Summary: Simple to set up with a great range. The only wish is that it had a guest mode. You must set your computer to a static IP address to access these access points for set up. But for the price I cannot complain. Solid performers.
Pros: I was wiring up a small pre-school, and put one in each classroom, powered by a POE device at the switch end. They installed and configured properly. As you would expect for an A/P.
Cons: The mounting options are not great. There is a small "ring" which you attach to the wall, and then the A/P twists on. But it is a very flimsy connection, too easy to untwist. Also not much room to insert your CAT 5, the jack should point sideways, not straight back.
Has a good range. The power over ethernet option makes locating ...
Dora J Cochran, Amazon
5 February 2015
Summary: The unit works well once it is up and running. Only problem I have is that you have to set your computer to a static IP to program it. It states that in the instructions. The IP has to be in the 192.168.10.000 range. Once you change the static IP on the unit this is no longer the case.
Summary: The access point works great. Like the design and the fact that it's PoE powered which allows for installing pretty much anywhere you can get an ethernet cable. I gave it a four only because we came in one morning and it was unavailable. Had to cycle power to it to gain access.
Summary: Very nice unit. Powerful, strong signal. I had a little trouble setting up things like IP addresses, but that is just my lack of computer knowledge. A friend of mine had it working it 30 seconds. I like it overall.
Summary: Purchased at an extremely great price for install in a room at a campground that already has a mix of different brands of AP's. No issues working with other AP's. Bears an uncanny resemblance to EnGenius EAP units (as in, the case is clearly identical), but without the higher power rating those...
Pros: Clean, unobtrusive look and performance seems just fine. Range is good, not amazing, but good. Covers a large open cafeteria well.
Cons: HTTP setup page won't load in Safari or on an iPad (mobile Safari). Given I like to run around with my iPad to configure networks, this is a huge con. Poorly designed too. Minus one egg for an otherwise perfectly functional product.
Summary: I use two of these units, at either end of my house, to provide coverage within the house and out to the yard. I power them with the TrendNet PoE switch. If you don't need the smoke detector form factor, the TRENDnet 300Mbps Wireless N PoE Access Point TEW-638PAP (Black) might be a better bet in...
Summary: First off I have owned this device for approximately a year now. So I've got a bit of time into this device. I do enjoy the VLAN tagging while using the device as an AP. I distribute IP's via DHCP from my pfSense edge device.
Summary: I needed an AP that had PoE and supported VLANs. The TEW-653AP had those features at a very reasonable price. Installation went smoothly, with no issues. It has a nice mounting system so you can easily mount it to a wall or a ceiling.
Summary: Overall a very solid device. So long as the speed meets your requirements, this is a good buy. It mounts easily and looks great even when attached to the ceiling.
Pros: This device is meant to be wall or ceiling mounted. There are no antennas sticking up, and the overall look is very unobtrusive and blends into the office. Yes, it looks very much like a smoke detector or part of a security system, which is why it blends in so well. Mounting is very easy. Configu...
Cons: Want wireless N speed? Well your laptop may connect to this access point at 300Mb, but the access point plugs into your network at 100Mb. This is a major weakness if you need top wireless speed to push videos or other massive data streams over wireless. For web browsing, email, and running conven...