Pros No problems. I get full HD from my DLink N router (upstairs/back ofhouse) when streaming NetFlix via my BluRay player or Tivo, Pandora/Rhapsody/YouTube work fine.
Cons Yeah, the setup wasn't a breeze. It's no "Cisco Valet", that's for sure.
Summary I'd buy this product again, but it's probably crankier on the setup than the average mid-level tech savvy person would want to fool with.
"Slow and unreliable"on by mmagula
Pros Two year warranty
Cons Very poor documentation. I have yet to find one that functions properly.
Summary I was able to establish an internet connection with my DLINK 655....But is was so slow that it lost 3 of 4 packets in a ping test. Would not connect with with my Direct TV although it showed a connection initially but not in test mode. Spent 1 1/2 hours with Buffalo tech. He ultimately concluded the unit was defective. The replacement, a refurbished unit, will not connect at all. You will need the warranty an alot of time. You will not find answers in the user documentation or on the Buffalo web site.
Pros Wireless N
Easy Setup (if you know networking)
Small and easy to hide in media cabinet
Cons BAD SIGNAL STRENGTH
Oh, and Really, Really , Really bad Signal Strength
Summary Ok, it works but not as it should. I have my setup as a Netgear Rangemax Dual band router with my 5Ghz set to N and 2.4Ghz set to G. I have the Buffalo set on N only with the X2 switch set. I have a literal line of sight to my router about 30 years away, and I only get a max of 60% signal strength...that is when I have it set in the middle of the floor. If I put the Buffalo on my TV stand behind my TV (still with a line of sight to the router) I get 20 to 35% signal strength. So, If you need a adapter for Directv or XBOX, this will get you connected, but not at the speed you think you purchased. If you are not a network dabbler, this may not be for you either. The GUI interface is very vague, and does not have N specific settings. The only way I can tell that I am getting the N speed is on the status screen in the GUI, and I can verify it works on my Netgear when i use traffic monitoring. I hope this helps with your purchase of this device.
Pros Built in switch
Cons Incompatible 802.11n implementation
Insufficient user's guide
Software is horrible
Built in web interface is extremely cheap looking
Summary Refuses to find my Linksys WRT610N on 5ghz unless I force it into mixed mode on a fixed channel, then connects in 802.11a mode only. I've never had any problems with my 5ghz 802.11n segregated network, from laptop and my other wireless bridge (Linksys WGA600N). Now after tweaking all of my router settings to get this thing to connect, all my other devices continually drop off the network. I'm returning this POS and buying another Linksys WGA600N and a 5 port switch.
Good luck figuring out the software too - they make no mention of 802.11n ANYWHERE in the settings, only references to 802.11a and g modes. There is also no documentation for the functionality provided by the 2x switch on the side of the unit.