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BUFFALO WHR-300HP2D AirStation N300 Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n

  • DD-WRT Pre-Installed
  • Wireless speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Onboard power amplifiers for increased range and coverage
  • Configure as an Access Point or Wireless Bridge
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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5 out of 5 eggsEasy

This review is from: BUFFALO WHR-300HP2D AirStation N300 Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Pros: Ridiculously easy to set up. GUI for configuration is cleaner than most. Cheap router, small size, built in 4-port switch.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Works very well for a single home with 2000 square feet. Perimeter of the house I get mostly 4 bars, sometimes 3. Goes to 5 when anywhere near the room the router is in.

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  • Carl C.
  • 12/11/2014 7:51:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate to previous review

This review is from: BUFFALO WHR-300HP2D AirStation N300 Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Pros: After over 3 hours, I finally got the Buffalo up and running stable. It was a DOG getting it configured. I should have waited before leaving such a negative review since all I use is Buffalo since I like the other models so much.

Cons: I was unaware that you are unable to communicate with the router via ethernet and has to be configured via wireless. So I did the set-up from my smartphone browser.

Other Thoughts: I really like Buffalo wireless networking devices. I still am unable to communicate with my two IP Cams but all my other devices are running strong on the network. I'm wondering if I will have to setup the IP cams via ethernet rather than wireless since I couldn't setup the router via ethernet on my HTPC. Does this make any sense at all? Nope.... None whatsoever!

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  • Carl C.
  • 12/10/2014 11:19:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsYou have got to be kidding me!

This review is from: BUFFALO WHR-300HP2D AirStation N300 Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Pros: Looks like other Buffalo wireless routers that are proven effective...

Cons: This is the 4th Buffalo wireless router that I've purchased over the past 4 years and it is absolutely the worst router that I have ever come in contact with... I kid you NOT!

Other Thoughts: After and hour of sheer frustration, I give up... I set it up just like I've configured other wireless routers but it will not allow me to connect to the internet via wired Ethernet or wireless. I tried everything including 30-30-30 reset. Nothing works. Was this wireless router bricked by a customer and returned for RMA? That's the only thing that I can figure since my other Bufffalo routers work great. So I'm back on the Buffalo N600.

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4 out of 5 eggsNice router made better by DD-WRT but lacking in hardware

This review is from: BUFFALO WHR-300HP2D AirStation N300 Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Pros: - DD-WRT. Simply by default, DD-WRT makes a router that much more functional. Most other companies that write firmware for their lower-end routers don't include this much functionality. So to have something like this for sub-$50 router isn't too bad.

- Obvious benefits are OpenVPN, VLAN, command line access, VPN passthrough, QoS, WDS wireless bridging, DNS caching, wifi hotspot, RADIUS authentication, multiple SSIDs, firewall, iptable NAT, telnet and ssh root access.

- DDNS service has a lot of options and even a custom one, which is nice, in the event you use a DDNS service not listed in the drop down.

- Router offers PPTP VPN server and client as well as OpenVPN server and client.

- Hotspot portals include Sputnik, Hotspot System, Wifidog, and Chillispot.

- For parents, access restrictions allow you to set up policies that filter by PC, time/day, p2p protocols, website blocking through URLs and even website blocking by keyword.

- Router has the option for https web access (disabled on default), which is nice.

- Has router based Wake-On-LAN.

- Small form factor and does not generate much heat at all.

Cons: - I am not a fan of the physical switch on the back that determines either Auto, Router or Bridge functionality. Most people log in and setup the router through the administration page anyways.

- While no 5Ghz radio is offered and only 2.4Ghz is available, the range is lacking in general, especially compared to my ASUS RT-N56U, which also has no external antennas.

- 10/100. Who still uses 10/100? Most computers that you buy, even netbooks from years ago came with Gigabit network cards. Don't expect to add a NAS or see acceptable file transfer speeds across your internal LAN network with this router.

Other Thoughts: This is a budget router that has a great firmware base added on top of it to make up for the lack of good hardware. Just know what you're getting into when purchasing.

The size of the NAT table is unlisted. Not sure what will happen if you push the router with a load of high peer torrents and allow hundreds of incoming connections.

I am not sure if BUFFALO's spec sheet stated it anywhere, but the router houses a 600Mhz processor and 64MB of RAM.

Firmware included was DD-WRT v24SP2- (11/05/13) std (SVN revision 22750).

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/18/2014 8:15:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsA very good router!

This review is from: BUFFALO WHR-300HP2D AirStation N300 Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Pros: Stable
DD-WRT installed.
Small footprint.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: How does it perform?
The performance is very good.
The connectivity is on par with other routers in this price range. I tested the WHR-300HP2D against the TL-WR1043ND v2.1. The TL-WR1043ND seems to have a stronger signal, however, both routers dropped the wifi signal at about the same point just outside the house, streaming to a smart phone.

I usually buy a Buffalo router when I'm looking for stability. Stability to me equals 1 or 2 reboots a year and practically no dropped connections. My last Buffalo router, the WHR-300HP fit that bill perfectly. Hopefully this one will be the same.

Newegg......thanks for the fast shipping!!!

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4 out of 5 eggsInteresting Customization

This review is from: BUFFALO WHR-300HP2D AirStation N300 Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Pros: First off, if you're looking for a simply plug and play router to upgrade your old one for the house, keep moving. This definitely can fill that space, however it offers a lot more options in order to make your experience as a router tech nerd perfect.

As with any other simple router, this comes pre-setup with a password ready to go for plug and play.

I've never had an issue with Buffalo prudtcs in the past, so I don't imagine I will any time soon with this either.

As far as an N300 router goes, this is at the top of it's class, however you're still buying an N300. This means shorter ranges and less data transmissions. I'd say the signal is relatively strong up to about 65ft. Subtract some if the signal needs to go through a floor or wall.

The router is meant for only 1 or 2 computers and a tablet. Not tons of traffic.

Cons: The price and the fact that it is now out of stock, most likely because it is an N300 which is now very obsolete in our new AC world.

I don't like the price because I can go out and get an N300 Netgear router from staples for 40$ and the only difference is the lack of customizations, which is why I state again, do not buy this unless customizing and learning are your goals.

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  • Paul R.
  • 7/19/2014 8:49:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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3 out of 5 eggsNot a wall mount

This review is from: BUFFALO WHR-300HP2D AirStation N300 Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Pros: Haven't used it, can't say. My previous Buffalo router was great.

Cons: Despite it not looking like it can be wall mounted in the photos, the description of this product clearly lists "Wall Screws" in the box contents.

There are NO wall screws and this product is DEFINITELY NOT wall mountable.

Other Thoughts: Little disappointed that I have to pay to return this product because it didn't match it's description but I knew I was gambling when I ordered it. At least NewEgg's return process was easy and I'm not stuck with a router that won't work in my intended application.

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5 out of 5 eggsCustom Firmware and Solid Performance

This review is from: BUFFALO WHR-300HP2D AirStation N300 Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Pros: The main thing you’ll be getting with this router as compared to some other brands (like Linksys) is that it has an open-source firmware installed. What this means is that the firmware is not specific to any brand of router and works in a wide-variety of hardware. You can learn more about the firmware on this (DD-WRT) at dd-wrt.com.

The amount of customization available on this router is astounding, thanks to the DD-WRT firmware. If you know what you’re looking for, you can customize almost any aspect of this router. Additionally, if you just want to plug it in and get going without messing with any of the settings, it comes preconfigured with a wireless password already set up.

This router is comparable to other routers of the same level or higher. Comparing this to my main router, a Linksys EA4500-NP, I cannot tell a difference in the quality or performance of my wireless network. Considering the Linksys is considerably more expensive, this is a major win for the AirStation.

The range is pretty good. I can walk outside and get a decent wireless signal in my backyard. Again, comparable to the EA4500-NP.

I’ve used this router for the past month without any major issues. I haven’t had to reboot it except when changing the settings.

I like the way this router looks. It stands vertically and is very small form factor. If you’re tight on space, don’t worry about getting this router.

Cons: None at the moment.

Other Thoughts: This AirStation performs at the same level as similar routers. It doesn’t really outperform other routers, but the amount of customization available is really cool. This is a neat little router for home use and it is very competitive.

My wired & wireless Internet speeds using this router: ~52Mbps download; ~3.25Mbps upload (from speedtest.net). These are the same speeds as using my Linksys EA4500-NP, and is what I get from my ISP.

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4 out of 5 eggsBuffalo Air Station N300

This review is from: BUFFALO WHR-300HP2D AirStation N300 Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Pros: The 1st thing that caught my eye about this router was the capability for multiple SSID's which is very nice for a home with lot's of users.

Security is solid but kind of intensive to set up which is OK for experienced users.

Very easy to set up basic operations .

An unassuming look and light weight.

Never had to reboot nor did I have any drop outs.

Nice price for an open source basic router.

Cons: Range was limited, at least on the one I received.

Advanced features are a bit confusing to set-up

I tested transfer speeds from a wired PC to one set up wireless and the were OK but unimpressive but that's not the routers strong suite.

Other Thoughts: For the price it's not a bad router, the multiple SSID's could really help in a lot of homes or small office with multiple users.

If you are interested in a lot of the advanced features some experience would be advised but they are usable.

My connection speeds were almost the same as my AC750 (30 down and 5 up which is right at what I pay for.

All in all not bad for the price.

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3 out of 5 eggsInteresting...

This review is from: BUFFALO WHR-300HP2D AirStation N300 Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Pros: Unlike other routers I've reviewed over the last year or so, this router is open source. This is intriguing because the development of the software is up to many others than just a massive corporation. This can be both a good thing and a bad thing, as referenced below and in other reviews. The installation of the this router was simple and it didn't require much effort.

Cons: Cost wise, I wouldn't expect to pay $69.99 for a 100Mbps router. Albeit many don't have the capacity to breach that threshold with their networks, it is a matter of principal and comparable features with other similar routers of lesser price. Additionally, while I was very excited about the range of the router, I was actually disappointed to find out it had a lower operating range in the same working conditions as my Netgear R6250 router. Of what I measured, I had a 5-10Mbps loss over my other router.

Another thing, that I've experienced in another router before is the rebooting of a router to implement settings. For many this won't be annoying, but I don't want my router to have to reboot for a change to implement....think older Windows operating systems versus the new ones...remember how annoying that was?

Other Thoughts: What is more interesting is this router out of the box is vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug and updating off the version that came with the router was...awkward to say the least.

Closing thoughts is this...I wasn't really wowed by this router. I think your money can be spent better elsewhere for less cost and equivalent or better features.

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