Summary: Tried these after having multiple failures with another cheaper brand. They are very well built with a solid die cast aluminum enclosure that is bolted together and has a silicone gasket and appropriate weatherproof connectors. On a 3 mile point to point link and I get over 12 Mb/S throughput. Been up an running over 6 months with no problems. Downsides are that the interface is very primitive, making it difficult to troubleshoot.
Summary: I purchased this AP to extend my wired network to a building that was only 300 yards away but has a lot of mechanical equipment in it. I went through several other APs and could not penetrate the metal roof and all the electrical inside the chiller building. But the TrendNet works great. I can even get on the network with my iphone from inside the building now.
Summary: i have used these for quite a while and must say that they are reliable and sturdy. i have had one or two die but they were 3 years old and exposed to all the elements including lightning. i highly recommend them P.S. you can also put them in bridged mode and use two of them create a point to point connection over half a mile away.
Summary: I bought 2 of these units 1 year ago and we have never had any issues with them, great speed and stability. Pros: fast internet, never fails (at least not that I have seen) Cons: Cant think of any other than the fact that they dont really tell you what you will be needing other than the main piece and so I had to order the cable later to connect the antenna I had also bought.
Summary: Bought 4 of these to connect 3 facilities on a farm. Reduced 3 dsl connections down to 1. The access point were easy to setup and have been vary reliable. They are setting out in the open in northern Wisconsin and have been subjected to harsh winters that we have. One the coldest day which reached minus 40. The units didn't fail. One thing that you should consider is to purchase the lighting arrester kit.
Summary: I purchased a pair of these to span ~400 ft open space between buildings (FYI: WDS mode is used to connect two units). Open space is wooded (dozens of big trees) but I can get line of sight between the units. Goal is to remove the cable modem in the remote building (so ROI is only a few months) while, at the same time, getting all PCs on one LAN so I can do NAS-based backups, stream media, share printers, etc. PROS: FAST!
Summary: These would probably be great, if they worked. Sounds like a QA issue, and usually is with electronics. The first one I received did power on and indicated LAN activity but was accessible only briefly, and yes I do know how to configure my LAN adapter. So after checking everything I could check, changed cables, tried different computers, etc. No good, I sent the first unit back and quickly received a second unit only to find that it doesn't even power on.
Pros: Great signal strength through multiple walls of varying materials inside a fabrication plant with lots of equipment (producing EM fields). Using it to extend a wireless IP-Camera network.
Cons: Does not support 802.3af, so would not work with my PoE Switch. I had to use the injector, which meant I unexpectedly had to run 110v to the roof of the plant I was mounting this to. My fault for not reading better.