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: 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: Based on reviews and a plug from Leo Laporte on his Tech Guy podcast, I ordered one of these travel routers. I'm a very heavy traveler and spend at least 3 nights per week in hotels. I also love my Chromecast and have 3 or 4 total devices that benefit from a high speed internet connection. My solution was formerly using my Verizon smartphone as a hotspot on their 4G network and soaking up as much as 8GB of data per month.