Summary: When I first decided to explore 'wireless' networking, I did not want a router (already have that) nor did I want the wireless device to be a major 'point of failure' in my network. A little research led me to looking at access points. The DWL-7100AP was a perfect fit for me. It supports 802.11a (operating in the 5.2GHz band) and 802.11b/g (operating in the 2.4GHz band), connects as a bridge (not a router poorly pretending to be a bridge, as so many similar devices...
Summary: I purchased this D_link access point with the intention of using it in my home. Much to my surprise it did not come with a power supply. I though well I guess I missed it in the discription, it must have said without power supply. Well it does NOT say without power supply but I guess it does not say With power supply.
Summary: Been a firm (and perhaps paranoid) believer in wired home networking, but in order to surprise my wife with a new wifi iPad, I needed to relax a little and stick on an access point. What I mean by "more than I needed" is that probably WEP would have been sufficient security for a home network, but it doesn't hurt to have wpa-psk, anyway. You just never know when a commie spy will be driving down the road attempting to patch into my wife downloading iPad apps.
Summary: Good feature set in menu. Can actually be used as a gaming adapter in Client Mode which is good for games or video download features on satellite and cable boxes. Has enough output power to cover two bedroom houses and small offices easily.
Summary: I've been running 2 DWL-7100AP's 24/7 for 4 years and neither of them has so much as hiccupped. I had to call D-Link Support when I was initially setting them up in order to get them to communicate with my Linksys router, but Tech Support had them working in about 15 minutes. Since then, perfect. Last week I replaced the Linksys router with a new D-Link DIR-825 wireless router and had to call D-Link support because the 7100AP's would not connect to it.
Summary: I used 2 of these to network between buildings. The buildings are 742 feet apart and these work great. No matter what the weather is, we have never lost the connection. I highly recommend this if you need a long reaching connection between buildings.
Summary: Firstly, this is a WAP, not a router. Secondly, for a cheap WAP, this works quite well. It is nice to finally have a WAP that can work with 802.11a/b/g all at once, and well I might add. For day-to-day use, I have one of these working as a repeater and it has not yet to fail me since I purchased the product months ago.
Summary: I've have had a variety of routers over the years and none were stable. I finally got fed up and decided to use a separate AP and router. I chose 7100AP for Wireless AP, and used my desktop as router+DHCP. I've had remarkable stability. In my apartment complex, which is chock full of wireless routers, I have never been able to get beyond a few weeks without having to reboot all-in-one routers. 7100AP on the other hand has been going strong for months!
Summary: I use two of these on the 11a band as bridges between two wired networks. They are 30 feet apart and can see each other down a hallway with obstructions that nearly block the line of sight from both sides. I have both set on quarter power. The status indicates no errors on either direction. The manual that came with the equipment leaves a lot to be desired. For instance, it did not say that WAP-PSK TKIP mode is not available for bridges, just access points.