"Touchdown!"on by pjf1hmeadow
Pros Excellent signal strength - nice design.
Cons Requires config program to turn off radio but still use desktop PC.
Summary I spent two weeks on the internet researching routers and decided on Buffalo. This is a great product! I set it up manually for use with non-Buffalo adapters without incident. The web-based config program is well designed with plenty of help buttons to answer questions. Signal strength from one end of the house to the other is excellent. If I didn’t have the urge to fiddle with things I would have bought a Buffalo adapter and used the One-Touch (AOSS) feature. Security was a big consideration and the “Buff” allowed me to use WPA-PSK with AES encryption and MAC filtering. The stand with rubber feet keeps it from sliding. Tech support is in Texas where they speak English and not in India. I called with some questions prior to receiving the unit and the guy was cordial and knowledgeable. The “Buff” is not just another pretty face.
Pros Superior range
Cons None that I found
Summary I have used an older version of this router. Normal output is 40-50 mw. This baby cranks out 80. I used it first with my older WLI-CB-G54S card that did not have HP built into it. Still got about a 40% increase in signal. Not good enough considering that I like to work on the back deck and to get a signal out there, I have to send a signal through two walls...a bathroom with metal all over it...another wall and a brick wall. As you can see...getting a signal out there was going to be a chore. Could not connect with Linksys MIMO or Netgear. Then I decided to get the WLI-CB-G54HP card for my laptop. Installed the drivers...and lo and behold..I am typing this from my back deck and the signal strength is 4/5. I have been a Buffalo customer for a couple of years and they have INCREDIBLE tech support. Personable, local and ready to help.
Buffalo Technologies is a company that everyone else should learn from. They release good products that do as touted. I am not a computer professional...but have a decent working knowledge of computers...and this router, alone, rocks! Add the PC card to it and you can't lose!
"superior range"on by gamonty
Pros excellent rangewith highest throughput better than others,
Cons slightly difficult to set up, documentation is weak
Summary This is an excellent router with super high performance at extended range. I have a Netgear MR812v2 like the other reviewer but it would not reach my back yard and had dead spots in my house. I tried the a linksys without much improvement.
It does have an annoying re-initializing after changing any paramater that adds a few minutes to set up but once done everything works great.
I use vpn without a problem and even installed the client software on some nonBuffalo systems and the AOSS seems to work great. I have had it about a week without any problem.
I would recommend this router but encourage the makers to improve the documentation and the set up screens.
"I am impressed !!"on by blaster66
Ease of Use
Very fast Wi-Fi Speeds
Great Security Features
Cons None so far
Summary I'm IT Specialist, and have set up hundreds of wireless routers over the years. I knew the company as Techworks in the past, but not as Buffalo Tech. In any event, I gave this little device a try from all of these stellar reviews, and so far it has been fast, easy to set-up, and most of all, reliable. In the wireless world, reliability and security far exceed anything else in my book, and the Buffalo Router/Access Point does a great job on both fronts. The Admin interface is easy to navigate, and the security filters are convenient to set-up. Hands down, it's much better than Linksys, NetGear, and Belkin. I'm an Apple guy, so I feel the Airport BaseStation has the nicest user interface, but who cares after it's set up.
btw- I heard that the 802.11n routers by Buffalo Tech are not so good.
Pros So easy to install and incredible performance.
Cons ummm... hard to find. Nobody stocks much of this thing -- sold out everywhere.
Summary I have used D-Link, Belkin, Linksys and Netgear, and by far this one is the easiest to use.
It is incredibly fast for a G-router, and the range... I walked down the street a few buildings and still had a strong signal from my router. So good.