Summary: The setup CD only works if you want to set it up as an Access Point. For other modes you'll have to use to the web browser interface which requires looking up the WAP300N's IP in the DHCP Client Table on your Router. I wish the setup wizard gave you the option to assign a static IP to make things easier. A static IP can be assigned later from the web interface.
Pros: Great looking industrial design.
Cons: When functioning as a Wireless Bridge it can only connect to another WAP300N. It can't simply join an existing wireless network.
Summary: Not so much as it turns out. The WAP300N will not sync with the EA6500 using WPS and will not join the network in any capacity but range extender. Even that took a massive amount of effort and I finally had to disable the 2.4GHz portion of my network and restrict the EA6500 to N only with 20 MHz channels. Manual setup did funky things with my Macbook and eventually required a complete EA6500 reset to defaults, meaning I had to build the network again.
Pros: There really aren't any tangible pros with this product.
Cons: My home network is more complicated than your average setup but is not terribly complex (EA6500, a few 710s and the usual assortment of networked stuff). I need to move the location of my main router (Linsys EA6500) so I needed an access point and a range extender. The Linksys WAP300N looked like it was a workable idea.
Pros: Easy set up, had it running within 5 minutes, required absolutely no tinkering to work and has been working steady without any issues. Did exactly what I wanted it to do, can't really complain about anything.
Cons: Included Ethernet cable kind of short? Not sure if I can think of a single thing that is negative besides the somewhat high price.
Excerpt: The device is great but don't expect much from their support. Because we installed this on a complex environment, the application it came with could not see the device. We could not even connect to it directly or by pass their stupid application. So bad that even their support could not help. We spend 2.5 hours trying to make it work.
Excerpt: I bought the access point to improve wireless coverage in the house. For various reasons, our wireless router had to be in one corner on the second floor and devices in the basement (including the PS3) would receive intermittent/spotty coverage.<br /><br />This access point is now sitting in the middle of the ground floor and is connected to the upstairs router via an ethernet cable.
Excerpt: Easy to setup it was up and running in mere minutes. the problem is that it doesn't play well with my DHCP server on my other Cisco Wireless router. So to use this I had to set up my computers to use fixed IP addresses. Not hard to do, just an annoyance that I had not counted on.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Secure Connection
Excerpt: Bought this product from B&H for home use. Have to power cycle every day, it would regularly stop accepting new connections and letting clients obtain IP address from DHCP. <br />The issue is well documented by other users on Cisco forums, no response ever came from Cisco/Linksys, everyone is waiting for a firmware upgrade which might never come!