Hi-Gain Outdoor Wireless-300N Dual Radio Smart Repeater
[HOW2R1]
  • Connects and repeats any 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Network
  • Dual Smart Radio design allows better receiving distance and efficiently delivers repeated signal
  • Instantly share and redistribute a Wi-Fi Internet connection
  • 32x the Power Output and up to 8X more coverage, than a standard wireless-N network
  • Eliminates wireless dead spots inside and outside your home or office
  • Heavy duty, waterproof design

HOW2R1 Hi-Gain Outdoor Dual Radio Repeater

The Hi-Gain Outdoor 2.4GHz Wireless-300N Dual Radio Smart Repeater is an advanced Wi-Fi connectivity solution that receives and rebroadcasts your Wireless 802.11b/g/n network, inside or outside of your home or office. The Hawking Outdoor Smart Wi-Fi Repeater is an addition to our award winning line of Hi-Gain Wi-Fi Range Extending Products with heavy duty weather proof design. Similar to the Hawking's HW2R1 Smart Repeater, the HOW2R1 Outdoor Smart Repeater is engineered with two Wi-Fi radios, one radio for picking up signals from your wireless source or hotspot and one radio for repeating wireless signals. For added performance, the Outdoor Smart Repeater is designed with three antennas, one built-in antenna is dedicated to receiving wireless signals while the other two 5dBi external antennas are dedicated to rebroadcasting wireless signals throughout your surroundings. This Outdoor Smart Repeater is an ideal solution for marine docks, RV parks, adjacent offices and large homes with the need for a high performance Wi-Fi solution. The HOW2R1 provides security and functionality via a full featured firewall and router.

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Dual-Radio Smart Repeater's Features

The Hawking Dual-Radio Smart Repeater features Two Wi-Fi Radios, one for receiving and one for broadcasting. The receiving radio is connected to a 11dBi Antenna and a high-power module for an unsurpassable receiving strength, which let's the repeater pick up signal 6X further than any standard repeater in the market. The broadcast signal is also attached to two powerful 5dBi Omni-Directional, allowing you to share the receiving signal with multiple devices. Also, the HOW2R1 also includes one Ethernet port for wired device.

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PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) allows you to power the HOW2R1 over long distances using an Ethernet cable. It reduces cable clutter and saves the cost of running an outdoor power cord.


high-power-icon With High Power Output, the HOW2R1 provides unsurpassable receiving strength for long range Wi-Fi applications.
   
advanced-security Protect your data while sharing a Wi-Fi Hotspot. The HOW2R1 has built-in, full-featured firewall and router. It protects your network and protects your computer with sophisticated security software for a worry-free safe connection. You can work confidently knowing that your connection is secure.
   
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Network Specifications
  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Frequency
  • 2.4000~2.4835GHz
Speed
  • Up to 300Mbps
Interface
  • Wireless 802.11 b/g/n or Ethernet 10/100M
Power
  • 48V, 0.5A Switching Power Adapter (PoE)
Security
  • WPA, WPA2, WEP
  • Full Router Security Features: Firewall, Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), URL Blocking, Network Address Translation, MAC Address Filtering, IP Address Filtering, Access Control, Denial of Service (DoS)
Receiving Radio
  • Antenna: 1 x 11dBi Directional Antenna
  • Output Power:
    • 11n:18 ±1.5dBm
    • 11g:21±1.5dBm
    • 11b:23±1.5dBm
Broadcasting Radio
  • Antenna: 2 x External 5dBi Omni-Directional Antennas
  • Output Power:
    • 11n: 15±1dBm
    • 11g: 15±1dBm
    • 11b: 18±1dBm
  • Broadband Router Features: DHCP Server, Firewall,
    Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), URL Blocking, QoS (Quality of
    Service), Virtual Servers/Port Forwarding, Network Address
    Translation, MAC Address Filtering, IP Address Filtering, Access
    Control, Denial of Service (DoS), Remote Management
Hardware
  • Repeater:
    •  Antenna Jacks: Two N-Type Connetors
    • One 10/100M Ethernet Ports
  • PoE Injector:
    • Power + Data Out Port
    • DC 48V
    • LAN Port
Product Weight
  • Repeater: 481g or 1.06 lb
  • Antenna: 68g or .15lb (each Onmi-Directional Antenna)
  • PoE Injector: 6g or 0.1 lb
Product Dimension
  • Repeater:6.9(H) x 5.5 (W)x 3.5 (D) in
  • Antenna: 8(H) x 5.25(W) , Base: 3.5(D) in
  • PoE Injector: 3(L)x 2.7 (W)x .75(H)in
Temperature
  • Operating: -20~70°
  • Storage: -40~80°C
Humidity
  • Operating: 10~90% (Noncondensing)
  • Storage: 5~95% (Noncondensing)
Certification
  • FCC
  • IP67 Compliant
Package Contents
  • One Hi-Gain Wireless-300 Dual Radio Smart Repeater
  • Two 5dBi Outdoor Omni-Directional Antennas
  • One Power-over-Ethernet DC Injector
  • L-shape Antenna Connector
  • One Waterproof Gasket Kit for RJ-45
  • One Power Cable (10A 250V)& Power Transformer (10A 250V - 48V)
  • One RJ-45 Ethernet Cable (app. 3ft)
  • Wall & Pole Mounting Kit
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Setup CD (Includes User's Manual, Mac & Windows)
System Requirements
  • A Computer, Mac or Windows, with an available CD-Rom Drive
  • A wired or wireless enabled device
  • Internet Web Browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc)
  • Wireless 802.11 b/g/n network



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 FW 1.26 - Fixes Multiple HOW2R1's on one network, bug fixes
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  How come I do not see my network files when I'm connected to the HOW2R1?
The HOW2R1 by default creates an isolated network. You will see two networks after it is configured, your original wireless network and the HOW2R1. This is by default for security reasons, especially if you are connecting to an open/public network.
If you wish the two wireless signals to be on one network, during the quick setup, there is a check box for bridging/passthrough mode. Please check this box and go thorugh the setup process. Then restart your system. When you connect to the HOW2R1, you should not be on the same network as your original network.
  During the setup, I notice that the HOW2R1 has it's own wireless name. Can I make it the same as my original network?
No, the HOW2R1 requires that its own wireless name (SSID) be different from the wireless name it is repeating.
  There are two antennas on the the HOW2R1 but I can't find an antenna adapter from your site. Can I replace these antennas?
The HOW2R1's antennas are already optimized for the best wireless signal and throughput. Due to FCC regulations, we cannot recommend any 3rd party antenna adapters.
  How far of a ethernet cable can I use to power up the HOW2R1?
Up to 100 feet of ethernet cable should work. If you have higher quality cable, the distance is a theoriticaly 300 feet.
  Can I connect a Wired Device to the HOW2R1?
Yes, the HOW2R1 comes with 1 Ethernet port. You can connect a Wired Device or an Ethernet Switch to connect more wired devices to the repeated network.
  How far of an Ethernet cable can I use to power up the HOW2R1?
Up to 100 feet of Ethernet cable should work. If you have higher quality cable, the distance is theoretically 300 feet.
  I plugged my HOW2R1 into a surge protector and when I scan, I can’t find the HOW2R1 on the network. What’s wrong?
Try plugging it into a different socket or directly into the wall. Some UPS’ do not seem to provide enough power to turn on the HOW2R1. Also, make sure you plugged the HOW2R1 into the port labeled “Power + DATA OUT” on the Power over Ethernet (PoE) injector.
  I’ve lost the antenna, can I get a replacement?
Yes, go to our gohawking store where you can find a replacement.
  I am getting drastically reduced speeds when compared to my original WiFi signal. How do I fix this?
Log into the Smart Repeater, go to General Settings, go to Home Wireless, basic settings. Try adjusting channels until you get close to your original speed. The reason for this is related to wireless interference.
Another issue that might cause the problem might be the security. Log into the Smart Repeater, go to General Settings, go to Home Wireless, Security Settings. Change the security to WPA-Pre-shared key and select WPA2-AES. Type in a passphrase. Save and apply.
  I am experiencing constant drops. What can I do?
Log into the original Wireless Network settings (such as the Wireless router you are trying to repeat), go into the wireless settings and give it a static wireless channel. If your router is constantly changing channels, it may cause the Smart Repeater to lose internet connection.
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  How come I do not see my network files when I'm connected to the HOW2R1?
The HOW2R1 by default creates an isolated network. You will see two networks after it is configured, your original wireless network and the HOW2R1. This is by default for security reasons, especially if you are connecting to an open/public network.
If you wish the two wireless signals to be on one network, during the quick setup, there is a check box for bridging/passthrough mode. Please check this box and go thorugh the setup process. Then restart your system. When you connect to the HOW2R1, you should not be on the same network as your original network.
  During the setup, I notice that the HOW2R1 has it's own wireless name. Can I make it the same as my original network?
No, the HOW2R1 requires that its own wireless name (SSID) be different from the wireless name it is repeating.
  There are two antennas on the the HOW2R1 but I can't find an antenna adapter from your site. Can I replace these antennas?
The HOW2R1's antennas are already optimized for the best wireless signal and throughput. Due to FCC regulations, we cannot recommend any 3rd party antenna adapters.
  How far of a ethernet cable can I use to power up the HOW2R1?
Up to 100 feet of ethernet cable should work. If you have higher quality cable, the distance is a theoriticaly 300 feet.
  Can I connect a Wired Device to the HOW2R1?
Yes, the HOW2R1 comes with 1 Ethernet port. You can connect a Wired Device or an Ethernet Switch to connect more wired devices to the repeated network.
  How far of an Ethernet cable can I use to power up the HOW2R1?
Up to 100 feet of Ethernet cable should work. If you have higher quality cable, the distance is theoretically 300 feet.
  I plugged my HOW2R1 into a surge protector and when I scan, I can’t find the HOW2R1 on the network. What’s wrong?
Try plugging it into a different socket or directly into the wall. Some UPS’ do not seem to provide enough power to turn on the HOW2R1. Also, make sure you plugged the HOW2R1 into the port labeled “Power + DATA OUT” on the Power over Ethernet (PoE) injector.
  I’ve lost the antenna, can I get a replacement?
Yes, go to our gohawking store where you can find a replacement.
  I am getting drastically reduced speeds when compared to my original WiFi signal. How do I fix this?
Log into the Smart Repeater, go to General Settings, go to Home Wireless, basic settings. Try adjusting channels until you get close to your original speed. The reason for this is related to wireless interference.
Another issue that might cause the problem might be the security. Log into the Smart Repeater, go to General Settings, go to Home Wireless, Security Settings. Change the security to WPA-Pre-shared key and select WPA2-AES. Type in a passphrase. Save and apply.
  I am experiencing constant drops. What can I do?
Log into the original Wireless Network settings (such as the Wireless router you are trying to repeat), go into the wireless settings and give it a static wireless channel. If your router is constantly changing channels, it may cause the Smart Repeater to lose internet connection.
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  How come I do not see my network files when I'm connected to the HOW2R1?
The HOW2R1 by default creates an isolated network. You will see two networks after it is configured, your original wireless network and the HOW2R1. This is by default for security reasons, especially if you are connecting to an open/public network.
If you wish the two wireless signals to be on one network, during the quick setup, there is a check box for bridging/passthrough mode. Please check this box and go thorugh the setup process. Then restart your system. When you connect to the HOW2R1, you should not be on the same network as your original network.
  During the setup, I notice that the HOW2R1 has it's own wireless name. Can I make it the same as my original network?
No, the HOW2R1 requires that its own wireless name (SSID) be different from the wireless name it is repeating.
  There are two antennas on the the HOW2R1 but I can't find an antenna adapter from your site. Can I replace these antennas?
The HOW2R1's antennas are already optimized for the best wireless signal and throughput. Due to FCC regulations, we cannot recommend any 3rd party antenna adapters.
  How far of a ethernet cable can I use to power up the HOW2R1?
Up to 100 feet of ethernet cable should work. If you have higher quality cable, the distance is a theoriticaly 300 feet.
  Can I connect a Wired Device to the HOW2R1?
Yes, the HOW2R1 comes with 1 Ethernet port. You can connect a Wired Device or an Ethernet Switch to connect more wired devices to the repeated network.
  How far of an Ethernet cable can I use to power up the HOW2R1?
Up to 100 feet of Ethernet cable should work. If you have higher quality cable, the distance is theoretically 300 feet.
  I plugged my HOW2R1 into a surge protector and when I scan, I can’t find the HOW2R1 on the network. What’s wrong?
Try plugging it into a different socket or directly into the wall. Some UPS’ do not seem to provide enough power to turn on the HOW2R1. Also, make sure you plugged the HOW2R1 into the port labeled “Power + DATA OUT” on the Power over Ethernet (PoE) injector.
  I’ve lost the antenna, can I get a replacement?
Yes, go to our gohawking store where you can find a replacement.
  I am getting drastically reduced speeds when compared to my original WiFi signal. How do I fix this?
Log into the Smart Repeater, go to General Settings, go to Home Wireless, basic settings. Try adjusting channels until you get close to your original speed. The reason for this is related to wireless interference.
Another issue that might cause the problem might be the security. Log into the Smart Repeater, go to General Settings, go to Home Wireless, Security Settings. Change the security to WPA-Pre-shared key and select WPA2-AES. Type in a passphrase. Save and apply.
  I am experiencing constant drops. What can I do?
Log into the original Wireless Network settings (such as the Wireless router you are trying to repeat), go into the wireless settings and give it a static wireless channel. If your router is constantly changing channels, it may cause the Smart Repeater to lose internet connection.
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  How come I do not see my network files when I'm connected to the HOW2R1?
The HOW2R1 by default creates an isolated network. You will see two networks after it is configured, your original wireless network and the HOW2R1. This is by default for security reasons, especially if you are connecting to an open/public network.
If you wish the two wireless signals to be on one network, during the quick setup, there is a check box for bridging/passthrough mode. Please check this box and go thorugh the setup process. Then restart your system. When you connect to the HOW2R1, you should not be on the same network as your original network.
  During the setup, I notice that the HOW2R1 has it's own wireless name. Can I make it the same as my original network?
No, the HOW2R1 requires that its own wireless name (SSID) be different from the wireless name it is repeating.
  There are two antennas on the the HOW2R1 but I can't find an antenna adapter from your site. Can I replace these antennas?
The HOW2R1's antennas are already optimized for the best wireless signal and throughput. Due to FCC regulations, we cannot recommend any 3rd party antenna adapters.
  How far of a ethernet cable can I use to power up the HOW2R1?
Up to 100 feet of ethernet cable should work. If you have higher quality cable, the distance is a theoriticaly 300 feet.
  Can I connect a Wired Device to the HOW2R1?
Yes, the HOW2R1 comes with 1 Ethernet port. You can connect a Wired Device or an Ethernet Switch to connect more wired devices to the repeated network.
  How far of an Ethernet cable can I use to power up the HOW2R1?
Up to 100 feet of Ethernet cable should work. If you have higher quality cable, the distance is theoretically 300 feet.
  I plugged my HOW2R1 into a surge protector and when I scan, I can’t find the HOW2R1 on the network. What’s wrong?
Try plugging it into a different socket or directly into the wall. Some UPS’ do not seem to provide enough power to turn on the HOW2R1. Also, make sure you plugged the HOW2R1 into the port labeled “Power + DATA OUT” on the Power over Ethernet (PoE) injector.
  I’ve lost the antenna, can I get a replacement?
Yes, go to our gohawking store where you can find a replacement.
  I am getting drastically reduced speeds when compared to my original WiFi signal. How do I fix this?
Log into the Smart Repeater, go to General Settings, go to Home Wireless, basic settings. Try adjusting channels until you get close to your original speed. The reason for this is related to wireless interference.
Another issue that might cause the problem might be the security. Log into the Smart Repeater, go to General Settings, go to Home Wireless, Security Settings. Change the security to WPA-Pre-shared key and select WPA2-AES. Type in a passphrase. Save and apply.
  I am experiencing constant drops. What can I do?
Log into the original Wireless Network settings (such as the Wireless router you are trying to repeat), go into the wireless settings and give it a static wireless channel. If your router is constantly changing channels, it may cause the Smart Repeater to lose internet connection.

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