Summary: The management software (For when you have more than one of these setup in a network) looks pretty slick, but it is useless if you only have one of these. I held off as long as I could to really test this, because I’m not at all impressed with ease of use. I am really impressed with the distance and performance. (Providing the scheduled reboot daily prevents future malfunctions of “great signal, no internet” that we got a week after running.
Pros: The range is great. It reached every corner of our property and started to lose strength in the neighbor across the streets back yard. I turned around and came back home at that point. So it makes a great AP that covers a large area.
Cons: Not easy to setup. It’s about as difficult as setting up a spare router as an access point. Everything was going great for the first week, but I had the same “Great Signal, No Internet” problem someone else had mentioned. I went to the Schedule setting and made an event to reboot everyday at five in the morning. (I hope, I assume it would use Military Time since it didn’t have AM or PM). Hopefully that will prevent any loss of internet from happening in the future!
Summary: As an IT consultant, I have deployed a number of these access points at clients and they perform very well. The signal is strong and seemingly resilient against interference as I've had success using these where other access points had strong signal, but poor link quality.
Summary: If I need another one, I would buy another Engenius WAP.
Pros: I bought one of these for our school to cover a large area and host many connections. I needed reliability! We have students with phones and laptops and they all want internet access so the unit has to be capable of doing all of these connections simultaneously. This one did and does. It is hanging high on a wall, powered by POE and has not skipped a beat since I put it up there. Thank goodness! I am rarely there. I guess it gets hot up there in the winter with the he...
Cons: The only minor thing I can say that is with the high-gain antenna, it can top over if not on a completely flat surface.
Pros: Very good signal from an AP in a home next door that is difficult to receive. Solid connection for 1 month now. It replaced a previous Engenius product that worked well for two years. the ECB350 has a signal of -65dbi compared to the previous -78dbi. It connects at 104 mbs and hasn't dropped once
Cons: It took a while to realize that I had to save some settings in three places to have them take effect. Easy setup other than that.
Summary: Have this unit setup as a repeater in a house one floor below the main wireless router. Very thick walls and floors and the signal penetrates through all with relative ease. The only unit I have to compare this to previously is an Asus RT-N12 rev A running DD-WRT, which worked and had a good signal but was flaky, so I resolved to go back to a factory firmware and I'm glad I chose enGenius. Very nice product.
Summary: I have been waiting for stock of the 350 since EnGenius announced it. It was a toss up between this and the 210EXT which is basically the same except it's built for outdoor application and I wanted indoor and outdoor coverage. The 150 more put me to the ECB350 w/ the TP-LINK TL-ANT2408C 8dBi antennas. I mounted all in my attic near the ridge beam. I get complete coverage in the ENTIRE house and basement. In N mode I cover my entire property outside.
Pros: -great transmission power, multi ssid, vlan, etc.
Cons: OK, my fault did not read... was setting up as AP my settings would not take effect after applying. Then I noticed "reload/save" option at the top left of the config page. Hit that button and love was found. If you use DD-WRT you know what I mean.