Summary: The device works really well but it is exactly what most reviewers said about the set up. If you've never set one of these things up before, don't even try. Call the customer service number immediately. They fixed me up right away. They were really good about walking me though everything. I think I could probably hook it up by myself now, but if I have trouble it's good to know that I can call customer service to help me.
Summary: After fiddling with WAP3205 with DIR655, I'm very proficient about setting up WAP3205v2 as the network control interface are very similar. Two things that will prevent the unit from working properly (mentioned in my WAP3205 review as well): 1. The IP address for your ethernet adaptor on your computer must be 192.168.1.3 before you may access the network control interface (192.168.1.2) at all.
Summary: This thing is a real steal at the price offered. The thing is, the reviews that both laude it, and trash it are largely correct. The documentation is a worthless poster that expects you to set up your network almost entirely with pictures. It is as if Ikea sent you the equipment. The set up is both easy and mysterious. The numbers on the poster were not the same ones that I used when I finally called tech support.
Summary: I had considerable trouble trying to install it in the Universal Repeater (UR) mode. I finally had to contact a tech support guy in CA, who was very helpful. When I described the problem I was having, he immediately asked what kind of security I was using on my existing wifi network. When I told him WEP, he said the product will not work with that, as it is too insecure, and I should change it to WPA2.
Summary: I think most of you have followed J. Ferguson "jimsrod"'s review setting up the wireless bridge method. However, I just want to add more info in case anyone of you encountered the problem I had. My old router: Netgear WNR834M Firmware Version 1.1.15NA Problem encounter: I followed all the steps from "jimsrod", yet I still could not connect to internet, what went wrong? Solution: If you have WPA key, be sure to watch out.
Broad functionality, low cost, difficult to set up
Boulder Buyer, Amazon
5 February 2012
Summary: Great router for the price. I purchased this to install a wireless bridge to my kids XBOX 360 in the basement (I chose to avoid the wiring). The router is roughly 1/2 the price of the XBOX 360 wireless receiver, and has extra ports to allow future expansion for things like Blu-Ray or other devices. I also figured I could use the universal repeater mode to extend our wireless signal further throughout the house. The setup was difficult though.
Lots of function, cheap price, terrible documentation
Morgan Akers, Amazon
5 February 2012
Summary: This is a great router for the price. Three modes (access point, router, universal repeater) for one low cost makes it worthwhile. But if you want to use it for anything other than a router, be prepared for some work because the documentation is terrible. For client mode, you need to setup a wireless profile, and bind it to the WAP3205. Not too bad.