Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H

I had high hopes for this router based on the specs and reviews. While I knew there are several technical items that need tweaking I was not afraid of this as I have used both dd-wrt and more complex Cisci IOS devices. I wanted this for its ability to have dual bands, provide a VPN server, and multiple SSIDs.

Issues:

  • lower signal than A3 version of the dir-655
  • 2.4Ghz radios dropped signal despite no interference from other wireless APs (setting a specific channel did appear to resolve this issue)
  • router failed to negotiate DHCP lease from cable modem several times after making settings changes (powering the device off and on resolved the issue, but that is not an acceptable workaround)
  • Samsung TV could not connect on 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz freq.

Positives:

  • Amazon allows for returns

For now my search for a stronger dual band router continues.

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2 Responses to Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H

  1. sno says:

    I just installed a Linksys E4200 2.4/5GHz router in work and i’m very impressed with the performance. Using an Intel ‘N’ 6300 wireless card on 5GHz I see speeds >100mb/s from over 25m away.

    The only downside is the cost (£150) and also there are apparently some quirks when using DD-WRT. I’m using the stock firmware and its acting in bridge mode.

    cheers

    sno

  2. KB3IEN says:

    For 100 USD, buy a router for its routing skills. Buy an amplifier or antenna for amplification, reception. My 30 USD AP is good for almost 1km albeit at 5Mbps after 300m. Why? 90 USD antenna! The antenna is a reuseable investment. The AP may not last much longer than the warantee!

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