Summary: Works fine so far... with zero wireless security. I haven't messed with the QoS or Port Forwarding yet, but have read there might be issues. Recommended to check out OpenWRT for firmware alternatives.
Pros: Lots of ram for torrent peers, about 4x as much as my old Linksys. Good reception, 3+ bars anywhere in the house. DD-WRT firmware with a simple web interface.
Cons: Doesn't work right out of the box. I haven't got the wireless security working yet. When it was set to WPA2 Personal/Mixed (default) my laptops and PS3 would not connect. I changed the IP from 188.8.131.52 (default) to 1.1 which apparently broke the router until I used the setup CD again.
Summary: I was about ready to trash this thing but I tried OpenWRT on the recommendation of a friend. It has been rock solid ever since. Out of the box, I would give this thing 2 eggs, but with OpenWRT I would give it 5, so I sort of split the difference. Installing OpenWRT can be tricky.
Pros: - Strong signal - Flashable software Gives a good signal even 50 fit away through several walls. Reliable, after some work.
Cons: - DD-WRT - Factory software I bought this thing because I needed a simple AP rather than a full-blown router. I figured the software would let me configure it this way. The factory software does not. Tried the DD-WRT software. Seemed to work, but the device would just disappear (quit broadcasting...
Summary: Switched to a business class netgear with ipsec vpn. Diablo 3 works fine now.
Pros: Loads of features, loads of power, DDWRT support. I needed a firewall with VPN features and gigabit wired networking.
Cons: After about a year it started acting up. I cannot play Diablo 3 with the Stateful Packet Filter enabled. Error 37! When I uncheck the box and apply the settings, diablo 3 works fine. This is probably Blizzard's fault for being so picky with the connection, but whatever. PPTP VPN is now crackable ...
Summary: I have 3 more of the v1 routers running DD-WRT v18024 and a previous version and have had zero problems with them. The worst thing I can say about the router itself is that their version of DD-WRT lagged behind and wasn't as full featured. With v2 that doesn't seem to be the case.
Pros: This is a review of NewEgg itself and not the routers. I order 2 of the WZR-HP-G300NH routers and received the 2 routers and they were different versions. They don't even have the same boxes. The v2 box has a lot more white on it. Contemplating calling NewEgg and having them replace one of them s...
Cons: Having to support 2 different versions when you order 2x of a single product on a single order is ridiculous.
Summary: Even though the product page touts this as an "Open Source DD-WRT Router" that's not really true. According to Buffalo, installing any 3rd party firmware, which includes DD-WRT, voids your warranty.
Pros: That 2 at the end (signifying Ver. 2) actually makes a big difference, but we'll get to that. Works. Supports pretty much every type of wireless device there is. Has USB port for connecting a network HDD or Printer (the printer especially is pretty awesome if your home has multiple PCs). Plenty o...
Cons: The wireless range isn't even remotely close to what the product page claims; I can't get clear signal from one side of my apartment to the other, much less outside. This wouldn't be an issue except that you can't adjust the power and gain of the antennas, even though there are options to do so (...
Pros: Nice design, like that it has gigabit and buffalos have always been reliable.
Cons: The firmware language is in Japanese? why is it being sold in the USA with this firmware? I can't even find where to upload english firmware. I even tried using the CD and it couldn't properly connect to it... oye.
Summary: DD-WRT interface requires you to know what you are doing. If you want to use any of the advanced features, you will need to have a medium level of networking knowledge. Some features were not even workable out of box, and required a firmware update (USB storage shares).
Pros: Router comes with a lot of features that are uncommon (Site-to-site VPN, wireless antenna gain, etc.) The status pages tell you just about everything you could want to know, including the router's CPU usage, memory usage, etc. Signal range is decent. Overall very robust in features, and configura...
Cons: Router is not completely reliable. I have been dropping wireless connection every so often, requiring router power cycle. The worst part, however, is the throughput. Even though the lan ports are marked as 10/100/1000, And that is the connection speed I am seeing on the machines connected to thos...
Stock firmware is decent, other firmwares not so much
Brad B., Newegg
15 January 2012
Summary: I've tried both versions of DD-WRT from the Buffalo website and countless versions of OpenWRT over the past year that I've owned this router. Every time I switch firmwares, I quickly go back to the original Buffalo firmware and vow to never experiment again with aftermarket firmwares on this router.
Pros: 500mW radio, relatively stable with stock Buffalo firmware. Easy to recover from a bricked firmware using linux and tftp, assuming you've got the skills, although it may take a while to figure out all the correct steps.
Cons: I've had a lot of experience with DD-WRT and OpenWRT firmwares and both are very unstable on this router. Some issues are fairly well documented, if you have the time and ability to scan the forums, but many are not.