Would you say the unit can maintain a connection and isfairy free of drop-outs?Also, regards the SSID issue, have you played with settings on your client?"George Neuner"
But the hardware is>claimed to be first rate.>>Any recommendations from real users?>>>http://www.hawkingtech.com/prodSpec.php?ProdID=208>>http://reviews.cnet.com/Hawking_HWU54D_high_gain_USB_wireless_G_adapter/4505-3380_7-30825857-2.html?tag=top>The only difficulty I've had is with cloaked networks. cloaking the SSID is non compliant with the WiFistandard so Hawking technically doesn't have to support it as a modeof operation.Apart from that, I'd say the product is excellent. Since all of them are configured the sameand only the Hawking has difficulty, I have to assume it's at fault.... In my very noisy neighborhood whereI am surrounded by a dozen other wireless networks, its effectiverange is still about 500 feet.George-- for email reply remove "/" from address garyJan 2, 2005,
this only happens with the Hawking device, notwith my Netgear or Linksys cards. I didn't try cloaking without WEP as Ifigured that was a pointless combination that I would never run into,but I did try both flavors of WEP. I don't let mysystem scan normally ...
I testedit in various configurations with my own Netgear equipment and then ona friend's Linksys gear. Supposed tohave horrible documentation and web site is mediocre. Windows XP SP2 network connection properties wireless networksAuthentication panel says: "IEEE 802.1x authentication can not operate onpeer to peer (ad hoc) networks or on networks for which data encryption isdisabled."It is Hawking Hwu8dd Rev B Windows 7 Driver If successful, Iseriously expect other products to follow the concept and supplydevices similar to the more expensive USB-Ant: http://www.ydi.com/products/usb-ant.phpwhere the radio is intergrated with a directional antenna.-- Jeff Liebermann [email protected] Felker
The HWU54Dhas some trouble maintaining the connection if the AP is notbroadcasting the network SSID. Hawking Hi-gain Wireless-300n Usb Dish Adapter Get the answer AnonymousJan 2, 2005, 6:08 PM Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 15:24:40 GMT, "Gary"
All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices http://hawkingtech.com/products/legacy_products/wireless_adapters/hwun3.html Unsubscribe About Us Overview Contact Us Take our Site Survey Testimonials Copyright © 1996 - DriverGuide is an iCentric Corporation Company. Hawking Technology Driver Download Control Panel -> Networks -> Wireless Devices -> Properties -> AuthenticationWith WPA, 802.1x authentication is required and cannot be disabled.I haven't played with the Hawking HWU54D. Hawking Hwu8dd Windows 7 Driver I have run them simultaneously with the Hawking unit andneither card has any difficulty with cloaking (though it seems tolimit their range somewhat).
Maybe that is an improvementwith SP2.---Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8-122.5 Ask a new question Read More Wireless USB Wireless Networking Related Resources Linksys Wireless-G USB I've tried to pushvarious companies in this direction for about 3 years without success.Even the ubiquitous Pringles and coffee can modifications to produce adirectional device has not gotten much attention from Eachclosed profile is configured for a single prefered network so there isno scanning once connected. his comment is here I only discoveredthe SSID thing because I am an engineer and I had a new toy.
Although I have some trivial reservations about theHawking packaging, the concept is excellent. Hawking Hwren1 Setup Software Download All rights reserved. I have not tried itwith WPA and the Hawking provided Envara software (at least theversion I have) does not support WPA.
I like the general conceptof supplying a directional antenna on a USB radio instead of thetraditional and inferior omnidirectional antenna. I have 802.11 authentication disabled inevery profile because it's meaningless for an open network and none ofthe closed networks I deal with use it. Also, both scanning andauthentication will afflict any connection and this only happens ifthe network is cloaked.I have Netgear (WG511T) and Linksys (WPC11) cards in addition to theHWU54D. weblink It doesn't seem to matter whether youuse the Hawking provided software or WZC so I'm guessing the problemis in the driver.I spoke to Hawking about the SSID issue, but I got
It works fine for a couple of minutes, disconnects,reconnects and then repeats the cycle again a couple minutes later.This sounds a lot like either (A) unwanted beacon scanning, or (B)failed 802.11 In every case the HWU54D workedflawlessly as long as SSID broadcast was on and acted up if it wasoff.When the network is cloaked the unit repeatedly loses and regains theassociation. it's difficult to account for the difference in behaviorotherwise.That said,I don't think the HWU54D's difficulty with cloaking is a real problemin practice ... And it only happens when SSIDbroadcast is disabled on the AP.George-- for email reply remove "/" from address AnonymousJan 3, 2005, 9:30 AM Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)Jeff Liebermann
Ask ! I just reported it because you asked about warts and Ihave no knowledge of your intended use ... Supposedto> >have horrible documentation and web site is mediocre. I have knowingly used it with Netgear, Linksys,Belkin and Cisco APs.It has no problem with either flavor of WEP.
Upload Driver or firmware or documentation Membership Free Premium Plus Premium Pro Site Beginner's Guide F.A.Q. However you can ignore it anduse WZC instead.>Also, regards the SSID issue, have you played with settings on your client?I have never seen a cloaked network in the wild ... WRT more conventional use, cloaking is a questionable security measureand is not compliant with the WiFi standard. All rights reserved.
I have multiple net profiles, one forscanning open networks and one for each closed network I use. It works fine for a couple of minutes, disconnects,>reconnects and then repeats the cycle again a couple minutes later.Very nice job of testing.This is a stretch but it kinda sounds like Would you say the unit can maintain a connection and is>fairy free of drop-outs?Apart from the cloaking issue (see below), the unit has workedflawlessly for me. The HWU54D> has some trouble maintaining the connection if the AP is not> broadcasting the network SSID.
At the beach where> the airwaves were quiet, I was able to leach off an open 54G network> from over 2/3 mile at 11b speeds. Supposed to>have horrible documentation and web site is mediocre. The cards continue to work fine whilethe Hawking goes into fits. Upload Driver or firmware or documentation Membership Free Premium Plus Premium Pro Site Beginner's Guide F.A.Q.
Unsubscribe About Us Overview Contact Us Take our Site Survey Testimonials Copyright © 1996 - DriverGuide is an iCentric Corporation Company. But the hardware isclaimed to be first rate.Any recommendations from real users?http://www.hawkingtech.com/prodSpec.php?ProdID=208http://reviews.cnet.com/Hawking_HWU54D_high_gain_USB_wireless_G_adapter/4505-3380_7-30825857-2.html?tag=top 6 answers Last reply Jan 3, 2005 More about hawking gain wireless adapter model hwu54d AnonymousJan 1, 2005, 5:43