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Hawking HWUG1 Wireless G USB Network Adapter with External SMA Jack
List Price: $59.00

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Product Description

Hawking Technology's HWUG1, 2.4Ghz Wireless-G USB 2.0 Network Adapter with removable antenna, packs the latest wireless technology into a compact unit, capable of transferring data at speeds up to 54Mbps and 108Mbps, capable when paired with the Hawking HWRGM1A Mimo Router. The external dipole antenna can easily be removed and upgraded to a Hawking Hi-Gain Antenna for extended wireless range. For piece-of-mind wireless security, the HWUG1 supports 64/128-bit WEP data encryption that protects your wireless network from eavesdropping. It also supports the WPA and WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access) security standards that combine IEEE 802.1x and TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) technologies. Client users are required to authorize before accessing to APs or AP Routers, and the data transmitted in the network is encrypted/decrypted by a dynamically changed secret key.

Features:
  • Works with both IEEE 802.11b and IEEE 802.11g products?
  • High-speed transfer data rate - up to 54Mbps
  • Supports Turbo Mode to enhance the data transfer speed within a specific wireless network
  • Supports WMM (IEEE 802.11e QoS standard)- High throughput allows for the transfer of data heavy multi-media files and 64/128-bit WEP, WPA (TKIP with IEEE 802.1x) and AES functions for the highest level of security
  • Automatic fallback increases data security and reliability

Customer Reviews:

  • Worth every cent
    Purchased this USB Network adapter with a Cantenna. I purchased this item specifically because of the n-type external antenna plug. The combination of the two means that I have a signal for my laptop virtually everywhere I go. The Hawking HWUG1 is the essence of simplicity in use. My only issue was in trying to disable the on-board wireless that came bundled in my laptop (the internal antenna made it useful only if you set up within 20 feet of the signal).

    I recommend the HWUG1 to my friends who desire a portable, cross platform Wireless Network Adapter and I have yet to be disappointed....more info
  • range is not good enough
    I already had an adapter which was compatible with backtrack i bought this cause i thought it will improve the range , I even bought a 16dbi antenna
    same thing it didnt improve range soo much...more info
  • DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
    This product is an ABSOLUTE PIECE OF CR@P. I am renting a room in a basement, and the landlord allows me access to the wireless, located upstairs. I have a Dell laptop (another piece of cr@p) and the internal WiFi is USELESS. For some reason, it stopped working in recent weeks even though I've had the laptop for months. So, I decided to get an external adapter. Despite having an antenna the HWUG1 has NEVER given me more than 35% signal, and routinely goes as low as 10%, stays between 10-24%, and has been as low as 5%. So much for claims of "good signal". Furthermore, the signal is INCONSISTENT. I routinely stream video to my laptop (using a slingbox) and the Hawking adapter SUCKS at doing this, because the speeds go up and down. As I am typing this, I am streaming video to my other laptop, a Toshiba (way better than Dell) using the Toshiba's internal wireless. Yes, you heard that right: even though the Toshiba is also showing a weak signal (1/5) it is KICKING THE HAWKING's REAR in consistent, high-quality video streaming. The HAWKING is such a PIECE OF JUNK, I can not believe that I am giving the company a 2nd chance, but I placed an order for their 2-antenna HWUN1... we'll see if that makes a difference. Meanwhile, I've also placed an order for a USB adapter made by Buffalo (AirStation WLI-U2-KG125S Network adapter - Hi-Speed USB). I've had good luck with this company in the past and hope their product delivers, since I don't really want a 2-antenna (or especially a dish) since these reduce the mobility and portability of a laptop, thus defeating the purpose. Btw - the setup of the Hawking was not "easy" - and I am a very experienced computer user. It says to download the driver directly from the web if you have Vista, but then one of the steps said to insert the CD, which is not true. I had to make 3 phone calls to tech support; the 1st guy didn't even know how big the file was, so told me he was going to drop off the line because it was "self-explanatory"... the file was only 3.6 MB so it only took a minute! He should have stayed on the line...anyhow, to their credit tech support is 24/7 with an 800#....more info
  • Not the best
    If you looking for getting better reception signal,not this one. It work same as my wi-fi card that come with my asuss eee 900ha. I wish I can return it....more info
  • Works but not the amount of gain expected
    I purchased this to allow my MSI laptop to work from my living room. It did add 1 bar of signal strength compared to a Trendnet TEW-44UB but it is still 1 bar weaker than the antenna built into my Dell D630. I also purchased a booster antenna for the router B000FEDRN8 and it also added 1 bar of signal strength but did so at 1/4th the cost. ...more info
  • Works GREAT even on XP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/Details.aspx?type=Hardware&p=HWUG1%20Wireless-G%20USB%20Adapter%20with%20Removable%20Antenna&v=Hawking20Technologies&uid=&pf=0&pi=1&c=Networking&sc=Wireless%20Network%20Cards&os=32-bit <- I know its long...but WELL worth it. DO NOT use the CD to load for XP installation. Use this link to get the CORRECT drivers from HAWKING for the HWUG1. Once the driver is loaded, run the application and its a very simple process. If you are using this on a machine that has an internal wireless card. you must disable the internal card to avoid having it and the hawking card running at the same time. In my situation..the internal card was 802.1x B only and at its top speed I got a screamin 11Mbps. The Hawking runs on the G side at 54Mbps. Also if you do not use the above hawking drivers, the shipped CD will overwrite your exsisting wireless drivers and force you to enter the encryption code every time you boot or repower your computer. The overwrite also makes it impossible to use your internal card, be sure to use the RESTORE system data function if you get eaten alive its the only thing that will put things back in working order Once you have entered the data into the Hawking pages, (set up) be sure to "View Wireless Networks" on the left of that page under "Network Tasks" click "Set up a wireles network for a small home or office" when the wizard comes up , choose Set up a NEW wireless network, continue untill you have entered all the correct data such as SSID, Encryption code, and what ever else is there. this is the ONLY way your machine will remember the encryption code running the Hawking usb card. Sound like a lot to do, but its really a very painless setup. You'll enjoy clicking the little green blob when its complete and viewing all the functions of your new toy....good luck....more info
  • NOT BAD
    It works pretty good. Here is a little tip for even more reception, find a nice stainless steel bowl about the size of a dinner plate and a little piece of duct tape and one usb cable now tape the cable to the bowl so the antenna will hang right in the middle when you set it upright. you aim it in the direction you need. you now have a directional more powerful antenna. GOODNIGHT AND GOOD LUCK. ...more info