- Brand Name: Hawking Technology
- Model Number: HWU8DD
- Connectivity Technology: Wireless
- Number of Ports: 1
- Network Data Transfer Rate: 54 Megabits Per Second
Hawking HWU8DD Hi-Gain USB Wireless-G Dish Adapter
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- Designed to connect your desktop computer or laptop easily to any Wireless-B or Wireless-G network via a USB connection. For Windows users.
- Hawking's award winning Hi-Gain Antenna technology extends wireless connection distances by up to 300%.
- Equipped with a new 8dBi Directional Dish antenna that provides more distance and better speeds than other wireless adapters on the market
- The only wireless adapter to integrate the distance benefits of wireless Dish Technology with WiFi networking
- The built-in LED signal strength indicators provide network signal information to pinpoint the strongest signal available within your area
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We purchased this unit to try out on vacation at a beach house rental where typically we have to connect to neighborhood hot spots. At best we usually have to manipulate our laptop to just the right position to find a sporadic at best connection (you know-- we're ultimately standing on our head, wearing a foil helmet, and holding the laptop on edge etc-- that kind of thing).
I'll have to report back to you from the beach house next week but right now I just pulled it out of the box in our urban neighborhood setting at home. We typically have an abundance of signals here but only 1 or 2 have been connectable using my Netgear Rangemax 240 (which does better than my other standard b/g wireless adapter cards).
The Hi-Gain picks up a ton of signals in each direction I point it and is able to connect to nearly anything with a signal strength of 20% or better.
The Quick Start guide warns you all over the place to be gentle when moving the antenna on its axis or swivel, so comments from others on fragility seem to be correct. It looks like for travel purposes you'll need to keep it packaged in its box (6"x8"x4")
But I'd have to say-- so far so good. I have no immediate criticism or disappointment, other than the Wireless LAN Utility has a somewhat undersized window showing available network info--but this is a small issue.
I'll report back from the beach house next week to share what our final verdict is.
Oh the USB cord is no more than 6 feet long so you will need an extension or a longer USB cord (I ordered a 10' extension for $8).Read more ›
the HWU8DD at known targets and rotated it through 360 degrees. The DWL120+ saw and associated with signals the HWU8DD never saw, and provided a much better (10dB or more) signal for those both could see. This is my second disappointing experience with a similar Hawking product (wasted time a bit ago with a
HWU36D); never again! It is awkward to store and use and does not provide higher performance than a simple dipole unit from other vendors. Don't waste your time or money!
I took it with me on my way to work in a small town hoping to find an open network (hotspot). I wasn't disappointed and soon located a network 'Angeline'. However with the directional antennae I soon found out that it wasn't a business broadcasting an open network, it was the private residence next door! 'Angeline' turned out to be the sister-in-law of a colleague of mine (I told you it was a small town)who hadn't enabled her wireless network security options.
All up? A great product that works as advertised (if you turn on the SSID...a detail not mentioned in the instructions)
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it may help improve the reception or not. you couldn't tell. the better solution is upgrade your internet. now it is sitting in my drawer, accumulating dust.Published 13 months ago by some buyer
This is a good design product. It working excellent.
It can pick up the weak signal from the router. Read more