For applications where wireless connections are preferred, the StrideLinx WiFi-capable router provides the ability to wirelessly connect to a company network and/or wirelessly connect control devices to the router. (5) Gigabit Ethernet ports are also included for wired applications along with a built-in firewall for enhanced security.
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Would you buy this item again? Yes
The enclosed directions leave a lot to be desired, and it wasn't until I tried to implement it that I realized I also had to buy an antenna for it. (The best antenna to get is the $42 one that mounts on the outside of the cabinet, in my opinion- long range.) I needed tech support to get it going the first time.
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Would you buy this item again? Undecided
Configuring this device will at some point require that you reset it. For example, we configure it in our factory to connect to our network for testing our units before we ship, but when our unit is deployed at a customer site, it must be reconfigured so as to connect to the network on the client's site. This requires resetting the unit. Depending on where the Stridelinx router is located within a cabinet, it may require that you pull the unit off the din rail and gain access to the reset port. The reset button itself is very flimsy. A smarter design would have been to place the reset prominently in the front panel and as a recessed button that does not require a paper clip to reset. I find that it takes several iterations of resetting and rebooting before the stride links up to a network, Again not straight forward to setup. I will say that once it is configured, it seems to be very reliable and the web application is very intuitive.3 of 3 people found this review helpful.