Summary: I picked one of these up as a Daily Deal Slasher. My goal was to extend my wireless range to a Roku player on the opposite side of the house as my router. Previously, playing Netflix on this Roku has been next to impossible, video would cut out so frequently that it made the experience so frustrating we typically didn't even use it. After a simple set up of this extender, I plugged it into an outlet somewhere around halfway between the Roku and my router and BOOM!
love it but you have to beat it up to get it to work - STEPS!
2 September 2014
Summary: Very frustrating to get it to work. All that pushing on the router and ZyXEL did nothing! Here are my steps - yeah really detailed because, you know you want that - on my mac: 1) turned off the wireless on the mac via system preferences (same general steps for a PC) 2) plugged in the ZyXEL to a power socket, turned on, attached included ethernet cable to the ZyXEL, plugged the other end of the cable into the computer 3) go to system preferences and turn on the ethernet...
Summary: My Wi-Fi combo router / modem is on the east end of my house and I could barely pickup a Wi-Fi connection on the west end of the house about 85 feet away. The WRE2205 did not connect automatically to my network. So, I followed the instructions to manually connect it. Now I have a full strength Wi-Fi throughout my house. Highly recommend the ZyXEL WRE2205.
Summary: Got a set of these to combat slow wi-fi. This really is plug n play. Nothing else needed to be done. I haven't checked the transfer rate, but it is a huge improvement over the wi-fi we had. I also just bought some newer 500 mps units from zyxel and these are quite happy to play with each other.
Excerpt: I am a happy customer. This device does what it says it will and extends our wireless signal to far away places in our condo. It does not reach the rooms off the main course of the unit however we can now get a signal at the furthest distance in a straight line from our wireless router. It was extremely easy to set up and a lighted signal lets you know if you're in the best spot, or not, for the extender to be plugged in.
Pros: Best Location Signal, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Secure Connection, Signal Is Much Stronger
Summary: Bob's Wife) It was simple to set up and we now have a good wi-fi connection upstairs. The only problem I have is that I like to listen to the Bible as I go to sleep, and it does not shut off! Before we installed this, after about 15 minutes, it would lose connection and then shut off. Now, I wake up hours later and it's still going! Now to figure out how to limit how long it stays on.
Summary: THE ZYXEL RANGE EXTENDER WORKS GREAT. THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAD IS THE INSTRUCTIONS. IN THE INSTRUCTIONS, WHICH ARE VERY BRIEF, IT DOES NOT STATE YOU NEED TO DISCONNECT YOUR WIRELESS ON YOUR LAPTOP. THEN FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. THEN CONNECT YOUR LAPTOP TO YOUR WIRELESS AS USUAL. THE ZYXEL IF WORKING PROPERLY WILL NOT SHOW UP AT ALL. IT BLENDS WITH YOUR WIRELESS.