Summary: I currently own 3 of these and am buying 2 more shortly. The first one I bought and deployed in a new warehouse(ex-Home Depot). They pulled out 20+ cisco APs when moving out of the building. For 2 years I had just this single AP as the only wireless access point for the entire building!
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.
Summary: Bought the product from a local electronic store that recommeded it over other access point hardware. Had to call tech service a couple times to set up in an 8 unit condo. Worked fine no problems whatsoever in 11 months.
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: 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.
Pros: Great 2.4Ghz Range Straightforward Configuration External Antenna Mounts
Cons: Poor 5.0Ghz Range (blame physics, not Netgear) Odd Shape Slow/Buggy Interface
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. Dual channels POE Easy to configure Works like a charm
Cons: Large for typical home use and I cannot see many companies wanting to mount these access points on walls.
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: I use this AP along with a NetGear dual band WNDR3700 Router, a Netgear GS116NA Giga Switch switch and a Netgear WNHDE111 5 GHz AP. I have ethernet cables from each AP back to the switch. When you open the box you'll find the build quality of this AP to be very impressive.