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Buffalo router as Extender

Buffalo wireless product comparison chart


Wireless products from Buffalo Technology had all but disappeared from the market in the US due to a suit from an Australian company named CSRIO (Commonwealth Scientific Research and Industrial Organization). But in December of 2008, a federal judge stayed the permanent injunction that prohibited Buffalo from selling wireless products in the United States. More recently, in July 2009, Buffalo announced a settlement to the patent infringement suit. With their legal problems behind them, Buffalo is now back in the U.S. market with several new “NFiniti” draft-N products as well as their legacy Wireless-G High Power Router and Access Point (WHR-HP-G54).

Front view of the WZR-HPThis review focuses on the of Buffalo's U.S. wireless line, the single band draft 802.11n Nfiniti Wireless-N High Power Router & Access Point (WZR-HP-G300NH). While the WZR-HP-G300NH has a list price of 9.99, almost double that of its less powerful .99 WHR-G300N draft-N sibling, it has a few additional features that could well justify the premium price. Figure 1 shows Buffalo’s comparison of their single-band wireless offerings.

Figure 1: Buffalo wireless product comparison chart

Product Tour

The case on the WZR-HP is designed to sit either vertically with the use of an included snap-on plastic base, or horizontally. You could also mount it to a wall using the supplied mounting screws. The black glossy case is stylish looking, but is also prone to fingerprint smudges.

Sprouting from the top of the case are two moveable wireless antennas. Frankly, rotating them probably won’t change the performance much – the WZR-HP already has great coverage due, in part, to its high power output. Figure 2 shows the front panel with all of the LED indicators illuminated.

Nfiniti Wireless-N High Power Router & Access Point
Figure 2: Front view of the WZR-HP

Above the column of indicator LEDs, there’s a push button switch to initiate Buffalo’s proprietary AOSS (AirStation One-Touch Secure System) or WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) wireless security. If your client adapter doesn't support AOSS or the WPS push-button method, the router also supports the WPS PIN method.

The LEDs include:

  • Power (green power symbol)
  • Security (lock symbol – illuminated when wireless security has been enabled)
  • Wireless (blinks when there is wireless activity)
  • Router mode (illuminated when WZR-HP is configured as a router)
  • Diagnostics (illuminated during bootup)

Below the LEDs are two additional indicators to show if the "Movie Engine" on the WZR-HP has been enabled. When the "Movie Engine" is enabled, the QoS engine and IPV6 pass through are enabled, the wireless multicast rate is increased, and TCP Rwin is limited for "an improved multimedia experience", according to Buffalo. I didn't test these claims. Labels for each of the LEDs are on the adjacent side as shown in the opening photo.

BUFFALO BUFFALO AirStation N150 Wireless Router - WCR-GN
  • Ultra compact size
  • Push-button setup with AirStation One-Touch Secure System
  • Wi-Fi certified for maximum compatibility
  • Supports QoS - WMM Wi-Fi Multimedia
  • Built in 4 port Ethernet switch

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BUFFALO BUFFALO AirStation HighPower N450 Gigabit Wireless Router - WZR-HP-G450H
  • Meets all enclosure requirements towards PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance
  • Speeds up to 450 Mbps
  • Powered by DD-WRT
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 3 adjustable high gain antennas for extended range and performance at range
  • 10/100/1 Mbps, Auto-sensing switch
Amped Wireless Amped Wireless High Power Wireless-N 600mW Smart Repeater and Range Extender (SR10000)
CE (Amped Wireless)
  • Extend the range any wireless network by up to 10, square feet
  • Dual 600mW amplifiers and 5dBi antennas penetrate walls and eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots
  • Universal Range Extender works with any 802.11b/g/n network/router
  • Includes the latest Wi-Fi security, user access controls, Wi-Fi coverage controls and more
  • Network Bridge / 5 Wired Ports. Connect additional PCs and wired devices
  • Connect your home theater A/V devices and game consoles by adding 5 wired ports
  • Stream HD Audio and Video300Mbps MIMO Wi-Fi technology
  • Upgradable Antennas get even more range with high gain antennas
USTOP USTOP®White Wireless Wi-Fi Repeater Amplifier Range Extender, 300 Mbps 802.11b standard (11Mbit / s) US Plug
PC Accessory (USTOP)
  • To abide by I802.11B/G/N AP Client
  • The WLAN client supports the WPA encryption
  • LAN AP client and the LAN client with automatic IP address assignment
  • The network name (SSID) of the LAN must be set visible
  • 110 ~ 230-volt socket,US standard plugs
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