Summary: Who writes these things? Angry loners from MIT? I'm a farmer, trying to set up this for my B&B, and I can't! I've even tried to get definitions for some of the tech terms and I need a beginning IT course just to understand those. What's wrong with " plug the red plug into the red outlet..." line of thinking? Very frustrating experience that I will have to hire someone to resolve.
Summary: Unless you buy two wireless routers, one for each end, you have to have an Ethernet connection to your computer. The product description wasn't clear about this, otherwise I wouldn't have purchased it. Amazon was great about getting us a refund though.
Works perfect and could not be simpler to install.
Maryellen Sheppard, Amazon
7 March 2014
Summary: Since I use my internet for work, I am always concerned about doing anything that might interfere with it's performance. I needed this device to boost my wifi signal from my home office to my house. You often read about plug and play but this truly worked as advertised. I plugged it in next to my wifi router so those two devices could exchange information and then I took it up to my house and plugged it into the wall. It worked perfectly right from the start.
Summary: I purchased this product to connect the internet from a rental to my home, both of which are on the same property. They are about 2000 feet apart and line of sight. The most difficult part was the setup as there are no instructions. I would recommend that anyone who purchases this item contact their tech support upon receiving it and you will save much time. I wasted over 2 hours trying to get this working and was unsuccessful.
Summary: I bought this outdoor bridge to avoid trenching and laying Cat6 cabling to a detached garage to operate a IP security camera. This guy does not believe in WiFi to run mission critical devices but I have to say, this bridge has performed perfectly!! I only bought one of these, using a standard (cheap) TrendNET Wireless N 150 as the primary WiFi signal that feeds the Engenius out in the garage. I have about 30 yards of distance and two wood/sheetrock walls.
Very good long distance wifi device, you will need a wireless router if you get the ENS200 to extend your range.
G M, Amazon
14 November 2013
Summary: Excellent range extender, several thousand feet if you have two of these. Pretty easy to setup. The manual is lacking as far as tutorials for each application. Cons: 1 Manual. 2 Radio is one way only, that is it will connect to your distant access point and then output to a lan (wan) connection to a wireless router, or be a wireless access point and send output to a modem by way of the lan connection. It won't do both.
Summary: Pros: - Easy to use GUI - Very solid build - Great range (600+ feet through dense woods on minimum power) - Tiny PoE adapter - Easy to mount - Supports advanced features like VLAN tagging and WPA2 Enterprise Cons: - I didn't notice a difference in range when I turned up the power to max. - Minimal documentation, default IP and login credentials are on the outside of the box Other thoughts: My initial impression of this AP is very good, especially for $40.