A real gem in a very small package! -- OOPS! Limited range
S. Goldstein "toys for big boys junky", Amazon
19 January 2010
Summary: D-Link DWL-G730AP Wireless Pocket Router/AP w/ Client Mode, 802.11g, 54Mbps Fantastic product! A real winner. Just received and have already set it up and successfully tested as Access Point (using this mode right now) and Client. Amazing that so much capability is packed into such a small package.
Pros: Very cool form factor and packaging. Definitely targetted for travelers.
Cons: The radio on this thing seems really weak, despite maxing it out in the settings tab. I couldn't keep a stable connection from one level up and two rooms over (in my house). My laptop - same protocol, speed, position - worked like a champ every time. So I'm fairly certain it's either broken or de...
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. One of ...
Summary: i have a d-link wireless router that was easy to set-up thought this would be the same.
Pros: Small size, powered by USB. 3 modes to work with. I bought this to to connect my xbox 360 wirelessly. After trying for a few hours i could not get it to work. I was able to get it working as a AP but not in client mode. How did you get it to work with the xbox?
Cons: instructions are useless. they do not provide enough details.
client mode not well thought out; won't connect to "54g only" network
John Belmonte, Amazon
23 August 2008
Summary: This is a useful device which I purchased mainly for its "client mode" and as a backup wireless router. Especially appreciated is the ability to run on USB power. However, I spent about six hours trying to get client mode to work on my wireless network.
Summary: After reading the quick start guide, I configured the unit. After it not working, I read the manual, and tried the suggested Static IP settings. Dont do this with your machine. After messing with the unit for 2 hours, I got it to work.
Pros: When you get it working, it works flawlessly! Got it working for with my xbox 360.
Cons: Full instruction manual tells you setup settings that will not allow this to work! Pain in the back side to get working.
Summary: Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to use it as it was DOA. Presently going through the RMA process. I want to like the product, but I will give it another chance when the replacement arrives.
Pros: Excellent design features, very compact, ergonomically friendly with carrying case, and well thought out accessory package.
Summary: This disturbed me as well: I didn't like reading that a power cycle was a solution to disconnects. If you are looking for mobility and are not concerned with connection stability, this is the AP/Client device for you.
Pros: It is a decent little travel device and it works as it should if you connect to it over Ethernet or USB. A nice list of configuration options as well.
Cons: The problem with this device that I have been experiencing is not with range, but on multiple occasions the device has needed to be power cycled in order to connect and pass traffic through it.