An excellent product / YES, it DOES work as a bridge
Yoda Dimmit "Invisible Clown", Amazon
20 June 2013
Summary: I was very much intrigued by somewhat funny and surprisingly negative comments (most of which I did not even understand, as I know nothing about networking, computers etc) I found about this device on amazon.com, so I decided to get one of these boxes just to see how bad this device really is. I got my DAP-1533 from amazon, switched it into a bridge mode, connected it to a laptop with a CAT5 cable and set it to a fixed IP address.
Summary: Just bought one and got it to work within an hour as a wireless bridge. I installed the latest firmware, then began to configure. For some reason, it took a while for the wireless bridge connection between it and the access point to work. The control panel should be more explicit about the state of the wireless connection; you understand that the connection works once the DAP-1533 gets an IP address from the DHCP server (access point).
Summary: This was the second DAP-1533 I purchased. The first one was a perfect solution using both the 2.5 and 5 gig bands simultaneously and connected to gigabit LAN devices. Unfortunately, the LAN ports failed. Found a couple of reviews on line stating they had the same problem. I suspect anyone using this at 100M LAN connection do not see this issue.
If you plan to use this DAP-1533 as a Bridge with 4 LAN ports, BE WARNED
David Hempling, Amazon
27 May 2013
Summary: All devices connected thru the LAN ports of this bridge will appear with the MAC address of the DAP-1533's own MAC address, so only one LAN connected device can be reached outside of the bridge - provided you enable the DAP-1533's MAC address cloning and give it the MAC of that one device connected to it. [...
Summary: When the DAP-1533 works, it works well. Set up is pretty easy--I'm using it in Bridge mode. But on my first unit, the ethernet ports stopped working after one month. It was no trouble to exchange with D-Link, but the replacement unit is starting to fail as well. Restarting the unit fixes the problem, for a few days unit the ports stop working again. Just not worth the price for the low reliability.
Summary: Got this working using WPS pretty easily. I have it connected wirelessly to my router downstairs and plugged in via ethernet to my mac upstairs. Worked great for about 3 days. Then it conked out. Wireless capability still seems to work, but ethernet jacks do not. My mac thinks a network cable is unplugged. Tried it on a few other systems, same issue. None of the four ports work. Reset it multiple times, nada. I emailed D-Link customer service.
Summary: I wanted to use this to wirelessly bridge my home theater set-up to my network. My BluRay player has built-in 802.11g WiFi but the TV and Receiver only have ethernet. Trying to stream full HD over 802.11g can be choppy; especially with microwave ovens and cordless phones about so while it is nice that the BluRay has wireless I really wanted something running 802.11n in the 5GHz band.