Summary: I've had it installed and running without problems for a month. It is hardwired to a dlink router/wireless ap. On the other side of the house. I did however have a lot issues setting it up. Almost like clockwork every half hour or so the two devices would lock up freezing the entire network. I eventually updated the firmware on both devices and gave the trendnet a static IP address. Its been solid since.
Summary: I am using these two to link my home and my parents home, about .25 miles apart, using the WDS feature. I do have signal amplifiers and outdoor antenna installed to get the range. This makes it possible to connect anywhere in between the to homes. I would Bridge them, but I lose the WIFI access. These were very easy to configure and install. I replaced Linksys WEP54G access points, now I get about double the speed and about 20% more signal.
Summary: I used this to replace a failing higher end WIFI router being used as an access point. I got better coverage, matching speeds, and was very easy to setup. I configured it at my desk without connecting to my LAN, had maintenance install it and needed no further configuration. In the past month I have not had to hard start or reboot the device like I have had to do with other access points, which is good because it is located 20 feet off the floor.
Summary: I have installed 2 of these Trendnet TEW-638APB's before and they worked fine. I always used the CDROM just as indicated in the instructions, the Trendnet software runs (does not install, which is good), and detects the access points on your network, and allows you to configure them. With the third one I just bought, the Trendnet software didn't detect the access point, no matter what I tried.
Very POOR tech response! Good Product attempted rip off.
johnny g, Amazon
15 February 2014
Summary: I have used computers since my Apple 2E and now keep 4-6 computers running at each of my three homes for myself (trading) and kids (games). A year ago I bought 2 of these wireless access points. I plugged one into an existing Linksys system and it worked fine. It had remained un plugged for maybe 6 months, and this morning I had a problem with my second network. Today I needed to extend a Motorola 6580 Time Warner System.
Summary: I am an IT consultant. I picked one of these up for a customer from Amazon. I received within a week. I drove thirty miles to install the device and realized the antennas do not work with the AP. They must be for another model. I contacted the seller and they stated they would send me the correct antennas. That was over a month ago. If the antennas were the correct ones then I might have a different review.
Summary: Everything I had hoped for and then some. Works across our home in all our rooms (one story) as if our TV, Stereo, Tablet and S4 phone were next to the router and without interruptions. We thought we would need an additional one in our living room but the signal is so strong we decided not too. Also works superbly with our new Sonos sound system!!! We like the small footprint too.