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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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Learn more about the Buffalo Technology WCR-GN

Model

Brand
BUFFALO
Model
WCR-GN

Spec

Standards
IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Security
WPA2-PSK (AES, TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP), 128/64-bit WEP
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Ports
1 x 10/100M WAN; 4 x 10/100M LAN
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 150Mbps
Antenna
External Antenna
Interface
Ethernet Port
Power Adapter
External AC100-120V, 50/60Hz
Wireless Adapter included
No
System Requirements
Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit), Windows XP, Mac OS 10.4 - 10.6
Dimensions
4.10" x 0.91" x 4.65"
Weight
0.54 lbs.

Features

Features
Compact and Slim
Lay flat, stand upright or even mount it on a wall

Wireless Distribution System (WDS)
Extend your wireless network across access points

Adjustable Antenna
Eliminate dead spots by fine-tuning your antenna positioning

AOSS (AirStation One-Touch Secure System)
Wirelessly connect other AOSS devices with the push of a button

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Brandon H.
  • 4/21/2013 3:48:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFull featured budget router

Pros: Low cost
Compact size
Full featured software
N150 wifi speeds

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have bought 4 of these routers to replaced dead Linksys routers at my grandmothers and parents houses. The router is about the size of of a bluray case so it can fit almost anywhere. Setup is very easy and Buffalo appears to provide full featured software regardless of router cost. Wifi speed is good and I notice no lag for video streaming. This router can also be configured as a range extender which was very easy to setup and has helped the wifi reception in the far end of my mothers house.

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  • Stephen C.
  • 3/27/2013 7:08:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLot of functionality for the price

Pros: There is a lot of flexibility, particularly with the multiple SSIDs and such, for the price. Range is reasonable - works fine in our two-story house. I'm at firmware 1.08 and have no issues connecting any device. I bought a second one recently to use as a bridge and it has been great - using an AES connection between the two. I will not hesitate to purchase another should I have a need. Setup is very simple (used the web setup). One comment says you can't talk to it once you are in bridge mode. You can - it becomes 192.168.11.100 after going into bridge mode, so you have to set your IP manually (or add a secondary address to your network connection) as 192.168.11.101 (or anything other than .100 obviously). You can change the device address once you access it at 192.168.11.100 in bridge mode.

Cons: Status lights for the wired connections, or at least a display in the web interface for their connection status, would be nice. Otherwise I really can't think of a con.

Other Thoughts: This is the fourth wireless router I tried. The other 3 were Linksys or D-Link models, none of which survived for long (2 went brain-dead - would act as a switch, but nothing more even after attempts to reset) and one was unstable. Both of my Buffalo WCR-GNs have been rock-solid...and they were cheaper :-)

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  • John B.
  • 3/21/2013 8:00:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBuffalo Router

Pros: Easy to use, inexpensive. long lived. I must have bought five or six of these from Newegg in the last four years. My son has bought two or three as well. I've used them as Access Points, Bridges and routers. I've used them indoors and outdoors out of the weather, sometimes at temps below zero. I have not had one failure.

Cons: The tabs that connect the body to the base break easily. I have solved this weakness with cable ties. The antenna is permanently attached which can be a real disadvantage when you want to use an amplifier or a directional antenna.

Other Thoughts: Even though I have two beefs with this router, I still give it a high rating because it is such a handy little router, able to take just about anything you throw at it.

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  • John H.
  • 1/29/2013 11:32:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPower supply died

Pros: Price

Cons: Short life

Other Thoughts: The power supply just died on this unit after about a year of use.

Manufacturer Response:

Developer6095, sorry for the failed powersupply. Please contact our tech support (866) 752-6210, so we can rwarranty the failed power supply. Luckily your router does have a 3 year warranty.

thanks
marco
newegg@buffalotech.com

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  • Sophie Y.
  • 1/2/2013 4:20:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWhen use it as bridge, use G only mode

Pros: Small, cheap and reliable

Cons: When work as client bridge, I have to setup it use G only mode, otherwise in N mode conneciton drops from time to time. G mode actually moving really fast, I can stream video over the Internet easily. Have a printer, and two computers in a remote corner of the building on this, so I don't have to run another wire.

Other Thoughts: I wish it also work in N mode, that can be even faster. But I am happy with its reliable G only speed bridge.

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  • Wayne W.
  • 11/25/2012 6:02:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWorks as bridge, extremely slow

Pros: So the nice thing about the WCR-GN (once I updated to the 1.04 firmware) is that it connected fine to my Buffalo Wireless-N router. Very few issues using the automated connection.

Cons: However, it's sloooooow. I have a 30Mbps internet connection. When I connect directly to my Router, or directly to the wireless on the router, I can that full speed, easy. File transfers inside my network are even faster. But trying to use the WCR-GN as a bridge, and I'm lucky to get 5Mbps. That's right, slower than 802.11b wireless speeds. File transfers are incredibly pokey inside my network over the bridge as well.

Also. I never, ever could get the WCR-GN to connect in any bridge mode other than the AOSS automated setup. This is an issue, as AOSS includes a lot of overhead, which definitely is part of why the WCR-GN used as a bridge is so slow.

Other Thoughts: If you don't need high bandwidth and need a bridge, it is easy to set up. If you need speed, get a full-fledged router and bridge those two instead.

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  • Jonathon B.
  • 11/24/2012 10:02:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsjust what i needed if it worked right

Pros: very small size so you can put it almost anywhere
bridge mode. this is the reason i got it
a good and straightforward ui
price. i dont need anything to expense for a wireless bridge

Cons: when switching to bridge mode the unit be comes unresponsive and you have to reset it to get back to the ui

Other Thoughts: just need a simple wireless bridge for the ps3 and blueray player so i can free up some throughput on the 2.4ghz i did everything by the book and even used the cd both of which when the unit was switch to bridge mode became unresponsive invalid ip even changing the routers ip so its not 192 after spending about four hours checking, double checking and reading online this also includes. resetting my labtop and trying to get a new ip from the router oh and the bios for the router had the lastest one so now just going to try and get a refund and get the netgear wireless bridge money i dont want to spend

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  • hung s.
  • 10/6/2012 3:09:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood deal!

Pros: i got this router for about 15$ after 20$ rebate.
i got the rebate after about 5 weeks!!!

Cons: what do you expect from a 15$ router? however, i dont have any issue with it so far

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  • Richard E.
  • 10/2/2012 8:41:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBuy It

Pros: Dummy proof set up you plug it in and go. SSID set (can be changed) password set and on the back of the device. Strong signal strength and great throughput.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It was a great price and I would definitely purchase again, I am also interested in the gigabit version.

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  • Jason P.
  • 8/19/2012 12:12:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest router I've ever owned.

Pros: Price. 13.99 after rebate. It's so small! I had 18 torrents running with over 1200 simultaneous connections and it worked like a champ. It supports multiple SSID's and seperate feature (which allows you to create a public network that cannot access the private wireless network)! So cool.

Cons: The range isn't that great, but it works for my house. Doesn't have lights to show a link on each ethernet port (I don't care). I read they make a HP (high powered version of this router) if you need range over 50 feet you'll probably want that one.

Other Thoughts: This is the best router I've ever owned. It just replaced a FreeBSD box with two network cards. I can't believe I've finally found a router that can handle over a thousand simultaneous connections and not lock up. I love this router. The seperate feature in wireless settings is the coolest thing I've ever seen. I had never even heard of that before purchasing this router. I'm going to get another one of these for 13.99. I am so happy with this router. Thank you Buffalo!

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