Summary: go for the next one up, if it wasnt for the wireless N not working this would be an amazing WAP
Pros: Clean GUI, lots of options, multiple SSID options, PoE, can run in a cluster with other ones so no need for a controller which is amazing and a very slick wallmount to hide cables.
Cons: for Wireless N it straight up doesnt go above 1mb downstream, found tons and tons of forums on this and cases open with Cisco and they did not fix it, works up to 15mb when N is disabled, upgraded to latest firmware and still not fixed, its just not worth half the money it costs
Summary: Works fine at upload speeds. Max download speed after disabling N band was 20Mb on a 100Mb connection. Much slower when N enabled. 2 yrs of Cisco support logs show it is a know problem and no fix.
Cons: I reviewed this 1.5 years ago - this is an update Update April 2014: One and a half year has passed and Cisco has still not solved this problem. If I were the only one experiencing issues I could understand that Cisco would ignore this. But looking at various web-forums, including Cisco's own web...
Summary: Purchased 2 of these despite negative reviews. They shipped with an old firmware version 22.214.171.124 so first thing done was upgrade to latest 126.96.36.199 and have had zero problems with setup or use.
Pros: Inexpensive and easy to setup, has most of the features needed for small business wireless.
Cons: Web GUI not always the snappiest, and no CLI available. Wired ethernet only 10/100 and no Captive Portal (integrated Radius) - have to go with WAP321 if you want that.
Summary: I have two WAP121 upgraded to the latest FW 1.0,2,3. I am using a Cisco RV4000 Gateway/Router with Comcast internet service. This has worked great for the last 5 years. That is until I decided to upgrade to 802.11 N with Cisco WAP121.
Pros: See Below
Cons: Does not work as a Wireless - N access point
Summary: not sure why Cisco keeps delivering these defective products? new egg should immediately take these off-the-shelf - or have Cisco provide an immediate fix. this is awful where is our consumer protection?
Pros: very well designed package if everything worked - ease of setup an excellent features.
Cons: defective wireless N - I'll be returning this unit because wireless N functionality is broken without any means of repairing. Cisco support is awful as I cannot even open up a Cisco TAC case without jumping through many hoops.
Summary: I bought an Engenious 300 and it was twice the speed.
Pros: Easy to hookup. Good wizard.
Cons: The item simply has issues with download speeds. You can check the Cisco Site. It's been going on for since it's been built. No idea why they are still selling it. If you change the 802.1 settings you can get it to run at about half speed. I
Summary: I don't need all the extra features of the WAP321 but it looks like I'll have to shell out an extra $100 for the 321 to have a gigabit ethernet port and the possibility of 802.11n speeds. Total fail on this Cisco!
Pros: I considered purchasing for Cisco quality, sleek design, and just to go along with my 861 router added sg300 switch.
Cons: i nearly purchased this access point until noticing that it uses a 100mbps ethernet port which will prevent you from utilizing quite a bit of the bandwidth afforded by the 300mbps N wireless. Of course, in the real world the impact of this will be less notable than on paper, but you'll still alwa...
Summary: This is the first wireless device that I have purchased that has been worth anything. I have had many wireless routers, but many of those would freeze up randomly and I would have to reboot them. I have a home network of 10 simultaneous wireless devices and have not had to reboot the WAP121 once.
Pros: Super Reliable POE capable No reboots in months My Throughput Results of 150MB file on 150mbps negotiated connection: 70 mbps DL 80 mbps UL
Cons: Not gigabit, but I knew that when making the purchase.