-Dual Band for Expanded User Capacity: 802.11n dual radio operation in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz with up to 300 Mbps throughput speed on both the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency bands. - High Power, Long-Range Coverage: 29 dBm for 2.4 GHz, 26 dBm for 5 GHz RF transmit power provides more than twice greater wireless coverage over other competitors. - SSID-to-VLAN Tagging: Can be configured to broadcast up to eight (8) SSIDs (4 SSIDs per frequency band). Each SSID can be tagged to a specified company network VLAN for different user access based on established access rights - .802.3at/af PoE Compatible: Supports Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3at/af) and allows deployment in areas where power outlets are not available - High-Gain External / Detachable Antennas: Four 5 dBi external omni-directional antennas optimizing maximum RF performance - Simplified AP Monitoring and Management: SNMP-based wireless access point monitoring and management software - EZ Controller? (available as a free download
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This AP basically does what it is advertised to do. I have downloaded and installed the latest firmware for the unit at this time (1.3.7)
First, the bad:
1. Management is either via telnet or http. No HTTPS, and no SSL. No certificates. You cannot turn off telnet completely, nor can you turn off HTTP. Because there are no encryption options, you send the management name "and password via clear-text across your LAN every time you log into it via telnet or http. Furthermore, you can access the CLI or HTTP management interface via a connected wireless client, and you cannot block this behavior. This is a Very Very Bad Thing. 2. There is no help for the management interface via CLI or HTTP. There IS help to show you what the available commands are. However, some of the commands are obscure and it does not explain exactly what they do. I am not a wireless novice, yet there are some settings like "Distance", and a phrase under "band steering" that looks...
Powerful router in fact, strong & wide 5Ghz signal. A lot of options for wireless settings. But the main disadvantage is compatibility issues when paired or bridged with some other wireless stuff. Even with EnGenius own ENS500EXT or ENS202EXT, also Atheros based, the connection is faint & not stable in repeater or WDS modes. But it works great with, say Zyxel X650 or Edimax BR-6478AC, Realtek-based routers. So EnGenius needs to check its firmware...
Smooth and stable working in repeater + AP mode for almost 6 months. Full HD streaming for 50 meters away, with a lot of obstacles.
The range is awesome. Not sure why someone else said the the range is no better than other wifi access points. The range I am getting now is 3x times better than I was getting with my budget Zoom cable modem with wifi built in.I now have full wifi coverage of my 4300sqft home with only this AP and I can also use it outside. My previous Zoom AP would not even cover half the house. I did not give this unit 5 stars because the instructions could be better.
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