Reliability, Range, Technical Support, Security Options, Device Management Flexibility
ave to be a bit more then a layman to set this up correctly but with the tech support its been a breeze in all the applications I've used this Multi-Function AP in so far. I have had to wait for tech support for quite awhile before speaking with someone b
I originally purchased this as a repeater to grab my neighbor's (my inlaws) signal and repeat it throughout my own vacation house in florida. Before installing this enGenius product I could barely get even dial up speeds from my notebook sitting against the window facing the neighbors house. After ... Read full review
I originally purchased this as a repeater to grab my neighbor's (my inlaws) signal and repeat it throughout my own vacation house in florida. Before installing this enGenius product I could barely get even dial up speeds from my notebook sitting against the window facing the neighbors house. After trying to set the ECB3500 as a repeater and placing it in the window with non-success I called tech support and was told what to do step by step to set the device up and increase the power incredibly. After it was setup and running my laptop was getting youtube and xbox live gaming speeds no matter where in the house I was located. The house size is average aprox. 1400 sq. ft. 3 bedrm ranch style house, the neighbor with the internet has their at&t wireless modem located in the center of the house and their house is approximately 100 yards away from my own, with a couple trees and a 8 foot metal chain link fence and gate separating us. That is my first example of its power, the next is pretty unbelievable too.
I moved to NC and rented a 2 story apartment/townhouse in a by guessing 75 unit complex of all about the same 2 story townhouses with either 2 or 3 bedrm.. My phone is an android smartphone and can see wifi hotspots. Upstairs in a bedroom it may see 4 or 5 wireless connections (all secured with either WEP and mostly WPA & WPA2). When I set this enGenius device next to it and have the device plugged into the computer and using the computer go under the management of the device I perform a Site Survey I see close to 70 SSID names from probably miles around and a few are open non-secured. I imagine in a city with a large population instead of this small town I would pull in hundreds if not thousands of SSID names. Theres more occasions this puppy has impressed me but I think Ive conveyed enough of a picture. By the way 2 screw on 5 decibal a piece antennas come with it (which is pretty damn decent) which is all I've used but you can set this to prioritize one side and connect a big ass antenna to it as well, which I've considered to do just test how far I could broadcast my internet signal and use it on my phone or laptop, (half mile maybe? .. maybe further?).
If your considering buying a repeater type device, gateway, or wireless router I would strongly recommend this one. I paid roughly 85 bucks and paid Square Trade a couple bucks to insure it but I have no worry this thing will last for many years without fail.
P.S. this is my first review I've wrote on a product because generally I don't care enough to give my opinion online to others but happening across this page I decided the product was worth my time and I'd like to see this companies' products in the future. Just wish their tech support staff could answer the phones quicker lol.