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.
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.
Summary: I got 16 of these APs for a conference and they performed admirably. We had around 1,000 users hitting them pretty hard. There were very few APs that had simultaneous 802.11n, particularly with gigabit and PoE: I had choices between this, a 3Com that isn't out yet, and a $800+ Cisco.
Pros: Gigabit port, external antenna jacks, dual simultaneous 802.11n, Linux shell you can login on, Power over Ethernet. Tons of software features: multiple ESSIDs per radio (different authentication can connect you to different VLANs), logging to syslog server, WDS backhaul, easy to use configuration.
Cons: Oddly shaped AP, I have 16 of them and carrying them can be a bit troublesome. I had serious issues with WPA disconnecting me after 5 to 15 minutes but WEP and no security both worked very well. There is no SNMP MIB available, I was able to figure out some wireless SNMP information but I ended up...