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EDIMAX EW-7206APG Wireless LAN Access Point

  • Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Ethernet Port
  • 1 x 10/100M
  • 2.4GHz - 2.4835GHz
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Learn more about the EDIMAX EW-7206APG

Model

Brand
EDIMAX
Model
EW-7206APG

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g
Device Management
Web-Based
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 54Mbps
Security
64/128 bit key length WEP data encryption
WPA / WPA2
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Frequency Band
2.4GHz - 2.4835GHz
Antenna
RP-SMA Detachable Antenna x 1
Transmitted Power
18 dBm
Interface
Ethernet Port
Ports
1 x 10/100M
Power Adapter
12V DC, 0.5A Linear Power Adaptor
Dimensions
5.0" x 3.8" x 1.2"
Temperature
10°C - 40°C (50°F - 104°F)
Humidity
10% - 90%, Non-Condensing

Features

Features
Auto rate fallback in case of obstacles or interferences
Supports WDS(Wireless Distributed System) bridge mode
Provides station mode to act as a wireless LAN client station
Supports roaming link integrity
Supports authentication for wireless connectivity based on ESSID
Provides MAC access control
Provides DHCP server
Supports Web-based configuration
Firmware upgradeable via Web
Compact-size design

Packaging

Package Contents
EW-7206APG
Resource Disk
Power Adapter

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 10/22/2010 11:18:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUse AP Wizard from EDIMAX

Pros: Inexpensive Access Point for PS3, XBox, and Roku. Fair security for gaming and streaming video or music.

Cons: Poor instructions and setup.

Other Thoughts: Use AP Wizard from http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=18&pl1_id=1&pl2_id=5

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  • Jason B.
  • 8/31/2010 12:48:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsnot bad,....

Pros: cheap, small, no problems yet.

Cons: I have only noticed some lag issues, this is a fairly slow unit. Slows ping in games and induces lag under load.

Other Thoughts: get what ya pay for...

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  • Michael M.
  • 5/17/2010 8:55:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap bridge unit

Pros: I use this as a wireless bridge from one direct TV DVR to another and to download on demand content. Simple to set up once you down load the current drivers from the manufacturer. I have not had any issues with the reliability or set up since install. Downloaded on demand content works fine in this application. FOR the money and the ease of setup I find this unit to be more than acceptable.

Cons: It is only a G network speed device so HD streaming from one DVR to another is not really the best solution. the rest of the house is N network and G speeds are not really capable if HD signal streaming in this application.

Someday I might upgrade to an N bridge unit if it becomes available as cheap as this but not until then because this works fine for now.

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  • Alison G.
  • 5/3/2010 4:37:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Bang for Buck

Pros: Does what it is supposed to do for a low price.

Cons: Hard to Setup. You can either access the internet or you can configure it, you can't do both at the same time.

Other Thoughts: Newegg's picture is outdated the actual product is both smaller and nicer looking

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  • Lance H.
  • 3/27/2010 12:04:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good value. Does what it's supposed to do provided you have above average wireless configuration knowledge.

Cons: Documentation is a bit lacking for the average do-it-your-selfer, only a con if you need a guided/wizard type setup. Range is not as robust as some similar products in the same price bracket.

Other Thoughts: I've twice, over a period of 3 months now, had a strange occurrence of the signal spontaneously degrading (fairly severely) with nothing having been changed environmentally. Antenna in same position, no new obstacles between end points, no new sources of RF interference etc.. Rotating the antenna a few times and returning it to the original position fixes the problem.

Bizarre.

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  • Jonathan D.
  • 3/24/2010 12:36:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks for what I needed

Pros: Works great. Used it to hook up my Xbox 360 across the house where we had no ethernet outlet. Get 4/5 bars consistently in Xbox Live, have not had any disconnects yet in 3 weeks use.

Cons: Setup is not the easiest. Save yourself some time just use the software wizard off the CD, rather than the manual method with the guide.

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  • Zachary P.
  • 3/23/2010 3:10:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPoor Performance

Pros: While setup is a little strange, it's not foreign to anyone with a general knowledge of networking. For $30-$40, this could be a handy little unit. It supports a number of wireless modes (such as AP bridge) that higher-shelf vendors specifically exclude from their baseline models so they can turn more profit. The device itself is quite small and cozy.

Cons: The wireless performance on this device is simply awful. It works okay for lightweight stuff (web browsing). I used this device to replace an ailing access point running out of a Linux server (as the wireless drivers for my card were prone to long stalls). When the Linux server worked well, I could get transfer rates as high as 1.2MBps. The Edimax unit struggles to maintain 200KBps transfer under the same conditions. (The Edimax antenna is even in a more favorable position.) The problem seems to be due largely to packet loss; the Edimax unit is constantly dropping or duplicating packets.

* In summary, this might work well as a cost-efficient stand-in for an average home wireless network, but don't buy this thing if you want to lean on it at all. It's slow and unreliable.

Other Thoughts: I originally bought the Edimax EW-7206APG to serve as a simple access point and bridge. It was connected to my switch and allowed my wireless devices access to the wired network (where a different device serves as the router, firewall, etc.). I very quickly broke down under the pain of packet loss and ordered a Linksys WRT54GL (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190). The WRT54GL unit does NOT support AP and bridge out of the box, but I had very little trouble flashing it with DD-WRT v24 (http://www.dd-wrt.com/). It took me a couple hours of reading to be safe and careful, but I now have the WRT54GL doing a fine job. It's definitely worth it to spring the extra cash and buy the real thing.

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  • Jerry P.
  • 3/2/2010 6:43:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Device

Pros: I like try out new products especially when they are inexpensive like the Edimax 7206APG. I bought 2 of these almost a year ago to set up a wireless bridge (No Fiber needed, thanks). I also purchased one for home use because of having to reset my wireless router almost daily. Now with the Edimax WAP, I can connect to the internet w/o issues and get the benefit of connecting to my LAN for printer and file sharing. I am extremely pleased with the stability of the Edimax AP. I have used the Edimax Access Point in 4 of my clients businesses. In the past I had issues with Linksys,SonicWall,Trendnet and ValuePoint. The price and stability of the Edimax makes my job easier. In a hotel, I replaced a ValuePoint with an Edimax AP and RP-SMA to N adapter a 25' LMR400 cable and an outdoor mounted Hawkings Hi-gain antenna. ( Now I'm Using L-Com antenna's for installs.) I was able to gain internet coverage to the entire hotel which was never gained with the ValuePoint AP.

Cons: Wish I discovered them sooner.

Other Thoughts: With a wi-fi booster greater coverage can be gained.

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  • Jason R.
  • 2/14/2010 8:11:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked Initially but Now Failing

Pros: Worked great right out of the box and fixed the problem I had with the previous AP. Lots of features and easy setup. Reasonable price.

Cons: Beginning to fail after 5 months of what I would consider normal usage. I keep it cool with a fan as all wireless devices tend to get a little warm and didn't mess with it after the initial setup. Now it won't let some of my devices connect at all and I have to keep reconnecting the ones that do. I'm going to try to send it back for warranty replacement.

Other Thoughts: I would like to note that this device has went the way of most wireless devices in this price range that I have to mess with, not just my own mind you, and has failed in less than a year. It seems that either everyone I talk to is just unlucky or that all of these devices tend to die. Compared to other devices in this price range, this device should get a higher rating, but I refuse to give something that dies on me under 1 year more than 1/5. Just principals I guess.

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  • Donald P.
  • 1/24/2010 12:23:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat device

Pros: Once set up the device was easy to use. It has worked perfectly to date.

Cons: The instructions were hard to understand. A easier step by step approach would make set up a lot easier

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