Excellent Travel router - good range and functionality
1 week ago
Summary: I purchased this router because I had a previous "G" class D-Link travel router and it worked fairly well. I wanted the range available with "N" class routers. This one did not disappoint. It works great and services several devices at the same time. I've tested it at home, replacing my home router. I have 3 PCs, 2 iPhones, and an iPad. This router handles all of them at the same time and has range nearly as good as most full size home routers.
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: Bought a couple of these a few months ago for use on work computers that were Ethernet capable only...problem is that most hotels are wireless only. In bridge/adapter mode, these convert the wireless signal to Ethernet and problem was solved. Also use it to connect my satellite TV receiver to my wireless network for ordering movies vice running cables across the room...3 position switch makes it easy to switch modes and share an internet connection with others.
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.
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.
Great device for the mobile professional, power user or IT guru
R. Tammany, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: I've been looking for something like this for a long time, something to carry in my laptop bag when I travel and something to carry in my IT toolkit. This device has 3 operational modes with different uses. I wouldn't recommend this device unless you need to switch between these modes with the same device, but that feature has good uses. There is a Client mode. This will allow you to join the device to a wireless network, and bridge it to the ethernet port.