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.
If you plan to use this DAP-1533 as a Bridge with 4 LAN ports, BE WARNED
David Hempling, Amazon
19 January 2014
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: 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.
Summary: I needed something to get internet to my Playstation 3 and wasn't sure of this because of the reviews but purchased it anyway. Everything works great on this! I just plugged it into my computer to set it up with what I needed and it grabbed the internet from my D-Link DGL-4500 then ran an Ethernet cord to my PS3 and now I get great internet. You can't do wireless AND wired internet with this model.
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 is not really a bridge. It would be considered more of a wireless client that simply attaches to a standard access point. There doesn't appear to be any way to access the devices attached to its switch from the network side of the device. Setup was simple enough, and it's nice to be able to select the band used for bridging to the network. If I'd known it wasn't capable of true bridge mode operation, I probably wouldn't have gotten it.