Direct TV receiver and a Vizio smart tv networked together wirelessly
Lisa J. Gibson, Amazon
17 September 2014
Summary: Have a Century link Actiontec C1000A modem/router. I have 2 desktop computers, an old laptop, Asus T100 tablet, network printer, Direct TV receiver and a Vizio smart tv networked together wirelessly. I was having trouble with slow connection speed and the smart tv would buffer (quite frequently) when streaming movies. I tried troubleshooting the issue several times and everything would check out so I couldn't pinpoint the problem.
Summary: The wifi signal drop is horrible, even within the same room. I've update with the latest firmware. I even looked for 3rd party firmware, couldn't find any. Should have checked dd-wrt to make sure it was on the list before purchasing. Sometimes, they make a firmware that corrects manufactures problems. This one could be hardware in which a 3rd party firmware can't correct.
Summary: I was very much looking forward to replacing my old Airport and getting QoS. Unfortunately the signal strength on this thing was a massive disappointment, and since I am returning it because I "don't want it" it's costing me around fifteen dollars. I view this purchase experience as an utter failure for Buffalo, an utter failure for the vendor Aviditech who I'm assuming is behind this return cost, and most disappointing - an utter failure for Amazon.
Summary: I'm using this as a wireless access point and it's been working reliably for a couple of months. It's very fast and easily accommodates my full broadband speeds. At any time there are 10 or more wireless devices hooked up to it on either band and I haven't run into any problems. The setup options are extensive and allow a lot of tweaking.
Summary: This router advertises speeds of up to 300mbps, but does not deliver. In the same room, I was able to get speeds averaging 10mbps, but maxing out around 16. Across the house, where my old router gives me 16mbps, this router gave me 2.9mbps. In addition, the initial setup was very difficult, requiring multiple lengthy reboots of both modem and router.