Summary: Have had this about a year. It rarely needs a reboot. The external antenna's signal beats airport express or extreme (not that they are hard to beat) and basically works well. It can generate a wifi signal, of course, but also can be configured as a client. So now I have a box in my house with no wifi abilities cabled to this which is a client of the wifi network from a newer 3-antenna netgear I bought. works. Vpn, itunes discovery, multicast... all worked fine over it.
Summary: I have the WG602V3 with the current firmware updates appled. This is the first Netgear product that I am truly disappointed in. I need to reboot this unit at least once per day. It completely drops out of sight on the wireless network as well as the wired network. The only way to solve the problem is to remove power and let the unit restart. After reading other reviews, it's not even worth trying to call netgear support, this unit is going back to the store for a refund.
Summary: I just bought the Netgear WG602 about a week ago, and I am very impressed. I also purchased the Netgear 54G Wireless PC Card. Both items work great. All I did was connect the ethernet cord (that comes with the access point) from my existing D-Link wired router and into the Netgear access point. Then I installed the PC Card software on my laptop and rebooted and done. It was up and running in 10 minutes.
Summary: I've had my access point for about a month. The wirless connection (which gives 2 computers the internet) has been randomly going down, which was fixed by unplugging and replugging the unit... which was annoying but not to drastic. However a couple of days ago the wireless connection went down and refused to come back on.
Summary: I just got this a week ago along with a Netgear WG511 PC Card. It looks really neat. And works great. The setup was a breeze. I just connected the access point to an ethernet switch connected to the router. Installed the PC card and it immediately detected the WLAN. Configuring the access point took a little while because my network's IP range is from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.255. The access point comes with a preset IP address of 192.168.0.227.
Summary: Purchased the wg 602 to expand my current Netgear wireless system only to find out that as a repeater it will only work with another wg 602. The box that the AP came in shows a typical network setup utilizing a wgr 614 wireless firewall router and the wg 602. Why would netgear clearly show this compatibility when its not the case? Support on this issue was a joke.
Summary: OK, I'm gonna have to laugh. Many of the reviews you see around the Web for electronics are laden with complaints about customer service. The reason I have to laugh is that I think this is more a symptom of our self-service society than any given company's customer service. I mean, I've been having issues with an item I ordered from Home Depot, and the hospital where my son is getting treatment has lost his blood samples and then lied about it. But I digress.
Summary: As of today, Amazon doesn't specify whether WG602 on this page is WG602 v2 or not. Product specification on this page indicates it is WG602. WG602 hardware isn't software upgradable to WG602 v2 which has WPA and other additional functionalities. I purchased WG602 more than a year ago. It's been working fine without any trouble. Just like GW511, I was hoping WPA would be added to WG602 through firmware upgrade.
Summary: I bought this item, because, on the back of the box, it shows the WG602 being used as a bridge to connect to a WGT624 access point. This is extremely misleading, and well, plain wrong, as a couple of other reviewers have pointed out. I was on the phone with extremely unhelpful tech support (that they outsourced to India, I believe), and it took several hours of run-around for the support guy to actually admit that the two products are not compatible (he had to ask...