Summary: Range improved from G router by about 10%. Not as stable as WRT56G with dd-wrt. seems to drop internet connection average about 1000 hours. VPN connection works, but with some limits, doesn't see the network slugs and their drives.
Summary: I had a D link DIR 655 that would run for over a year without requiring a reset. This buffalo router has a non intuitive interface and requires a reset every couple of weeks or so. It's range on the 2ghz band is also not as robust as my older router.
Summary: After a little more review this router is overkill for my network and without dd-wrt i see little need to have it. Will most likely return and downgrade to another buffalo router that has dd-wrt installed
Pros: Router has the latest and greatest in wireless technology crammed into it. It also has a USB slot for mass storage devices.
Cons: No DD-WRT firmware installed and no support for it either it looks like. The reason I purchased a Buffalo router was to get a router with dd-wrt installed. A little upset it's not on this one.
Summary: I used this router to replace a Linksys E3200 that wasn't cutting it streaming high def video wirelessly. Pros: -It's fast. With the router/bridge pair I get between 4x-5x increase in speed (1 mbps -> 4.5 mbps). -Easy to setup. Tap the buttons on the router and the bridge and they're paired.
Cons: My main concern is that it does not currently support NTFS NAS drives. I was disappointed when I found that my 2T back-up drive wouldn't work and that this router only supported FAT 32 which would require me to make more partitions than the router could handle.
Summary: This router is now off, since I can't use it as I need to use it. Maybe a future firmware will fix my problems. Until then, it's a paperweight for me.
Pros: Hardware seems solid, works well if standalone
Cons: Does not play well with others. I have to disable DHCP, since my ISP's router must handle this for my whole network. Unfortunately, disabling DHCP on this device makes it almost useless. For whatever reason, it seems to take "forever" for it to pass connections along for my ISP's router to connec...
Summary: I bought 2 of these babies. The manual refers to bridge mode - but it doesn't work! I tried for hours and hours to try different settings and I can't get the bridge mode to work. It's even more frustrating because of how long it takes to apply a change.
Pros: Nice looking case and lights. Buffalo has been very good to me in the past with solid products.
Cons: No dd-wrt like other Buffalo products. It's VERY slow to change settings. I've spent over 5 hours today trying to get it to work (see below).
Summary: Four issues so far: 1. After changing the admin password I cannot log in. Turns out the router only supports weak 8 character passwords 2. No-DDWRT Support (amazon specs are incorrect) 3. No WDS Bridging and Repeating (amazon specs are incorrect) 4. No vpn client support
Summary: Like most routers these days, you needed to upgrade the firmware to the latest version before getting setup (just make sure you download the firmware before disconnecting your old router). It’s a large unit, but the stand that is supplied is a little unsteady.