Good feature set but not easily deployed & watch-out for interruptions during firmware updates
31 May 2014
Summary: Of course this is not a plug and play device. It requires some networking expertise in order to setup the access point for use on both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz connections. I don't understand the point of assigning the access point another name (SSID) as this is never broadcast externally for connectivity purposes. This access point was working well and has some handy features for a technically proficient end-user.
Great Access Point with Controller Option- for More Advanced Users
John D. Fox, Amazon
3 February 2014
Summary: I have used these in two different school with 5 or more points and found them very good. They are not routers, nor firewall, but very configurable access points. They can be set up and then copied over a campus or controlled by a Netgear access point controller. The initial bios needed updating, but by Netgear's 3rd third update. W could connect 20-30 users per access point and they handled it pretty well.
Summary: I have owned and worked on the Netgear WNDAP350 for over a year. Its 2.4 link rate rarely exceeds 130 MBPS and drops about once an hour. This even when I'm sitting right next to the thing. I've analyzed my spectrum and the channel it uses is as clear as you are going to get in today's crowded wifi world. The 5 GHz side of the device is very buggy. Don't waste your time. This is a poor piece of equipment. Netgear is clearly in decline.
Summary: I replaced a dlink router that had burned out with this one and it has performed flawlessly. I found installation fairly simple, and I am no networking expert. The range is better than my dlink, although the range is not as far as I had hoped it would be. But, for the money, this is a good value.
Excellent Simultaneous Dual Band with Guest Network
20 January 2013
Summary: Very Good Device with excellent coverage and the ability to use simultaneous 2.4 and 5 Ghz bands. Can set up multiple SSID/Security options including VLAN segmented Guest Network so that the Guest Network is unable to communicate with your internal network.
Sometimes unstable, but after a flash + factory reboot - good!
17 January 2013
Summary: As the subject suggests, I had some stability issues out of the box. I updated the flash and still had issues, but then I did a factory-reset and reconfigured the device, and it's been good to go since then. I've got devices using both the A/N channels and the B/G/N channels and neither are dropping - even though B/G/N in my area is SOAKED - in fact, that was the whole reason for getting a dual-band was to use 5GHz...more channels, less people.
Summary: Excellent build quality and rock solid stability make this WAP a must have for large houses or properties. I live in an old 3 1/2 story 100+ year old huge farmhouse (3 layers of brick thick with 10 inch solid walls) with a pool area, and an IP cam security system where 5 of the cameras are wifi.
Summary: Comments about Netgear ProSafe WNDAP350 Dual Band Wireless-N Access Point: Overall this product is good for the price. However, I can't say that it's the right product for everyone, because it is not a solid product. This is going to be a long and detailed post, but I want to be fair and provide some real information that someone looking for a medium end WAP with business features for a home or a small business.My biggest complaint is that the wireless is a bit flaky.
Pros: Easy To Setup, For the price, It has a good feature set
Cons: POE is fickle, Slow and poor updates, Unreliable connection
Summary: *In my opinion*, Netgear has defrauded anyone who has bought this product. Read Netgear's website on this product. It clearly states, under the very first bullet point, "Performance - Wireless N with Concurrent dual band operation with quality of service". Dual Band operation means working at both 2.4GHz and 5GHz simultaneously. We bought 8 of these ($2,000 for them at the time). I setup dual band, point-to-multipoint.