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D-Link DAP-2553
7.2 out of 10

D-Link DAP-2553

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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice basic AP.

Dave C., Amazon
3 April 2015
  • Summary: This is a very nice, basic access point. I have used a dozen of these in location where I don't want a router and do need POE. Certainly good enough for a small office, and I put four of them in a Montessori school where cash is tight.
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Overall 10
10

D-Link never disappoints

Christopher E., Newegg
29 January 2015
  • Summary: Cooperates well with other D-Link networking gear, however some features may be limited when interfacing off-brand. However, with a proper-size / weight hammer, any non-d-link gear can be forced to interoperate :D Seriously though, it's not that big of a deal-breaker, just very minor annoyance (and...
  • Pros: Incredibly feature-rich, detailed options, flexible yet simple web user interface. Worked great w/ PoE out-of-the-box for me. Nice warnings about it being insecure, until secured. Makes it easier to set-up, and warns novices to go read-the-fine-manual, or let a pro. take care of setup. Reasonable...
  • Cons: Not for novices! On-line documentation is incomplete / terse. Let a pro set it up for you, then don't touch the settings!
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Overall 10
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Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Performance 10
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Overall quality 10
10

Love it

snooks,, TigerDirect.com
15 January 2015
  • Summary: I had some trouble getting setup due to the complexity of my network. Called tech support not expecting a lot, boy was I wrong. The tech was very good and even worked out details such as guest network setup. Great product, support over the top.
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Overall 10
10

Works great for me!

Tony M., Newegg
22 December 2014
  • Summary: I'm running it with WPA2 encryption and talking to my Android phones, tablets and my Windows laptop just fine. I'm running 5G. I kept my old AP around to continue supplying 2.4G for the game systems and older devices.
  • Pros: High speed, 5G, easy to configure AP. More robust than most consumer gear.
  • Cons: Can't run both 2.4 and 5 GHz at the same time
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Overall 2
2.0

Not so great

Paul B., Newegg
10 December 2014
  • Pros: Many options to configure. Pretty black plastic enclosure.
  • Cons: Specific to Apple products (iPhone 5), as an access point (AP mode) the DAP 2553 will only pass traffic when all security/encryption is disabled (no WPA/WPA2, AES,TKIP). Yes, you can connect your iPhone wirelessly to this DAP 2553, but security settings must be disabled (at least for the box I've...
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Overall 10
10

Great WAP if you are trying to use just one.

Paul Helmuth, Amazon
23 November 2014
  • Summary: Works very well. Good range even though my brick house - out to the mailbox, which is probably 250-300 feet from where the WAP is placed inside. Haven't had to reset it yet - since installing it (several weeks ago). Just using one WAP or the whole house (even in to the basement).
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Overall 4
4.0

Enterprise level...almost

Timothy B., Newegg
21 August 2014
  • Summary: Overkill for your average home user and some weird gotchas if you need an enterprise solution. Not really sure where this product fits into the landscape.
  • Pros: Has a lot of features including vlans, scheduling, and ssh access. Bandwidth and latency are fairly good, though I never have hit the max of 300mbps.
  • Cons: Allows you to turn off wmm but still have wireless n enabled. Since wmm is part of the 802.11n standard, you end up with a non-functional WAP that looks like its working. Also, I've found that ipv6 RAs don't make it through this device. My ancient wap54g, on the other hand, does this just fine. T...
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked great till it didn't

Adam D., Newegg
15 May 2014
  • Summary: I really don't think they should be selling these still.
  • Pros: I have about 15 of these. Worked great and had no problem connecting up 20+ iPads.
  • Cons: All 15 stopped working last year. I have called tech support and tried different firmware. They will work if I unplug it and plug it back in. It will then work anywhere from an hour to a few days but no more than that.
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Overall 10
10

Works Fine w/ 4 VLANs/SSIDs

David S., Newegg
11 April 2014
  • Pros: I purchased this as part of an effort to compartmentalize my home network. I created VLANs/SSIDs for guests, trusted wireless, appliances, and video. Works great with dot1Q VLANs and interoperates with a Cisco SG-300 multilayer switch. Very reliable. At full output I could walk a couple blocks aw...
  • Cons: The only issue is that configuring the device for dot1Q operation is a bit tricky in order to retain management from one of the VLANs. A how-to guide for dot1Q/VLAN/Management would really be nice to make this more approachable for non-network types.
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Overall 10
10

Simple pro-sumer device

Aaron B., Newegg
5 April 2014
  • Summary: I've actually purchased 6 of these over the past 3 years. The flexible configuration allow it to very strict with security by using ACLs, multi SSID, etc. They can also be used for range extenders and easily act as wireless bolt ons to existing small business or home office network.
  • Pros: PoE, Range, Simple GUI, save changes for each configuration page and then save configuration and apply allows for single reboot where other brands reboot after saving each page! DHCP RELAY!
  • Cons: Auto channel doesn't seem too smart.
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