Netgear ProSafe WAP is high-quality at a reasonable cost
James L Fleming, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I purchased one of these devices for my church. It has been working flawlessly for over a year. I recently purchased another one used and, so far, it also works perfectly. They have a lifetime warranty if purchased new so I'm not clear why someone couldn't get help if they were having problems.
Summary: First and most important... this is NOT a router or a switch. It has just one Ethernet port and that is for plugging into a router or switch. It has one function and that is allowing wireless devices attach to an existing working network.
Summary: I have installed many of these in value-conscious business networks. One has failed but it was in a humid location (commercial kitchen). I really like the multi-SSID capabilities which allow me to setup a 'guest' network and a secure network on the save device.
Pros: Reliable, multiple SSID, Rogue AP detection, good session capacity and data rate, can run off PoE.
Cons: Plastic case, occasional interference issues, average coverage
Solid AP with multiple SSID's POE and VLAN Support
Ronald R., Newegg
23 August 2011
Summary: More than enough features for everything we need. Setup is easy and everything makes sense. I always plug network devices straight into a PC and configure a static IP before I attach to the network.
Pros: Solid AP with multiple SSID's, VLAN support and POE. I have 4 of these running our business and guest networks and Wireless VOIP phones. Have been using them for a year and a half without issue.
Cons: I think this only supports 8 VLAN's. Not an issue for us but maybe a concern on large networks. Don't enable wireless client separation if you want to connect your laptop to a wireless printer.
Pros: I bought this to replace an older (non-Netgear) Wireless-G access point, as our laptops were having trouble maintaining a connection. Since setting this up, access has been solid from all of our systems. The case is attractive, which was important as this needed to mount in a kitchen area, not so...
Cons: For something built to be attractive enough to be in a public space, there are a lot of bright blinking LEDs, which can be noticeable when lights are out.
Summary: Finally an 802.11gn AP for business. I have been using this device for more than a month in point-to-multipoint bridge mode and it's actually working the way it's supposed to! I'd been trying to get various D-Link and Linksys products to perform a similar function with no luck for years.
Pros: WDS (point-to-point/multi-point) that actually works Rogue AP Detection Multiple SSIDs Hotspot Configuration SSL Remote Management PoE
Cons: Doesn't provide better coverage than my 802.11g AP with a 7.5 dbi gain omni-directional antenna Loss of connectivity occurs in offices where a microwave oven is being used (as with most wireless devices)