Reviews and Problems with Buffalo AirStation N600 / WZR-600DHP2D
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Nice router made better by DD-WRT but lacking in hardware
Benjamin C., Newegg
1 day ago
Summary: This is a budget router that has a great firmware base added on top of it to make up for the lack of good hardware. Just know what you're getting into when purchasing. The size of the NAT table is unlisted. Not sure what will happen if you push the router with a load of high peer torrents and allow hundreds of incoming connections. I am not sure if BUFFALO's spec sheet stated it anywhere, but the router houses a 600Mhz processor and 64MB of RAM.
Pros: - DD-WRT. Simply by default, DD-WRT makes a router that much more functional. Most other companies that write firmware for their lower-end routers don't include this much functionality. So to have something like this for sub-$50 router isn't too bad. - Obvious benefits are OpenVPN, VLAN, command line access, VPN passthrough, QoS, WDS wireless bridging, DNS caching, wifi hotspot, RADIUS authentication, multiple SSIDs, firewall, iptable NAT, telnet and ssh root access. ...
Cons: - I am not a fan of the physical switch on the back that determines either Auto, Router or Bridge functionality. Most people log in and setup the router through the administration page anyways. - While no 5Ghz radio is offered and only 2.4Ghz is available, the range is lacking in general, especially compared to my ASUS RT-N56U, which also has no external antennas. - 10/100. Who still uses 10/100? Most computers that you buy, even netbooks from years ago came with Giga...
Summary: For those who are having problems look to the wiki information on the software...but not JUST wiki. Read the instructions on relevant pages on the BUILD of software not JUST the router model/name. There are more instructions than most people want to read but it is imperative you do so. Know what your buying and not just think you will plug it in and have no other responsibilities to make it work.
Pros: Open Source. Works very well for those who know what they are buying.
Cons: Hard for those who won't read the pages of instructions that are available for the Open Source firmware/software that it comes loaded with
Summary: I like the form and features but the Firmware update file on the vendors site has problems and customer support seems clueless. Per Buffalo, there were 3 versions of firmware: all have a base id of whr300hp2d-v24sp2- The suffix of 22750 is the base firmware dated 11/05/13. The suffix of 22750a is dated 11/05/13 and the suffix of 22750b is dated 11/05/13 and corrects the prior fix.
Great Router! No problem with this router that others ...
Evelyn Scarberry, Amazon
5 days ago
Summary: Great Router! No problem with this router that others seem to have had.. Reboots every time and has no issues. Only thing that doesn't work is Wiviz in on the admin status page when logged into the router.. It actually crashes and reboots the router.. Other than that it works good , handles extreme loads from torrents that shut down my previous router..
Summary: How does it perform? The performance is very good. The connectivity is on par with other routers in this price range. I tested the WHR-300HP2D against the TL-WR1043ND v2.1. The TL-WR1043ND seems to have a stronger signal, however, both routers dropped the wifi signal at about the same point just outside the house, streaming to a smart phone. I usually buy a Buffalo router when I'm looking for stability.
Summary: I bought this unit as an upgrade to the WHR-300HP, which I have owned since February 2014. It is set up as a client router bridge, and works flawlessly. Buying this unit seemed a no brainer, as it was listed as a newer model, so I figured it would configure like the previous model.....wrong!
Summary: Please update the router’s firmware to the latest firmware posted on Buffalo’s site before using this router on a day to day basis. The router’s packaging was simple. The router also has a quick access card that slides out from the back, which displays the default wireless passwords and GUI Logins.
Pros: Very Powerful Router After weeks of deliberate and extensive testing and usage, Buffalo’s router comes out on top. The availability of EoIP (Ethernet Over IP Tunneling) allows users to flip the process in which their network traffic is tunneled through their IP network. The use of this feature establishes a transparent LAN service for users. The onboard 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz wireless interfaces function INDEPENDENTLY from each other. One can be set as an AP (Access Point) w...
Cons: Onboard CPU heat output seems excessive, at 80 degrees celsius, if not higher. The router does have some heat management protocols to dissipate heat through the chassis. However, this router is not bulletproof when an ISP sends out a timeout request- usually under heavy traffic or excessive P2P. An ISP will send your modem (and connected devices) a timeout, similar to that of a denial of service. The only viable solution to this that I can think of is to power cycle t...
com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2014/04-18-2014-r23919/buffalo_whr_300hp2/ I used the "webflash" file and it worked great.
Joseph I. Corporon, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Three things to know before you buy: 1. Does not come with the Open Source version of DD-WRT, it is a Buffalo rebranded version without all the bells and whistles you may be expecting. However, a quick download from here and you will have the full blown DD-WRT: ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2014/04-18-2014-r23919/buffalo_whr_300hp2/ I used the "webflash" file and it worked great. Just upload it as a firmware upgrade and your are good to go. 2.