Summary: Once it was setup and working it covered my downstairs wonderfully. The instructions are just a little much because it offers so many options. Which is good but I like easy. I am not a technical neophyte as I have been working in the computer field for decades.
Summary: I tried the WPS function between this unit and the NBG4615v2 wireless router. They connected instantly and have been working great for at least a week now.
Pros: Very versatile unit. Can be an AP, Repeater, or Wireless client. Easy to set up with provided instructions. Very good range and sensitivity. Hooks up very well when used with a Zyxel wireless router (I used a NBG4615v2 wireless router with this unit and they work very well together)
Cons: Only 2 LAN ports when used as a wireless client.
Summary: Like others have said, don't buy this unless you are computer savey. It works fine, but setup is a bear. The quick guide is inaccurate, but the user manual on the disc is actually quite good as is the website. You don't have to set your computer to a static ip address.
Summary: First off, this item performed well once I figured out how to fit into my application. I use this as a wired point in my wireless environment. What I mean is that I extend the signal from my main access router to my basement and then I have 2 devices plugged into this unit (client mode).
Summary: My ASUS RT-N66U has much better range giving roughly 20+ feet of maximum wifi strength. However, the maximum speed ASUS gave was approximately 25-30 Mb/s.
Pros: It was easy to set up. I plugged in an Ethernet cable and went on 192.168.1.2 to adjust the settings as an universal repeater and moved it to the location where I wanted it. I eventually decided to change it to an access point by routing a Ethernet cable to the location where I wanted the router.
Cons: As an UR, it was kind of slow, giving 2- 8 Mb/s download speed. As an AP, it was giving speeds of 40 Mb/s (my maximum wire speed is 60 Mb/s). The only con is the range is very short. It gives approximately 10 feet radius of full strength wifi signal.
Pros: I have had two of these working in the universal repeater mode and found they work a whole lot more smoothly at Firmware Version:V1.00(AAEX.3)C0 or later if one comes out after this current one. Setup is much easier now that I am at this version. Set your setup PC to a fixed IP of 192.168.1.3 and...
Cons: Some have noted conflicts with the 192.168.1,2 IP address for the WAP.
Summary: please consider adding 1000Mb support on the Ethernet ports for uplinks and bridging.
Pros: works, have had zero problems with the device and really no need to push any ROM updates at all. covers a decent range; however, with all the stuff I have in my house and the walls, reach the back rooms get signal drops to half without the use of some fabricated parabolic antennas on the receivers
Cons: even though it supports 300Mbps, all the ports are 100Mbp Ethernet.. so if you plug it into a Gb switch or hub, the max your end points will get is... 100Mb (shared).. so yes, a slight under-sighted approach.
Summary: The system has a default IP address of 192.168.1.2 which is likely to conflict with most home networks. IT it does, you won't be able to connect with anything. Before connecting it to a computer, make sure that your computer's IP has been initially set to 192.168.1.5 or higher.
Pros: Quality device. Good customer support (once you get there) Powerful wifi
Cons: Tough to initially configure based on poor documentation and default configuration that is likely to conflict with many PC networking cards.
Summary: Sometimes you have to restart it after it loses signal to the main router, but this isn't a big issue. I don't think the problem is with the access point but with the router itself, but not too sure.
Pros: Has all the features a wireless access point needs. Works well, easy to setup and is pretty fast.
Cons: Cannot be fed by Ethernet from router so you will have to connect it wirelessly to your existing network.