Summary: I am not a network expert but I have set up a number of wired and wireless networks at home an in my small office. This access point is a great value at $40. It is easy to set up and works great. If I need access points, I will get another one of these assuming the price holds.
Summary: I got this to use as a Dumb AP for my network. I thought this would be a fire and forget type of deal. I changed the SSID, setup the passworkd/security, disabled DHCP and plugged it into my router. It worked, but not well at all.
Summary: I prefer a wired router and switch since my house is wired with cat 5 and the switch and router are in a wiring cabinet in the basement and i want even distribution of wireless signal throughout the house. Using the included power injector I was able to put the device in a central location on the ground floor and run it with a single cable. Extremely convenient.
Pros: This device was easy to set-up, easy to configure and has worked faultlessly for as long as I have owned it. It comes with it's own POE power injector which is fantastic.
Summary: I couldn't ask for more from a $50 wap. Simple to setup and connect devices to. It has been running flawlessly since I turned it on, and the Ping watch dog ensures that it will automatically reboot when it is having issues saving me great headaches.