Got one of those older generation BluRays or Flat Screens that requires a CAT 5 connection? No CAT 5 wiring in the house and your wifi router is not in a convenient location for a direct connect?
Here’s an great way to extend your network without having to upgrade that non-wifi gear.
The ZyXEL WAP 3205 can serve as an inexpensive wireless bridge to enable CAT5 functionality for devices that don’t natively come with wifi. I have two of them, one that powers my Avaya voip phone and another that connects to a first generation BluRay player that didn’t come with wireless. They work flawlessly with my Cisco Linksys N/G router.
Here’s a quick and dirty set of instructions to help you set one up. Continue reading “Using the ZyXEL WAP 3205 as a Wireless Bridge”