"Unless you are an IT with focus on WiFi Don't Buy This"1.0 starson by fdoamerica
Pros: I have no idea how the average users will set this up. The average user is OK at plugging in a line, or dropping in a disk, they can even answer a few questions, that the idea, usually, in today's tech world then they get "voile" success. NOT HERE
Cons: Nice Box well packed
Summary: This D-Link is extremely challenging to set up (I was going to write that it's is a "ball breaker",but the editors will immediately go on their red pen alert) . I have worked with computers since 1986 (hey, does anyone remember the KayPro?) and I think I know how to tweak a stubborn system and how to set up a network WIFI but this DWL-2100AP has humbled me.
After many hours and my first two attempts to set up this D-Link DWL-2100AP as an "universal repeater" I reached out for salvation and called my first tech-geek (hey an actual house visit!) Tom the tech, as I will call him, had low socials skill and came in saying "just show me the problem and step back". Tom battled it out for over an hour before his head came up from staring at the screen, made eye contact and said to me "we got most of the problems fixed" Yea, right Capt Edward John Smith, that is like telling the folk on the Titanic that "we got most of the holes fixed".... But then, he blinked, pulled out his cell and called his buddy the "the guru of tech's". He said, My friend will have a look and "he will have it up and running in minutes" YEA. So the guru tech arrived jumped right and with Tom the tech's pointers and my gems of insight the DWL-2100AP was functional in an hour and a half I did say said functional, not working in a way that solved my initial problem I still did not have the signal relayed to my room (Really folks, I am talking 35 meters). Thus, Tom the tech and his Guru noted that there time with D-Link was a success but the patient died. End note: as they were leaving out the door both techs said "take it back".