Pros 1) 4 ethernet ports 2) Cost 3) Wireless N 4)easy setup using wifi setup
Cons I wasn't able to find a Con!
Summary I have a D-link Xtreme Gigabit router connected with this device and the speed is blazing.
I bought the linksys game adapter that only has one ethernet port, but I found this product on D-link's website. I returned the Linksys adapter immediately. It's only available online right now, but this product is a must have if you have multiple devices that require internet access. The price is only around $100, has 4 ethernet ports, and it's uses 802.11n. The linksys adapter has 1 port and it cost $99. The Xbox 360 wireless adapter is $99 and it uses 802.11g. It's a no brainer! I have a Xbox 360, Directv HD-DVR, and my new Samsung 52in 6 series connected to this bridge. I'm about to add a Slingbox. Best wireless product of the year!
"Works perfectly"on by Buzzwang
Pros Easy setup (and no phone call required) using the built-in web interface. Works excellent as a bridge device.
Cons Wish I could turn off teh LED lights... they're BRIGHT!
Summary Worked out of the box, had it setup and running in less than 10 minutes on my Wireless-N network. Seemed to connect at a decent speed at first, but then I found that the Linksys E4200 was having other issues which was slowing things down. Still, even when slightly crippled on the speed side of things my Tivo, VoIP phone, Blu-ray player, and XBOX360 (I wired it in for testing) worked quite well. No apparent issues due to the slightly lower speed (wasn't getting full N speeds cause of the E4200 issue). Tivo didn't complain, VoIP phone works flawless (and it serves two lines), and even with the Xbox and a laptop running through it all at the same time I didn't have any real issues.
I'm buying a house (and should have it soon) and plan on getting 2 more of these to use for the house network as I'm not going to be able to run ethernet cable very easilly in the new place. One more to be a bridge, and the other to be new access point (replacing the E4200 which I'm slowly coming to hate).
Decent price, good features, and it works as advertised (at least for me anyway).
Pros Allowed me to set up a access point which extended the signal of my wireless modem to a patio which had little or no signal from my main modem/router in front of home. Unless you are a computer geek don't try to connect the modem to another d-link compati
Cons Even though I now have a great signal in on my outside back patio, the speed is slower out of the new d-link access point then out of my main modem. This could be that I am using the in the wall cat 5 wiring to get the signal to the new d-link modem inst
Summary Very happy withe the DAP-1522 service from the manufacture and the results from the installed unit
Pros Piece of garbage... drops connections
Cons Piece of garbage... drops connections
Summary I have had this Piece of garbage for over a year... the new firmware1.31 gave new new hope but.. it still drops connections after only minutes... specs look great on paper but it is the single worst piece of hardware i have bought in my 26 years experience with home computer
"Poor G Range"on by chanman
no external antenna
Cons poor G range
Summary Have to preface that I did not test the N capabilities nor the bridge mode of this product. Mainly got it looking to use it as a G AP in my house for my iPod touch with the possibility of upgrading to N (if Apple releases an update enabling the N capabilities of the Touch) over my old B wireless router in the basement.
Setup as an AP was a bit tricky. Manual was not very specific. Do a search for DAP-1522 setup and you'll find that you'll have to set your computer to a static IP first, connect the 1522 to it, and then type in the 1522's default address to access the setup page and then follow the instructions in the manual about setting it up as an AP.
Set the 1522 to G mode only and put it in my 2nd floor TV cabinet. (Yes, I know the manual specifically says not to put it inside anything, but having bits of electronics sitting outside of cabinets in full view doesn't get a good Wife Approval Factor.)
Throughput was very good one floor directly above and below (~4-5000 kbits/s using Speedtest on Touch, about the same as my wired connection to my ISP), but terrible if I moved off by about a few meters. If any angles were involved between my Touch and the AP, throughput suffered. In many rooms, I couldn't get a signal, and my house has only about 1000 sq ft footprint.
Didn't meet my needs, so I returned it and got a D-Link G router WRG-2310 on sale which in the same TV cabinet has much better range and good throughput in most areas of my house. If Apple releases an N update to the Touch, then I'll look for an N AP then.