Buffalo AirStation N300 Wireless Router

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Buffalo AirStation N300 Wireless Router
Price: $19.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard OR $9 Two-Day OR $12 One-Day
Shipping Estimates: Unknown (Monday, Sep 08 to Tuesday, Sep 09) + transit
Condition: New

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I used to have the same router. This is an old model but totally solid. Mine worked great for over two years until I upgraded to a Linksys EA6200 802.11ac router. I would have considered Buffalo again but their AC routers are all $100+ and the EA6200 was $70.

Just so people know, this model DOES run DD-WRT. It has an Atheros chipset so any Atheros-compatible 4MB ROM works.

The bridge switch on the back doesn’t work in DD-WRT, but you can select bridge or access point in the DD-WRT firmware.

Not so great reviews over at Newegg

I have noticed something interesting about reviewers at NewEgg, especially in the last six or seven years. Almost everyone identifies themselves as having the highest level of tech knowledge, and yet if you read their reviews, there is almost always something in the negative reviews with tech geniuses writing them that gives the person away as a tech novice.

I need to replace my D-link DIR655 router. No security, no adding any firmware, easy plug and play,decent range…will this one do?

This model does not have an Atheros chipset. It has a Mediatek MT7620A, which is much less well supported. Here’s the DD-WRT wiki entry. There is a DD-WRT trunk build available, but no OpenWrt support yet.

Riddle me this… How can this router claim to be running wireless N at 300Mbps when it only has 10/100 ethernet connections on the device? Doesn’t that effectively limit the speed to 100Mbps? Maybe between other WiFi devices connected to this specific router it would hit 300Mbps? But between any wired devices on the network or any devices connected to a different hotspot on the network to would max out at 100Mbps.

My point being, to truly support wireless N your device needs to be a gigabit switch too.

WHR-300HP2 Latest Firmware (download)

User Manual (download)

True, but the number of people with a >100Mb uplink is pretty small.

I believe that saquack was thinking more about connections to a local media server or a NAS across an internal network rather than upstream to the interwebs.

I need a router. Should I buy this?

I think the 300Mbps is a total, so you could have multiple clients downloading to add up to that. Or I suppose two wireless clients could stream from one another at 150Mbps.

This is a good wireless router, entirely adequate for most people, sold brand new, at a huge discount. I hope a lot of people jumped on this deal. I did.