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D-Link DAP-2553 Wireless Access Point Selectable Dual Band AirPremier PoE IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz up to 300Mbps/ Multiple SSID, 802.1Q VLAN

  • IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n 300Mbps
  • Dual Band/ PoE Support
  • Multiple SSID, 802.1Q VLAN

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsD-Link never disappoints

Pros: Incredibly feature-rich, detailed options, flexible yet simple web user interface. Worked great w/ PoE out-of-the-box for me. Nice warnings about it being insecure, until secured. Makes it easier to set-up, and warns novices to go read-the-fine-manual, or let a pro. take care of setup. Reasonable quality for the price, but the extensive options / configuration are a huge value-add.

Cons: Not for novices! On-line documentation is incomplete / terse. Let a pro set it up for you, then don't touch the settings!

Other Thoughts: Cooperates well with other D-Link networking gear, however some features may be limited when interfacing off-brand. However, with a proper-size / weight hammer, any non-d-link gear can be forced to interoperate :D Seriously though, it's not that big of a deal-breaker, just very minor annoyance (and not d-link's fault).

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  • Anthony M.
  • 12/22/2014 7:46:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great for me!

Pros: High speed, 5G, easy to configure AP. More robust than most consumer gear.

Cons: Can't run both 2.4 and 5 GHz at the same time

Other Thoughts: I'm running it with WPA2 encryption and talking to my Android phones, tablets and my Windows laptop just fine. I'm running 5G. I kept my old AP around to continue supplying 2.4G for the game systems and older devices. I don't require much range so I can't speak to that but it covers the entire downstairs of my home just fine. Never tested it from upstairs.

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  • Paul B.
  • 12/10/2014 3:47:36 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNot so great

Pros: Many options to configure. Pretty black plastic enclosure.

Cons: Specific to Apple products (iPhone 5), as an access point (AP mode) the DAP 2553 will only pass traffic when all security/encryption is disabled (no WPA/WPA2, AES,TKIP).

Yes, you can connect your iPhone wirelessly to this DAP 2553, but security settings must be disabled (at least for the box I've got) in order for packets to pass through your LAN to WAN/router.

Frustrating, because I really want to put this device in service with WPA/WPA2 security, at least.

Tried every setting and verified issue is not with iPhone by testing same channels/WEP settings using WD N900 wireless router...which handled the iPhone connections just fine.

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2 out of 5 eggsEnterprise level...almost

Pros: Has a lot of features including vlans, scheduling, and ssh access. Bandwidth and latency are fairly good, though I never have hit the max of 300mbps.

Cons: Allows you to turn off wmm but still have wireless n enabled. Since wmm is part of the 802.11n standard, you end up with a non-functional WAP that looks like its working.
Also, I've found that ipv6 RAs don't make it through this device. My ancient wap54g, on the other hand, does this just fine. This I'm-a-layer-2-that-will-mess-with-your-layer-3 may cause me to shy away from DLink in the future.

Other Thoughts: Overkill for your average home user and some weird gotchas if you need an enterprise solution. Not really sure where this product fits into the landscape.

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  • Patrick A.
  • 5/15/2014 8:37:51 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked great till it didn't

Pros: I have about 15 of these. Worked great and had no problem connecting up 20+ iPads.

Cons: All 15 stopped working last year. I have called tech support and tried different firmware. They will work if I unplug it and plug it back in. It will then work anywhere from an hour to a few days but no more than that.

Other Thoughts: I really don't think they should be selling these still.

Manufacturer Response:

We want to thank you for the feedback as we greatly value the input and we are sorry to hear that your devices have stopped functioning. We advise that click on the link below and fill out the information accordingly. By doing this, one of our specialized technical support reps will be able to contact you directly and assist you in resolving your issues.

We thank you for choosing D-Link and look forward to hearing from you soon.

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  • David S.
  • 4/11/2014 9:18:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Fine w/ 4 VLANs/SSIDs

Pros: I purchased this as part of an effort to compartmentalize my home network. I created VLANs/SSIDs for guests, trusted wireless, appliances, and video. Works great with dot1Q VLANs and interoperates with a Cisco SG-300 multilayer switch. Very reliable. At full output I could walk a couple blocks away from my home and still get a strong signal. I run it at 12.5% or 25% power output for home use. Runs 24/7 to support IP Cameras. Have not had a single crash or failure. Good diagnostics and ability to view connected devices.

Cons: The only issue is that configuring the device for dot1Q operation is a bit tricky in order to retain management from one of the VLANs. A how-to guide for dot1Q/VLAN/Management would really be nice to make this more approachable for non-network types.

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  • Aaron B.
  • 4/5/2014 2:16:05 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSimple pro-sumer device

Pros: PoE, Range, Simple GUI, save changes for each configuration page and then save configuration and apply allows for single reboot where other brands reboot after saving each page! DHCP RELAY!

Cons: Auto channel doesn't seem too smart.

Other Thoughts: I've actually purchased 6 of these over the past 3 years. The flexible configuration allow it to very strict with security by using ACLs, multi SSID, etc. They can also be used for range extenders and easily act as wireless bolt ons to existing small business or home office network.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/4/2014 7:14:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works great when it does work. Pretty simple and painless to set up if you know what you're doing. VERY cheap for what you're getting. PoE makes installation easier if you don't have a power outlet near where you want the unit to go.

Cons: I have 3 of these in place at a business, and they all stop working unless I reboot them about 2-3 times a week (sometimes more often). Tried the most recent firmware (1.30 as of the time I wrote this) as suggested by D-Link support, but no good.

From what I can see on Google, a lot of other users have also reported this. Can see the network and try to connect to it, but I can't pull an IP address through DHCP (or even use a static IP, for that matter). Power cycle the unit, and it happily works until the next time. It's kind of a nuisance when you have a couple of these in a business.

Other Thoughts: Definitely not bad for the price, but again, I'd look elsewhere if you need something for business use. For home use, the need to reboot frequently is not as much of a headache. Business use where uptime is more important....I'd spend a few more bucks and look elsewhere.

Manufacturer Response:

We thank you for your feedback as we really do appreciate and value your input. We are sorry to hear that you have been experiencing connection problems with the DAP-2553. Please note that the DAP-2553 is capable of acting as a DHCP server. To enable this, log into router and click on advanced settings in the left toolbar then click on the folder DHCP Server. Then from the dropdown menu under DHCP Server Control select enable. Refer to pages 46 through 49 of the user manual for more detailed information. If you tried these suggestions and are still having issues perhaps D-Link technical support can help you. In addition, if the warranty period has not expired, you may qualify for a replacement. Go to We thank you for choosing D-Link.

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  • Alex D.
  • 1/28/2014 8:23:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLots of configuration options but horrible range

Pros: Many configuration options

Cons: Horrible range. I have a small home, and I placed this AP in a central location with no obstructions in my home's first floor. My signal kept dropping when upstairs. I had a Dlink wireless router that was 8 years old, and got better range out of that one. Very disappointed on newer Dlink products.

No simultaneous dual-band, which is a bummer when you have a mix of devices. I had to stay on the 2.4Ghz band because of it.

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2 out of 5 eggsGreat When It Worked

Pros: Ease of Operation, Nice Interface, Desk Stand

Cons: Not Reliable, Finicky, Low Quality Build, High Price, Inferior Components, Poor Coverage Area

Other Thoughts: This is kind of funny, but every single network issues I have had in the last two years were due to a D-Link product failing. Hmmmmmm, what does this tell us about D-Link Quality. I purchased 4 D-link Switches and every single one failed. I replaced them with HP and they work fine. The only D-Link product that I have left is an NAS. I'm holding my breath on that one!!!!

This D-Link DAP-2553 was purchased on 5/29/2010. It failed last evening on 1/9/2013. Now all that happens is that the Power LED blinks.

Connection speeds in the last few weeks started getting slower and slower. I had to reboot the DAP-2553 frequently. When I finally power cycled it, the unit completely died.

I will not purchase any more D-Link products in the future. At one time, D-Link made really long-lasting robust products, but now they are mostly junk.

A friend and colleague of mine runs a computer repair business. He has also refused to ever recommend or purchase D-Link products because of many failures both by his units and those of his clients.

Done with D-Link!

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