Summary: Know how to set up a network? This is a great router for you, and really nice and powerful. New to networks and want to learn? Great router for you too! Have fun with the treasure map! New to networks and want something fast and really simple? Try netgear.
Pros: great router, plenty fast. Gaming on 2 systems on the same wireless and ping is still averaging about 60-120 on my pitifully slow RoadRunner connection. Setup/admin software is really in depth as well (though it has all the visual appeal as a wordpad document... but I digress, that's not why we b...
Cons: the pictograph instructions are hilarious! I get it. Simple pictures, save money on translation. Having to decrypt the hieroglyphics on how to set up a router could be a big turnoff to some people, who will make about as much sense out of them as they would a pirate treasure map.
Pros: Bought this with the WLI-H4-D1300 C1300 / N450 4-Port Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Ethernet Bridge and Gaming Adapter and it is easily streaming HD media simultaneously bidirectional between two households about 150 feet apart. I had been trying this for years with no luck with 802.11n equipment. I...
Cons: External detachable antenna for custom directional setups
Summary: I bought this to replace a Vizio router that seemed to need rebooting every week or so. It has a multitude of controls via web pages. Most of the options I just use the default, but for someone who likes to tweak those custom settings, they are available.
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.