Summary: Quality of serivcs depends on type of router and were the router is setup. For my application it will work great. For others, I suggest looking at what the network is going to be used for. Also keep into consideration what might block or interfer with the signal.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Secure Connection
Summary: For the first year, I had no problems. Now, I have many flakiness issues reporting by others. I have a strong signal that later drops in the same location. Rebooting the unit seems to get it working again but that is not a solution. I have upgraded to the latest firmware with no correction. I have other netgear products and I'm a fan but not with this product.
Summary: I am now on my second WG602v4. The first one, v3 lasted 21 months. I highly suspect that Netgear and other manufactures are now using cheap electronic components that fail within about 2 years. However, this unit works quite well as a Wireless Ethernet Bridge between an upstream Netgear WPN824v2 (192.168.1.1) and a downstream Ethernet Linksys BEFSX41 router on its own network (192.168.2.1). Setting it up in the client, infrastructure mode is a bit difficult.
Summary: The NetGear WG602 Wireless Access Point is a fairly easy to use device, and has a WPA security feature that is relatively easy to set-up. Connecting to the Access Point with a laptop is very easy, and if I don't deliberately connect to the Access Point, it will be automatically connected, as long as it is within range. The range of the device is sufficient also, and it is able to reach all areas of my home with no problems, or interruptions.
Summary: I purchased this unit so I could connect to the internet with my IPod Touch. I wanted to keep my wired router for security reasons, so I needed something that could plug into my router, and act as a access point. I read that you could attach a wireless router to a wired router, but the instructions were long and complicated. Since I'm not an expert in networking, and since I do not want to spend hours trying to make it work, I decided the extra cost is worth it.