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.
Summary: I got this access point because I wanted a more or less permanent, whole house solution for wifi access, with RADIUS authentication for my own devices and an open network for guests. The Engenius brand is made by Senao which (I believe) makes some equipment for netgear and others. I like the smoke detector form factor. It installs pretty easily onto the ceiling. The holes are not lined up exactly with a ceiling box which I think it should have been.
Works well, very discrete, true PoE AP at a reasonable price.
J. Soto "jsoto", Amazon
15 February 2014
Summary: I was skeptical about the product as I was not familiar with the brand and the documentation was ambiguous in a few areas. However, once I received the product and began setting it up, it operated as expected. Moreover, it supports Power over Ethernet (PoE / 802.3af) which makes it ideal as a remote access point (AP) at a location where you may not have convenient access to AC power. The range is comparable to my other 2.4GHz WiFi APs.
Summary: I'll preface my review by stating that I sold this to some customers, and after a few years got it back after cleaning out a house after their divorce. My experience with it is firsthand for setting it up and updating firmware, but not for every day use. This customer originally had a WRT54GL for their main router, and found it wasn't covering their second story well in its old location, so I suggested a PoE access point in another location.
Summary: Relatively easy to set up. But you need to mount on ceiling for optimal range. Therefore, you need a plug on the ceiling, or you will have an ugly extention cord powering unit. Purchased to extend signal in an Elks Lodge unit an unobtrusive location. Unit has not dropped signal since purchase. It is important to place unit close enough to base so that it receives a good signal to repeat. I used a wifi signal strenth app on my android phone to determine signal strength.
Summary: I needed to add another wireless access point to my home system. My cable modem and wireless router were located on the opposite side of the house from my kids' bedrooms and the reception there was almost non-existant. I had tried a range extender that used the house wiring and it was pretty much worthless. I saw a similar repeater and located this one through a search.
Summary: I have tried 5 different wireless repeaters and none worked till this product. Once I got it configured, it works great and now I have full signal thru my house where before I had none. Having said that, the instructions that came with the product did not include Windows 7, nor did the Engenius website offer any help. I tried to call tech support for 2 days and left messages and they never returned my calls.