Hands on With the ZyXEL Wireless Extender N300

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peterng25

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I didn't have time to wade through this (excellent) article, as I am at work; quick question, does this mean I can plug my linux box into this, and it will treat it a wired connection?
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eijiyuki

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Neat is this finally a wireless ap/repeater that doesn't require a direct network connection to the router???
 

metylek

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Bought it last month. But still can not finilize setup as a Client mode by Setup Wizard (small icon in Setup mode) using WPS buttons on both equipment (Repeater WRE2205 & Main Router). Seems like WRE2205 can not see my WPS router button pushing. Any hint in such a drama ? :)
 

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Been using this on a trip now. Not bad. With a few tricks it seems to be doing the work nicely.

1. In setup, forget about the wizard. At least for us, giving SSID manually was the thing that worked. (Never mind pushing the WPS button - I don't have faith for such!)

2. When waking my Macbook Air from sleep, the WLAN often worked but I didn't reach Internet. This was strange, and restarting the device at times seemed to cure it. My latest try: when on WRE2205 network, I use a fixed IP (instead of the DHCP given one). Too early to say but may be the real cure. :)

3. Give the extended network another name than the original. Ours is having "-ext" postfix. This helps control which way one's computer really is connected (my wife's advice - nice to be married to such clever person!)

Finishing in nice and the ability to use it for cable extension is awesome. Once you get it set up, it seems to be a good work horse.
 
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