Pros: Was having trouble with the comcast cable router connecting more than 4 wireless devices. Comcast said they do have problems around the 5 device connections. I asked some questions here and got the right answers. I ordered this and totally expanded my device connections. I'm at 8 wireless devices and still no problems.
Pros: I decided to pick this up when I wanted to use my Ooma wireless. Instead of using their product which would be 55 I figured this would be much more versatile and cheaper. I first connected this to my laptop and set up the devise to work on my wifi network and now I can place my phone anywhere in my apartment. I also thought it was great there there was an on/off switch on this as well.
Pros: Bought this to increase the amount of wireless points in the house. The Comcast router starts to die at around 5. I have at least 9 wireless devices in the house. This promised to help and it did. From the time I opened the box, it took a total of 10 minutes to be fully operational. Changed the DHCP to disable, changed the name and PW, restarted it and it was done. I'm at 5 devices and counting. Thanks!
Summary: I don't know why everyone complains about the setup being difficult. If you've ever set up a wireless access point, this one is not much different. It won't enter the information in automatically for you, but otherwise, the setup wasn't a problem at all. Follow the directions--that's what they're there for.
Pros: Great device [for the price]--just remember, you get what you pay for. The device is very small in size, and the range is better than expected. PoE works like a million bucks, and saves more cables draping up the wall.
Cons: After having the device for about 8 months, it started 'hanging up'. The activity light would flicker to the point where it was almost steady 'on', and no activity would be allowed. The connection would drop, and require a power cycling to get it to come back on. Firmware update wasn't necessary, and there really isn't anything else you could do. Lock-ups are random, and can be during heavy use, or while very idle. Only connecting two laptops, a Wii console and two sm...