Summary: I never write reviews but I had to with this purchase, I wish I had purchased this 4-5 years ago!!!!. I purchased A Bluray player to watch Netflix in my bedroom and I had to restart the movie several times due to the movie freezing with connection loss with one 1 connection bar but with this Edimax I now have 4-5 bars 5 most of the time and never loose connection and its connected to my computer downstairs! Thank you for all the great reviews.
Summary: It appeared to not function at first but it worked one time after several hours of waiting. It did not recconect after the computer was restarted and did not function after other computers were tried. It appears that this unit may be defective.
Summary: I know others have raved about the easy set-up, but since I have Comcast/Xfinity with a dynamic IP (not static) the set-up using the included CD was not at all easy even given the fact that I am very comfortable with these types of set-ups. I sent in a request through Edimax's website for a tech to call me to walk me through the set-up.
Summary: First of all, networking is my profession and you can barely buy a power cord for the devices I work on for the price of this access point. I was very impressed with the features and functionality of this device. For $30 you can't get a better deal. You can use it as a wireless bridge, a universal repeater, or an access point with the benefits of having an integrated 5 port switch. It even has a built in DHCP server should you need it.
Summary: Big Bang for your buck!! If u need a bridge/access point to join 2 desktops in different rooms, then this is the product you need! Price was the best after much research on line and in stores.
Summary: I needed to add a Wireless Access Point to my son’s university network. Attached using the supplied Cat5 cable (which is *very* short) it connected and configured automatically to act as a 5 port hub without any problems. Then using a netbook attached via another Cat5 cable I attached to the web configuration screen of the Edimax.
Summary: covers three floors of the house no problem using the lowest transmit power setting; I didn't try their software; the default IP address and login is printed on the back of the device making setup easy
Pros: easy to setup, good throughput, good range, small and light, decent documentation (downloaded)
Cons: five port switch is only 100 Mbit; no power on/off switch;