all gigabit ports
covers my home & yard well ~ 75' radius @ 2.4GHz/ 50' @ 5gHz
No problem w/ throughput
All devices on LAN comunicate without a glitch
External switches for AOSS, QOS (w/ "user friendly software"/non-dd-wrt)
Plenty of add-on ser
Cons My 5GHz radio broke after a week, but Buffalo RMA's these for three years, and mine went off without a hitch. Real domestic tech support 24/7, that can do ore than read off a script.
I've been around electronics enough to know sometimes a lemon rolls off
Summary A big updrage from my 3-year old draft N d-link. Plenty stable, and runs the bandwidth I pay for from my ISP, with a new DOCSIS 3 modem at a continuous rate. Why not 5-stars? Maybe I should. Its not as fast as a few routers (according to PCmag review) that cost 2-3 times as much, but I think the cost is a perk (get two, run one as an AP, amd double your network size). The features more than make up for the supposed relative lack of speed. Besides, 5-stars are only for epic products. I'm a geek, and I could have used Buffalo writing a better help menu in, specifically a detailed spec of their custom DD-WRT config.Hmmm- when I posted, alot of my pros/cons comments got cut off. Weak. My only con was I had to RMA my first unit, and the replacement has been working flawlessly for two months now. A lot of the pros were cut out, and they went something like this:
Updated on Sep 14, 2011
Ability to cut off the kids acsess after bedtime, and only allow furring specific times by MAC or IP, your choice. Can run as a straight router, AP, Ad Hoc server, ect.
looks sleek, the hardware version I have is tri-axial antenas (2 external, internal) on internal antennas- use wisely, internal of this type individual mileage will vary)
Its a domestic tech company, with 24/7 domestic tech support.
Plenty other pros, read up on it, its solid.
Pros Easy set up, great coverage on both bands, no problems since setting it up.
Cons dd-wrt is ipv6 capable, but there is no easy way to implement it.
Summary I've owned routers from US Robotics (remember them?), a D-Link 655 and most recently a Cisco M-20. This Buffalo N 600 runs rings around all 3 of them in the first 6 months I've owned it. Gigabit port handles 1080p movie streams from Vudu to my Boxee box with no break ups. In short, best router for under $100 and better than most over $100.