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HAWKING HW2R1 Hi-Gain Wireless-N Dual Radio Smart Repeater
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3 out of 5 eggs Didnt live up to the throughput hip 05/28/2015

This review is from: HAWKING HW2R1 Hi-Gain Wireless-N Dual Radio Smart Repeater

Pros: Easy Setup.
With an external Antenna connected to the unique separate Receive antenna port, you do end up with a broader available networks. Couldn't find another such device that works this way, a separate antenna for External WiFi and then two other antennas for Internal WiFi

Cons: The "Dual Radio" part is misleading, for I think just technology stands in the way of repeating full bandwidth. Dual-radio repeaters are interesting in theory, but unless they are on different Freq. they cannot broadcast simultaneously.

The Throughput is half, I think that is just they way it ends up. Interference I would guess, 0ne 2.4ghz signal at a time, so 50%. I will live with it in the situations where I need the increased range to the source and connect direct when I am close enough
But you get to have an External Antenna.
Now there are the Dual Band Extenders, but you have to choose 2.4ghz in 5 ghz out or the other way. I my case, in an RV, 99% of the time it is 2.4 in and nothing I have uses 5ghz, so would need to have all new devices for it to be perfect I guess

Other Thoughts: Throughput is 50% of the host's, 16Mbps will be 8 through the Repeater

HAWKING HW2R1 Hi-Gain Wireless-N Dual Radio Smart Repeater
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1 out of 5 eggs Works but throughput is degraded 05/28/2015

This review is from: HAWKING HW2R1 Hi-Gain Wireless-N Dual Radio Smart Repeater

Pros: Getting it connected up was painless. ust took a minute

Cons: Used the provided onboard antennas for local transmit and connected their Hi-Gain Omni antenna with low loss cable in the receive port and placed it up and away.
While I have good signal, what I noticed was a 50% loss in Download Speed.
With the laptop connected to the building wifi using its internal antenna, 16Mbps from where I was sitting. Then connect to the HW2R1 WiFi, which is also connected to the building network, but with a hi-gain antenna up in the air above me mind you, 8Mbps.
Guess it is just par for this kind of device

Other Thoughts: SO, I think, maybe it is the external antenna or cable. SO I put the third onboard antenna on the HW2R1 receive, sitting a few feet away from me (should be worse right). SAME RESULT.
Got to be the device

SYBA 2-Port SATA 6G Card, Mini PCI-Express Form Factor, non-RAID, ASM1061 Chipset Model SD-MPE40056
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Pros: Seems like a good idea

Cons: Just won't be recognized by my system.
Like so many other reviews here, getting this card to work is a crapshoot. May work for you, may not for it is VERY MB / BIOS dependent.
I have two mini PCIe slots, one is short, holding a Wireless card, the other held a AVerMedia TV card, which is worthless now that ClearQAM is gone for me. SO, I put mine in that slot, knowing it works.
System does not recognize the existence of the card . I see here from other that you should see the cards BIOS initialize when you start the computer, I have seen this before with desktop SCSI and RAID cards when you start the computer and they load in.
I tried it all, the re-seating people suggested, nothing worked. Saw nothing. Windows 7 sees nothing.

Other Thoughts: Don't waste your money. OR buy it, try it, Doesn't Work? send it back. It would have been a nice addition. Oh Well


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Display Name: Mark K.

Date Joined: 08/08/03

  • Reviews: 12
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  • First Review: 02/11/10
  • Last Review: 05/28/15
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