Summary: You have to chuckle at the gravitas of only1miller. He has super duper high technology level, and says others claim that too much. My tech savvy is only average. But I can understand chipset requirements. Tomato supports only Broadcom, not Ralink wifi chipsets; this Engenius model has Ralink.
Pros: supplied installed firmware was adequate range is good throughout most of my home Stable on DD WRT, this works well on DD WRT
Cons: overpriced for what it offers. Works OK, for as long as it lasts. tech support has been very very slow to respond (my experience) this device needs more than 1 year warranty support (my experience) I owned two, one failed at 10 months, one failed at 18 months. I won't buy another in this brand. U...
Summary: I don't understand how so many reviewers can claim a high level of tech skill - or even professional pedigrees - and not be able to setup this unit. I run a tech business and have Jr. Techs who have no problem setting these things up.
Pros: Amazing signal strength - able to "drown out" other competing signals locally in a high-density environ when all channels are saturated. PoE works great with correct voltage adapter. Nice included high-gain antennae really make a difference.
Cons: Firmware doesn't support "guest" SSIDs. You can set it up via VLAN tagging, but it really should be part of the firmware. I believe you can get this if you flash the firmware to DDWRT or Tomato, but most users will not want to jump through the hoops.
Summary: Once it was setup, it works good/great. But don't say I didn't warn you about the interface... This would easily be a 5 star product if they would have spent a bit more development time to put an interface that didn't hinder you.
Pros: Very powerful, great signal, small in size.
Cons: Horrible interface. Absolutely horrible. Took me an extra 10 minutes just because of this horrible interface. It was bad enough I'd like to drop the rating more, but it really is a pretty solid unit once you get it setup.
Pros: We used two of these for a client who was moving to a new building that was about 150 feet from their old building. They were moving their employees over in stages and so they needed the two buildings connected together for a few weeks. We set up one of these on each side in the windows of the of...
Cons: Having only set up two wireless bridges before (on other brand equipment) in the last 7 years, I found the manual for this device to be lacking. It took about an hour to get it working the way I wanted, where I think it would've only taken about 15 minutes if the documentation had been better. St...
Summary: Even though i have to power cycle this every so often, it is still much more stable and has better signal strength than the D-Link DIR-655 (which I'm pretty sure was bad but D-Link said it worked as designed) and the Linksys E3000 (with both the stock firmware and DD-WRT)
Pros: I have been through a lot of wireless-n routers in the past year trying to find one that can penetrate the brick walls in my house and this one is it. It has doubled the signal strength on my HD TV across the house and streams HD shows better than any of my previous routers (D-Link DIR-655 and Li...
Cons: Every so week I have to power cycle the device because the internet speeds slow down. Generally from 12 MBps to 5-8 MBps.