Excerpt: I'm not an expert in setting up a wireless system (more like amateur!), but I am learning! We bought 3 of these units for our small school. Here's what I learned: 1. These are refurbished, but that's not a problem. Just FYI. 2. You can't just plug this in and use it as is.
Summary: I wanted to save the next person some headaches. This item is REFURBISHED. At the time of this review it does not say this anywhere int he title or description of the product. The only place it tells you that it is refurbished is in the item part number. It has a RF at the end.
Summary: I just purchased this industrial AP for testing and recreating a customer issue in our lab. The device was labelled as BRAND NEW- and sold directly from Amazon.com. (Amazon.com was the reseller of record) Unfortunately - it did not have the latest/supported/correct IOS firmware version pre-loaded...
Summary: These can be mounted vertically. I mount them using (Beam Clamps) in Warehouses. I attach the beam clamp to the back of the mounting bracket then I clamp it down on the beam 40' in the air. Mount the AP and use a (Zip Tie) to secure the unit. This allows you to see the lights from the floor.
Pros: Its Cisco. I have 10 of these running for over 2 years with no issues.
Summary: Excellent product for an industrial environment. Once placement was figured out, all AP's are working flawlessly.
Pros: The Cisco name, easy to configure via GUI, but powerful enough to allow CLI based configuration. Supports our 3 VLAN's and multiple PC/Thin client/IP phones simultaneously. Rugged construction perfect for industrial environment.