After finally getting around to configuring it, I give Engenius a HUGE thumbs down. I'm a little bit of a nerd myself, reason I took so long to set this thing up is I've been connecting with a jailbroken iPhone
, but I highly recommend against this unit unless you're a real hardcore networking geek.
Really long and complicated manual. They really could have used a quickstart guide for the less tech savy. Also missing a few simple key instructions, like how do you actually connect to a network once it's configured...DUH! I see a bunch of available networks, in the control panel
, but no idea where or how to actually connect.
Next I inadvertently switched to AP mode. Ok, I'll take the blame for that one...BUT, now I can't connect to the unit at all. The IP that they have in the manual for AP mode doesn't work. Google
it and you'll see plenty of people having the same problem. Finally I found a page on how to just reset the unit, and it requires a serial
cable. What century is this! I don't even remember the last time I owned a computer with a serial
I'll try giving support a call in the next few, but not too hopeful since I'm also seeing tons of reports that the company has horrible support. Either way, I think this thing is getting ebayed and I'm just going to go with a simple USB antenna
Sorry if this seems harsh. Technically it may be a great unit, but way to complicated. There's enough things fix on a boat and to worry about when cruising, that I don't want to have to be an IT guy too.