The ZyXEL WAP3205 is a great multifunctional wireless networking tool, usable not only as a wireless bridge, but for pretty much any configuration you could require. Its main selling points are its multiple functionality (with plenty of bonus features) and low price. With the 300Mbps transfer rate the wireless connection should be seamless, minimizing video streaming jitters, gaming lag and dropped calls.
The is a good tool for wireless networking, with many functions. The Zyxel WAP3205 can be deployed in any mode you may need for your home or business networking layout – including wireless repeater mode. Its greatest advantage is its wide variety of functions – with a few bonus features – as well as its relatively low price. Troubled about whether it can keep up with streaming video and gaming? The 300Mbps this device offers should provide you with all the throughput you might require for your high-bandwidth online needs.
- b/g/n support
- Five modes: Access Point, Wireless Client, Wireless Bridge, WDS Repeater and Universal Repeater
- Wireless Security: 64/128 bit WEP, WPA/WPA2
- LAN: Two 10/100Mbps Ethernet RJ-45 connectors with auto MDI/MDIX support
- Two 2dBi external removable antennas
- Multiple SSIDs for separate access levels for normal users and guests
- Fairly low price (list price of $50.99, but the best deal is at ZyXEL WAP3205)
- Plenty of functionality: Access Point, Wireless Client, Wireless Bridge, WDS Repeater and Universal Repeater modes
- Good coverage with two external antennas
- Poor documentation in the box (a new user’s guide ZyXEL released should make up for this though:
- Somewhat difficult setup (less so if you use the user guide linked above) – a dedicated repeater like the Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender might be easier to setup, if repeater mode is all you’ll conceivably need
- Some might find that two Ethernet ports isn’t enough – you might need to buy an ethernet hub (don’t worry they’re fairly cheap – try the TRENDnet TE100-S5 5-Port Ethernet Switch
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