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Zyxel-wap3205.33352863
8.6 out of 10

Zyxel WAP3205

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Overall 6
6.0

300 Mb/s Wireless N Access Point with Et

Lucian, B&H Photo
22 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Good product
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Reliable connection, Secure Connection
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Overall 6
6.0

Simply complicated

Ajheyl, B&H Photo
27 March 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty Good Bridge (minus 5.0GHz capability)

kaker33, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Here was my dilema:  I have three rooms in which I have electronic equipment that need connecting to the internet.  These devices included tivos, PS3s (without internal wireless network card), blu-ray players, Tvs, etc.  All of these devices have the option to buy a wireless adaptors which averages $70. If there was only a relatively inexpensive alternative that would allow multiple units to be hooked up to one device and connect to my router wirelessly.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great unit assuming you're techincally proficient

St2, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I share my two computers with my landlords wireless connection.  That means I need to connect 2 desktop systems to the internet via wireless (no wired option available).  I found the Zyxel to be a kind of "swiss army knife) in that it can be a wireless access point, wireless extender or wireless router.  I thought that was pretty cool, since no matter what my changing needs are, I can use this unit for a wide variety of uses.
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Overall 6
6.0

Powerful but poorly documented

Anonymouse, Amazon
5 February 2012
  • Summary: This is an impressive piece of networking gear, particularly for the price. It has a great deal of functionality, some of it unusual. However, I have to warn you: the documentation is terrible. When the other reviewers said the documentation is poor, boy, they weren't kidding. The Zyxel can be configured to act as an access point, wireless client, or universal repeater. Let me explain these modes: => If you already have (wired) Internet access (e.g.
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Overall 6
6.0

Documentation could be better-not quite as easy as advertised.

Lee Franke, Amazon
27 October 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

So why not 5*?

Amazon
1 April 2014
  • Summary: There is something fundamentally wrong with a WAP whose manual tells you to configure it by setting your PC's LAN IP static address to 192.168.1.n, where n is between 3 and 254, and then use a Cat 5e cable to access its configuration page. WHAT? How many people will understand how to do that? The setting are buried away in Windows, and if you mess up you will have trouble using that LAN port again. Plus, some high-end laptops don't even have a LAN socket!
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Overall 6
6.0

Fair

Amazonholic "Bob", Amazon
26 June 2013
  • Summary: Quite complicated to setup, my network finds it as another PC, I can't get on with it, now use a HomePlug solution.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Jeroen Carette, computerstore.nl
10 September 2013
  • Summary: De WAP3205v2 werd zoals steeds door Coolblue, vliegensvlug en correct geleverd . De setup als accespoint en met Windows Acer laptop en Android HTC ging zonder problemen (om niet te zeggen in 30 seconden) , maar connecteren met de iPad gaat nog steeds niet...reeds zo goed als alle registers opengetrokken (tot passwoord in HEX toe) maar geen resultaat ; "kan geen verbinding maken met ZyXEL". EIgenlijk is dit toestel dus niet geschikt als AP..
  • Pros: compact, gebruiksgemak met Windows en Android, prijs, algemene discrete vormgeving
  • Cons: compatibiliteit met Apple/MacOs, beetje fragiele behuizing
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

John Mokveld, computerstore.nl
5 July 2013
  • Summary: Tja, een review van de Zyxel lastig. Ik heb hem maar 3 sterren gegeven, niet omdat hij niet goed werkt, want als hij het eenmaal doet doet hij wat beloofd is, in mij geval het signaal draadloos versterken. Dat is tevens het lastige, hoe sluit je hem draadloos aan op de huidige systeem. Na een 4 tal uur stoeien met allerlei setting had ik hem werkend (althans dat dacht ik). Maar de Win8 labtop kon geen verbinding maken.
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