Summary: Worked correctly for about 4 months, then wireless became increasingly difficult to keep up, requiring setting changes often. 6 months into use the router needed a restart every 2 weeks. Now I cannot change any settings without the router crashing and requiring a hard restart. I've tried the factory reset, updating OEM firmware and reset button on the bottom. None help my situation.
Summary: I went with Buffalo because of past experience and word of mouth. Buffalo is a brand that people either love or hate. I love them. My last Buffalo router lasted 6 years and the one I installed for my elderly parents is still going strong after 8 years. I have been using this router now for almost a year and so far have had no problems with it. The Gigabit ethernet ports are great. The signal is strong and the range is pretty good for a small router.
Summary: The reviews for this product were helpful . . . except that they were only part of the picture. This is an updated review of the "A3" revision which is shipping. 1) Firmware is 1.72; it updates to 1.74 very easily 2) This hardware version does NOT have a stable upgrade to DD-WRT; there is a pre-beta release that can go on it, but people complain about signal, speed and DHCP issues and lot of people roll back.
Summary: I've used wireless networking equipment for nearly a decade. I've used Netgear, D-Link, Buffalo, Belkin, Linksys, and Intel (back when Intel made consumer wifi equipment). This Buffalo G300NH is, hands down, the best router I've used. Pros: - Ultra-fast networking with the new N standard. It also includes the spread-spectrum 300mbps N-type technology, though my laptop doesn't have that feature so all I can get is 150mbps over wifi.
Summary: I consider myself to be pretty tech savvy when it comes to most products. I had previously had a Belkin N+ router (non-usb) for a little over a year. I loved the little device. It handled all the devices that my family network could throw at it very admirably (2 laptops, 1 netbook, 2 desktops, a PS3 and a Wii (Netflix Streaming), an internet TV, a Sony Dash, and 2 blackberry curves) with the exception of 2 annoyances.
Summary: When I bought this router, my intention was to upgrade my gear from a cheap ($40) Linksys WRT54GH (Wireless G + 4-port 10/100 ethernet LAN). My original plan was to get a Linksys E3000. But when I saw this router from Buffalo, which has similar capabilities at half the price and good reviews too, I gave this a try. And was I wrong for making that decision. My cheap old Linksys was outperforming this supposed-to-be-gigabit router, except for the range.
First day, works great. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!! Problems 9 months later!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 September 2014
Summary: I've updated this regularly as time has passed. See below. Replacing Linksys WRT54G (what a trooper). This is the first day I've had the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH. Setup done wirelessly via MacBook Pro. Installation CD doesn't have software for Macs. You'll have to connect to the router then follow the setup wizard via your web browser. If your a PC, the software is there. But I can't speak to that as I didn't use it. Anyway...
Summary: I got this for my grandparents, they needed a network router, and this was on sale for $40, for an open source DDWRT router this thing is great, super easy for DDWRT users to setup, range is great and price was nice. I would consider a higher dual band buffalo DDWRT router for my setup once my cisco 400N craps out. The NAT did not work out of the box in the version of the firmware this router had, but after some goggling it was an easy command fix.
Summary: I bought this router do use as a repeater to extend my network. It works great, however you will want to look up info on the DD-WRT website for configuration if you are using it for something other than a basic access point.