Summary: First off, this item performed well once I figured out how to fit into my application. I use this as a wired point in my wireless environment. What I mean is that I extend the signal from my main access router to my basement and then I have 2 devices plugged into this unit (client mode). One thing that it does not do, and I was surprised, was that when it is in this mode, it no longer transmits a wireless signal.
Summary: Quick start guide, which is all there was, came in 20 different languages. 191 page owners manual was online - - downloadable if you wanted to print it. The simple steps in the quick start guide enabled the ZyXEL to connect to my laptop, but I was never able to connect the ZyXEL to my wireless router. Online video didn't help either. Couldn't get past the 1st step where I was to enter enter an IP address that would take me to the 3205 setup window.
Summary: I live in a 6000 sq ft home and my modem and router are stored in an underground basement storage closet. I got this to extend the signal upstairs in the far corners of the house. First of all, with today's technology, most devices require little or no set up. If set up is involved, it is step by step on disc, or at least intuitive for the average person. There were no instructions that came with this extender.
Excerpt: Unbelievably vacant instructions. Say just log on. But it would not log on. Then try to find support. When I eventually found the support link, I emailed my information and now continue to wait for a reply. So, I cannot tell you whether it works or not because it cannot be hooked up. By the way, I am not unfamiliar with computers.
WAP3205 V2 is an OK unit once you figure out how to configure it. But is not for the non-techies.
13 September 2014
Summary: After multiple attempts, resets, changing from UR to AP and back, using my wired PC then my wireless laptop to access the WAP3205 v2, I was able to finally get it operational. Continued to have issues getting settings to stick. With my Uverse router, and connecting to this unit via LAN, selecting UR mode and going through the supposed "easy" setup, I would get to the end where it was "loading" and the unit would hang.
Summary: Let me be very clear about something- this is a fantastic booster, but you need a tiny tidbit of technical know-how to set it up in under fifteen minutes. Lacking that, you can easily become lost. Step 1) discard the quick start instructions and proceed to the user guide. Step 2) open the user guide pdf to the page "Universal Repeater". Step 3) reassign your IP address to the accepted range, follow the directions and profit. It truly was that simple for me.
Excerpt: I was looking for a way to add "on-demand" WIFI to my computer system for a couple of new cameras I've recently purchased. I had a hard-wired PC connection to a cable modem and this access point coupled with a simple router allows me to keep my computer hard-wired to the system with the ability to switch on WIFI as needed. Thanks to the knowledgeable salesman in B&H's computer department for the recommendation - kudos!! Zyxel offers friendly and helpful tech support too.