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Hawking Net-Vision HNC290G - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g

Hawking Net-Vision HNC290G - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g
alaScore 69

6 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Hawking Net-Vision HNC290G - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g. The average rating for this product is 1.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Hawking Net-Vision HNC290G - Network camera - color - 10/100, 802.11b, 802.11g is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Rik Fairlie (

Hawking HNC290G Wireless-G IP Camera Review and Ratings


Net-ready Webcam displays sharp images

Excellent video quality ; Works with most popular browsers ; Outstanding setup instructions ; Inexpensive

Automatic setup failed

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (

Picture too dark


I got this camera in March 2010, and updated all software. If I shine a bright light into the lens, it seems to re-adjust the picture brightness. Only problem is I can't do that evey day in the morning. In the evening this camera just produces a black...

Easy to setup, that's about it

The picture is too dark. I tried to contact customer support several times, but they refuse to answer my emails. For that reason I will never purchase another Hawking product. The camera really needs to be replaced, but I don't have the time to deal...

Apr, 2010

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Junk if you need it wireless


Save yourself the time and buy a better brand unless you plan to keep it on a wired network.

Clear picture when used on a wired connection

Will not connect to my wireless network. Spent 8 hours trying to get it to work. Even changed the network to unsecured, still would not connect

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (

Hawking HNC290G Camera


I wish I could subtract an egg from my previous review. Buy any other internet camera. It will be better than this one. I hope Newegg can get a refund from Hawking. This is not the fault of Newegg - they are a great company.

This is a continuation of my previous review of this camera. Newegg's shipping was unbelieveably fast. This camera has good video when it's not locked up

Bright light seems to lock up the camera. Motion detection doesn't work at all. The picture sent is nothing but trash and is totally distorted. Hawking tech support will not answer their 24 hour support line and if they do they will hang up on you....

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Hawking HNC290G Camera


The onscreen date & time is nice. The camera logs onto an NTP server to update its time and it seems to have more accurate time than the other cameras. I will keep this camera since it has good video, but it does not meet my requirements and it is...

I currently own 5 TrendNet internet cameras and 4 Encore internet cameras. This camera, the Hawking HNC290G, has great video. It is superior to the other cameras, especially at low light levels. The picture is clearer, seems to have higher resolution,...

The admin username cannot be changed and the password is only 4 characters long. The camera is a stand alone camera and does not require a computer to operate, but it cannot upload pictures to my website without additional software running on a...

Jan, 2008

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Worked for 24hrs


Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

The Hawking Net-Vision HNC290G Wireless-G Network Camera is a high performance stand-alone camera that enables remote monitoring, surveillance, or viewing of live video from both within your local area network (LAN) and from outside the network via the Internet. Unlike "web cameras", which require an attached PC for operation, the HNC290G connects directly to the network and has its own IP address, thereby allowing users to access the video from anywhere on the network, as well as from anywhere in the world via the web. The HNC290G supports both the 802.11b/g wireless standard and the 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet standard, and can stream high-quality live video at up to 30 frames per second. The camera features a Quick Setup Wizard utility with automatic router configuration and web address (URL) setup, which allows users to easily install and view their cameras from remote locations via the Internet. Also included with the camera are security features such as built-in motion detection, as well as a management and control software application for playback, recording, and more. The versatile HNC290G offers a broad array of applications and can be used to monitor your home, office, and other critical locations.


Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Max Digital Video Resolution:640 x 480
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Hawking Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hawking Net-Vision

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Still Image Capture Resolution:160 x 120 / 320 x 240 / 640 x 480
Still Image Format:JPEG