So bad I will give you my latest replacement to be rid of it
Mr. Colin Hoggett, Amazon
14 hours ago
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.
Summary: When you update the "Firmware" the reouer shuts down and there is NO way to make it revert back to the previous version because you can no longer talk to it. I have had 3 customers experienve this I have talked to Tech Support and they are aware of this problem with their new "Firmware" but still offer this update on their web site.
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.
Summary: I bought this access point about 1.5 years ago because I wanted a bullet-proof WiFi solution for my home network. I was tired of under-engineered, flaky, consumer-oriented networking solutions, so I sprung for a Soekris Net5501 for my router, a Dell PowerConnect 2816 for my switch, and this WG103 for my WiFi access point. The Soekris router and the Dell switch are great; the WG103 is not.
Summary: My Network is a Sonicwall T120, a DLing POE switch (10/100 mbps) and a WG102 and WG103 access point doing the wireless. I currently use the WG103 as an AP to provide redundancy for the WG102 in case one fails but that has not happened. I had one of the MIMO rangemax APs from netgear but it became unreliable and required weekly reboots so I replaced it. This thing used to be a bridge from the garage to the house and it worked flawlessly.
Summary: I'll start by saying I'm not an IT professional. I bought a Netgear FVS318 ProSafe VPN Firewall several years (2003?) ago to replace a failed Linksys BEFSR-XXXX router. Though only a small home office, I figured something a little more robust might be in order. Late in 2009 I had occasion to need wireless connectivity and, rather than replace this unit with a wireless router (I had 4 devices connected to the router), I bought the WG103 Access point and set it up in (what...
Summary: As mentioned by several other reviewers here, this unit appears to have problems communicating properly with a wide range of newer devices when encryption is enabled. In my case, it appears to be a communication issue with a specific Broadcom wireless chipset that is used in a multitude of new devices -- Apple, Dell, and HP laptops have all experienced this issue with my three WG103 access points.