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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Cons: buggy; cli is awful; doesn't support DHCP as a client.