Summary: Three devices were used over a one year period. Every one was updated with every update that could be gotten to try and alleviate the issue. I tried disabling just about every combination of services to see if would help, and nothing ever did. Eventually just replaced them entirely.
Pros: The feature set specified at this price is hard to beat.
Cons: It will drop all connections about once per day.
Summary: I've deployed a pair of these for a wireless bridge (w/external antennas) that spans a 4-lane street and most recently a single device in a high-rise office. The feature set is great, but I wish Netgear would revamp the interface. I've not experienced the problems with Apple products that others have described. I don't know of a better product for this purpose.
Pros: Great 2.4Ghz Range
Cons: Poor 5.0Ghz Range (blame physics, not Netgear)
Summary: I would really never want to go back to consumer grade Wifi. Waiting to see how long the unit lasts as I normally go through an access point every couple of years.
Pros: I have been looking at this access point now for a few years and it has lived up to what I expected. Not for your novice user as you need something on your network that does DHCP or you need to use Static addresses.
Cons: Large for typical home use and I cannot see many companies wanting to mount these access points on walls.
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: We currently have 5 units spread around the office that are centrally managed with a WMS5316 Controller. Setup was a easy, and everything seems to just work except for some of our IOS devices, both phones and tablets. I'm not sure if its Apples fault, problems with interference in our office, or if Netgear is the only problem in this situation. But the devices like to randomly disconnect, yet laptops and such remain connected all day long no problem.
Pros: For the money you can go wrong with a dual 2.4 and 5ghz unit that can be managed with a WMS5316 controller
Cons: Some compatibility issues with IOS devices, and 5ghz range is very poor
Summary: Great budget WAP as far as I can tell. Deployed 5 of these things in the rafters spread around a 100,000 ft/sq manufacturing facility to run both a corporate SSID on WPA2 Enterprise with RADIUS and a guest SSID using WPA/PSK in separate VLANs. No trouble after about a month of operation.
Pros: Easy to deploy, fully featured.
Cons: Netgear's lousy slow interface which bothers me across its product line.
Summary: Documentation states the external antennas (not included...but not currently needed either) work with the 2.4GHz radio, with no mention of 5GHz operations. This has not yet been tested to verify if this is a documentation oversight, since 5GHz range is currently excellent with built-in antennas.
Pros: Functions as advertised (and described in the other posts). No stability, compatibility, or range issues/shortcomings found. Much higher throughput than the 802.11g model it replaced. Though there are plans for concurrent 2.4 and 5 GHz use, it is currently being used solely with 5GHz turned on with 40MHz width.
Cons: Shape is a little ungainly for shipping or storage. If the built-on upper antenna assembly could be removed, that would be helpful. See below about a possible issue with the external antennas.
Netgear ProSafe WNDAP350 Dual BandWireless-N Access Point
20 April 2010
Summary: I installed this wireless access point in a theater to provide coverage for both the auditorium and a section of lobby. The AP not only covers the entire theater but also covers much of the backstage space, the entire lobby, and into the parking lot. Using the built in VLAN feature, I set up this AP to provide both secure access to the theater's private LAN and also guest access to WiFi so that visitors could use the internet while in the building but not have access to...