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Netgear WG103
7.1 out of 10

Netgear WG103

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear WG103

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Overall 2
2.0

read carefully

SystemWorks IT, Amazon
10 May 2014
  • Summary: Doesn't work with all ap's was a headache and netgear would warranty the fact they they advertise wnap210 to work but doesn't work. I returned it. Your much better off just using wnap210 on its own, its the fasted wifi access point i have used.
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Overall 2
2.0

So bad I will give you my latest replacement to be rid of it

Mr. Colin Hoggett, Amazon
26 March 2014
  • Summary: After 4 hours on the netgear support line -- which are normally great - I am now being sent a replacement. I will not open the box and anyone who is daft enough to want one of these can have it for the price of postage - I will be buying a WG102 and suggest you do to.
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Overall 2
2.0

don't purchase

Luis O., Newegg
21 January 2014
  • Summary: I’ve been owning 14 of the Netgear WG102 model for the past 5 years and never had to reboot them because they stopped working or gave me any problems, except for a couple of times that I can remember and for when I upgraded the firmware or added a device to the MAC filtering table. And the interface is amazing no slowness or anything of that nature.
  • Pros: NONE
  • Cons: This device by far is the worst Netgear device I ever purchased. I own two since January of last year both gave issues at 3 month I had to reboot them at least once every month with time it increased to once every few days; we don't heavily use them it’s a business environment used internally for cell phones and tablets. Interface is the worst in the market it takes forever to load anything. I had both units RMA after one stopped working with the POE switch, the repla...
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Overall 10
10

Works great

desertduo, Amazon
6 January 2014
  • Summary: We bought this to replace an outdated one we were using in our office. This was easy to install and is working just beautifully!
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Overall 8
8.0

Update the Firmware!

Sir Destry Jinks, Amazon
26 December 2013
  • Summary: I'd give the little guy 5 stars if it shipped with the latest firmware. I grabbed one of these based on previous experience with other similar models, and found that connectivity was shaky at best. As us techies do, after step one - reboot the device, we moved to step two - update the firmware, and have had no other problems. I love that it can be powered over POE, and at $100, I guess I can afford to install the firmware before I install it at a customer site.
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Overall 8
8.0

Mostly does it's job

Alex G., Newegg
17 December 2013
  • Pros: I have two of these installed as Wireless Distribution System with client association. Those models were the only affordable ones I could find with WPA2/AES for WDS.
  • Cons: Slow web configuration interface! I wish Netgear would go back to faster WG102's interface. I don't need Java to configure a basic device. Slow SSH login prompt and unexplained performance drop for associated clients when WDS is active.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad Choice .

Roberto, Amazon
12 October 2013
  • Summary: The unit stop working . I do not know if I can return the unit to get the money back.
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Overall 10
10

Wireless Management made easy

gray-eagle, Amazon
6 October 2013
  • Summary: This was a new network install for a large three story building whose owners wanted to add wireless access throughout. This will handle up to 16 wireless access points and makes configuration and management easy via a browser interface with only one device to log into instead of each individual access points.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Even a Very Good Paperweight

Michael N., Newegg
16 August 2013
  • Summary: The WG103 began failing at about the one-month mark. I consulted with Netgear and found that their "lifetime warranty" was worthless. Without connecting to my network, they were able to “inform me” that I had a “software failure” so was not eligible for an RMA. Not a need for a firmware update; a “software failure”. They offered to extend the warranty for about the same cost as I had just paid for the unit.
  • Pros: Metal box. Nice dark blue color.
  • Cons: Both the product and the support failed badly. I installed the WG103 to replace a 3-year old plastic-box unit that had slowly failed. I use the WAP downstream of a wired firewall/router. Netgear requires that I assign a particular IP address to my PC, connect by Ethernet cable directly to the WAP, log in to the WAP at its “default” IP address and then set it up. I have only configured a few WAPs, but this was new to me and basically a nuisance. Maybe I’m forgetting th...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Albert G., Newegg
28 March 2013
  • Pros: Works well most of the time.
  • Cons: Have to restart it just like every brand of wireless router I have ever owned. None of them seem to work consistently.
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