Summary: As of firmware version 1.2.8, this thing can't keep a network connection up very long. When moving large amounts of data, the WAP4400N tends to reboot. It has a nice form factor and was easy to install, but since I actually need a wireless network, I'm sending this back.
Summary: I purchased two of these AP's. they are a POS. They constantly need rebooting. I upgrade firmware and it doesn't take the change. Tech support tells me to reset the AP to factory defaults after upgrading firmware, which I try and the firmware still does not upgrade. When they work they work ok except the WAP mode did not allow wireless clients to attach, only the bridge worked. I only use them as a point to point bridge now and still it's reboot, reboot, reboot.
Summary: I had this Wireless Access Point for a little bit more than a year, and today it quit working, no more Wireless access for any of the computers nor web interface access. This is the second device I have from linksys that stoped working suddenly.
Summary: Experience with this product for a month or so leaves me sorry I bought it. Frequently drops connections to clients (2-3 times daily). Several different firmware images have not improved this condition. Experience lately with several Linksys products has made me skittish on purchasing any Linksys products in the future. Have a new AP from a different manufacturer on order now - am looking forward to abandoning this product.
Summary: This thing blows big-time. I manage, design, and install networks for a living. I installed this in my house to compliment my new Dell laptop with wireless-N and I can say that my dvd rewinder was a better investment. PoE is pretty cool, which is why I bought it, but it's the only feature that works reliably. Drops connections pretty frequently only to reconnect a few minutes later.
Summary: I bought two of these based on my good experience with the WAP54G access points. What a nightmare! These routers drop wireless packets like crazy and as a result you get disconnected from the network but you don't know it, since the computer still thinks it is connected to the AP. But you start getting "waiting for server xxx to respond" hangs in the browser.
Summary: One star is too high a grade. I made the grave mistake of buying this router some weeks ago. With difficulty (lousy documentation, etc.) I was able to make it work--most of the time--until last night. It died a slow and painful (for my wife and me) death last night and--because one of us often works from home with an internet connection to an office network--has caused major inconvenience.
No stronger signal than wireless-G, don't waste your money
L. Miller, Amazon
1 November 2007
Summary: As of this writing, all reviewers have given it one star. I give it one star as well even though I was able to connect two workstations, each with a Linksys WMP300N wireless-N pci card w/ antenna, to it. Here's why I only give it one star - the signal strength is exactly the same as the wireless-G router (also Linksys) that it was supposed to replace. I even upgraded the firmware to the latest version (1.2.12 at this writing). Where's the 4X range claimed?
Summary: After a day of comprehensive testing both in various modes (G-only, B/G/N mixed) and with different security configurations (no encryption, WPA2-Personal/AES) the unit was spectacularly unreliable both with Intel and Linksys NICs. I upgraded the firmware to the most current release before testing began. Absolutely ridiculous, given that my WAP54G access point has been extremely reliable.
Summary: I bought one of these and connected it to a WRT350N on the other side of the house via ethernet cable. I did this because the "4X range" (cough, cough) of the 350N turned out to be more like 1.1X range. I set it up and it worked immediately. Apparently, the idea of using this as an access point in addition to a wireless router is not something that ever occured to Linksys or, at least to the writer of the manual. So, everything was trial and error.