Summary: Confusing web-based UI is the negative, else much to love about this product. Great range and predictable results. I was extremely surprised to see it working in a metal cabinet. Same cabinet with adequate range!!
Summary: I ordered 2 of these Access Points on July 30, and almost a month later, the items has still not shipped. The product page shows that the item is sold from IGEX Electronics, but I was receiving my updates from VoloTech.
Summary: I came to this particular access point after many years of dealing with consumer-grade gear. This is an absolute beast, much higher and consistent throughput rates than you would ever see with cisco's linksys brands or equivalents.
Summary: I have been working with Cisco products for over 12 years now. There is not much that has changed about the interface of their AP's in the last 7 years. The one thing I noticed about the this (the autonomous version) is that the GUI is slooooooooooww[...] So be patient when you configure it.
Summary: I bought this AP to improve the performance and security of my personal wireless network located in an apartment in a high-rise building with the WIFI spectrum flooded with vanilla linksys and netgear APs. I eventually succeeded in getting it to do both quite well.
Summary: I purchased this unit to have in-house in order to test a campus-wide deployment that will start in a few months. Amazon's product description was really lacking and I was unable to find any information on Cisco's site with regards to this particular model (AIR-LAP1041N-A-K9), but I went ahead and...
Its a really good AP if you have a WLC to manage it..
Steve Weltman "Steve Weltman", Amazon
10 December 2012
Summary: Don't try this if you're in a hurry to order. The LAP is NOT the AP version. You'll need to have a controller to manage this AP. I am certain it's a great AP...I have 16 more to configure for another client...with the WLC.
Summary: Why do you need an access point that you can modify with CLI? Because you can... This Cisco AP is a great AP for SMB with a savvy IT nerd like me. It's not designed to be an enterprise mainstay in the WLAN space, but it's got great tie-backs to security (802.1X, Radius, certificate based, etc), and...
Summary: Yes, like others have said, this requires the wireless controller and will not work on its own. But before you criticize anyone for ordering the wrong thing - I plugged an exact part number in Amazon and this device came up.