Netgear Prosafe WNDAP360 Wireless-N Access Point Review
Chris Hadley / 216 days ago
When you look at our catalogue of reviews, its safe to say that we do focus a lot on the component side of your system and whilst this is by no means a bad thing, its worth taking into consideration that without a network, you would be pretty much at a lose end and in recent years (in respect to the scale of how long wireless has been around) wireless connectivity is virtually a must have for any network, whether it be in the home or in a large scale deployment such as an enterprise network.
On the home front, wireless is typically obtained through the means of a wireless router and today the vast majority of ISPs globally will supply a wireless router as part of their connection package. When the scale of the network is raised and security, reliability and performance become less of a convenience but more of a necessity, the systems involved naturally become a little more complex. Netgear are a brand that we have all heard of at one time or another and their entire catalogue of products as you can imagine is nothing but networking based. Its safe to say that they do know a thing or two when it comes to networking and its therefore no surprise that they are one of the industry leaders when it comes to wireless systems.
Prosafe is part of Netgear’s business range of products and the wireless access point that we are going to take a look at today is one out of tens of products that have been deemed worthy enough of the Prosafe name. As we will see when we look at the system in a little more detail, the WNDAP360 offers upto 15x the speed and 10x the coverage of 802.11a and g networks with its wireless N technology, dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz operation simultaneously, PoE deployment, 2.4GHz antenna take-offs for improved deployment and an easy mounting mechanism for wall or ceiling fitting.