Hawking Technologies, Inc., a leading
developer of innovative wired and wireless networking solutions for home,
workgroup, and corporate users, has announced that it has begun shipping
the Hi-Gain Wireless-G Range Extender. The new, high performance Wireless-G
Range Extender expands Hawking’s award-winning line of Hi-GainTM Wi-Fi Range
Extending products, which allow users to effectively increase the distance
and performance of their wireless networks.
The HWUR54G works by taking the wireless signal from ANY wireless 802.11b/g
access point and retransmitting it at a higher rate, effectively doubling
the distance of a given wireless network. The Range Extender is placed
midway between the original wireless access point and the area that is
experiencing poor wireless coverage. The HWUR54G eliminates the need for
running long Ethernet cables across the floor to extend internet coverage.
The Hawking Wireless-G Range Extender features new technology that enables
the Extender to extend any wireless 802.11b or 802.11g signal.
“Wireless repeaters that are currently on the market are all proprietary and
work only with specific models of that specific brand. There is no
guarantee that one chipset will work with another chipset. This creates a
lot of havoc in a market of end users that just want the product to work out
of the box. Hawking has done extensive research and development to create a
new ‘repeater’ that is compatible with all wireless access points regardless
of the brand, chipset or network type. It works out of the box.
Installation of previous repeaters was also another hurdle in getting them
into the home and office. The configuration protocol (WDS) used by current
repeaters is too confusing for the average user to understand. The HWUR54G
features breakthrough setup features that allow users to simply enter in the
SSID of the original access point that they wish to repeat.” says Jason
Owen, Product Marketing Manager at Hawking Technologies.
The Hawking Wireless-G Range Extender installs easily onto any home or
office network. The user loads the web-based configuration utility and
enters in the SSID of the access point that requires extending. The
Extender is then placed at the desired location for wireless range
extension, and powered on. New advancements in software coding eliminate
the need for confusing setup features and options.
The Hawking Wireless-G Range Extender is compatible with Hawking’s entire
line of Hi-Gain Wi-Fi Range Extending antennas and boosters for further
range extension. From home applications that require range extension to
another bedroom or backyard to office applications that require going from
one building to another, the HWUR54G is the perfect solution.