Summary: Love this device. I use it very much when I travel. Plugs in to room's ethernet and all my devices already have my access point added. Very portable and quite useful; however, I have never been able to use the USB because Linux doesn't support connecting to devices via the proprieteray protocol.... I wish they would fix that!!!
freaking awesome mini router to have with you especially if you ...
Rudy M., Amazon
13 October 2014
Summary: freaking awesome mini router to have with you especially if you are in the military and plug into ethernet ports all the time all over the world plug this little guy in and bam wifi for your cell phone/tablets off the port. or give your buddy some wifi to do some online gaming.
Summary: I've had one of these since the first pocket version was released and sold for over $200. I've used it for years and it's been something I've been really happy to have. Not only is it useful in hotel rooms where I've got devices that need wireless, it's been helpful at various consulting gigs and client sites. It's also been handy for use at home when other equipment failed.
Summary: Setting up personal networks baffle me; By now I expect something to be basically plug it in and away you go. If I buy it and it isn't it goes back to the store. Forget the toll free number. Forget the call a friend. Forget the service guy. For 60 some bucks it works or it doesn't. So enter the D-Link DAP-1350. D-Link never says 'easy' on the box but I needed a solution for the office so I bought it.
Summary: I've owned nearly a half dozen of these little D-Link routers because they are so useful for taking to hotels--since many hotels (especially in Europe) are charging per device it's nice to have a router to make all my gadgets appear as one so I only have to pay for Internet access once. Plus I get encrypted wifi and don't have to share the wireless bandwidth with all the other hotel guests. But every one I've owned has failed after about 6 months.
Summary: I struggled for two hours to get this working in Wireless Client mode under Windows 7 and Linux, and ultimately the problem was the horrible documentation. Had it told me how to configure my machine *after* configuring the 1350, I could have had this up and running in a few minutes. The administration interface is incredibly confusing, despite the fact that I'm in IT and have configured networks for years.
Summary: In this day and age, most hotels and motels offer free Wi-Fi in the room and in the lobby. But there are still some that just have an Ethernet cable sticking out of the wall and do not have Wi-Fi signal in the guest rooms. This pocket router can convert a wired connection to wireless (This adding Wi-Fi/wireless to an existing wired network is called the Access Point Mode), so that I can use all my wireless gadgets in my room.
Summary: I am using the DAP1350 with a MacBook Air, so I don't even have a disk drive, but the included software is for Windows anyway. No problems there; I didn't need it. So this unit is fine to use with a Mac. I did do something wrong the first time I tried to setup the router... all was fine -- the wireless was working! -- until I went to add a password for accessing the network, and then, once the password was set, I could not login to the network myself.