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BUFFALO AirStation HighPower N300 Wireless Router - WHR-300HP2

  • Wireless 802.11n - speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • HighPower Technology offers outstanding range and coverage
  • Mobile friendly setup and device connection for smartphone and tablet users

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AirStation™ HighPower N300 Wireless Router WHR-300HP2

Buffalo's AirStation HighPower N300 Wireless Router is a fast wireless solution, ideal for creating a high speed wireless home network. With wireless speeds up to 300Mbps, it is perfect for surfing the web, emailing, connecting to social media and more. Coupled with HighPower technology, the AirStation HighPower N300 Wireless Router provides exceptional range and increased performance at range for a better connection anywhere on your home network. Multi-level wireless encryption options and an easy-to-use step-by-step setup wizard that guides you through configuration from start to finish allows you to set up a secure, high performance wireless network within minutes of opening the box.

  • 300Mbps
  • AOSS/WPS Support
  • HighPower Technology
  • Configure as an Access Point
  • Configure as a Wireless Bridge


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.

  • Stay connected from anywhere in your home or office
  • Connect with confidence every time


With speeds up to 300Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band, AirStation HighPower N300 Wireless Router provides a fast wireless connection perfect for surfing and emailing from multiple computers, downloading files and streaming music, movies and other multimedia content from the Web. Easily connect with your computer, tablet and smartphone devices.


AirStation HighPower N300 Wireless Router features an easy-to-use step-by-step setup wizard that guides you through configuration from start to finish. Within moments of opening the box you will have a secure wireless home network.


Easily upgrade to your network from the old Wireless-G standard and maintain compatibility with existing adapters and devices. AirStation HighPower N300 Wireless Router works with any new Wireless-N device as well as the previous generation Wireless-G.


Configure two or more AirStation HighPower N300 devices to act as a standalone wireless bridge. Create a permanent, high-speed wireless link capable of speeds up to 300Mbps and wirelessly extend the range of your network.


AirStation HighPower N300 Wireless Router features multi-level wireless encryption options to prevent unauthorized access and protect your important data.

  • WPA2, WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP), 128/24-bit WEP
  • AOSS and WPS push button setup options automatically configure a secure wireless connection

Simple Home Networking Connects You to Your Content at Speeds up to 300Mbps!

  • HighPower Technology provides excellent coverage
  • Email and surf the web
  • Connect your smartphone and tablet devices
  • Stream your favorite music

Wireless LAN Interface
Standard Compliance IEEE802.11n, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11b
Frequency Range 2.4GHz
Access Mode Infrastructure Mode
Antenna (Tx x Rx) 2 x 2
Wireless Security WPA2, WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP), 128/64-bit WEP
Wired LAN Interface
Speed and Flow Control 10/100Mbps, Auto Sensing, Auto MDIX
Number of LAN Ports 4 x RJ-45
Number of WAN Ports 1 x RJ-45
WAN Port Security VPN Pass Through, SPI, Dynamic Packet Filtering
USB Interface
Standard Compliance USB 2.0
Connector Type A type
Number of Ports 1
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.14 x 6.26 x 2.16in.
Weight 0.58lbs
Power Consumption Max 10.2W
Power Supply External AC 100 ~ 240V, 50/60Hz
OS Compatibility Windows® 8 (32/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32/64-bit), Windows® XP, Mac OS® X 10.4-10.7**
**AOSS support requires use of Bualo Client Manager software which is only compatible with Windows® systems. Some initial setup utilities only work with Windows systems.

  1. AirStation HighPower N300 Wireless Router
  2. Quick Setup Guide
  3. Setup CD-ROM
  4. Setup Card
  5. Ethernet Cable
  6. AC Adapter
  7. Stand
  8. Screws for Wall Mounting
  9. Warranty Statement

Learn more about the Buffalo Technology WHR-300HP2

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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4 out of 5 eggsSolid router but could be more

Pros: Flipping to bridge mode with only a switch is pretty nice
Range is pretty good even though there's no antennas
Lots of features, and very easy to configure using the wizard.
Like how the put the client access and reset information in a slot under the device.
DD-WRT compatible
Stays Cool
Never had to reset
LEDs are nice and subtle
Nice bright red wps sync button on "front" of router is a big plus. Hate having to reach around and find the right button on some other routers I've tried.

Cons: Like many others I don't understand the price and lack of 1000Mps ports, but its still really fast. this is the only reason I removed 1 egg.

No IEEE 802.11ac
No 5Ghz band (not a fan of the 5Ghz though with the lack of distance on all routers)

No wall mounting but the design with the foot built into the housing is pretty good.

Other Thoughts: Overall i am really impressed with how nice this router is designed and works. I'd recommend this brand to anyone.

I'm curious now how the higher end models work.

I like the minimalist packaging and flat cable that came with the device as well.

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  • Sam C.
  • 6/26/2014 2:22:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of junk - wifi to Apple devices is unusable

Pros: Easy to configure, cheap to buy.

Cons: I have a brand new Macbook Pro (December 2013) connected to this router using wifi. Just running a continuous ping to the router (and NOTHING ELSE), it's dropping about 20%-25% of the packets. Pinging other devices on the network gives the same result. Doesn't really affect web browsing, but it sure breaks SSH, large downloads and online gaming! Everything works great when plugged in with CAT5. No amount of firmware updating or fiddling with settings seems to fix this. I've used a lot of Buffalo routers over the years and always liked them, but this model is junk.

Bottom line: If you own a Mac, DO NOT buy this router. It's junk.

Other Thoughts: It doesn't run DD-WRT out of the box. Instead it uses Buffalo's lousy AirStation firmware. The unit is *capable* of running DD-WRT, why doesn't it come with it like other Buffalo units do?

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/23/2013 12:52:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Eggxpert Review

4 out of 5 eggsNice range...

Pros: Easy to setup right out of the box for any user base. I really like the range of this router over another router I have that costs 3-4x as much. I presently use this router as a WAP to get better coverage in my home. The administrative screens are plain and without bells and whistles, but they get the job done.

As it relates to stability, the device has been working without fault as a WAP for weeks. Ideally, I would prefer to have a wireless router that reaches across the house without having to use it as a WAP, but this is not the case yet.

Cons: From a cost/feature prospective, this device is over priced. At 64$ for 4 ports and 10/100 speed, there are plenty of other options available for less. It doesn't mount to the wall, which drives me nuts. Why do I want a router, which is tall and thin, sitting on my desktop? I really want to knock it over when I sneeze... Put these things on the wall and out of mind and sight.

It does not have 5Ghz....although the likeliness of anyone using that band except within a close proximity is moot. 2.4Ghz is just fine for modern day use.

Other Thoughts: Its an entry level router and simple to use, but it is overpriced, especially from a brand you've most likely never heard of... This is the type of router I donate to my grandma, set it up and forget that I gave it to her and set it up. If you want that sort of thing, simple, then this is perfect for you.

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2 out of 5 eggsAddendum

Pros: This is a note to add to an earlier review. The router has now been alive without reboot for 2 full weeks.

Cons: see earlier review.

Other Thoughts: Don't mean to be snarky or anything like that, but I did a quick advanced search for gigabit routers under $50 on NewEgg alone, and found 14, many first-tier brand names. Not sure why another reviewer didn't find a few of those.

One of the reasons NewEgg is such a great place to shop is its 'Advanced' search tab where I can use specific selections, multiple selections, and text search all in the same screen.

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4 out of 5 eggsSimple to set up

Pros: This device is extremely simple to set up and get running. For the most part you should be able to get this up and running in just a few minutes.

For the price range the signal strength is decent, and the wired networking doesn't appear to have any stability issues. Buffalo's configuration menus can be easy to read and quick to set up. Most Buffalo products are also simple to flash DD-WRT onto.

Device feels really stable, and every Buffalo device in my house has been running without issues for up to a couple of years now.

Cons: There's nothing extraordinary about this router that really stands out as unique among the rest of the routers in this price range. The router is stable enough to set up and never worry about issues, but you're getting a router that lacks Gigabit WAN/LAN and a 5GHz radio. There aren't any bells and whistles under the hood either, it's just a standard entry-level router.

Other Thoughts: Some of the other reviews here are really harsh about this router lacking Gigabit LAN/WAN and 5GHz for the price, but it's actually the standard for $50 routers. The majority of routers in this price range will be sold with 10/100 WAN/LAN ports and will almost always be single-band wireless b/g/n, and those that have Gigabit or dual band tend to have reliability issues.

This Buffalo router, while simple, it works out of the box and doesn't feel flimsy or cheap. You'll have to spend a little bit more to get faster wired/wireless features, but they're worth it if you are looking for anything other than a basic router.

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3 out of 5 eggsGood but nothing special

Pros: Out of the box functionality and ease of setup are in top form.
The WiFi signal is very good as expected from current gen"high powered" routers.
The unit capabilities match up with the requirements of simply and easily providing standard WiFi service from adsl or cable modem to a household.
The 300HP2 had a small footprint and has the option of being used in bridge mode.
LED lights provide good network information and the browser based setup page is clear and offers all the settings you would normally find on a WiFi router (SSID naming, passwords, firewall options, DHCP controls and basic network info).
Comes with a standard manufacturers 3 year warranty.

Cons: There really is no reason to not have gigabit LAN on this router.
Its a costly device in a sea of cheaper alternatives from Belkin Linksys Netgear and so on.

Other Thoughts: This is Buffalo's entry level n speed router and it is a $50 item among a sea if $25 routers that would suffice for the intended customer.
The router is simple top setup, looks slick and functions as expected I think they have cut to many corners and not provided enough value for the consumer at this price point.
It would be possible to recommend to a non tech savvy customer but not easy

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1 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: - Looks nice
- Switching between routing modes is a nice feature

Cons: - Think the device is DOA.... kept getting a
"DHCP Server or PPPoE Server not found." error.
I have 7 other routers in my house, all of them can detect my internet just fine, for some reason this one just couldn't party. Did some research online, tried a bunch of things, tried taking it to a family member and a friends house, but couldnt get this one to register an IP from the ISP's gateway for some reason.

- 2.4 Ghz only? I like to have more options...

Other Thoughts: - I understand that quality control is a tough job, maybe this is the one sour apple out of the bunch? That's why I'm giving this a 1/5 simply because I was unable to fully test the features on this device.

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2 out of 5 eggsFast, but fading technology

Pros: Blazing fast MediaTek MT7620A (580mhz RISC) chipset.

Can be put in bridge mode with the flip of a switch.

Firmware and built in wizards are the best I've seen out of the box.

Range seems to be outstanding without any tweaking.

My experience with Buffalo wireless products is at least 2 notches above any other manufacturer. Their products are true "plug and play". I can't say enough good things about long term reliability and stability of Buffalo routers.

Cons: 10/100 ethernet. Even the wan port is 100mbps. There is no justifiable reason why a $50+ router does not have gigabit ethernet.

Not dual band - only 2.4. At this price? I don't get it.

No external antenna mounts or options.

Other Thoughts: My recommendation - spend $15 more and get Buffalo's best entry-level router:

Pass on this unless you want something for Grandma that costs you as little as possible.

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