Summary: Almost everything works as advertised, just not if you want to use it as a wireless repeater. I checked the linksys site and web searched and found no solution to the issue. In the end I ran a POE connection to it and was able to use it as a second access point but never figured out repeater mode. Even upgraded the firmware. In the end: POE is seamless, range is average, SW is okay, setup is okay, but repeater.modes is horrible.
Summary: It seems anytime I try and change or upgrade my home network, the process is confusing, but eventually I figure it out. The Cisco router I ordered, worked great right out of the box. I purchased the WAP router because I had expanded my wi-fi network by adding a second router, that was a few years old. While the router worked OK, I could not find a way to access my music, photos, videos from my home PC thru the second router.
Summary: We have 6 of these as access points in our school. They are wonderful. I might need to reboot them maybe 1 time a year, if even that. They have a great signal range, plenty of security options, and have been the least of my IT worries in our organization. A great buy!
Summary: When my IT guy tells me "wow, this is impressive" you have to know it is a great product. One of these units centrally located in my business is covering an entire 10,000 SF facility, through a fire rated wall as well into the back of the warehouse. Setup was incredibly straight forward and easy, awesome signal strength.
Summary: Setup was tricky because the router's default settings assumes that one's network is running 192.168.1.x. Once I created a network with that morrored those settings, it worked fine. Then I switched the default to "scan network," and the device picked up my netowrk and worked great afterwards. All good.
Summary: After 18 mos, I discovered that a failure to maintain network connectivity on a Win7 system was a AP software bug, not the fault of a wirelessly-connected laptop as I had assumed. I worked on this for 2 days with the help of Microsoft 2nd-tier support techs and absolutely confirmed that the WAP2000 was not functioning correctly. Replacing it with an old LinkSys WAP54G, configured identically, solved the problem. Cisco's support system was impenetrable.
Pros: It has good features and a reasonable user interface.
Cons: It's software contains a bug that prevents it from maintaining network connectivity for more than 20 minutes in Win 7 networks.
Summary: I am actually considering putting back into service our old Linksys wap54g aps which the wap2000s replaced. even though the Linksys wap54g could only handle one ssid at least it would stay up and function. also hilariously I called the cisco smb tac and the tech told me that the troubleshooting policy on the wap2000 is firmware update, factory reset, then RMA.
Pros: Handles basic vlans, 4 ssids, but those are things it is supposed to do, good luck trying to get it to actually perform.
Cons: I have 6 of these running on multiple sites and they will all on a regular basis drop connections, to laptops desktops, phones..... you name it. the ap says its up but I can be sitting at a laptop and it will show disconnected for a bit, reconnect, disconnect, then a couple minutes later rinse repeat. then there is the config interface, reboot on pretty much any change, so say goodbye to business continuity / pain in the rear trying to troubleshoot. even funnier is th...
Summary: I want to use this small business AP to replace the wrt54gl for our company. My goal: let it work as an access point for 20 users reliably. It constantly stop wireless connection while my wrt54gl works well. There are more users on wrt54gl than this wap2000 when it stopped working. I even webexed with a Cisco tech support guy.