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.
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.
ZyXEL 300 Mbps Wireless N Access Point with Ethernet Client, Universal Repeater and Range Extender (WAP3205v2)
JOHN G, Amazon
22 June 2014
Summary: I bought these in conjunction with the w1000 to extend my wifi network did not work well for me with a finished basement and a large house with lots of walls. The repeater worked ok but the extenders did not. I wound up buying the Nighthawk Router which has both the range and speed that I needed.
Excerpt: The startup lit makes it look like an easy setup but its confusing and a bit frustrating. Almost sent it back but figured it out no thanks to the manual and online vids. Once it's set up it works great.
Summary: I works ok. I purchased it to get signal in another adjacent building about 150 feet away. The advertised range was 450ft. I placed the extender in the closest windows in each of the buildings. This router only outranged the existing router by about 25 feet and it is located in the center of the house. My recommendation would be to buy a less expensive router. The range is about the same.
Summary: The only really annoying thing about this device is needing to hook it to a computer via static IP to do initial setup, the manual is complete rubbish. that drove me quite mad for awhile. the performance however is great, and I have gotten over 200ft in range as a repeater.
Documentation could be better-not quite as easy as advertised.
Lee Franke, Amazon
29 August 2013
Summary: I've been a programmer for about 20 years so I'm not a techno-n00b but this thing took most of 2 hours to finally figure out how to make the setup work. Looking through all the comments on various websites I could tell that people were having the same trouble as I was just getting the configuration pages to load. I tried all sorts of connectivity configurations until I stumbled across the one that made it work.
Summary: ORIGINAL REVIEW: For the price, I was skeptical of this thing. Considering most other wireless extenders and/or bridges were nearing the 70 or 80 dollar range (and that often is just for ONE function), I assumed there had to be something wrong here. However after a little bit of time setting it up, I got it working and it hasn't stopped working since. I have it in universal repeater mode to extend my wireless signal into my living room.