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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
I have had 2 of these operating for 3 years. Alas, one started dropping the signal on a regular basis. I reviewed the options currently out there and was wary of ordering another of these because of the recent reviews. On the advise of one of our guest that does computer networking & programming for a client network, I ordered another of these. At first it seemed to work okay but then starting dropping signal and having to be rebooted every couple of days. Tech support adjusted settings, etc and we got a little better service, but then the dropped signal starting occurring again. I thought it might be our Dlink wireless repeater that was sending the signal to the Hawkings and replaced it with a Linksys. Our guest are still complaining about no signal or poor signal so we have increased the amount of bandwidth coming into the park. The Linksys has an upload speed? of 17.66, the Hawkings sitting right at it (we took it down from its mount to try to reset it) only 2.29.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
RV park Wi fi
By Linda Halvorsen
Was told it would go 150 ft. Not so much. Needed it to go the length of our RV park. It does work great. Strong signal. Just all our people can only get it in the driveway. Not good. Needs to be able to pick up in RV's. I know signal will not go through a bunch of metal but come on. Something has got to work without a lot of money invested. Paid $300 for this to work. Don't know what else to do but buy another one and put it half way down park so that is continues with the signal.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. See all 199 customer reviews...
I have a client who wished for me to set up a WiFi signal between their barn and their main house. Having previously used their HW2R1 smart repeaters, I decided to try their outdoor device.
The product installed pretty easily. It comes with outdoor mounting brackets for either a wall install or a pole. I had to buy a Ethernet cable for the PoE install (the client wanted it mounted outside his house on the 2nd floor).
There are several modes, Access Point, bridge, etc. and it even has a universal repeater mode (which can come in handy if I want to make a big network). I used it in Access Point mode because the client just needed WiFi access around his property. The whole setup procedure took around 15 minutes (most of it involved doing the wiring and securing the access point on the wall.
Coverage was pretty decent. It works on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz and the one unit I had easily covered the area between the barn and the main house.
Overall, I have no complaints.