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EnGenius ENS202EXT N300 High-powered/Long-range Wireless Outdoor Access Point

  • 11n Speeds to 300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz
  • 26 dBm High-Powered, Long-Range Coverage
  • High-Gain External / Detachable Antennas
  • Two Ethenet Port
  • IP55-Rated Waterproof Housing
  • SSID-to-VLAN Tagging

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Michael M.
  • 1/30/2016 7:24:33 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSuspected Pre-programmed Death

Pros: Works before it starts internal arcing.

Cons: Stated internally minimally arcing with buzzing sound and intermittent choppy usage exactly 1 year (to the day) after purchase. This is taking planned obsolescence to a whole new level of absurdity!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Michael M,

We thank you for your time in posting your comments and feedback.

We are sorry to hear about your experience with your ENS202EXT. Rest assured that all EnGenius devices have a 1 year limited warranty. We encourage you contact us to discuss the issue about the product. Below are a couple of our best practices when installing outdoor Access Points and Bridges:

1. Dielectric silicone grease on the threads and outer ring of the antenna connector.
2. Use Scotch 130C (not regular electric tape) around the base of the antenna and backplate that covers access to the ethernet ports.

If you have any questions regarding EnGenius and our products you may reach us through our number at 1-888-735-7888 (Monday –Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm PST) or e-mail us at (Saturday, Sunday 8am - 4pm PST). You can also join the Engenius Community Forum at Our support team would be glad to be of service to you.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to hearing from you.


Engenius Customer Support Team

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  • Josef O.
  • 8/4/2015 1:17:54 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDisposable

Pros: Good range. Cheap. Worked well for a year or so, then started having to reboot it more and more frequently. Replaced it when reboots had to happen almost daily.

Cons: Seems to slowly self destruct.

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for.

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  • Larry B.
  • 4/19/2015 10:59:19 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Access Point

Pros: I purchased over 50 of these for hotels WiFi. They works great! Excellent range. Works great if you need to WDS these as I had to on certain spots. It is way better if you wired them up instead though.

Cons: Only thing is the "save and reboot" takes a while but that's not a deal breaker at all.

Other Thoughts: Best cheap prices. To the person complaining about PoE injectors.. just buy the ones that supports it.

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1 out of 5 eggsProprietary = Junk

Pros: The interface is easy to use, but took a little getting used to the fact that some settings didn't get applied until you went to the save/apply page and committed the changes there.

Has a bunch of features.

It can act as a standard access point. It can act as a wireless to Ethernet bridge. It can act as a router.

Signal range in open air is amazing. I had one set up at my house and another down at my barn that I converted to a guest house about 300 yards away. The one at the house is acting as an access point, while the one at the barn is acting as a wireless to Ethernet bridge. The barn is wired, and uses the wireless signal to connect back to the house and out to the internet. This setup works great, but oddly the wireless signal from the house can't be picked up inside the barn at all. Even in the shed only about 50 yards from the house the wireless signal is very weak. It seems the signal put out by this access point doesn't like going through walls.

Being able to adjust the broadcast power was nice, even if the options were a little limited. Most access points don't give the option, the power it is set at from the factor is the power you are stuck with.

It includes all the mounting hardware you need. It has screws and anchors for wall mounting, as well as a handy stick on template for where to drill the holes. It also has zip ties for pole mounting.

The antennas are nice and rigid, they feel very strong. I've had other outdoor access points that felt like a strong breeze would take off the antennas.

Cons: Ok, I'm going to say I took 3 eggs off right away because of the proprietary PoE injector. At first I thought they just included the PoE injector in case someone needs to use it. However, after reading the documentation it became clear that you HAVE to use the PoE injector they provide, because they are using some kind of proprietary PoE. PoE is already a standard, and it works perfectly fine with outdoor equipment. There is absolutely no reason to use something proprietary. I was hoping to use this with my 8-Port PoE switch like all my other access points, but it clearly says not to use this access point with standard PoE equipment. The manual claims you can damage the access point if you do this! How stupid!

Plus, using injectors is fine if you have one or two access points, but what if you have more than that? My network closet would look like a tangled mess with all the wall warts and injectors required to wire up 4 of these.

Also, I took another egg off for not including an Ethernet cable in the box. If you are going to force me to use two network cables when only one should be needed, you better include at least one in the box.

Other Thoughts: Overall this access point has potential, but the proprietary PoE just kills it. There is no excuse for requiring proprietary equipment when there is already an industry standard in place.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Jeffrey F.,

We thank you for your trying the ENS202EXT.

We are glad to hear that you like the range of the device and its various operation modes. The ENS202EXT is an entry level product and to design it to be 802.3af compliant would increase the cost of the device. With the proprietary PoE injector, the ENS202EXT is aimed to be of good value for the money.

Thank you for your time on posting your comments and feedback.


EnGenius Customer Support

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  • Michael R.
  • 1/15/2015 5:56:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Excellent coverage. I have two guest houses and it reaches all.

Cons: The setup is different from other devices.
1. You really do have to set your PC's Ethernet to static and plug directly in.
2. You must save after each panel change.
3. Tech support recommends changing the IP of the unit to Just do it....
4. Set your PC back to what ever it was and login to make other changes.

Other Thoughts: Tech support was great. I had a bad line to wherever the tech was and he stayed right with me.

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  • Maria S.
  • 1/3/2015 8:08:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat AP's

Pros: Have had 2 of these set up on my mom and dad's farm for past 4 months, work very well with excellent coverage.I have on on the house and another on a shop that is about 200' away. One is set as a WPS station, the other as a WPS access point so they provide a wireless bridge from the house to the shop and act a a wireless access point also. On the farm these two access points are providing roughly about 5 acres of good coverage. So far very pleased with the set up and how it has withstood the elements.

Cons: Documentation is only on the web, and can be a little hard to understand. It did take me a while to get the WPS settings to work correctly.

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  • ERIK O.
  • 12/2/2014 1:38:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsSimple

Pros: Easy to install. Easy to setup. Great range. No problems.

Cons: Ummmm...customer thinks he can do what I do now?
No cons.

Other Thoughts: Somewhat apprehensive about this product, since I have always stuck with DLink and Cisco AP's. However this product configured very easily. The hardest part (if you can call it that) was running the cabling to installation point (Highest point of a great room-about 30 feet in the air). I will purchase again!

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  • Van F.
  • 10/13/2014 5:10:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Easy to setup and bring online as AP. Range was good. So far reliability has been perfect.

Cons: None so far

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4 out of 5 eggsExcellent Range Extender! Amazing coverage distance.

Pros: The line of sight signal is very impressive. I’m able to get around 200+ yards away from the device with 2-3 bars solid. If I walk into the house next door, the signal diminishes rapidly. So if you’re looking to have coverage area inside another building at a distance, be ready to catch and rebroadcast the signal. It was able to get coverage throughout the entire garage, where the normal WiFi signal drops to 1 bar at best at the garage. Which is 20 feet away from the house.

The power over Ethernet is pretty common with most outdoor devices.

Ability to ‘ignore’ regulatory power and boost up to whichever setting you’d like.

There is a ton of configuration options from a management standpoint. For example Vlan, SNMP, auto reboot, WiFi scheduling etc. All of which is very easily configured.

Can be configured without having to plug directly into the device. It broadcasts a wireless signal that you can log into. This can be a little quirky with the windows wireless manager constantly looking for something with internet.

Comes with the required installation parts for a wall or a pole mount.

Cons: Some of the configuration interface is a little quirky. Sometimes the save button on the bottom will update the device with the configuration settings. Other times while configuring you’ll see a save/reload on the top left hand side to commit the changes.

After around 1 week of steady use, the unit itself had a failure. It was no longer powering on at all. After getting a replacement unit, I determined this fault to be in the power plug & PoE adapter. I’m not sure if one took out the other, but the unit itself works flawless with the new power plug & PoE adapter.

The instructions assume that you have some technical knowledge. They give you the default IP address(, login and password. Beyond that you have to go to their site for more information.

Does not come with even a short Ethernet cable. Make sure you've got an extra one or add it to the purchase! PoE is the only way to power this device.

Other Thoughts: EnGenius Customer support was very friendly and easy to get in touch with. I was only on hold for 10-15 seconds and I have to assume this was an internal transfer from the computer. Of course the troubleshooting for a no-power issue is pretty minimal. The usual try a different wall outlet and or different Ethernet cables. Once determined that something had failed, they advised me to return the product to the vendor as the device is not very old.

Although you would likely mount this vertical, there is no gasket around the wire cover. In time this may allow for some moisture to build up and cause issues.

Compared to the previous models, the initial configuration went a lot easier.

Overall I’m not too concerned with the failed power plug/PoE injector. These kinds of things happen from time to time, and you generally find out in the early days if there is going to be a problem.

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4 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: Small Unit
Web UI
Changes are made but only applied after hitting save, not immediately.
Many configuration options

Cons: Lack of gigabit connections
Single band, 2.4
only POE for power

Other Thoughts: This is a fantastic unit, easy to set up and small in size.

One change that would be nice to see would be an ability to use POE or plug power directly into the unit.

Once I figured out that I had to plug a second CAT cable into the device to configure it setup was not bad. Slightly different in that you make changes and save them. Once you have made all your changes you then apply them.

Over all I am very happy with this Access point.

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