing in the right direction.
Was this antenna worth it? I have to say no. I basically got a difference of 10% signal with the D-Link omni-directional antenna that is 7dbi compared to this "15dbi" Hawking antenna. Besides, the D-Link antenna is $17 dollars after the Mail In Rebate while this piece of junk is ~$60 including shipping. Whats up with that? I'm reading all these reviews ppl saying they're buying it under $50 while I'm being over charged. Overall, I'm not happy with this Hawking product, it's not up to it's "15dbi" title. The Dlink omni antenna is $40 cheaper w/ $0
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