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LINKSYS WAP300N Dual Band N300 Wireless AP

  • Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Ethernet Port
  • 2.4GHz/5GHz
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Paul L.
  • 10/2/2014 8:41:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHardware OK, Software?

Pros: The access point is working well, now that it is set up.

Cons: The setup disk contained software that would never find the access point and the manual provided was not in English. After 30 minutes speaking with the questionable telephone support, I was informed of the default username and password for the web interface. Then setup was possible. Each page of changes required the access point to reboot. the reboot sequence was painfully slow.

Other Thoughts: Linksys needs to work on providing setup instructions and software that actually works. They also need to hire some support technicians that actually know the product, software and instructions enclosed with the hardware. After being a loyal Linksys customer for years, I may search for a different brand based on the support I received during the setup of this access point.

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  • Paul T.
  • 9/12/2013 9:00:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPiece of Cake

Pros: Easy to Use setup, upgradeable antennas.

Cons: No custom Roms, cheap and dumb so you have to tell it what to do. You can't set these up automatically and expect it to magically work 10 times out of 10.

Other Thoughts: I too have a high degree of networking/IT experience, CCNA certified and such. These access points are not junk if you know what you're doing. I have 4 of these configured with a roaming management controller. Upgraded 3 of them with 9db omni antennas and one with panel antennas pointed at a friends house. I can see my network from anywhere on my block. Amazing what you can do with cheap equipment. If yours isn't working chances are it's a ID10T error or your hardware is faulty.

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  • Paul T.
  • 9/12/2013 8:57:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPiece of Cake

Pros: Easy to Use setup, upgradeable antennas.

Cons: No custom Roms, cheap and dumb so you have to tell it what to do. You can't set these up automatically and expect it to magically work 10 times out of 10.

Other Thoughts: I too have a high degree of networking/IT experience, CCNA certified and such. These access points are not junk if you know what you're doing. I have 4 of these configured with a roaming management controller. Upgraded 3 of them with 9db omni antennas and one with panel antennas pointed at a friends house. I can see my network from anywhere on my block. Amazing what you can do with cheap equipment. If yours isn't working chances are it's a ID10T error or your hardware is faulty.

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  • Eric J.
  • 8/16/2013 3:47:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Choice for a Wireless Bridge

Pros: Great looking industrial design.

Cons: When functioning as a Wireless Bridge it can only connect to another WAP300N. It can't simply join an existing wireless network.

The setup CD only works if you want to set it up as an Access Point. For other modes you'll have to use to the web browser interface which requires looking up the WAP300N's IP in the DHCP Client Table on your Router. I wish the setup wizard gave you the option to assign a static IP to make things easier. A static IP can be assigned later from the web interface.

Finally, calling this "Dual Band" is misleading. It can be configured to run in the 5 GHz band or the 2.4 GHz band but not both at the same time. In other words this does NOT support Simultaneous Dual Band N.

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  • John K.
  • 8/12/2013 10:02:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPass on the trash

Pros: There really aren't any tangible pros with this product.

Cons: My home network is more complicated than your average setup but is not terribly complex (EA6500, a few 710s and the usual assortment of networked stuff). I need to move the location of my main router (Linsys EA6500) so I needed an access point and a range extender. The Linksys WAP300N looked like it was a workable idea.

Not so much as it turns out. The WAP300N will not sync with the EA6500 using WPS and will not join the network in any capacity but range extender. Even that took a massive amount of effort and I finally had to disable the 2.4GHz portion of my network and restrict the EA6500 to N only with 20 MHz channels. Manual setup did funky things with my Macbook and eventually required a complete EA6500 reset to defaults, meaning I had to build the network again.

Other Thoughts: I'm a very experienced network/computer person (it was my living for many years). These units turned out to be poorly executed and pretty much unsuitable for my network. In fact, I don't see how an inexperienced individual would be able to make these work at all.

Linsys support is abysmal. I spent a couple of hours on the phone with Linsys and they couldn't get it as far as I eventually did. Their suggestion? I buy Linksys range extenders (products I did not want and had no assurance the results would be any better). Like I'm in the mood to throw away another couple of hundred dollars.

I can't return the units and I do get some benefit using them as range extenders but they won't allow me to configure my network the way it needs to be (the main router needs to move to a wiring closet, meaning a bunch of devices need to be attached to an access point way, far away).

Since Linksys can't seem to get their product line straight or suited to anything but the simplest home network (don't get me started on the faults of the EA6500), I'm trashing the whole thing and moving to Apple's new gear. My advice is to pass on these units and the rest of the trash Linksys passes off as network gear.

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  • Alex L.
  • 7/22/2013 9:24:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFlawless victory

Pros: Easy set up, had it running within 5 minutes, required absolutely no tinkering to work and has been working steady without any issues. Did exactly what I wanted it to do, can't really complain about anything.

Cons: Included Ethernet cable kind of short? Not sure if I can think of a single thing that is negative besides the somewhat high price.

Other Thoughts: I've owned many Cisco, Linksys, Netgear, belkin, and other products, and while Cisco can be somewhat hit or miss sometimes on their consumer products, in the end, it's always been the best overall brand for me. This repeater worked out the box and was so easy to use I cannot even believe the difference between it and the netgear router I was trying to set up as a repeater (just moved into this place and they had the netgear router already). If you're looking for a reliable, easy to set up, and probably long lasting repeater with basically no maintenance required, this is it.

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