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Item#: N82E16833162033

BUFFALO AirStation HighPower N300 Wireless Router - WHR-HP-G300N

  • 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port x4
  • Open Source DD-WRT Base
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The AirStation™ HighPower N300 Wireless Router WHR-HP-G300N is an ideal solution to connect your PCs and laptops wirelessly to the Internet. It is best suited for the home and small office environment. Is it great for streaming multimedia content, such as HD movies or music, lets you download images or send and receive email from multiple PCs simultaneously. With transfer rates up to 300 Mbps, the WHR-HP-G300N is also ideal for upgrading your existing wireless network, providing greater speeds and coverage than Wireless-G.

Maximum Wireless Coverage with HighPower Technology

Dead spots in your home or office can slow down your wireless access and even prevent you from getting online. Advanced HighPower technology from Buffalo enhances signal strength and can almost double the range.
  • Optimized antennas and tuned radios boost signal strength for maximum performance and range
  • Adjustable high power antennas extend signal range to eliminate dead spots
  • Stay connected from anywhere in your home or office


Enjoy outdoor living and stream your favorite tunes to your outdoor speakers using your AirPlay ®supported device from the deck - it's in range

Open Source DD-WRT Router

Leading open-source firmware equipped with robust and high-performance features for custom configuration.
  • Intuitive interface helps you set up and connect in no time
  • Customizable advanced features allow to optimize wireless performance, security and routing options
  • Advanced features also include VPN endpoints, hot-spot sign in, VLAN and more

Fast Wireless Connectivity with Wireless N300

At speeds up to 300 Mbps, wireless N300 provides a fast and simple wireless connection.
  • Perfect for streaming HD movies, television shows, music and other multimedia content
  • Multiple antennas and radios provide whole home or office coverage
Experience faster, uninterrupted playback when streaming from Netflix® or Hulu™ or gaming online with your Xbox® or PS3™.

Secure Guest Network

Keep your network secure and maintain data integrity with a secondary wireless network for guest use or additional wireless devices. Limit guests to Internet access only or connect your slower legacy devices on separate, dedicated network.
  • Keep your personal data secure
  • Configure device accessibility on the guest network
  • Allow friends and family to use the internet without keeping your personal devices secure
    Features:
  • HighPower Wireless Design: Optimized external antennas and an onboard power amplifier enhance signal strength and range
  • Supports Multiple Wireless Standards: Creates 802.11n, 802.11g and 802.11b networks
  • Powered by DD-WRT: Advanced wireless performance, security and routing options
  • Wi-Fi Certified™: Ensures compatibility with other certified devices
  • 2X2 Antenna Configuration: High speed wireless performance up to 300 Mbps
  • True VPN Endpoint: Access your network from anywhere in the world
  • Wireless Distribution System (WDS): Extend your wireless network across access points
  • Adjustable Antennas: Eliminate dead spots by fine-tuning your antenna positioning
  • Push-button Setup with AOSS™: Wirelessly connect other AOSS devices with the simple push of a button
  • Multi-level Wireless Security Support: WPA2 (TKIP, AES), WPA-PSK (TKIP, AES), and WEP (128/64-bit)
  • Bridging and Repeating: Features external switch to easily change between router and access point modes
  • Easy Setup: Simple to install and use - even for the novice user
  • Eco Minded: Energy saving feature reduces power consumption by 80%
  • Flexible Placement: Position vertically, horizontally or mount on a wall
warranty

Model #
WCR-GN
WHR-HP-GN
WHR-G300N
WHR-HP-G300N
WZR-HP-G300NH
WZR-HP-G450H
WZR-HP-AG300H
802.11b / 802.11g / 802.11n * *
Simultaneous Dual-band            
Up to 150 Mbps (1x1)          
Up to 300 Mbps (2x2)       **
Up to 450 Mbps (3x3)            
5 dBi High Gain Antennas            
DD-WRT with HighPower Tech    
Gigabit Ethernet        
USB Storage Port        
PC and Mac® Compatible

* 802.11n compliant for up to 150 Mbps (single stream)
** 600 Mbps (combined speed of two concurrent bands)

 


Learn more about the Buffalo Technology WHR-HP-G300N

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Charles W.
  • 7/22/2014 12:11:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWarranty Not Good

Pros: It was good for over a year without any problems, except recently I had to reboot router twice a day.

Cons: I have a home office and they want to replace it by me sending the product back first and not being able to work for two weeks while they send a new one. So they obviously want you to buy a new one if you have a need everyday to be productive. In essence there is no warranty!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/6/2014 8:49:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworking great for over 2 years

Pros: In over two years of use I have only had to reset this unit once. It has more than enough oower to cover my whole property and work well many rooms between it and the systems it connects to.

Cons: none

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  • Brian R.
  • 9/14/2013 4:12:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router!

Pros: A+++! Never had a problem! Strong Case! Highly recommended!

Cons: None!

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  • Brian R.
  • 9/14/2013 3:54:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Router!

Pros: Great Router! Have put this thing through heavy use and its still kicking strong! Never a problem with the Wireless. The case is very strong and durable. Highly recommended!

Cons: None!

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  • Ross H.
  • 5/29/2013 5:16:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsReally?

Pros: DD WRT is probably the most powerful home grade small scale router operating system on the market today. It is even more powerful on the high powered routers out there. Its also a plus that the lowest grade radios in a buffalo are still better then the ones used in the entry level Netgear D-link and Linksys routers. This difference blurs at the top end of these other brands however.

Cons: Our house uses Sheetrock over plywood in all its walls (every wall is basically 2 sheets sheetrock 2 sheets .5inch plywood and fibergass insulation) Had to mount this in the attic and reroute a few of the ethernet cables in the house to get full signal strength around the entire house. If your house is this unusual your signal will suffer.

Other Thoughts: Just bought this, but I noticed after the fact a grievous error in their advertisement. The following line is present in the overview section: "Allow friends and family to use the internet without keeping your personal devices secure" This is found under the guest network section. Really? WITHOUT keeping my personal devices safe? OK then. Minus one egg for poor PR quality control.

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  • Jonathan C.
  • 4/9/2013 9:05:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsI wasted way too much time and money

Pros: The only pros are a small form factor, DDWRT and removable antennas.

Cons: Really bad range and you can't fix it. Trust me. I purchased 2, I purchased the optional directional antenna. I played with every setting in every version of the firmware. Tried multiple antennas. Unless range isn't an issue for you, forget this router. I wasted way too much time and money on these. I picked up neighborhood routers almost as good as these in my own home. Add in stability issues when wireless throuput is too high for too long and you've got a terrible product that they should have yanked from the market long ago.

Other Thoughts: I purchased a highly rated competitive product for not too much more and all my problems disappeared. The range is easily 2X - 3X better and I get simultaneous dual band, a gigabit switch and 2 shareable USB ports for the few extra bucks. This router is as bad as the original WRT-HP-54G was good. That model still outperforms this one. I hate to so thoroughly trash a product but this completely deserves it. I am an idiot for not throwing in the towel on this product a long time ago.

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  • Westin M.
  • 12/6/2012 10:53:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Customization

Pros: It is a great router for people that want a high level of customization in their router.

Cons: The only disadvantage I have found is simply the ease-of-use of the DD-WRT firmware.

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  • Lyle G.
  • 12/4/2012 6:25:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPleased

Pros: These, even before getting directional antennas for them, were able to bridge the gap between buildings that my client needed to cover---a 100 ft span with line of sight. Add to that the ability to connect easily with Android, and the small size, and you've got a good product. Gigabit, also, which should be industry standard. Your wired connections should ALWAYS outperform your wireless.

Cons: Product is light enough to be easily jostled, rattled, and banged around. Had to switch the flip-switch to "ON" instead of "AUTO," which really shouldn't even be a choice. WLAN should not be something that switches off when it doesn't think you're using it, because who knows when you'll need it or if that will be an emergency. The power saved is simply too minuscule to worry about.

Other Thoughts: Initially attempted a WPS setup. Don't bother. WPS seems like a feature that time forgot. Wireless Bridge or Wireless Repeater modes will have to do, because even setting it up "right" with so many verification my head spun, WPS still did not function. Not deducting an egg, though, because the other modes worked fine.

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  • Daniel O.
  • 11/15/2012 1:14:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat router once flashed

Pros: Excellent, stable router, but only when flashed with non-Buffalo builds of dd-wrt. Hardware is robust with plenty of RAM and a strong broadcast signal (20dBm out of the box).

Cons: Stock firmware dropped the WAN port connection on any update of software settings (and I mean any update, even adjustments not related at all to the WAN connection). Only reestablished WAN connection after router was fully rebooted. Release / renew of WAN IP did not function.

That said, I did not have this issue even one time after flashing to an updated dd-wrt build. In my case at least this issue was completely due to the stock Buffalo dd-wrt build.

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  • JOSEPH S.
  • 11/14/2012 7:19:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs advertised

Pros: Works just as advertised. Preloaded dd-wrt is easy to set up.

Cons: Any cons I encountered would be attributed to dr-wrt, the hardware seems fine.

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