Summary: Buffalo AC1300 is an Excellent AC Router especially with Newest Firmware 1.9. Check out the latest Review at Tomshardware, it beats Linksys AC, and even Asus AC router in most tests with newest firmware 1.9. The only problem Buffalo has to resolve is the NAT rerouting back to the gateway problem (port forwarding to webserver).
Summary: I purchased the WZR-D1800H when it first came out and it has been a total dissapointment. If all your wireless equipment are in the same room this router will work for you. My 5 year old D link router has 4x the distance of this unit. I have a 2 story house and this router is in the upstairs corner bedroom. My computer is in the next room and can only get 50% or less on the 5ghz band and 60% signal strength on the 2.4 band.
Summary: Pros: 802.11ac wireless Gigabit speeds. The router provides excellent wireless coverage of my entire house (my previous N router left dead spots). Wired LAN is incredibly fast. Overall network bandwidth and speed has increased. Cons: Even though the range is extended, the connection speed drops at the outer edges of its coverage. Router reboots after most changes in configuration. But this only affects the initial setup.
Terrible tech and customer support, router doesn't work as advertised
Jonathan Small, Amazon
10 September 2014
Summary: We purchased a Buffalo router on the recommendation of Buffalo (no surprise) in an effort to set up and operate in bridge mode. Following the instructions for doing so did not work. After more than 10 hours on the phone with customer support over 3 days, which essentially was a random walk through changing router settings, it was finally determined that the hardware was defective.
Summary: This router is typical of my experience Buffalo products. It maintains a solid connection, has great speed, decent administration software, but lacks extensive range. You really have to find the sweet spot in your house if you want total coverage, even on the 2.4 band. However, if you don't need a really long throw, this router keeps a rock solid connection and gives you every bit of the advertised bandwidth.
Summary: I bought this router to replace my Netgear router. In judging the Buffalo by the price, compared to that of the Netgear, I expected it to work a lot better but unfortunately it does not even come close to the cheaper Netgear. Too bad I had sold the Netgear already..Live and learn.
Summary: I got this router because it had a lot of positive reviews. It was the bad reviews that I should have read first! After spending hours trying to configure port forwarding I got on the phone with tech support. Their support is stellar by the way. I shared my screen so the the tech could see my configuration and he said that everything was right. He had no answers for me. We both determined that port forwarding was not possible with this router.