Summary: I strongly recommend this product for use as an outdoor ether bridge. As an aside, the review about using it in his basement and trying to go to his garage. This is a 5Ghz AP/bridge with directional antennas. It is not meant to be used from indoors and bridge to the outdoors unless you put the indoor device in a window and is line of site to the other AP.
Pros: Product workmanship solid plastic. Configuration is easy if you are familiar with wireless. Used as an outdoor Ethernet bridge which is what this product is supposed to be sued for. The antenna is directional, which I tested. ( they are within 10 feet and pointed them in opposite direction and an considerable amount of signal. when pointed at each other signal was practically 100% again that was at 10 feet apart).
Cons: This uses a lot of power since it puts out a high signal. Make sure your POE switch can power it or use the included poe port injector which works well. So not really a con just an FYI
Summary: Bought two of these. Set up as a bridge, the other as an AP. Simple, simple.
Pros: Able to steam video over 300 feet. The brackets allow you to mount to a pole or a wall. Easy to set up. Was able to shoot a signal through light tree overage.
Cons: The inline power injector (EPE-24R) on one of the two I bought came DOA. One year later (and why I am writing this review) another is broken. Buyer beware there. Have fun replacing those at $28 each. Checked their forums and this isn't an isolated problem, but your mileage may vary.
Excerpt: I am not a tech guy (luckily I'm related to one) so the set up on these was a bit of a challenge and to the non-tech person may be overwhelming. The antennas themselves are easy to set up, getting the system to work is more involved. My set up has the Cable modem in one building and 1415 feet to the second building where I use the internet. The connection is solid ranging from 16-29Mb/s. I use to have a WRT54g set up and was capped at 5Mb/s for the same jump.
Pros: Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
Summary: If you need a stable link between 2 locations, this will work great. Attached is network test I did with the link.
Pros: Stable links even with some trees between locations. Using it to feed 7 HD cameras at a house I am building to the house we are living in. Did have some issues with ARP across the link initially with some of the cameras. After switching to WDS AP and WDS Station it has worked perfectly. I also have some of the older 2.4ghz models that I use for wireless access around my house. The ENH500 replaced the ENH200 I had before.
Summary: Use the same models for point to point, especially with bridges.
Pros: Bought many varying models of the engenius brand wireless products. Just like the other models, this one does not disappoint in basic use. I have many of these deployed outdoors (and in) and I have yet to replace one that worked out of the box. 1 DOA out of 20ish = not bad.
Cons: Some advanced configurations which work with other devices will not work with these, especially when mixing model types.
Summary: Each device contains a 24v poe injector if you switch does now offer that.
Pros: Bought 2 of these as a wireless bridge setup. They are very easy to setup if you have some basic knowledge about networking and wireless. Had them both working in minutes. One as a wap and the other as a client bridge. Achieving 100mbps transfer over the connection.
Summary: 5Ghz frequencies are better for LOS than use indoors. This is an outdoor AP. This product works as it's intended and is in fact Business Class hardware. Lots of adjustment available in the GUI.
Pros: High throughput on 5Ghz N... Compatible with a lot of Radios, including Intel Centrino Radios up to 300Mbps. Outdoor range with common antenna setups (simple 2dbi sticks and laptops) better than expected.
Cons: Changed the GUI just a tad and took me a bit to figure out how to apply changes. Documentation a little light but once I got it I can deploy in minutes.
Summary: If you want to be able to connect your laptop to this unit, you need a 5 Ghz wireless card. Most wireless cards are 2.4 They sell a 2.4 Ghz model (ENH202) if that's what you need. dextermat thinks the listing is misleading but what he really means is that he failed to apply the listing to his specific application.
Pros: I own a tech company and we've used this device to bridge buildings with great success. This particular unit is 5 Ghz. You can use this for a directional wireless AP but you'll need the proper NIC in your device to see it. My Lenovo laptop saw it just fine in testing. This is POE and has an additional ethernet port to connect another device on the same CAT run. Great if you need an IP camera connection on the mast.