I'm fairly certain the the above device in my possession (manual at http://daffodil.dyndns.biz/webtmp/WN3000RP_IG_13APR2012.pdf
) is broken as far as powerline is concerned in the location in which it must work. The question is, can it operate as a wireless AP, purely
by bridging from the wired ethernet connection it's getting as a feed from an ethernet switch? It would thus be ignoring the powerline element entirely.
Note: Title changed from WN3000RP wifi extender by SouthMod