Summary: it felt absolutely necessary. This product is absolutely horrible. The information provided in the box WILL NOT help you set the product up. Instead, you need to call ZyXEL and have a customer service rep walk you through the convoluted process.
Installation nightmare with disappointing results.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 April 2015
Summary: Although I had successfully set up this device after I bought it, I had to set it up again after upgrading my wireless router. I had to reset the unit back to its factory settings using the reset button.
Summary: I have used a home computer since 1981. After 1 1/2 days, I had to abandon my attempts to install the WAP 3205 v2 on my home network. The manual is full of errors. Even worse is the absence of complete instructions and needed diagrams. I have never had a worse experience with a computer product.
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...
PLEASE do not buy this product, you'll live to regret it.
Christine D., Amazon
30 November 2014
Summary: Now, I consider myself to be pretty computer savvy, I have a degree in IT, so I figured this thing was about as simple as it gets, just plug it in, link it up and go right? Wrong....I should have known better than to purchase a no-name brand.
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.
Summary: This item is touted as being very simple to install and it is impossible. It takes a computer to set it up and the website address that is needed for the set up is not accessible. Sent it back and will buy something that truly does have an easy set up.
Summary: I attempted to use this as a repeater for my FIOS wireless router. No matter what settings I used, I would lose an internet connection after about one hour. I would still have wifi, but that's it. As soon as I unplugged the router, it came back. This affected an iPad and a DVD player.
Summary: This access point was a constant source of frustration. It never worked properly and regularly lost the connection to my router and had to be reconfigured again and again. I replaced it with a Netgear access point that I configured once and have not had to touch it again for a year.