Joined on 10/24/03
By sure to save screen capture of forwarding settings before upgrading firmware
Pros: Works, thruput fine if you don't have FIOS or killer ISP service, price is very affordable.
Cons: It lost all the forwarding ports when updating firmware. The restore of the settings .bin file failed, but it took the IP setting. It also defaulted to factory IP after updating firmware. This is for V1 product
Overall Review: Perhaps V3 has improved. I can't say.
Didn't meet my expectations.
Pros: In the upper tier of most access points
Cons: Not really much better than ECB-9500. The range is SO marginally little, even when set to the highest setting that it isn't worth it. It actually is almost identical to the old Linksys WRT100 unit in range and thruput.
Overall Review: I've been a MAJOR buyer of Engenius products for quite some time now and used to buy about 75-100 ECB3500 units a year. I liked the range of those units and they seem to hold up well if you don't run them at FULL. (best at 1dbm lower) So I was figuring the new ECB350 would give me the same (or better!) range but it doesn't. There is no control over whether you want B, B/G, or G/N. You essentially get BGN. The user interface seems like it was rushed. It isn't as complete at ECB-9500, but it does include support for their new multi-unit management app, if you can get it working. For $40 more than ECB-9500, I just don't think it's worth it. And in my testing, I was kind of bumming that the ECB-9500 didn't have the range I had been expecting either. So, it's time to look for a better, LONG range N access point.
Look for an updated model
Pros: Works well with MBR and CD drives
Cons: Doesn't handle GPT drives
Overall Review: Took me a while to figure it out, but whenever I connected a GPT initialized, or a completely blank SSD to this unit, Ghost wouldn't find it. If I initialized it with GPT, it still couldn't find it, but if I initialized with MBR, I could.
Simple, price is OK, but only 3/4 length
Pros: price metal
Cons: if you plan to install in a screw-free (typically plastic) disk bracket, such as what Dell ships for servers, desktops (they are called "Tool free" you will only be able to insert the mounting pins in one of the holes because the bracket isn't long enough to truly look like a 3.5" drive. A little tape and you're good, but it's worth knowing before you order.
Diskless, power cable-less, PSU offers no options
Pros: Price, ability to add SSDs to a entry-priced server
Cons: The PSU doesn't expect you to EVER install disks! What no SATA power cables? Really? No SATA data cables. It's like someone from Lenovo handed a partially-made server over to a refurb place and they stuck in the most basic PSU they could find so that it would boot to the BIOS, but not much more. It's then as if someone forgot to include any cables for the server.
Overall Review: Unless you REALLY know what you are buying, I would warn potential users to what this "server" includes.
great while it worked-- needed something approved by Dell for PE2900
Pros: It was the only card I could get to cooperate with Dell PE 2900
Cons: I'm another "statistic" (like the other reviews) in that it worked, but now, 7 months later, it won't "start" and fails to load the driver.
Overall Review: I will try the PCIe reset as others have suggested, but if you aren't worried about specific compatibility, I would look elsewhere for this card. I have no idea about warranty, but this is running in 24/7 server.