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EnGenius ECB-9500
7.4 out of 10

EnGenius ECB-9500

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Reviews and Problems with EnGenius ECB-9500

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Overall 10

Rock Solid

Neil M., Newegg
12 September 2014
  • Summary: I had an issue with the channel auto-detect feature and had to turn it off, I suspect this was due to a nearby AP that our devices were picking up but the AP couldn't see. It worked fine for years prior to that.
  • Pros: This thing is great as an AP, has many enterprise/managed features and Gigabit for a good price. I've had it for at least 5 years now. When properly placed covers my whole 3400 sq. ft. (2 story + basement) house.
  • Cons: Can't connect both PoE and outlet power and expect it to switch to whatever one is available without a manual unplug. Unable to set a management VLAN ID, management traffic is just untagged. Had one of the antennas get loose a couple years ago, but it still works.
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Overall 10

Great Devices

Ryle I., Newegg
16 March 2014
  • Pros: These units just work! Strong signal strength, never need to be reset because of connection issues.
  • Cons: A little more expensive, but worth it.
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Overall 4

End of Life

Daniel H., Newegg
22 August 2013
  • Summary: The company selling it through Newegg knows its been around a long time...dont fall for it!
  • Pros: It was OK for a beginner access point.
  • Cons: This device is EOL (End of Life) at Engenius. It is an old model, and shouldn't cost more than $45 or $50. Although it does do SSID to VLAN, it is not a true 802.1Q device.
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Overall 2

Broke after 16 months

Steve S., Newegg
1 July 2013
  • Pros: Allows for multiple SSIDs
  • Cons: Recently the device started causing the entire network to crash whenever plugged in. After hours working with their tech support (much of it on hold), they could not solve and it is just out of warranty. Need to go buy a new one - and this one will not be an EnGenius.
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Overall 10

Excellent Wiresless Access Point

Robert M., Newegg
10 April 2013
  • Summary: Quick shipments, good prices and great customer service by newegg.com is always a winning combination! Thank you!
  • Pros: Have used the EnGenius ECB9500 in multiple locations and with multiple clients in Wireless Access Point mode. Works well. Easy to setup. Reasonable price and 0 failures in 20+ deployments!
  • Cons: Tried one as in WAP/router mode. Could not get it to work as a WAP/router. Would not NOT recommend for this use.
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Overall 10

Hit me baby one more time

ravi b., Newegg
18 March 2013
  • Summary: These things are rock solid, we use them again and again with only a few failures and mis-boxings (like the wrong antannea, yes it is a chinese company). They are cheap, support POE, and once you learn how to configure them they rock.
  • Pros: Rock solid, auto reset, good distance and performance, enterprise features included
  • Cons: The new features arent yet included in this model so dont expect fancy network management tools for easy deployment. Setup is Not for Beginners
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Overall 6

eh. ok. pricy as pure AP

Lee E., Newegg
2 February 2013
  • Summary: This was the first experience with EnGenius. The device and web UI felt solid. I may go with one of their longer range devices and see how that goes. As a pure AP, this device is too expensive. If you need another mode, that may be a different story. I see folks complaining about documentation.
  • Pros: VLAN tagging per SSID Simple web interface Played with it a lot in the few days I had it and it was solid - nothing strange happened. Can see client strength 0-100% from web interface - nice touch.
  • Cons: Signal strength is no better than my old wap54g which I was looking to replace. Even with all of the new bells and whistles it wasn't worth the upgrade, so I am returning it.
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Overall 2

Don't waste your money

Jamie S., Newegg
15 January 2013
  • Summary: Do not use this as an Access Point. It was not designed to be regardless of what Engenius' literature states. The GUI is extremely buggy. The documentation does not match the screens. It's unusable. Thrown away.
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: buggy; cli is awful; doesn't support DHCP as a client.
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Overall 8


William M., Newegg
11 January 2013
  • Pros: Simple setup, excellent features. The range on this thing is unbelievable. I installed 6 in a school and was so impressed with the coverage that I bought 1 for home.
  • Cons: crazy to say, it's too light. If there's even a little down pressure on the ethernet cord or power cord, the thing falls off my shelf. Nothing a zip tie couldn't fix.
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Overall 10

Great Product

Steven M., Newegg
30 October 2012
  • Summary: I have purchased 2 of these, and was happy enough with the first unit, that a year later when I needed a 2nd AP for an expansion, I purchased the same unit again!
  • Pros: Using 2 Units in AP Mode: Easy Install, 1Gb LAN Interface, Detachable Antennas
  • Cons: Wish it was multiband...
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