Summary: I have mixed feelings about this device. Some work well with great range for years, and others drop signal after a few days of use. Also, position makes a huge difference in signal strength. I have installed a few of these and some I have had to replace, while others just work.
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.
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...
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 v...
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. T...
Summary: Although it is advertised as a repeater as well as an access point, the product did not act as a repeater. I have a Comcast Wireless Gateway and, through Tech Support at EnGenius, came to learn that this product is NOT COMPATIBLE as a repeater for my Gateway.
Pros: Boosted the signal to everywhere in my house, even in the opposite corner of the basement (repeater is on 2nd floor above-ground). Fast internet for gaming.
Cons: Although the Access Point/Repeater did boost my range astronomically, it did not carry the same internet power that my actual router did. Had a very noticeable bottleneck when it came to downloads.
Summary: I still have this connected as a separate SSID but now use it sparingly, as I've replaced the WRT54GL with an AWESOME ASUS RT-AC66U. I don't really see a lot of value in this device, as similar devices are maybe 80-90% as good for half the price.
Pros: It has a sleek-looking form factor and is easy to get up and running. I have it connected via powerline adapter to my primary router in the other corner of the house, and it definitely extends my range nicely.
Cons: The problem is the older, cheaper WRT54GL I had upstairs had better signal on the other side of the downstairs, and devices kept trading back and forth. Also, I bought this to replace a Zyxel device and expected significantly better but only got incrementally better.
Summary: No need to spend money on this if you're a tech looking to hook up a lot of people in a small place. It missed getting five eggs by not being able to support more than 25 wireless devices.
Pros: Has outstanding coverage up to 120 feet away from the device. It has acceptable coverage out to1/4 mile and it acts like a great device for home use.
Cons: This one was recommended to me to install in a convention center and they failed with the first function that went into that convention center. It turns out they have a maximum of 25 devices logging in simultaneously, I had over 1,000 people trying to use it.