Joined on 12/02/04
Does the job as a repeater
Pros: Seems to be humming along Quality feel to the metal casing Comes with two Cat5 cables And nice Euro continental adapter plug (to keep for traveling :-)
Cons: The insert and CD doc is long winded and may not be precise. After all it is trying to be all things to all people.
Overall Review: If you are setting up as a repeater (like me), the doc you want is here: http://www.encore-usa.com/us/product/ENHWI-3GN3 then click on Repeater FAQ. Tips: - You do NOT need to plug it into your router/AP by cable. - You just need to know your existing WiFi specs: Encryption, password, and whether that is Hex or ASCII - But you first connect its LAN port to your ethernet card in your desktop or laptop. - Go to 192.168.0.1 in you browser (after turning off wifi to your real network) - Then I took a tip from another commenter, changing the LAN IP to 192.168.0.somethingelse. I chose 128. Because then you can get to either your real router/AP or this box when you need to. - THEN go through the steps on the webpage Tip for that webpage: - You need to give your new box the SAME ssid as your real WiFi. IE overwrite the default it puts in there. - Other than that you are just following the FAQ steps and entering your existing WiFi info Next for me is to optimize the location. I am at my inlaw's concrete house in Peru. We've got some walls to bore through here. As such I want this repeater "in between" the AP and our room. So neither hop is a choke point.
Works like a charm
Pros: This was a gift for my Mom. Fits the Tab 7.0 PLUS we got from [our favorite warehouse store] a couple years ago. It has a battery in it that is charged by the same cord as came with the Tab. Works perfectly to have up in the breakfast room and fire off a couple emails. You use the screen as normal. Also hotkeys on this keyboard can help.
Cons: Make sure you get exactly the right dock for the exact Tab you have. I first got the one for the Tab 7.0 non-Plus... The plastic molding where the Tab slides into is a different size. One gripe is that the 'email' hotkey goes to the generic email app and not Gmail. Dunno, perhaps one can reassign that.