Despite the quirky language in the management interface, time to connect to the network and difficult setup, I was impressed with the network coverage from Zyxel Wireless N300 Range Extender WRE2205. The extra features such as MAC address filtering and application priority makes it a more robust repeater than some of its comparatively-priced brethren. Even though there was a bit of a performance hit using the device, the Zyxel WRE2205 scores a solid 3.5 on the strength of its features and the ability to increase the network area. If I hadn't been so distracted with the language errors and the difficulty with setup, the score for the WRE2205 would have been much higher. Tweaks in performance may even move it in to Editors' Choice territory.
If you've got dead spots driving you mad and you don't need dual-band, Zyxel Wireless N300 Range Extender WRE2205 addresses that problem at a fairly affordable price point.