Summary: Does exactly what you need. Easily extends a wireless network where there wasn't one before. Bought three and had them all up and running in 1/2 hour total. Range is good as long as you don't bury it under a bookshelf or something (it is so small you might be tempted to). Have used one for work for over a year (MacBook Pro on 25 Mbps outside internet connection) with no speed issues - same performance as being hard-wired.
Summary: We took this on a trip to Ethiopia where the hotel we were in had wired but not wireless in every room. It allowed me to just use smartphones and tablets instead of lugging the laptop along. It's super small and can be powered from TWO USB connections... or power adapter (which needed to have converter in Africa).... would be nice if it could handle US/INTL like a laptop adapter.
Summary: This is one useful tool for a traveler's tool kit. Great if you have multiple devices, e.g., phone (or 2), tablet, etc., that need to share the same hotel internet access. Setup as an extension of your home network to provide remote, plug-in access to your DVD player, television, etc., is a piece of cake. (if you read the instructions). Greatly satisfied in the functional utility of this product.
Summary: Very easy initial setup - plug into network port, switch to AP mode (ignored the instructions), press set up button, and it's ready to use. The login to the config website was baffling - no login button displayed. A quick google and discovered that I needed to use FireFox instead of IE or Chrome. Upgraded the firmware and the problem went away. Nice strong signal, almost as good as my linksys. Config screen is easy to use and has all of the features I need.
Pros: - Worked right out of the box, - Powerful signal, - Carrying case included
Cons: - Initial login to config screen needs FireFox, - Heats up quickly
Summary: I got this for my wife's place of work. They don't have wi-fi and their IT dept would probably frown upon people bringing in their own routers. The setup was a bit confusing, but once done, the settings stay put even after being unplugged for months. The device is small enough that I could hide it on top of a cabinet and I turned the SSID broadcast off so no one was the wiser.
Summary: What drew me to this device was it's small size and the case that comes with it. I love that I can either plug it in to a wall socket, or power it via USB on my computer. One port works for me, but in case that doesn't work for you, plug in the second and it should power up. It is very important to make sure after you get this that you DO power it via USB to set it up and make sure it has the most up to date firmware (there was updates for mine).
Summary: I travel throughout the world and this is a wonderful portable device. I was recently in Frankfurt with many meetings in my hotel room. I set this up, plugged the power into my USB on my computer to power it and all easily had access.
Summary: This thing is awesome. It's compact, easy to throw in my bag when I travel. Although pretty much every hotel offers free wifi, I use this device whenever possible. It almost always gives me a faster connection than the hotel wifi. The only downside is that hotels don't always have a port for it in the rooms. I travel about 1/3rd of the year, so I definitely get my use out of this and have had no problems!
Summary: Bought this to create a wifi hotspot in my office so my Galaxy Note 2 wouldn't eat through so much of my monthly data. Got it set up properly after a few hiccups. To anyone needing it for a similar application I would very much reccomend this - but you do need a laptop or netbook to set it up, no matter how new and fancy your phone or tablet is!
Pros: Very small and very portable.
Cons: First connections can hang for several minutes, leading you to think something is wrong, but it's not.
Simple setup with Apple products, MS Surface was a bit tricky
M. Howard, Amazon
13 February 2013
Summary: Once setup this is an excellent travel router. I've used it hotels where they only have a wired connection (typical of hotels in Asia). I had to change the security settings to WEP to get my Surface to work with it...I've had these sort of problems historically with different router/device combos. There's probably a better way that gets WPA to work, but I don't know what it is. Switching to WEP was an easy solution and gives me a level of security i'm OK with.