Summary: Would have given this 5 stars but the price tag. USE the channel scan feature 5-10 times to find a clear channel and this thing delivers the goods. We are covering 7000 sq. ft. with partition walls, no drops, great throughput, etc in an office building where you can pick up 20+ SSIDs easily.
Summary: I set a few of these up in standalone mode via the IOS console. We're using an HP switch with PoE to power them. This was my first IOS device to configure, and I found the process straightforward.
Summary: Setting up a Cisco Aironet device is not for the fainthearted. These devices are primarily designed to be used in large enterprise applications where a control system does all the configuration and management of the device for you.