Summary: I haven't tried the multiple SSID's with VLAN support, but it sounds impressive. Doesn't seem TP Link posts many firmware updates.
Pros: Supports passive PoE with included injection adapter. Decent range.
Cons: Web management interface stops responding after about one week. I have to either reset manually, or set the ping watchdog feature to ping a non-existent device with all the parameters at maximum, which causes auto reboot about every 24 hours. Given that I bought this as an AP on larger network, I...
OK hardware, poor quality firmware -- decent if flashed with OpenWrt
3 November 2014
Summary: Really disappointed with this router. Didn't work as a repeater or bridge for me when paired with an ASUS RT-N66U. I was able to set up the TP-Link TL-WA801ND as the main Access Point and the ASUS RT-N66U as the repeater/bridge (yeah sad, I know), but the TL-WA801ND would crashed repeatedly...
Summary: Passive PoE works, it's not the best but at lest it allows deployment where there is no power. I haven't had issues with the default configuration besides dropping at 15 users. I have about 15 of these deployed and they all crash at or around the 15 client mark.
Pros: * Cheep * VLANs * PoE * Multi SSID
Cons: * Passive PoE * Crashes after about 15 clients * 100mbps LAN
Summary: It took me months of returns and tests to finally figure out what the heck was wrong with the thing. Turns out there was a setting that had it sending a refresh request to connected devices every minute which kills most devices.
It is constantly requiring a refresh to stay active
Charlie T. Shoreline, WA "Charlie", Amazon
24 September 2013
Summary: I finally gave up on its use because every morning, I would have to redo the network from the router to this access point and then refresh every item on its network. I replaced it with a switch with much better results. The switch required a cable, defeating the point of a wireless network.
Summary: I *think* I finally got it working, but it sure wasn't because of clear instructions. One laptop still won't work with either the main router or the purchased device (which runs in repeater mode). Visited numerous sites to find descriptions of common issues. Spent many hours troubleshooting.
Summary: I still like this device quite a lot. I am a little disheartened by the recent drops and thought they should be mentioned.
Pros: Lots of options in the configuration. Seemed like a good Access Point.
Cons: I am writing this review after having the AP for a little while and it has started periodically dropping the connection to the network. This requires a hard reset and then it works like a charm..... until it has to be reset again.