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: I'm not sure how the 7100 is supposed to work as a repeater but as an AP Client linked with the DI-784 it simply won't stay connected. I'm running the latest firmware on both devices,DWL-7100ap is running v2.00 and teh DI-784 is running v2.38.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: The product shipped with defective firmware which causes it to reboot every few minutes. Drives you crazy when you are browsing because your browser will lock up. Dlink has a firmware fix you can find on their website, but when you download it you will not know how to install it in the WAP.