Summary: I replaced an older WAP for this one. I stayed with Netgear simply because no other vendors provides similar products for the price points. The feature set is not very different from others on the market today, but works very well in my home configuration. This is connected to a separate VLAN on my Cisco ASA5505 and is blocking traffic to other WAP devices connected to it.
Summary: I just got the router with a netgear card to replace my old D-Link router. The D-Link was a 802.11b router and one of my laptops had an 802.11g card that would not find the network even though it should be backwards compatible. with the new router the laptop detected the network right away. With the netgear rangemax card on another laptop the connection is great. I have better range all around the house as well.
Summary: I had a Linksys SRX but wanted a second access point to complete coverage in house. The linksys was an older model and one complaint was that it would randomly power off i think mostly after power outages. I put this netgear product in the same location and got half the bars on each of the multiple laptops that i use in the same location i used the linksys. I changed the position of the access point every which way possible. The linkys has better range by far.
Summary: Netgear's WPN802 may not be necessary for everyone but it really works for me. Our Internet connection is through Direcway/Hughes satellite and a router won't work with it. A hub/switch and a wireless access point is required instead. Setup for the WPN802 was fairly straight forward using the enclosed paper Installation Guide. Configuring the desktop computer to communicate with the WPN802's IP address was all that was really necessary.
Summary: As others have mentioned, the signal strength from this wireless access point (WAP) is pretty good, and there does seem to be improved coverage compared to my older Netgear wireless router (I moved to a new house that was prewired for data, so I have a wired router in my basement and needed the wireless access point so I could walk around with my notebook computer and connect to the internet).
Summary: I had tried several other ways to use my new wireless laptop in other parts of my house and I kept losing the signal strength and being knocked offline. In desperation and after reading the other reviews I opted to spend the $$ and purchase this. It is wonderful !! Just plugged it into my router and it was a go!. I did purchase a longer cable so I could put it on the other side of the room away from my cluttered desk. It truly delivers as promised.
Works as a WAP, but does not work as a wireless repeater
Fred Kauber, Amazon
16 September 2007
Summary: I'll provide detail below, but to summarize my review, this product works fine as a standalone wireless access point but did not work at all for me as a wireless repeater, even when using 2 of these devices with one as the primary and the second as the repeater. Here is the problem I was trying to solve with this product..
Summary: I bought this after a friend told me how great this model was working for him. I found the same thing. This one router covers my entire house well -- all 3 levels -- and out into the backyard. All this at higher speeds. Not having the antenna sticking up makes it blend in better -- but the blue flashing lights on top call attention to it. It comes with a little plastic cap to hide the blue light if you get tired of it.
Summary: So far I'm pretty happy with my RangeMax Access Point. It covers every area of my house and and works great with the PowerLine ethernet adapters I just bought. The setup of the access point was not as easy as it could have been, though. The instructions require you to go through a fairly strange process of connecting the access point to a single computer set up with a fixed IP address.
Summary: Previous dead spots in my house are gone - replaced with 80+% signal strength and high speed. I was using a Netgear FWAG114 (dual-band b/g) but it couldn't reach everywhere. I have the WPN802 on the top floor of my house in a corner and it reaches everywhere without exception, even my backyard sitting on my porch at the opposite end of the house - which I couldn't do before.