Summary: Not sure if I really care to update the firmware, however. Apparently build 14929 is the super-stable choice, but the WZR-300HP is on a build in the 19000s, and seems fine.
Pros: I really love the innate DD-WRT, as I've grown very familiar to this firmware's features and kinks. Despite being "branded" as BUFFALO DD-WRT, what this means for the interface is there's a different style to the buttons, BUFFALO header, and an auto-config wizard.
Cons: Only thing that's inconvenient is the update feature BUFFALO added doesn't seem to communicate with any server to get said update.
Summary: Worked well right away--gave me the GB connection that I was looking for. I also have been unable to figure out how to make a remote USB drive available on the network--documention for this feature is poor.
Summary: Documentation for the product is lacking.I still dont know how to access the USB drive from the computers I have attached,its recognized I discovered after some trial and error. The rest setup with no problem, I have two computers and a print server wired, one Laptop a WII and Smart TV that are wireless.
Pros: Firmware setup practically identical to other DD-WRT routers. I found this particular firmware to be a lot more stable than others I've used (on Linksys units) with regard to displaying correct languages, retaining new settings, etc. It was not confusing or un-user-friendly any more than any other DD-WRT firmware is - with great power (to change fine details of router function) comes great responsibility (to know what you're doing).
Cons: None so far. Only had it running about two months so can make no comment regarding reliability.
Summary: As a work around I just bookmarked a different landing page from the router.
Pros: Fast, comes with DD-WRT which saves me a bit of time since I would have installed it anyway. :P
Cons: My only gripe is once you log into the web interface the default landing page lists the WPA2 key as well as the router's admin user/password plain as day right at the top. Not a big deal, but would like the option to hide it.
Pros: Best Firmware I have ever seen in a router, ever feature you could ever want. Extremely Reliable Router. I have heavy traffic, a lab with 10 IP security cameras, and about 10 wireless laptops throughout. No problems. This was my first Buffalo product, and I noticed they have 24/7 tech support, and their are based out of TX, so looks like an American company. Looks like they make good products, I am an electrical engineer myself, and it seems they did a good engineerin...
Cons: Their is no way to test forwarded ports locally, something with the default NAT translation. If you forward a port, for example to a local webserver on a PC, and then type in your browser your public IP, it will not take you there. You must actually try to access from a completely different public IP, on other linksys firmware you can do this no problem, but not on this firmware. It's not a deal-breaker or anything, but something to know... because at first I though t...
Pros: This was an easy upgrade for an old wireless G router. I like the open source DD-WRT software that was preloaded. I am still able to remotely connect to all my existing networked devices and port forwarding was easy to configure for all the gamers in our house. Gigabit LAN was a benefit for my newer devices that supported it.
Cons: USB external on the router will not accept USB memory sticks, only self powered external HDD Drives. Uses scripts to boot USB and Linux file system makes this not so easy for just anybody to configure.