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EnGenius ECB350 N300 High Power (29 dBm) Wireless Gigabit Access Point/CB/WDS/Repeater with Network Management Software

  • 29 dBm High-Powered, Long-Range Coverage
  • Wireless N300 Speeds
  • 802.3 af PoE support extends power to unwired areas
  • High-Gain External / Detachable Antennas
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • SSID-to-VLAN Tagging

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The EnGenius ECB350 is an ideal solution for expanding an existing network and increasing bandwidth to support additional users. This 2.4GHz Wireless-N Indoor Access Point/Client Bridge that features up to 29 dBm RF Tx (transmit) power for 2x greater Wi-Fi coverage than name brands, wireless speeds up to 300Mbps and a Gigabit Ethernet port for connecting to a switch or router. For deployments near ceilings or in crawlspaces where power outlets may be scarce, the ECB350 is also PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) capable when used with a PoE injector, like the IEEE 802.3af compliant EnGenius EPE5818Gaf.

This powerful and versatile, multi-functional 802.11n wireless device features eight different operation modes (Access Point/Client Bridge/Universal Repeater/WDS Bridge/WDS AP/WDS Station/AP Router/Client Router) to meet the changing needs of evolving business environments. The ECB350 delivers up to 6x faster speeds and 7x extended coverage than normal-power, legacy 802.11g access points. For small-to-medium-sized business networks and for larger homes, the ECB350 is an ideal solution for providing superior throughput, performance and unparalleled wireless range.

The ECB350 also features industry standard wireless network encryption settings, like WEP, and WPA/WPA2, to protect the network from unauthorized access. It also supports IEEE 802.1x Supplicant function in Client Bridge mode for authenticating users to a RADIUS server. For small-to-medium-sized office or larger corporate deployments the ECB350 also can be configured with MAC address filtering so only known and MAC address-recognized client devices can access the network and unauthorized client devices can be isolated.

The ECB350 includes EnGenius Zone Controller Access Point Management software that provides a robust suite of tools for IT managers, installers and network administrators who deploy, manage and maintain wireless networks. With Zone Controller, EnGenius Wireless Indoor Access Points and Client Bridges can be configured, controlled and monitored from one central location.

  • newegg HIGH-POWER, LONG-RANGE WIRELESS-N Up to 29dBm (800mW) RF Tx power provides 2x greater signal coverage compared to other competitive offerings. The 11n standard and MIMO deliver up to 300Mbps throughput over wireless for greater overall connectivity. Moreover, 2x external 5dBi antennas with optimized configuration and RF performance are detachable offering a chance to upgrade to higher gain antennas for even greater range and coverage.
  • newegg GIGABIT WIRED Up to 10x faster data transfer than Fast Ethernet makes large file transfers and HD Video streaming incredibly fast. It is ideal for bandwidth-intensive and sensitive applications like online gaming, VoIP, video and other multimedia streaming
  • newegg SSID TO VLAN MAPPING The EnGenius ECB350 supports 802.1q mapping of SSIDs and up to four VLANs.
  • newegg 8 OPERATION MODES 8 OPERATION MODES offers multiple operation modes for different network topologies: Access Point/Client Bridge/Universal Repeater/WDS Bridge/WDS AP/WDS Station/AP Router/Client Router.
  • newegg 802.3AF POE COMPLIANT Supporting power-over-Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af) enables deployment in ceilings and other areas where power outlets may not be available.
  • newegg NETWORK MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE EnGenius Zone Controller allows configuring, managing and monitoring multiple APs deployed from one central location

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4 out of 5 eggsMost Powerful AP Tested To Date!

Pros: I reviewed the EnGenius ECB300 Long Range Multi-function Client Bridge (CB) and Access Point (AP). This CD/AP supports six different distinct function modes. It can be setup as either an: AP, a Client Bridge, an AP Router with DNS support, Universal Repeater, a WDS AP, or a WDS Bridge. A bridge device is typically used to bridge two different networks together, or to act as a NAT firewall between two networks.

The box includes: The ECB300 unit, two high gain (5dbi) detachable antennas, a 21" long RJ-45 patch cable, a CD with a detailed User Manual and the EnGenius Zone Control software, and a 2-sided Quick Installation guide.

The ECB300 supports WIFI encryption from WEP up to WPA2. It also supports up to 100 Mbps fast networking speeds via a single 10/100 Fast Ethernet port. Up to four unique SSID's can be assigned in AP mode. Other features include support for: Power-over-Ethernet (IEEE802.3af), MAC Address Filtering in AP Mode, User Isolation Support (AP mode), SNMP Remote Configuration Management, a DoS filter that can be enabled to block outside DoS attacks, and QoS (WMM) support.

Some suggested uses for the ECB300 include:

a) Difficult-to-Wire Environments
There are many situations where wires cannot be laid easily or cannot be hidden from view. Older buildings, sites with multiple buildings, and/or areas make the installation of a Wired LAN impossible, impractical, and/or expensive.

b) Temporary Workgroups
Create temporary workgroups/networks in open areas such as: parks, athletic arenas, exhibition centers, temporary offices, and construction sites where one needs a temporary Wireless LAN established and can then later be easily removed.

c) The Ability to Access Real-Time Information
Doctors/Nurses, Point-of-Sale Employees, and/or Warehouse Workers can access real-time information while dealing with patients, serving customers, and/or processing information.

d) Frequently Changing Environments
Set up networks in environments that change frequently (i.e.: Show Rooms, Exhibits, public events, etc.).

e) Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) Networks
Provides SOHO users with a cost-effective, easy, and quick installation of a small scale WIFI network.

While the ECB300 is mainly marketed to the SOHO market, keep in mid that it's designed for experienced installers and computer consultants. No easy setup software is provided. You need to know how to first configure a host computer to a static IP address, then plug the PC/laptop host into the Ethernet port on the ECB300 and then configure the ECB300 to the correct mode, using a browser website interface. Please note that if you make a setup error, you will need to hold the ECB300's reset button in and then start over again from scratch. I would recommend to set it up first before mounting it in a hard to reach area.

It's so rare to receive a full-size CD with a modern networking device. That was a nice added convenience. The PDF User Manual located on the CD does a great job of explaining how to setup the ECB300 for the six different WIFI access modes that it supports. The CD also contains a copy of the EnGenius Zone Control software. With only one AP to work with I did not have much need for the Zone Control software. From reading the user manual it looks to be pretty impressive with drag and drop network mapping features, the ability to remotely configure individual AP's similar to enterprise software.

Hopefully you have done your pre-purchase homework before you bought the ECB300 and you know the operation mode that you wish to set it up for in advance. With that in mind follow the instructions provided in that chapter of the user manual. Try to plan your setup changes in a logical manner to avoid accidentally locking yourself out of the ECB300, or creating an IP address conflict with another networking device like a router, that could crash your LAN network.

Cons: The ECB300 model after four years of continuous sales and being limited to only 300 Mbps (WIFI-N), is starting to show its technical age. From what I could tell from my research, EnGenius has been marketing this same model since early 2012. The unit I received for testing only supported 10/100 WAN/LAN speeds, yet NewEgg lists it as supporting 10/100/1000 Gigabit WAN connections. Perhaps I received an older unit for testing. I would look forward to a newer model that supports both dual band WIFI-AC modes and Gigabit Ethernet WAN/LAN connections.

My only other gripe was the too short 21" long setup patch cable included in the box? Really you could not be bothered to supply at least a 4-foot long patch cable? The supplied cable was so short as to be nearly useless. The only thing you could use that cable for would be with a laptop computer sitting right next to the ECB300. It is too short for use with a desktop PC. Fortunately I live in the house of patch cables and was able to quickly locate a 7-foot long patch cable to reach to the back of my desktop PC and later my office LAN switch.

Other Thoughts: The unit was a bit of a pain to setup by today's standards. It comes preset to a fixed IP address of: 192.168.1.21. The gateway address was also set to 192.168.1.1, which almost guarantees an IP conflict with just about every other router sold on the market. The unit supports DHCP mode, so I am not sure why EnGenius just didn't default it to DHCP mode. As long as it identifies itself on the network, there are free networking tools that can easily ping and identify every device on a LAN network.

After putting the ECB300 through my normal WIFI testing, I can say without any doubt, this AP blasts through walls and ceilings, like a hot knife through butter. I set up the ECB300 to replace an aging Linksys WIFI-G AP that was mounted on the inside back wall of my garage. The unit has keyhole slots for easy wall mounting. No hole template is provided though.

My garage is attached to the front of my quad-level home, so the garage backs up against two upstairs bedrooms and a lower family room. This location works out great because with the one AP I can cover my garage work shop area and also handle the front half of my second floor and my family room. This unit however literally bathed my entire house in high-powered WIFI-N coverage. The weakest signal I could find, was a 4 out of 5 bars reading at the opposite corner of my house located in the kitchen. The output power of the ECB300 can be reduced for use in crowded WIFI locations like apartment buildings and condominiums.

This AP was literally blasting its signal through four walls to reach my kitchen area with apparent ease. I have tested a lot of WIFI routers and the only one to come close to this kind of signal strength performance was a much more expensive Google OnHub, using WIFI-AC and the latest multi-antenna beam forming technology. The Google unit also had the advantage of a more central location in the family room of my home.

Just for kicks I loaded my Lenovo laptop on to the passenger seat of my car and was able to drive a distance of over 400 feet, or six to eight houses in either direction down my suburban street and still view YouTube videos without any buffering. The signal had to pass through the brick walls of my garage to do this. Pretty amazing WIFI coverage! I will need to be sure to securely encrypt this AP!

Given its reasonable price point, this is a tool that every computer consultant should keep in their tool kit for solving client WIFI signal issues and handling special situations. The site surveying features and histogram graphs make it handy for monitoring and solving WIFI signal issues. Basically by stocking one of these units you have a universal device that can perform six different distinct functions and meet just about any common WIFI application need. Note despite the manufacturer's recommendation to use it outdoors in a park setting, the unit is not weather proof, so I would not recommend using it outdoors, unless some kind of secure weather protection is provided.

During my brief testing of the ECB300 it impressed me with its stability, power, range, and overall solid performance. I did not experience any lockups or crashes during my testing. Features worked the way they were supposed to work and without any strange quirks. I updated my test unit to the latest firmware version before testing and the firmware seemed to be very mature and solid in its overall operation.

The ECB300 would be an excellent low-cost choice for a temporary WIFI device for use on construction sites, short term public events, and for SOHO use. Due to its low price point I would hesitate to recommend it for long term, large scale, commercial installations. I subtracted one egg for the short patch cable, lack of Gigabit network support and the lack of any setup software. The ECB300 is kind of a strange bird in that it is priced for the SOHO market, yet it contains many high-end features only found on more expensive commercial WIFI access points. I would highly recommend it for experienced WIFI installers, given its advanced features set and low purchase price point.

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  • MIKE N.
  • 7/20/2015 11:28:17 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLasted Two Years

Pros: While it worked reception was very good.

Cons: After two years it stopped connecting at 300Mbps - even at 20' distance and clear LOS. Connection would bounce between 54-150Mbps, mostly at the lower end.

Other Thoughts: Wish it would have last longer.

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  • Michael M.
  • 6/14/2015 3:23:41 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs2 Years And Counting.

Pros: Running faultlessly 24/7 since 2012. If you know how to handle wireless I recommend it.

Cons: Set up screens are cryptic. Don't buy it unless you know what you are doing. Not for the occasional user.

Other Thoughts: Went through about 4 Wireless AP, each lasting a few months at most, before giving this one a try. About to buy another.

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  • Zuheir B.
  • 1/6/2015 2:54:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsIncredible Speed and Connection

Pros: Lots of features for security and networking.
High power, exchangable, external antennas (can be replaced with amplified higher power antennas but why bother really.
Mindblowing range in not just distance, but also through several walls

Cons: It's not exactly consumer friendly, in terms of setup. There's so many features, it's hard to get started. And in the middle of everything, the router stopped connecting to my pc. I was left connecting through my tablet and finish the job that way.

Other Thoughts: I think most people who one-egg engenius products just quit too early in the setup procedure. It's a nice way of saying they aren't capable of navigating the setup page...or rather pages. I spent over an hour fully customizing mine. I wanted to setup a different name and password and it seemed to take forever until I realized saving the settings wasn't enough. I had to load them as well. It's hard to know exactly what to do without any kind of booklet manual. Even the CD manual wasn't useful when I was trying to figure out how to set this thing up. But eventually it worked and I'm glad I stuck with it. I live on the 6th floor of a condo building. Thick concrete walls and such. My chromecast wasn't working in the next room...very little connection. Cloud based movies over wifi was absolutely impossible even in 480i. But now the entire 1200 sq ft unit is covered in 30mbps wifi. I was even connected in the elevator and outside on the street in my car. I went two blocks down and still connected (barely at that point). Simply put, this is the last router I was will buy. I'm curious to see what amplified antennas would do to this connectivity. But for now...I'm extremely happy with the results. So much so that I don't care what hassles the set up was. Worth every second to enjoy steady and fast wifi. Business management, or home use...this AP will get the job done.

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  • Jason O.
  • 12/29/2014 9:15:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsLots of features, low stability

Pros: Very feature rich

Cons: Somewhat unstable. My devices (laptops, prints, cell phones, tablets, etc) start having connectivity problems after the device has been up from 1 week to 2 months. Sometimes a reboot fixes it, sometimes it needs logs cleared, sometimes it needs a ROM flash (same version, just a re-flash). Seems to be some type of local storage problem.

Other Thoughts: It's a nice WAP that exposes every iota of its capabilities. I haven't tweaked much at all. Just wish it was rock solid out of the box.

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  • David W.
  • 12/3/2014 7:48:07 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEnGenius ECB350

Pros: Powerful. Great range. Small. PoE. Multiple SSIDs and VLANs. EnGenius makes a great product all around.

Cons: The web configuration could be a little better.

Other Thoughts: Great WAP. The configuration GUI can be tricky for first time users when making and saving changes.

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  • Jeff M.
  • 10/23/2014 5:41:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat device but minor gripes

Pros: I have a large home and needed additional AP coverage in the basement. This nicely complements other Engenius APs in the house. It is stable and performs very well so far, and I expect it to be as good as the other Engenius APs I own.

Cons: But! Unlike the EAP600, this does not come with mounting screws for the mounting holes on the bottom of the unit. That would not be so bothersome if the screw holes were a more common size. I have to go to the hardware store to find screws that will work to mount this, and that's a pain. Also, set up is a bit of a hassle as with the EAP600. You will want to download the latest firmware before you begin, as you have to change the IP address in your computer's NIC to set this up and that will take you off the WWW.

Other Thoughts: All in all, I'm happy with this device, and would recommend it.

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5 out of 5 eggsSimply, Awesome

Pros: So, i wanted a wireless AP that could give me the coverage my other AP couldn't. This one fits the bill very nicely. In rooms where i had just 1 or 2 bars of signal strength, i now have full bars. It has lots of features, and options, most of which I'll probably never use, but it's nice to know they are there, in case i do. I recommend this product to any techie out there.

Cons: Just one downside. This was clearly, not meant for the average home user who doesn't know the difference between WEP and WPA2. You need to be very familiar with wireless technology to set this up with no problems. You don't need to be an expert. If you know the difference between WEP and WPA2, and you know what a VLAN is, then you can probably configure this with minimal problems.

Other Thoughts: This product was meant for business solutions, and not home use, although, it works outstandingly well for home use. If i wanted to see anything different with the product, it would be a more user friendly menu.

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  • RICHARD C.
  • 7/17/2014 10:56:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst Device I've Ever Had

Pros: Small
Light
Supports PoE
Easily Mounted
Has a lot of features

Cons: I purchased 3 of them, 2 for my internal corporate network and 1 for use as a guest network for non corporate devices.

Where to begin:
The two I set up internally worked great for about 3 or 4 months (as did the guest one) Then I started noticing some issues, people would remain connected but traffic would not be routed properly, the only way to resolve it was to have the user disconnect/reconnect to wireless or to power cycle the devices. It happened maybe once a month, so I ignored it and scheduled a reboot every 24 hours on the devices (built in function - does not work) Then slowly it became twice a month twice a week, every day, every few hours (oddly the guest one still functions perfectly to this day) I replaced them with cisco devices thinking maybe its just too much load for them (30 ish machines pushing a lot of data around).

I couldn't even get wpa2 with radius functioning (was able to get this up on the cisco devices in about 30 mins)

I took them home and set them up, they barely function as end user wireless devices.

Other Thoughts: These things are garbage, they function poorly, do not perform well, and sadly, were a waste of money. This is unfortunate, because they have tons of features.

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  • Aaron C.
  • 7/7/2014 8:36:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsECB 350

Pros: As stable as i remember most senao gear being, its used by the highway department extensively down here.

Cons: web interface isnt really for the beginner.

Other Thoughts: good little device

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