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. LET ME SAVE YOU SOME TIME : Go get Unify Access Points for your network and save your self the 4 week headache I had with the Sonicpoints.
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.
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. We figured since the location had a lot of other signals that the sonicpoints just couldn't handle the interference. We then switched them out for another brand and the connections greatly improved and was stable.
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. You basically have to hunt the problems down and eventually figure out the SP is all but dead.
Expensive mistake. Try Ubiquiti Unifi at 1 quarter the cost.
7 September 2012
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. The initial setup was smooth, but it took only 20 minutes before units started showing "non-responsive". After four MONTHS of dealing with resetting the access points minimum twice daily i got serious about finding a solution.
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. The good news for SOHO installers and end users, is that SonicWALL support is free for 90 days of purchase.
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. In addition, the throughput is absurdly slow!. Well, after 2 months and countless hours spent on these things I have decided to throw in the towel.