Bought this to provide wifi in my grandmother's house. ...
Joe White, Amazon
14 March 2015
Summary: Bought this to provide wifi in my grandmother's house. Set up was a breeze (for an advanced user), and DD-WRT firmware is a must-have for me anymore. It's doing its job well and silently, and I've heard no complaints from her.
Summary: I'm a repeat Buffalo customer who has previously been very happy with their products (I used my last router for more than 6 years without issue) and was excited for the availability of a factory-supported DD-WRT router. However, this router ended up being returned and I will not do business with them again.
Pros: DD-WRT preinstalled, easy setup, slick design, great wifi performance when it works
Cons: Within a couple of days of ownership, the router began to stop resolving DNS intermittently, then completely, requiring me to manually renew DHCP to fix. It also randomly reset a few times, even with the latest firmware which was supposed to fix earlier issues. Buffalo support was less than useless - the detailed information I provided was ignored, and then I was directed to a third party forum for support. If you're going to charge extra to pre-install DD-WRT, warran...
Summary: The four stars are an amalgam of two criteria: overall quality of the router, and overall quality of the company's customer support. This particular router model barely rates a "2," because it dropped wireless connections repeatedly on a daily basis. This was in a location where previous, less expensive routers were quite reliable.
Summary: The Dlink AC 1750 is a better option if these are both priced the same. But if this one is significantly cheaper, it would probably be the best option:)
Pros: Already reviewed this, sent it, something weird happened, not sure if it went through. Good solid, modern features! Good build quality! Built on Linux for the firmware, we all know how fast and stable Linux is.
Cons: Documentation could be better, as usual. Warranty is too short for a product in this price range. Wireless signal strength is weaker than similar products in this category, resulting is slightly slower speeds and slightly shorter range.
This router was painfully slow from day one, so ...
Amazon Customer, Amazon
29 January 2015
Summary: This router was painfully slow from day one, so I called Buffalo Tech and their "Tech Support" made me run through many hoops to get an RMA. I put "Tech Support" in quotes, because they never had me try anything technical, just resets and updating the firmware. Finally they agreed to replace it, and I have my old 802.11 g (WRT54G2 ) router in its place now , and it is steadily out performing this router even though this router is 802.11n.