Summary: When using the DAP-2553 in 5GHz mode WMM with firmware 1.21, the unit constantly disconnects and locks up, especially under heavy load. Without WMM, the disconnects and hangs still occur, but less frequently. The only way to revive the WAP is to cycle the power. Firmware 1.21 fixed a vulnerability, so it is not possible to safely move back to a previous version.
Summary: I've got 3 buildings and I wanted to split on internet connection between the three. I used a low end 4 port router to connect to a D-link PoE switch, connected two of these access points and I was in business. Easy setup, great range. I'd recommend this product to a friend.
Summary: I have a 4,000 Square foot home, and was having numerous issues with 2.4GHZ wireless. Since I ran Cat6e in my house to all my current phone outlets, I really needed an 5GHZ AP that could receive power via Ethernet (POE)and that was not too costly. I looked at Cisco, but for $800, it is just too much. I picked up two of these DLink's for $300. I must say, for the features and performance, this is a Great product.
Summary: Bought this to implement for a small business of ~20 employees using a variety of devices (PCs, Macs, android and IOS devices) and faced nothing but a steady stream of problems with performance and stability. First and foremost, pay attention to the product description. It is capable of supporting dual bands (2.4 OR 5 Ghz) but NOT simultaneously. One must choose one band or the other. I can somewhat forgive that.
Summary: I have a DIR-655 running a 2.4GHZ 802.11N network in my home, as all wireless networks you share the bandwidth with all other clients attached to that AP or router in my case. I wanted to seperate my home AV and my PS3 (it's good to be the admin) from the same network that my kids use for streaming their music etc... Works like a champ, great signal and very reliable so far.
Non-compliant, difficult to use, wish I could return it
F. David Sinn, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I would strongly recommend avoiding this product. It has multiple issues: - Read carefully, as while this is a dual-band product, only one will operate at any one time. So you can have B/G/N (2.5Ghz) or A/N (5Ghz) but not A/B/G/N (both) at the same time. - The UI appears to have been laid out and written by a bunch of monkeys. It is not really clear and the help is even worse. The hoops you have to jump through to enable things is horrid.
Summary: I'm an IT professional who swore by Netgear ProSafe products. However, when they replaced the WG102 with the WG103 I found myself swearing at it. The Netgear WG103 is the most buggy POS access point that I have ever worked with. So, I decided to try the DLink DAP-2553. It's GREAT. Setup was quick and easy. The wireless N Dual-band is a plus. Range and speed are amazing. I have no complaints. I am now using DLink business class products for all new installations.
Summary: I should state that I'm probably not as technically knowledgeable as most of the other reviewers. I must even confess that through some inattention on my part I thought I was ordering a router with a wireless access point. When I unpacked it, I was disturbed to find no ports! I bought it because the performance of my previous 802.11g wireless network was inadequate to support working from home over a VPN. That problem is now solved, but only after substantial effort.
Not what I would have expected from D-Link. Steer clear of this device.
J. Pitts, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I have owned many D-Link devices over the years. In general I have been pleased with these products. This product, however, is the exception. After about a week the device started to hang periodically requiring a power-cycle to restore service. An upgrade to the latest firmware didn't resolve the problem. After a week of messing around with this "business class" access point I replaced it with a ZyXEL 300 access point (which cost 1/2 as much).
Great Performer, Setup Documentation Could Be Improved
Amazon Customer, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: This would easily be a 5-star product with some minor improvements to setup documentation and configuration screens. Pros: * Great wireless range * Compact design * Reasonably fast re-boots as it is configured Cons: * In-box documentation is too skimpy for many people to set it up without a support call * Configuration application lacks the supporting instructions supplied by other manufacturers (NetGear) * A little pricey - but performance makes up for it I use a...