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D-Link DAP-2590 AirPremier N Dual Band PoE Wireless Access Point w/ Plenum-rated Chassis

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  • Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • IEEE 802.3/3u/ab/af, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Ethernet Port
  • 2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz
  • 5.15GHz to 5.25GHz and 5.725GHz to 5.85GHz

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Quick S.
  • 5/28/2013 11:38:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFail

Pros: Powerfull, good range, excellent multiple SSID options

Cons: Dead within 3 months

Other Thoughts: I have purchased 3 of these, 1 month between purchases on all 3. I have sent back 1 already. recieved it, had it die on me again and now a 2nd one has died. 3rd one is giving me issues at the moment with drops. Not recommended

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  • David K.
  • 2/15/2013 12:33:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid AP for price

Pros: Have been running 3 of these in one of our offices for almost a year now and none of them have gone down or reset to factory (unlike old linksys ones).

Cons: Had an issue with Atheros AR9285 not getting traffic when switching to WPA2-AES (known issue with 9285 and lots of APs) and had tried switching to 1.25 Firmware to fix. All 3 I upgraded the firmware on constantly reset on PoE, fine when powered. Switching back to 1.20 firmware resolved PoE issues.

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  • STEVE S.
  • 2/5/2013 10:32:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Plenum rated AP under $500

Pros: Super easy to install, although the Save then Commit and Activate can be confusing the first few times. Plenum rated, can legally be put in most false ceilings and air returns. Range and throughput are excellent, even with multiple SSIDs and VLANs active simultaneously these have always held up and performed well even in extreme cold/heat of North Dakota (-30F to 140F in some attics and other installations). They just work, and come with power supplies as well as capable of being powered by PoE.

Cons: Not really "Dual Band", well not simultaneously, you need to select either 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz, it will not do both at the same time.

Other Thoughts: I have yet to see one of these even need to be rebooted, much less fail and we have installed dozens over the last 18 months in some less than optimal environments. The firmware is sold and has been updated as needed (most recent is about 4 months ago). I don't understand most peoples issues with this router, I have had no negatives with them whatsoever.

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  • brandon w.
  • 10/16/2012 10:52:59 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk and 0 support

Pros: Plenum rated
Decent Coverage

Cons: Price
Extremely short lifespan
D-Link does not respond to ANYTHING!
0 firmware updates in over a year.
No useful reporting

Other Thoughts: RMA'd the first one due to it turning off and back on every minute. The second one started dropping random services after 9 months. Firmware update fixed it, for 3 months. Now It just stops working period every other day and requires a reboot. This is RIDICULOUS! I sent two emails to D-Link about this with no response. At over $300 this is SonicWall/Cisco territory with none of the features and extremely poor reliability. Do you know how it makes you look if your client drops off your network? Luckily I didn't trust D link for this task and placed clients on other, reliable, devices.

They have lost a customer for life and being I am also a consultant, a TON of other business.

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  • Gustavo T.
  • 4/28/2012 11:15:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo go for iTunes or Nest Thermostats

Pros: The signal strength is great. I get full bars from the basement up to the 3rd floor. Speed is good too. That's about it.

Cons: I have 2 computers connected to my wired network (via a gigabit switch that the DAP-2590 is also connected to). One is Windows 7 Ent SP1 with iTunes 10.6.1 (7) and the other is Mac OSX 10.7.3 with the same version of iTunes. They can see each others libraries fine. My macbook pro cannot see my wired iTunes libraries, nor can any of my 4 Apple TV 2's (1st and 2nd gen). If I reset the AP, they can see the iTunes shares for about 10 minutes, then they drop off from the wireless. The Nest Thermostats are the same (I have 2) and they both connect fine, but will drop off randomly throughout the day. I have to manually go to the Nests and connect them again. The Nest issue may be unrelated to the iTunes issue and am troubleshooting that with Nest support. The iTunes issue, on the other hand, can be reproduced 100% of the time, without fail. I have tried different ciphers types and channels and channel widths, to no avail. I have contacted Dlink and am awaiting to hear back...

Other Thoughts: My Apple TV's and MacBooks (and iPads and iPhones) all maintain network connectivity fine. I can rent and watch movies without a problem. I just can't see my iTunes home shares!! It's incredibly frustrating. One more thing, the MacBook connects fine to my Windows shares and linux shares (I have a Synology DS212) and that connects and transfers files without issue.

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4 out of 5 eggsbest access point ever

Pros: easy setup
lots of options
good event logging
very versatile
feels very well-built
incredible signal strength
works great as a wireless bridge (wireless network adapter connected to a system using generic network connection by ethernet cable instead of PCI or USB)

Cons: awkward GUI
beware using this in WDS mode with WDS capable APs/routers of other brands

Other Thoughts: I've installed eight of these over the last two years and they stand out to me because of their build quality and their incredible range. Also, they are one of the few APs at this price point that can do WDS+AP in a chain. That is to say you can "daisy-chain" three of these together to get one continous line of wlan signal coverage.

just make sure that if you're going to use wireless security for WDS, you use WPA/WPA2 WITH AES. DO NOT USE THE AUTO CYPHER FEATURE. SPECIFY AES otherwise the APs in WDS will drop each other constantly.

Also, I've had weird issues trying to use WDS signals for Netgear wireless routers.

But if you follow these rules, WDS upto three of them in a line and they work well.

I've used two in WDS mode to totally cover a 7 bedroom house AND the pool area outside with 4-5 bars of signal strength in Windows.

Works great for Mac and iPads too

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  • a V.
  • 10/4/2009 12:50:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsHigh end network engineer

Pros: Easy to use
put it in our church inside the cable closet
All the way over the other side of the building in another office (250 feet approx) away i was getting 54 mbps download

Cons: 1. you MUST click the save (then again)
to COMMIT these changes click the configuration - SAVE again to ACTIVE the changes..

I kept forgetting this and wondered why it didnt save my settings.

2. the other thing is this will not allow you to set the wireless ip range to be in a different ip space then the interface connected to your firewall..

For example i have a 192 network in my dmz but i wanted to hand out 10.10.0 ips in the wireless
NOPE i called their support it doesnt do routing..
So it cannot handle different subnets..

So i had to put it into the dmz and then since it was 192.168 i had to split my ip range in half so half is for the dmz and the rest is for wireless..

other wireless access points will also do routing but they cost 3 times as much..

Other Thoughts: i wish they would also allow the dual band to actualluy do dual band at the same time

I would definatly buy this again

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/30/2009 8:54:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Access Point

Pros: I've used 3 to cover half my school, have ordered 2 more to finish it off. Excellent range. Clients seem to not have interference problems observed with other access points. Management interface is relatively easy to learn. Mounting hardware is excellent. Solid construction of all parts, from access point to antennas to mounting bracket.

Cons: Only that I wish they were less expensive (they've come down $15 in one month, and are less expensive at newegg than other places I checked).

Other Thoughts: I've mounted above drop ceiling, and it doesn't appear to affect the signal strength. Documentation recommends restricting to 10 clients (when using connection limit); I'm not using connection limits, and I find that 15-18 connections perform well, with moderately heavy bandwidth needs.

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  • ALEX K.
  • 7/14/2009 6:24:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Top notch build quality, Support for A/B/G/N standards, WPA2, Multi-SSID, Gigabit Ethernet port, Uncluttered HTTP interface

Cons: "Dual Band" unfortunately does not mean support for 5GHz and 2.4GHz simultaneously

Other Thoughts: Got this for my home network, replacing a fried DWL-2100AP. Paired with Hawking 14dBi directional antenna. Whole property has strong signal except in one building. There I have a DWL-2100AP in client mode with DWL-R60AT antenna....No problems working with the DAP-2590.

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  • David C.
  • 5/9/2009 3:03:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDecent Hardware, horrible support

Pros: Compatibility and coverage seem to be good. Essential functions are reasonably easy to configure, but still a little obtuse. Power over Ethernet. Plenum rated. Cheap for the advertised functionality.

Cons: The documentation is horrible. Tech support is pretty lame (although I have noticed improvements to phone support recently). Multi SSID and VLAN functionality do NOT work as advertised in the current firmware release. Compatibility with certain gigabit switches is affected when using a PoE injector.

Other Thoughts: If you are considering this device to set up a multi-SSID / VLAN configuration, look elsewhere. After working myself into a frenzy trying to get this to work properly, their tech support told me.. "Yeah... that doesn't work. Can you return it and get the DWL-8200AP instead? That one works. And unfortunately, there is no ETA for the working firmware. For now, I would recommend buying the DWL-8200AP instead.

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