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Review: Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH-AP

Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH-AP

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I bought this broadband router to replace my Linksys WRT54G (Patched w/ DD-WRT).

Before using a new router, I wonder my Internet access speed cannot be fully utilized due to the speed of the router.

After changing to new router, Internet browser response is difference. And it is very close to the direct connection to computer.

Features:

• Designed to 802.11n specifications
• Wi-Fi Certified™ to insure compatibility with other certified devices
• Wireless connections up to 300 Mbps*
• MovieEngine™ QoS feature to prioritize streaming traffic
• Built-in AirShare™ Storage USB 2.0 Port
• BitTorrent™ client
Web Access remote file access 
• Wireless Distribution System (WDS): Extend your wireless network across access points’
• Greater coverage compared to standard 802.11g
• Push-button setup with AirStation One-Touch Secure System™ (AOSS™)
• Enhanced multi-level security with WPA2, WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP) and 128/64-bit WEP
• Simple Web Browser configuration, no drivers needed
• Includes external switch to change between router and access point modes
• Adjustable flip-up antennas
• Built-in 4-port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 auto-sensing switch for up to simultaneous wired connections
• Built-in Gigabit WAN port

 

Specification

Wireless LAN Interface

Standard Compliance IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
Access Mode Infrastructure mode
Antenna (Tx x Rx) 3 x 3
Wireless Security WPA2, WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP), 128/64-bit WEP

Wired LAN Interface

Speed and Flow Control 10/100/1000 Mbps, Auto Sensing, Auto MDIX
Number of LAN Ports 4 x RJ-45
Number of WAN Ports 1 x RJ-45

USB Interface

Standard Compliance USB 2.0
Connector Type A type
Number of Ports 1

Other

Power Supply External AC100-240V, 50/60 Hz
Setup Utility OS Support Windows Vista® (32-bit), Windows® XP, Windows®2000

http://www.buffalotech.com/products/wireless/routers-and-access-points/nfiniti-wireless-n-high-power-router-access-point-wzr-hp-g300nh/

Comments:
1. Slim
2. Support VPN server
3. Fast
4. All Gigabit ports (including WAN port)
5. Support USB HDD
6. After upgrade firmware (I upgraded it to 1.74), it supports WDS

Issues:
1. I used it for 2 days, it has serious line drop issue w/ my home HGC 10MB ADSL broadband connection. Line will be dropped after running for 1 hour.
2. Every time having this issue, I need to reset my ADSL modem and broadband router.
3. I have tried different configuration and cannot fix the line drop issue.
4. I flashed it w/ DD-WRT firmware v24 preSP2 Build 14402. The Internet share performance is very poor and cannot be accepted. I reverted it to original firmware.
5. Finally, I give up using this broadband router w/ my home HGC 10MB ADSL broadband connection.

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