Reviews and Problems with Buffalo AirStation WZR-HP-G450H
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Decent AP, functional and reasonably performant
22 August 2014
Summary: Using the firmware out of the box works fine for me (Firmware: DD-WRT v24SP2-MULTI (09/27/12) std). I haven't tried flashing anything else. I use this as an AP, not to handle the WAN, but at one point I was using this with a modem and had no issues. SNMP works well but I haven't used any other more advanced features (ie multiple ssid's with multiple vlan).
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Paper Boy, Amazon
27 August 2013
Summary: I tried my best to use the DD-WRT pre installed software; the settings just didn't work well. I then downloaded and installed the "1.86 EZ setup" software.which the "wizard" had a problem detecting my internet connection. I did fix it manually by going to the "WAN/LAN settings. Then it was EZ. Once its configured, its a hot smoking router.
Summary: Bought this for my sister who needed a powerful Wifi router in a 3000 square foot space. Had it professionally installed and it wasn't easy for the installer. Previously tried a Cisco Valet Plus and it didn't have enough reach. I bought this and and Apple Airport to compare. This was a little stronger than the Airport and half the price. Returned the Airport. Installation of the Buffalo is apparently more difficult, but it had a very strong signal in all rooms.
Summary: This is a very solid router for more technical users. The pre-built DD-WRT software can sometimes be a bit buggy but hopefully some new firmware updates are coming. The best part of this router is the 3x3 antenna array which gives theoretical throughput speeds of up to 450 Mbps. While you're most likely not going to achieve these speeds unless you have a 3x3 antenna in your computer, the large 5dBi antennas really improve the data reception (RX) and output range (TX).