- Brand Name: HIRO
- Model Number: H50069
HiRO 54Mbps Wireless-G PCI Adapter with 2dBi Omni Direction Antenna (H50069)
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- Device Type: Wireless PCI Adapter Interface: PCI
- Wireless Network Standards: IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b Wireless Data Transfer Rates: 54 Mbps
- Security Protocols: 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP
- Modulation Technology: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
- With 2dBi Omni Directional Antenna
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But, even though the card found the router and connected it reported limited connectivity. Using the Hiro utility it reported the card had an internally configured IP address and a default gateway IP address of 0.0.0.0. In short, the card failed to get it's configuration information from the router via DHCP. This problem was unique to the Hiro card (the two laptops we were using while sitting right in front of the Hiro machine worked fine with the router, as did the 2 TVs, 2 DVDs, and 2 Satellite boxes, which all had internet connections to the router configured via the router's DHCP service.
The Hiro utility does not provide an option for manually configuring the IP address, so that workaround was not available. Configuring the IP addresses manually for the card via Vista TCP4 properties resulted in blue screening.
I attempted to find an updated driver as the one on the CD is circa 2006. I found them and down loaded, but Vista did not recognize them.
So, after about 6 hours invested I tired of fighting the card and Vista and I packed it in and got a RMA this morning.
The remote antenna on this unit was just what I needed. I wish the cable were about 1 foot longer for my use, but it's plenty long enough for your typical desktop application. Pulls the signal in great. I have about 80% signal strength.
The software though, is a hassle. Once configured it is solid, but it didn't always operate as expected during configuration. If you bear that in mind and can get past the frustration, the rest of the product is great.
I bought the Hiro H50069 based on very good reviews but was very surprised, that the card did not fit into the card slot. The pin arrangement and physical length of the PC board and the card slot were very different.
I thought these things were standardized by now. Maybe the standard had been changed?
I got a full refund from Amazon without any problem after I sent back the item.
I bought a D-Link DWA-131 USB Adapter and after getting the driver for Windows 7, the communication was established very quickly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works as it is supposed to. Drivers were a little difficult to find as the included CD does not include Windows 7 drivers on it. Quick search on Google found it though. Read morePublished on June 13, 2010 by Andrew J. Stack
Easy install. My PC was up and running in about 10-15 mts. No hassles. The only way this can get better is if it was priced under $10.00Published on January 6, 2010 by Minnesotan!
I have it installed on my small form factor Compaq EVO D510 desktop. My wireless router is a netgear in another room. Read morePublished on April 1, 2009 by Shahid