Summary: I don't have much to add for the 1522 device review that hasn't already been said. The device works well once setup, but the setup process is awful. As a computer engineer, I usually ignore any review that states that setup is complicated. As it turns out though, the setup of this device in bridge mode really is complicated because it just doesn't setup like it should. The router I used with the DAP 1522 is the D Link DIR 655.
Summary: We have a 2wire router that came with our Uverse installation. It works fine, but the wireless signal is weak and limits wireless access to about half of the rooms in our house. The router also does not support 802.11(n). I purchased the DAP-1522 to spread wireless coverage across out whole house ("access point" mode) and provide 802.11(n) operation. Setup was confusing, as I first tried following the DLink instructions. Forget it - it was a mess.
Summary: Having read soooo many reviews of the difficulties involved in getting this device to bridge properly, I budgeted several hours to get the 1522 up and running. Because I have the DLink 655 router, I thought I would attempt to follow the quick start manual which suggested push button setup. At first, I powered up the 1522 as suggested, saw the orange light (when set in bridge mode) blink a few times, then pressed the auto button on the side of the unit.
Summary: The device works as advertised. I'm using it in bridge mode to connect a PS3 and Tivo at N-speeds to a DIR-655, and it's working well. I'm even getting a 300Mb link using only the 2.4Ghz band, which is nice. I've got 3x +5db antennas on my DIR-655, so the DAP-1522 gets great signal strength even though it has no external antennae and is on a different floor of the house -- but I could see that being a problem, as some reviewers have.
Summary: I just received my unit today, so don't know about performance and reliability much yet. However, I took a LONG TIME getting it working. I want to provide things I realized slowly when installing with my MAC for use as a Bridge with an existing Access Point and thought might help others.
Summary: I have typically been a Netgear fan, having dealt with most of the wireless router companies at one time or another. Their setup seems to be the easiest to get right the first time. Netgear, however, did not have a wireless N bridge that was flexible enough to fit into my existing hardware setup (I did not want to add an additional access point (AP), and reviews suggest their competing product required 2 units, 1 to be hardwired to the network as an AP and one used as a...
Summary: Overall I'm quite satisfied with the the performance of the DAP-1522 that I purchased a second one. The first installation took some time, but after figuring out what was required, the second installation was a snap. Both units are installed in bridge mode. One is connected to a computer, a Samsung television, a Samsung Blu-Ray player and a TivoHD. The second has a computer, a Dell network printer and a network drive (D-Link DNS-323). Our router is a Netgear WNR-3500.
Summary: We have a ps3 in the bedroom and was using its wireless connection. It seemed to work fine for games but streaming movies were choppy. We added this device as a wireless bridge and now hd movies stream like a charm. We currently have a ps3 and a desktop connected to it. Setup wasn't as easy as it could have been. We have a dlink router so we tried the push button setup. That didn't work.
Summary: Pros: Great access speeds to machines on my home network and the internet. Plenty of ports to connect all of my ethernet-ready home theater devices to the network. Nice price. Very good customer support. Cons: Set up was not so simple as the instructions led me to believe. The push-button set up simply did not work. I bought this unit to connect home theater equipment and a DirecTV DVR to the internet without having to run cables through the house.
Summary: So, this basically replaces my wi-fi adapter for xbox360. The benefit of this item is it is much faster than a g wifi adapter, and allows me to use a high security network, wpa2. I know, its much to aggressive for residential use, but its much faster on my router. I wish the signal strength was better, and after some initial setup issues (setting Ip addresses so I could access the device) it works no problem.