Summary: This is an excellent router. Why waste time trying to flash a router to DD-WRT when Buffalo has the firmware built into their routers? I highly recommend purchasing Buffalo routers for your wireless networking. They are more secure, because they incorporate DD-WRT firmware. The ammenities, such as Wi-Fi hotspots and frequency boosts are well worth the $65.00 I spent on this item.
Summary: Out of the box, this has excellent performance for the price, a great combination for the consumer. For a computer/network security professional, it can be made even better by replacing the DD-WRT firmware with OpenWRT. Buffalo's configuration of DD-WRT left no room for expansion, but when I replaced the firmware (using the boot-time TFTP window), I had plenty of room to insert the additional modules needed to make this into a very robust perimeter security router.
Summary: We had an earlier generation Buffalo router for several years, and eventually it did not get the job done; constant resetting was irritating. So we made the mistake of replacing it with one of the "other" brands - a big name with numerous positive reviews. Within 3 weeks, that one crashed, and we contacted the vendor.
Summary: Pro's: Customer service was good but was unable to solve my problem. Instructions are descriptsions and not instructions. Fairly difficult to set up. Problem solving is by customers and not customer support. Mine failed within 2 weeks, so I returned it.
Summary: I am very pleased with the Buffalo Air Station. I ordered it and received it in record time and when I picked it up and brought it home, I contacted the techs at the company and they assisted me in setting it up in no time at all. They were very helpful, and I would recommend this product to anyone.
Summary: Purchased new, open box from a large electronics retailer, with DD-WRT firmware already installed. Claims of "high power" are blatantly false. Wireless signal poor even when set to maximum. For some reason firmware caps radio at 125mw, pathetic since actual signal is closer to 80mw. (note: radio is capable of 900mw supposedly). Wired speeds were ok, but wireless signal is slow and unreliable. Totally unable to stream video or even some audio when connected wirelessly.