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. Other than that one time it's been working as expected. Would buy again if or when the need comes up.
Summary: Did not buy this off AMZ, but needed something in a hurry to solve the coverage problem in my home where, like many others, my wireless router was located at one end of the house, next to where the Internet service provider feed comes in. So I got one of these, and a PoE injector, as a semi-impulse buy from a local bricks & mortar store. It's ceiling-mounted, centrally on the house's second floor.
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 terms of coverage as it doesn't have to make an antenna fit this shape. I ended up hiding the APs, so I could have saved some money and perhaps gained some range.
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. This access point is fast and looks good up on the wall above the plant shelf (14 feet up). Now... what I do not like about the device... you MUST operate on the default 192.168.10.x subnet.
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. The web interface is ok -- good enough to configure the AP effectively. I've had 2 of these running for a couple of weeks now and they've been flawless.
Summary: Since my Fios router is not at an centralized location at my home(my fault). I got this Trendnet PoE access point to extend my network. I am new to this PoE. This access point is better than I thought now the whole house has access to the internet. Few things to consider. 1. This unit does not come plug and play but easy to install and configure 2. Read the directions to access the router because it needs to be set to Access Point(well at least mine did). 3.