Summary: I purchased this to extend the range of an existing Netgear wireless router. The router is on the first floor, while the 9550 is on the second floor directly above. When the device works it works well, boosting my second-floor connection speeds from 200KB/sec average and peaks of 400KB/sec to 800KB/sec average and 1.2MB/sec peak (the maximum speed of my internet access).
Pros: Relatively inexpensive, small and pleasing to look at, and easy to use.
Cons: Unreliable, weak signal and distance, and seemingly buggy firmware
Summary: I have used these in a number of places. They are good radios. They really reach out. One thing, they really must be mounted flat. Do not mount them flush against a wall. The antenna isn't designed to work that way.
Summary: can be used with a plastic low voltage mounts(either for an outlet or fan/light old work pancakes) from home depot for ceiling tile mounting. just drill different hols in the mounting bracket.
Pros: better than other similar models specifically trendnet can be set up to pull a dhcp from central sever and allow clients to do the same other brands had to have a static set can take a url as ntp server other brands couldent later firmware out of the box 1.3.2 can download a config from one and use it to setup others easily
Great for home and small business - 32 user limit?
Scott Y., Amazon
24 July 2014
Summary: I purchased two of these about 18 months ago for use in our business. I also had an ECB350 deployed in the warehouse.They worked great for most of that time. They never had to be rebooted and just seemed to work until we started to grow. Once we added more employees we started to have issues with people being able to connect. I believe this is related to the number of users connecting not total bandwidth.
Summary: While I retained a connection which is the point of this the speed never hit 300 Mbps. I used inSSIDer to monitor my connection and the NICs always register around 150 throughput or less. This is due mostly to various networks. Given the area I installed has at least 15 other networks around this isn’t the fault of the device but of the 2.4 Ghz only limitation.
Pros: The appearance and physical mounting is good. I was able to easily get it installed using PoE to power. This feels very much like a business class device. For a 2.4 Ghz system it pushes a pretty deep signal. I set this up in a very cluttered 2.4 Ghz environment and it was able to stretch 25 ft retaining a -50 to -60 dBm signal. It’s 300 I tested this using a Samsung Galaxy S4, ASUS Zenbook with a 2x2 radio, HP Laptop using a 2x2 USB WiFi NIC, and a 2x2 from Killer. Co...
Cons: The configuration menus didn’t feel as intuitive as I’d like. Configuring WDS was trickier than I expected and I ended up just using it as a straight AP. Not all of the menu items are informed in detail in the GUI. It took some playing with options to get what I wanted. No 5Ghz. With 2.4 Ghz so limiting missing a 5 Ghz simultaneous radio makes this hard to push unless it’s going into a large warehouse or physical location that has no other WiFi around.
Summary: The EnGenius EAP9550 is feature rich. There are many folks out there that love it. I encourage you to do your homework before buying to make sure that you need this. If you need just need a repeater or extender to improve the range of your wireless network, there are other choices available that are very simple to configure.
Pros: This is a business class device, It works well as an access point. It also has decent range. I was able to access the network from over 100 yards with three bars, After plugging it in and connecting it to the network my wireless devices were able to see it almost immediately . Good price. It is very versatile and has great features for a business.
Cons: It is not for the average home user. At the current price it may be tempting for the home user that needs an access point or wants a repeater to extend the range of their wireless router. If you do not have above average knowledge of networks or know someone who does, I would advise against it. The quick start guide appears to be written for a windows XP user. The users manual is minimal. It is definitely aimed at businesses that have knowledgeable network assistance ...
Summary: Purchased 4 of these over the last few months to use at 2 different locations. 3 have worked without a hitch. The 4th was problematic, bringing the network down regularly. It took a while to determine it was the Engenius since the switch would go bananas and then reset after a few minutes, before I could fully troubleshoot. I tried resetting firmware and noticed the firmware in that unit was actually newer than the one on their site or the other two AP's.