Summary: 10,000 sq foot house. four to five bars throughout. Mounted it in a third story attic and maximized the output decibels on both radios. Nice product. Easy setup for myself, a novice. Highly recommend for a residential application.
An excellent Access Point, but configuration could be easier
Dennis Eichenlaub "Life time learner", Amazon
13 November 2013
Summary: We wanted strong Wi-Fi signals both in the basement and on the second floor. Normally, a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi router would be sufficient. Unfortunately for us, our 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi often doesn't work, even when there's a strong signal. I don't know why. Perhaps a neighbor bought a wireless baby monitor or mini-cam that is clobbering our signal. All I know for sure is that I tried two Wi-Fi routers. We can't rely on the 2.4 GHz band in our house, no matter what channel we use.
Summary: I've set up countless wireless access points over the years. This one is a little different because even though you "save" on each page of the setup, you have to remember to go back to the first page and then click the apply button. That button only appears after you make changes to the setup. Documentation is limited and since you start out on that main page for setup without the apply button, that is the step that can easily be missed.
Summary: Can easily be mistaken for a smoke detector and with the POE power options have a lot of flexibility in mounting which allows for optimum placement for coverage instead of needing to work with the convenience of having power close. The dual band seams to work flawless and the options to push 5ghz capable users to the 5ghz band to free up the 2.4 band is pretty useful. Each band is easily configured with up to 8 separate SSID and encryption settings.
Summary: As stated before, this AP may not be for the faint of heart unless you have good tech support. If you're going to use any of the advanced features, you almost need to have a very configurable managed switch (I used a Cisco 300 PoE 28 port switch)
Pros: I've set up two of these units to cover 4500 sq over 3 storyes and separate garage. I've only had one issue with dropping which I configured around (see cons)
Cons: One of the units was occasionally dropping packets (or so it seemed) making use of the AP painful. After some diagnosis, I found that the wiring to the unit was not quite up to par to support 1Gb *and* PoE. The solution to this was to administratively force the port speed to 100Mb. Unfortunately, this configuration option is NOT available on the EAP600, So I had to do it on the switch. Once I did this, I have had no dropped packets and the unit has run flawlessly.