The case of the missing manual. WPS does not work !
10 January 2011
Summary: This has to be one of the most frustrating electronic devices I have ever owned, in 20 years of using computers and 15 working as a software engineer. It really needs to be stated here that the easy "WPS" setup of this device just does not work as described in the manual. The Push Button Control method does not work, period, against either D-Link's own DIR-655 router, or Cisco/Linksys newest dual-band E-3000 router.
Summary: It's functional, and easy to set up a wireless bridge if you have 2 of these. With the latest firmware I haven't had any bridge-failures in a while. But the documentation is misleading, suggesting 2.4/5GHz can be used at the same time (notice the little 'both' button on the screenshots) This is NOT a simultaneous dual band router though. You must choose 2.4GHz or 5GHz. It cannot do both at the same time.
Summary: I would advise everyone to stay away from the DLink DAP-1522 wireless bridge. It is incredibly difficult to configure. I have not been able to do it without calling tech support. I bought it to connnect to my LG BD300 blu-ray player so that I could stream Netflix. I wish I had just bought a blu-ray player with built-in wifi. You have to connect the unit to a computer, open a web browser, and then attempt to change its settings through the browser.
Summary: It is easy to setup and use ( I didn't have problems with the web interface), but the switch does not handle large data transfers between devices as Gigabit speeds. I had lots of dropped packets until I purchased a separate Netgear switch to plug into the wireless bridge.
Summary: I needed a wireless bridge so that I could move my printer to a room with no jacks. The D-Link DAP-1522 had great reviews, and a bridge should work with any environment. Not this one. * The router's wireless settings can not be configured without Internet Explorer (a Linux user like me has to fire up a VM). * The bridge would not relay DHCP responses from the wireless network to the attached wired devices.
Summary: Functionally fine, documentation very poor, international support does not exist. I bought this to extend the range of my wireless network and connect a CCTV DVR recorder. It was bought in the USA because A) Amazon UK/Europe were out of stock B) I was visiting the USA and C) It was cheaper in USA. The USA product comes with a USA plug, not suprisingly, but I have a transformer which has been used for such USA products in the past. Not a problem.
Summary: I decided to purchase a D-Link DAP-1522 to use as a bridge and picked this product mainly because my router is a D-Link DIR-825. I figured I should have fewer problems if I used the same manufacturer. When I opened the box, I was happy to see there was a simple 5 step push button solution. Aha!! My sticking with the same manufacturer paid off....or so I thought. When I pressed the WPS buttons on the bridge and the router, no connection was made.
Summary: I ordered this to bridge my wireless internet (coming from a D-Link DIR-655) to my entertainment center. I needed ethernet for a blu-ray player, media player and a Wii. I thought this would work well since it was the same brand and had gigabit ethernet. I got it and installed it. Install was easy, just hit the WPS button on the router and then the bridge and boom. Turn the switch on the back to bridge mode and plug in the items that need an internet connection.
Summary: I bought this to bridge between my Belkin Wireless N router and my living room Samsung Blu-Ray player w/ Netflix. Despite following the directions to a T, and then trying many iterations of DHCP enabled/disabled (static IP), MAC cloning off/on, etc. etc. etc. I kept running into IP conflicts. Messed with my router as well...could often get it working, but after awhile...IP conflict.
D-Link DAP-1522 Xtreme N Duo Wireless Bridge/Access Point
18 July 2013
Excerpt: The WPS setup button works, and the connection holds reasonably nicely for internet surfing. Due to the fact this is a bridge and doesn't assign IP address, obtaining access to the net interface can be a chore. THE RESET BUTTON DOESN'T Work!! I've attempted almost everything including a 30-30-30 tough reset and when I plug it back in it's nevertheless not at the default IP and it is bridging to the identical router.