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Poor documentation / manual interface, but excellent device!
on 13 December 2010
I can understand why folks have problems setting this up. The documentation leaves a LOT to be desired!
However, once done, it works very well for me and I get a connection of between 216Mbps and 270Mbps in bridge mode.
Here's how I did it: I connected my Mac direct to the DAP-1522 by Ethernet Cable. The DAP's default IP address is 192.168.0.50. I changed this to a fixed IP address in my router's network range, i.e.: 192.168.2.50. I rebooted the DAP and connected to its web interface again.
I originally tried to *manually* set up the DAP's WiFi settings with my D-Link DIR-855 dual-band router (operating in 5GHz mode ONLY) and failed. I have since discovered that in the latest firmware, manual WiFi set up can ONLY be attempted using Internet Explorer as there is a bug in the web interface resulting in missing options on the DAP's Wireless Settings page ... fairly unforgivable and not helpful to Mac or Linux users!
So ... to *automatically* sync the DAP-1522 with my router, I made sure that the router's SSID (Network Name) was temporarily visible and then pressed the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button on the side of the router. Followed by the corresponding WPS button on the side of the DAP-1522. YOU MUST-MUST-MUST HAVE at least ONE DEVICE PLUGGED INTO THE ETHERNET PORTS ON THE DAP-1522 for the auto set up to work!
Seconds later the two synced.
The DAP-1522 is located upstairs and the router downstairs in the lounge and they live together very comfortably.