Pros: Duane D. Thanks so much this saved me a lot of time! I had to setup vlan 1 before setting up security then everything worked, if you setup security first then enable vlan 1 you will have to re setup the security!
Cons: can't find much about google on how to set this up. Good thing I know how to use CLI (command prompt) HINT: Enable Password is Cisco with a Cap C. Web interface is un cisco pw Cisco! the c in the pass must be Cap! This took a while to figure out :(
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. Works fine with generic POE adapter as it meets the a/f standard. It has been running for months, no issues, not even a power reset.
Summary: Best access point I've ever tried, in terms of reliability and concurrent connections. I figured if they have a GUI then certainly I can figure them out. I was wrong. I struggled with it for many hours and never got the wireless functional with WPA security. Also spent time trying to figure out if there were firmware updates available. I had other work to do, so life moved on. Came back to it a few months later, and this time I figured it out in a couple hours.
Pros: Reliable solid construction attractive when mounted Gigabit PoE
Cons: complicated configuration no firmware updates without Cisco SmartNet maintenance subscription
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. I also like that these can switch to a managed mode for use with Cisco wireless controllers if we need better wireless client management and hand-off.