Summary: I have successfully deployed countless SonicWALL wireless networks. Although deployment is super easy for the experienced engineer, this solution will likely require some SonicWALL tech-support for successful deployment and compatibility with (particularly) apple devices.
Expensive mistake. Try Ubiquiti Unifi at 1 quarter the cost.
Sam Caplan, Amazon
25 November 2013
Summary: Purchased 7 of these to go along with a tz210 router. The goal was to provide free guest wifi and secured access for office equipment at our motel. The overly complex interface was the first strike.
Summary: Got an NSA2400 and a SonicPoint Ni. Looks good on paper. The SonicPoint basically drops every couple of days. You can connect and all seems OK, but in reality it won't deliver any traffic. There are zero indications anywhere in the product (at firewall or using the LEDs) that something is wrong.
Summary: I use these products all over the place. When used in conjunction with a Sonicwall router, they're unbeatable in functionality but not for the non-professional as configurations are not designed for your amateur hardware tech. I love them.
One of the best managed WAPs out there (with some caveats)
6 November 2013
Summary: I work as an IT consultant and I've installed hundreds of the SonicPoint Ni/Ne WAPs in conjunction with Sonicwall routers. I've never had an issue with these devices. A few pointers. (1) They are designed to be used with a Sonicwall - without one, they are simple, dumb APs.
Summary: We first tried 4 of these units in an office and they kept dropping connections, and even when clients where connected they dropped packets and had spikes in latency. after a few hours they would just drop all packets.
Summary: I bought 6 Sonicpoint ni access points along with a Sonicwall tz210. In the first week two of the sonicpoints failed. After another 2 weeks another one failed. If that isn't bad enough, when the sonicpoints are working they are dropping connections to all of macs on the network.
Summary: This product is HORRIBLE! Overpriced, hard setup, and not best choice. Sent the Sonicpoints back (4 = $1200) and went with Unify (6 = $400) and got better coverage, faster speeds, and easy setup.