Summary: I had to purchase a new router after Charter "upgraded" me to a Net Gear router that went out multiple times per hour. I couldn't even get through a movie on NetFlix without having to reboot it at least 2-3 times. I did my homework and read reviews for over a week, and it came down to this Buffalo AirStation. I had a friend tell me they had one and had no problems (also a former Net Gear customer). It's been a few months now..
Great router, quick and excellent range. Reasonably priced.
18 March 2013
Summary: Fantastic router. Easy to setup, very quick, excellent range. With the dd-wrt software installed this router operates like a router three times its price. Only thing I don't care about is the 3 antennas on top, but I guess thats a necessary evil. Still looks like these days, someone could design a better, less intrusive antenna.
Summary: The only issue we had was the admin/password set up. We experienced great service with Buffalo's helpdesk and the matter was resolved within minutes. Hint: if not allowing you to set up, push the reset (need a paper clip) in for 10 seconds. After this was resolved all our devices were easy to set up.
Summary: When I started using this router everything was working fine. The range and speed were a slight improvement over my previous router. I connected two Android phones, two Windows 7 laptops and a Windows 8 Tablet without a problem. The trouble started when I tried to get my Xbox 360 connected. I could see the router but it wouldn't connect. Doing a search online I found several others with the same issue.
Summary: We run a laptop in our barn which is probably 100ft. from the router in our house. Our first router was slow and would often drop the signal. The N450 fit the bill. Faster and no loss of signal.