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userPatricia
Posted: 2 January 2013 6:09 PM
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Patricia - 2013-01-02 4:27 PM

sambukashot - 2013-01-02 11:53 AM

Patricia - 2013-01-02 10:15 I have a Hawking Wireless Dish Adapter which I found to be quite good. However, I now find that it will not work with Windows 7! Anyone found a way around this problem please?

Hi Patricia,

I think the Hawkins model you have is not windows 7 compatable, click on this link to see for youself http://hawkingtech.com/products/legacy_products/wireless_adapters/hwu8dd.html



Thank you for that link. I had searched their website this morning (and sent them an email) but I didn't find that page. However, I think you are right so another piece of technology which is now useless - only bought it two years' ago!!


As feared - reply from Hawking just received:

"If you have 32bit Windows 7, you can try this

Hook your computer up via Ethernet cable and get online. Then, plug the device into the USB port. Windows should search its own online database and see if it has a driver available to install.



If you have 64 bit Windows 7, it will not work."



usersshortcircuit
Posted: 2 January 2013 6:19 PM
Subject: RE: iBoost System from Motorhome WIFI for Ipad
 
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You are correct Adam, I only purchase the USB router that forms part of your system and connected to a Yagi with USB adapter that I had purchased elsewhere. My comments with respect to the difficulties with browsers were more for the information of others and not made as a criticism of any product. Will be changing to BT in about two weeks time and will then be able to fully evaluate the system but do not see any difficulties. When looking at FON I see that SFR are part of this group in France and I was able to pick up their WiFi easily and will now be able to log in

Edit Before anybody thinks this is a really high powered system when I am talking about connecting to SFR, but this is when I am in France and not from here

Edited by sshortcircuit 2013-01-02 6:30 PM
userHomenaway
Posted: 2 January 2013 7:33 PM
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Hi,
 We came across several SFR hotspots in France in 2011 but our FON login wasn't accepted. Lets hope it's changed since then.

We found one working FON hotspot when on the aire at Loches otherwise zilch - although we don't go out of our way searching for hotspots in the suburbs of towns where many FON users are!

I've just bought the iboost USB router from Motorhome wifi and its working ok when tested with my FON hotspot at home.

Happy New Year
Steve 
userAddie
Posted: 2 January 2013 7:43 PM
Subject: RE: iBoost System from Motorhome WIFI for Ipad
 
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sshortcircuit - 2013-01-02 6:19 PM
When looking at FON I see that SFR are part of this group in France and I was able to pick up their WiFi easily and will now be able to log in

Edit Before anybody thinks this is a really high powered system when I am talking about connecting to SFR, but this is when I am in France and not from here


Just to set your expectations with regards to France, while SFR is a FON partner not all SFR hotspots are FON enabled. Residential routers are not pre-enabled for FON like BT customers are in the UK - they must manually choose to "opt in" to offer the FON part of the service. (Info for French customers opting in taken from here: http://goo.gl/o1n49 )

These will be broadcast as "SFR-with-FON" rather than "SFR Public" which you will have most likely seen. I think all new residential routers may well be shipping to Broadcast FON as well, but there are at least 4m SFR spots which are SFR customers only which is probably the majority.

The FON map is the best tool to see what hotspots are available to use as a FON subscriber ( http://maps.fon.com/ ) rather then the SFR one ( http://cartewifi.sfr.fr/ ).

Some more information from FON in France here:
https://fon.zendesk.com/entries/21454263-how-to-connect-in-france

But certainly, we use FON extensively in the UK and you will see by the map the coverage is great. Portuguese provider ZON also has excellent coverage, as they operate similar to BT. You can find their Map here:

http://www.zon.pt/net/wifi-gratis/Pages/Mapas-ZON@Fon.aspx

All the best,

Adam
http://www.motorhomewifi.com
usersshortcircuit
Posted: 2 January 2013 8:17 PM
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Thanks for all the info Adam. So when in France I will only be able to connect to the FON WiFi spots, being SFR WiFi FON through my BT user name and not the SFR WiFi spots. Looking at the coverage it is a good bit less but still experience will tell.

Been a very informative thread, thanks again.
userLochburn
Posted: 13 January 2013 10:08 AM
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Just back from a week in Southwest Scotland . I parked outside the clubhouse of New Galloway Golf Club
and directed the Iboost antenna towards some houses nearby and got excellent signal from one the many BT hotspots. It works and well worth the investment..

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userArthur Brown
Posted: 2 February 2013 10:32 PM
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