Stop being stuck on this brand and get something better is my only advice
Scott Schroeder "Scott D. Schroeder", Amazon
9 October 2014
Summary: Stop being stuck on this brand and get something better is my only advice. Pain to set up, and if power goes out, get ready to set them up again. NOT A REPEATER, YOU WILL NEED TWO OF THEM TO MAKE REPEATING WORK.
Jaime Hernandez "Jaime Hernandez, The Cyber F..., Amazon
29 August 2014
Summary: I am a die hard fan of what I like, but every now and then I want to give something else a try to see if I may like it. There isn't enough bad I can say about this product. I tried 4 times to get the settings to stick. (Yes, I saved them in the upper left hand column) I am not sure if the hardware is bad, the software is bad or combined they make the biggest piece of junk imaginable. EnGenius, I challenge you to prove me wrong.
Summary: Great setup, programming is a bit tricky. Best bet if you are hooking this up to a port on your existing wireless router would be to set up the SSID (wireless network name) under a different one (maybe add A or 2 after the original ones name) as some smartphones and tablets have a bit of lag on jumping from the existing router to the access point if they have the same name.
Summary: I put this in the attic of my two-story house hoping it would cover the interior as well as the not-so-huge yard, which I've always had trouble with. Couldn't be better. I get great coverage over the entire area. The signal in the area directly below the AP is a little weak, but that's to be expected with an omni antenna. I had a little trouble making configurations stick, but I got good advice when I posted the question here. No complaints.
Summary: I have used this product in various settings as both access point and bridge. The bridge is working with a parabolic antenna to make a five mile link to an access point. The radio section is good enough that it was able, when connected to a parabolic antenna, to work conventional access points with default antennas inside buildings at two miles distance. The default antenna is more than adequate for local work.