Summary: Some other reviews are complaining that if there are 802.11b and 802.11g cards in the area, the access point drops to 802.11b speeds only. This is NOT the fault of the router or access point. The 802.11g specification requires that behaviour. The Apple AirPort Extreme does the same thing according to the fine print on their web site. So...if you want g speeds you need to convert all of your equipment to g cards...or maybe have a b and a g access point.
A Wireless Repeater That Works. Documentation the Doesn't
edelbeb "edelbeb", Amazon
12 January 2008
Summary: In response to Mr. Frandzel's later posted comments, I'll add that the SSID for the WAP54g should differ from that of the router. Otherwise, in some circumstances, one or more wireless adapters can switch from the WAP54g's signal over to the router's signal, and then perhaps eventually visa versa. That type of switching may lock up the WAP54g. At the very least, that arrangement complicates troubleshooting.
Some initial setup problems but works as advertised!
Pinoy in NJ "arprince", Amazon
12 January 2008
Summary: I'm using the unit in a REPEATER mode. My house have 3 floors and my router (WRT54G) is located in the basement. I get a signal of 11 Mbps on the sec flr using a centrino powered notebook. The signal would drop to 1 Mbps after some use and the only way to get the signals back is to to reboot the notebook for some reason or go to the first flr. Hence, decided to get this unit and use it as a repeater. Steps that worked for me are as follows: 01.
Used as an Access Client (wireless bridge) need Two of these.
G. Powell, Amazon
10 September 2007
Summary: I wanted to connect a wired computer to my wireless network, so I bought one of these, and a WRT54G router (which I needed anyway) which claims to act like a Access Point (it does but..), spent several hours attempting to configure it. Then used the on line linksys help (via the web) and then was told that in Access Client mode, this device will only connect to another WAP54G device.
Summary: UPDATE: I updated my router/access-point and found that the WAP54G does not seem to work in mode 2 (see below: "wireless client") with the new router (D-Link DIR-655). This matches the documentation which says (from memory) words to the effect that "wireless client" mode only works with a compatible Linksys as the router/access-point. I read that as a CYA disclaimer but at least in my case it appears to be true. I suspect that modes 3 and 4 have the same story.
After a few days of headache configuring it, the thing works like a charm
B. Ray, Amazon
4 December 2005
Summary: Setting up the Linksys was a threefold pain, but after wrestling with the configuration I'm consistently getting 54Mb throughout my house. I flip the thing on and forget about it. The three obstacles in setting up the WAP54G were: 1) The auto-setup program on the included CD continually blew up. My online chat with tech support led nowhere, the chat session dropping about 20 minutes in.
Summary: I have a SOHO that uses a wired 10/100 switched network. Already part of this network is a Linksys single port Cable / DSL Router. When it came time to make the jump to wireless, the WAP54G seemed the logical choice, as I would not have to reconfigure anything on my existing network. For the record, I selected the WUSB54G and WPC54G adapters for two different purposes. Look for reviews on those items posted separately.
Summary: I feel the state of consumer level wireless is one step above gadget level - after a lot of screwing around, it works but I would still prefer to be able to run cable and have a wired connection. That said - I decided to play around with wireless mostly out of curiosity, and since I already had a router and firewall, I decided to just get a WAP instead. I've used Cisco's own WAP's at work, and since they own Linksys now, I decided to give this model a try.