Summary: Echoing the sentiments of many others, my DWL-900AP works, but barely. It took me hours to figure out how to set it up, and work around the bugs in the software and firmware. In the end, I ended up flashing the firmware with Linksys firmware (the firmware for their WAP11 device works on the DWL-900AP). The wireless network works now, but occasionally, a remote computer can't get through. Pinging the AP seems to remedy this.
Summary: I've been using the DWL-650+ card with the matching DWL-900AP for a year now and have been completely excited and happy with its performance. Its range through two rooms, up stairs and down a hall is very good. I've never once had a problem with dropped signals. I turn my laptop on and the signal stays solid until I turn it off. I'm using 128-bit WEP encryption, as well. The speed is terrific. I applaud D-Link. I picked this combo because of the 22Mbps data rate.
Summary: The software included with this device is terrible. There were bugs everywhere, mispellings in the interface, etc. I downloaded the latest version from their website, which had improvements. After playing with it for a while, I got it working. However, some of the features of it don't work (like Mac address filtering) because the software is horrible.
Summary: I'm in agreement with the review from September 30. The software included with the DWL900AP is sorely lacking. There were times where my hitting the 'Apply' button had no discernable impact on the Access Point's operation. Only after I hit 'OK' and re-loaded would the Access Point change its behavior.
Summary: I already have a DLink wireless network at home, but have a computer which has some software conflicts preventing me from adding a wireless card to it. The DWL-900 allowed me to use the existing network card and a cross over cable to gain wireless access to my existing DLink DWL-1000 Access point. The computer uses its existing network card, drivers, etc. and has no clue it is remote.
Summary: I bought the 900AP to use as a client and bridge, but found out after many hours that the client and bridging functions only work with the DLink DWL-900AP and DWL-1000AP (See the FAQ on the DLink website). Unless you have one of those products already, this product only works as an limited access point. If you want an access point, the SMC 7004AWBR is much better. It alos has a router, webserver for configuration, switch, mac address filtering, better range, etc.
Summary: This is a "cheap access point", in all possible interpretations of the phrase. Sure it's very inexpensive, but it has its quirks. None that can't be overcome, of course. #1 - Setup The physical installation is a snap. Plug in the cables and you're done. Installing and configuring with the USB configuration program was easy. But then you have to switch to the SNMP configuration tool if you want to use any of the more useful features like MAC authentication.
Summary: I bought the DWL-900AP to use as an access point client with my existing wireless network. After several calls to support I found out that it doesn't actually work as a client (only as a bridge.) I tried setting up as an access point and it did work great, I did find that the linksys software for the WAP-11 worked better for configuring the DWL900 than the software that comes with it.
Excerpt: GENERAL OVERVIEW First of all, i am writing this review for the DWL-900AP+_rev c product not the DWL900AP and not the DWL900AP+. I don't know the difference if you ask me, i just wanted to make something clear so i wont be held for any mistakes. Anyways you can tell whether you got the rev_c or not from the label under your product, if it shows H/W: C1 F/W:3.02 then you have the rev_c, any thing else is another revision of the product.