WAP3205 V2 is an OK unit once you figure out how to configure it. But is not for the non-techies.
2 weeks ago
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Documentation could be better-not quite as easy as advertised.
Lee Franke, Amazon
13 November 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.