Summary: I have several 200 units. Some would work with this 500 unit others will not. Can't figure it out. Can't really see any speed increase with this 500 setup. A bit disappointed. It works, but not much faster.
Outside of limitations of your home wiring, this product seems to be well optimized
Pat L, Amazon
11 July 2013
Summary: I tested this product with various configurations and it outperformed the simpler version. My problem was maybe because of the aging home wiring, so I never saw the high bandwidth. Pretty much limited to 64mb/s on this one, versus 45 mb/s with the simpler setup.
Pros: Setup was fast, very easy to handle. Speed so far is better than previous Wireless-n bridge, for a room separated from the router by a few walls.
Cons: MAJOR - Power Save Mode - You would think that this would be a great thing. The issue is that if there is no network activity on the 4-port 5004 side, it will go into a power save mode. That also means that is loses connection with the main unit and cannot recover. Unplug and replug power is the ...
Unit never comes out of sleep and you cannot upgrade firmware from OSX
16 November 2012
Summary: After 24 months, I upgraded them from 2 to 3 stars. For some reason, since moving, they do not sleep as much, which was my main complaint. I needed some networking in my apartment and because AT&T had a lock on cable in the building and included free WiFi with their vDSL modems, the WiFi spectrum...
Summary: Very easy installation, but throughput isn't quite what I expected with my home's wiring. 1970s wiring isn't fantastic. It's still a HUGE improvement over my wireless connection though. I'd recommend this for my friends, especially those with newer homes.