Best Wifi access point, not Belkin or Linksys, read on...
Just thought I'd feeback on a couple of wireless access points if you're considering buying one. These boxes just bridge wireless and wired on your LAN. So, the box should forward an IP lease to a client laptop for example, just like the laptop was wired in.
Anyway, we tried this box:
BELKIN Wireless G access point/range extender.
This item works until you add more wireless clients. Then the box freezes. Six purchased, all same problem. Sometimes the box locks during boot up. Firmware would fix the problem, but Belkin has not release any in 10 months. Unbelievable. Software does not work. Don't buy.
(Designed for home use - we kept 1 with 1 laptop. After a week or so it locked up too, and this is with WEP, WSK or none.)
This performs very well with numerous clients at once (15). However, they invented a one-touch-button-setup-security gimmick called SES.
And, would you believe it, the unit changes the SSID (the broadcast wireless network name) to LINKSYS_SES_XXXX (where XXXX is 4 random numbers).
So all your laptops will not log on.
It's bizarre, and we sent it back after trying to flash the firmware back to 2.8 from 3.5 (2.8 - no SES) and it died.
We sent it back.
Ordered now a Netgear WG602. So let's see how that goes...