Cons: documentation is abysmal and little support. Trying to use access point on network, but can't find it to configure. So direct connected to computer as suggested in documentation - but device doesn't respond. CD has some programs on it but no explanation of what they are for, and when you try to download they won't run. Troubleshooting is written for Windows XP(!) and won't work on my Win 7 or win 8 machines
Summary: For those reviewers who say the device returns back to default configurations after a power loss, they did not properly save their configurations. There are two steps to have your configuration changes saved permanently - 1) (after making your changes), click Save at the bottom of the page. 2) Click "Configuration" at the top of the page, then click "Save and Activate".
Pros: This access point has good range, and overall solid connectivity.
Cons: Have had two incidents so far where my laptop would associate correctly with the AP, and my DHCP server would show that it handed an address to the laptop but the laptop would not apply the address to the wireless interface for some reason. I would need the issue to happen again and perform some more digging to decide what is at fault here, but I didn't have this issue with my old AP.
Pros: It packs a lot of functionality into one unit and supports lots of security standards.
Cons: To work as a client, e.g. to enable a wired device to connect to a WiFi network, the wireless network MUST be broadcasting the network SSID! I expect the same is true for any other similar modes of operation, too. I've never encountered another device like it in this respect. It doesn't matter that you can manually enter the network name; it must be broadcast. I wasted hours figuring that one out, which brings me to the documentation.
Summary: Would not buy again and looking into other options which is a shame considering the price tag.
Pros: The AP works fine when it chooses to work. Speed is great and install was easy.
Cons: Experienced problems within first 30 days. Easily knocked offline or does not finish the negotiation with certain devices. Broadcasts SSID and starts to connect but stops when obtaining IP address. Poor response and drops signal when not broadcasting SSID. Cannot access GUI via web when problems occur. Support was helpful during initial purchase window but is slow to respond to inquiries.
Summary: Having experience with LinkSys WAP54G and Cisco WAP2000, I found the DAP-2310 to be a refreshing step up in features and quality. The WAP54G works fine, but it does'nt support 802.11n, so it is limited to 54 mbps. The WAP2000 doesn't support n either, and it has a long-standing s/w bug that causes it to lose network connectivity 15 minutes after reboot in Win7 peer networks.
Pros: Excellent features, performance, user interface, and manual. This AP has everything--much more than its Cisco and Netgear equivalents. It even includes a realtime listing of wireless clients by MAC address, indicating their protocol type (b, g, or n) and received signal strength.
Good Performance, Necessary Features, Decent Price
Edgars S., Newegg
19 September 2012
Summary: It doesn't have any routing/firewall capabilities, but it isn't supposed to. (It's an access point not a router) But if you need to be able to do specific routing or fire-walling at the wireless access point level, your better off with a good wireless router instead of an access point.
Pros: We ordered a couple of these to create wireless access for our office. The coverage has been good, and it penetrates walls pretty effectively.
Summary: I had a requirement for a low cost wireless installation at a larger 1 story facility for public access. I used a Netgear FS116P switch and 4 D-Link DAP-2310's. All work extremely well and a stronger signal than I expected.