This device frankly doesn't do a great job. It doesn't offer the ability to set ...
Scott Decker, Amazon
4 days ago
Summary: I'm an IT guy with extensive wireless networking experience. This device frankly doesn't do a great job. It doesn't offer the ability to set a particular wireless channel and it took a good couple of days of trying to get it to even work halfway well. Unfortunately, it's just an 'ok' device, not great as I was hoping for. Guess I'll have to go get a considerably more expensive device and try again.
Summary: Very pleased with this unit. Has been in place for four months. Setup was incredibly easy considering it had to work with AT&T U-Verse. Sensitivy and Throughput is good, this bridge is about 35' and 6 walls from the AT&T WiFi modem. It connects to a Panasonic Blu-Ray DVD player, and the connection is solid and no dropouts. I would buy this unit again.
Summary: When I first started looking for a wireless bridge I opted for individual Netgear units. Can't remember the name off hand, but they were essentially powered and connected at the device site. Thought they'd be great for a commercial copier/scanner and voip phone I have which are in a home office too far from my router to run cabling. They were awful. They were so bad I figured it had to be the new router Comcast had installed around the same time.
Summary: Easy to set up. Updating firmware was not quite as intuitive but can be figured out. My situation is that I have a home office in a building 100' from my main house where the wifi router lives. I need internet for the office pc, and I have to plug in a VoIP phone. Upon initial installation, everything seemed to work OK. However, connection would frequently drop. A speed test revealed that my 10MBS service was cut down to less than 2MBS.
Summary: Use on a FreeNAS server that has to sit outside of my home office due to the heat it generates. No real elegant way to get an Ethernet cable to it. Device is very small, lights on top are not very bright, but once it is on you don't really ever look at it. It replaced another bridge which was several years older and cost a heap more money. This is smaller, and stays on non-stop keeping the connection live.
Summary: This was seriously the easiest thing to install. I plugged it in, pushed the WPS button on my router, pushed the WPS button on the bridge and it worked. The only additional setting I did was set a static management IP. I am using it to give access to my security camera system. So far it is working flawlessly AND it has extra Ethernet ports!
Piece of Garbage. Wrap an old set of rabbit ears in tin foil and you will get better results!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
31 January 2015
Summary: This is what we in the IT field refer to as a piece of garbage. The interface is clunky and broken. Forget about using IE or Chrome to configure the device. You have to use Firefox. From there it is hit or miss. The interface crashes almost every time you try to go to the next step. So my guess is it does not like wireless N routers using WPA2 with both Tkip and Aes.