Hawking Technology's Hi-Gain Wireless-300N is a USB device designed to enable high-speed wireless connections with an 802.11n router, boasting up to 600% greater range than built-in WiFi devices.

This second-generation version, like its 802.11g predecessor, still uses Dual Antenna Dish Technology, where two aerials are optimised for sending and receiving, but unlike the previous version it is now 11n-enabled for greater transmission rates.

Hwaking Hi-Gain Wireless-300N USB Dish Adapter

With its two-radio system, throughputs of up to 300Mbps are promised. It is backwards-compatible for use on 802.11b/g networks.

The Wireless-300N dish has also been redesigned to allow it to fold flatter, making it more attractive as a portabale stowaway solution.

It is designed to install in seconds to any Windows computer, with a choice of WEP, WPA, and now WPA2 encryption systems offered. Price is around £70. A Macintosh version is also available, using the same hardware but with Mac drivers included on CD-ROM, for £80.

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