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7.0 out of 10

D-Link DWL-G730AP

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Overall 10
10

Convert your wifi hot spot into a wired connection

keylargoalltechsupply, Ebay
10 December 2012
  • Summary: This product is a goldmine productivity tool for me. I didn't know such a device even existed till I searched for it's capabilities; namely to make it appear that I am on a wired connection, when I am actually going wifi! I work a cust svc gig from home. The sw we use requires a hard wire rj45 internet connect. That would tie me to a couple of spots in my house. This device has a client mode that takes my home wifi and puts it out on an rj45 connection.
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Overall 10
10

Add wireless capability to non-computer wired network devices.

pcnetwrx, Ebay
20 July 2011
  • Summary: This is the second of these that I have bought. The big advantage of these little devices, is that they add wireless internet capability to non-computer items like satellite receivers, DVD or Blu-ray players, etc.--anything that has a wired network port. Just put it in AP client mode, set it up using the wizard with a laptop or other PC, and then disconnect it from that and connect it up to your device. Fairly easy to do and very reliable connections.
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Overall 8
8.0

A very useful and lightweight product to give you ultimate wireless power.

midgmarina, Ebay
26 April 2011
  • Summary: This product from D-Link is a very useful product. It's lightweight and small to travel with and works well if you are not in reach of a normal wireless router which enables you to be on the move and with wireless.
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Overall 10
10

Great Portable Device!

Anonymous, Newegg
18 December 2010
  • Summary: It's funny to read other posts where people are complaining that this device isn't well suited for use as their main router in their home. That's NOT what it was designed for! Sheesh! Get a router with antennas, more power, and the features needed for a home router. This is designed for use inside a hotel room or studio apartment. How much of a signal do you really need?
  • Pros: This is an incredibly useful and handy device to have if you travel or need to deal with tech issues at speaking engagements, conferences, etc. It comes with it's own little travel bag and all the accessories you'd need. I only wish the instruction manual was designed to fit into the travel bag as well, because you really need to keep it with the kit.
  • Cons: The labels on the mode switch on the bottom are almost impossible to read without a magnifying glass and with light shining at just the right angle.
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Overall 10
10

Easy to install

bati3663, Ebay
1 November 2010
  • Summary: It Avery good product. Specially for whom lives in an apartment. Easy to instal. No need to make any configuration.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing Little Device

William R., Newegg
9 September 2010
  • Summary: Most of the time, I plug it into my router or the router at work and use it as an access point for my Itouch. At work, I get 16Mbps download speed, so it's fast enough. I did use it with my Xbox30 but gamers know that direct connect is recommended. Although I mentioned the switch is difficult, it doesn't change positions on it's own. The short Ethernet cable it comes with is handy, I just wish I was better at not breaking off the tabs on most of my cables!
  • Pros: Works well, have used it in all three modes. Range is good, I've connected using my Ipod touch while sitting in my car in the driveway when unit is on second floor. Interface is reasonable and user friendly. Documentation is easily downloaded. Very portable, and with the AC power adapter and the USB power adapter, very versatile.
  • Cons: Biggest problem: Switch to change modes is difficult to switch and markings VERY hard to read. (for my old eyes)
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Overall 10
10

Great little router

avi_tsirkin, Ebay
7 July 2010
  • Summary: Great simple little router I bought the product for work With a small adapter that I built myself I run it through the batteries so I Lady Vlade Mobile him my camera AP makes him my camera and immediately broadcast the images wirelessly to a computer position quick and beautiful I've also set up a network of friends in a network game we played with everything we built this router Just excellent
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Overall 10
10

Review of Wireless router DWL-G730AP

i-am-canadian3, Ebay
18 May 2010
  • Summary: It baffles me as to why this product was recalled by D-Link. It was recalled before its time. Have you ever been at a hotel/cruise ship where you only have access to one Wireless account and need to share between multiple devices? On top of that, do you have Blackberry that will not work with Java on the websites to authenticate? This thing is the solution.I cannot tell enough good things.
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Overall 10
10

So good I have 3!

Anonymous, Newegg
18 August 2009
  • Summary: There are two versions of firmware that I have. One supports WEP only and the newer does WPA but is a bit touchier. I hope DLink keeps making these and improves the firmware, but as they are, they are impressive. I wouldn't make this a fulltime router if you mind occasional restarts, but do highly recommend them for your computer bag. You'll find all sorts of uses for it and employ it often.
  • Pros: I bought one of these for the many field service calls I used to make outstate. From client sites where wireless wasn't available to just making the hotel more comfortable using my laptop without an Ethernet cable. This amazingly small device is as versatile as it is capable. It worked so well I bought two more. These two have been running in client mode on the backs of IP Cameras for a couple years each in my garage (in client mode). Throughout the subzero winter and...
  • Cons: I do have to restart them about every month or two, but this could easily be from the Airport Express they connect to. I restart the three of them if anything goes wrong with any of them. Then they work well for weeks to months on end. They are running outside their rated specs for environment so I don't complain that a power cycle is sometimes needed. A small inconvenience compared to the hassle of wiring my garage for Ethernet!
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Overall 6
6.0

work great... until...

Kenneth S., Newegg
1 March 2009
  • Summary: Perhaps mine died due to frequent use, after all it is touted as a "Pocket Router/AP" which could imply temporary use versus full-time. I got these to share between multiple systems rather than to equip each one with a wireless card. Overall, I'd recommend them, but not for full-time use.
  • Pros: Small package, versatile capabilities, great wireless connectivity option for wired-only systems
  • Cons: Bought two of them. The 1st one died just beyond the 1-year warranty. The second one started became intermittent just beyond 1-1/2 years old (it seems to lose connection and requires power-cycling after a few hours of use). Before this, they worked very well and for many continuous hours.
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