Summary: I'm sure that if I could figure out the issues I had and get an idea of what I did wrong I would have no problem purchasing this AP once again.
Pros: Great AP, high build quality and relatively easy setup if your not trying to go above and beyond what instructions come in the box.
Cons: Had issues connecting to my router to use as a wireless bridge to continue my wired network on the other side of the house. After about 13 hours I finally configured the AP to connect to wrt54g. Only issue is I had to remove all security settings so they would communicate and issue IP's that both could use. After rearming WEP security and disabling the visibility of my network, 1 day later they would once again not communicate. I am sure there is something on my end t...
Summary: 192.168.1.245 Try google wap54g and you'll see why they have so many refurbished routers. It isn't a wrt54g if that's what you are looking for.
Pros: loaded ddwrt relatively easy. Seems to work great now. With ddwrt will work as wirless bridge.
Cons: Couldn't get it to communicate at first. Linksys disk couldn't find router, and web connection wouldn't work. After about 10 resets I got it to connect to the program interface. I didn't have any luck connecting it to my network though which is a t-mobile linksys routher and another liksys router running ddwrt. Qickly flashed with ddwrt and seems to connect and work great.
Summary: Just got a bad one I guess. Have not returned it yet. Have always had good luck this brand until now. I think it is likely to be a good product if you get one that works.
Pros: Set up easy for average users. No-brainer for anyone with experience. Solid feel like other Linksys products. Strong signal, although had no opportunity to acutally measure.
Cons: Had it up and running out of the box in no time. All smiles - that's the way things should work. Too good to be true. After a few days my wireless devices failed to see it. I revived it a few times with much jerking around, but it never worked well again.
Summary: I contacted linksys tech support before purchasing, they assured me that it would work when connected to a router that is not linksys ONLY if used in the AP mode. They just didn't say how hard that was going to be.
Pros: Cheap, runs great, does what its made for.
Cons: Setup was quite confusing, no manual, the CD was basically useless because i couldn't connect to something i didn't know how to connect. Google is your friend.
Summary: As mentioned earlier, I would recommend having an XP machine to set it up with. I've had network problems before I bought it, so it may explain some of the setup trouble I had. Other than that, it's been working very reliably.
Pros: Works fine now. Has been spreading wireless g through out the house with decent strength.
Cons: Despite what it says, I had problems getting the setup software to work with Vista. I eventually had to go to an XP machine to configure it. It took several tries to get it to work. After several attempts to use the easy setup button, I had to manually configure it through the software. After that it worked great.
Cons: I have an older version of this same WAP with BNC connectors for the antennas allowing me to put on higher gain ones. This version does not seem to have that option. Additionally, the old WAP54G just worked ... never needed to be reset. This one has had to be power cycled several times in the last few weeks.