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BUFFALO WZR-600DHP2D AirStation N600 Gigabit Dual Band Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

  • DD-WRT Pre-Installed
  • up to 600 Mbps(Wireless)
  • Simultaneous Dual Band(5GHz up to 300 Mbps, 2.4GHz up to 300 Mbps)
  • 5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Configure as an Access Point or Wireless Bridge
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  • DRJAY D.
  • 4/13/2015 12:17:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDON'T BUY BUFFALO

This review is from: BUFFALO WZR-600DHP2D AirStation N600 Gigabit Dual Band Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: EASY to connect wires

Cons: This unit works only when sitting next to it. Move into another room in my small apartment and no signal. When sitting next to the Buffalo router, the max speed is around 20 Mbps while the LAN is at 100-110 Mbps.

Other Thoughts: I called tech support to help with the range and speed of my wifi signal and they told me to get a range extender for another $100. A range extender. A range extender so I can get 20 Mbps??? They must be kidding. Oh I bought another router and I'm getting 100+ Mbps all around the apartment. Hope my warning helps others from being frustrated and had their time wasted trying to work with this company.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/19/2015 8:30:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsit's dead Jim

This review is from: BUFFALO WZR-600DHP2D AirStation N600 Gigabit Dual Band Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Moderately expensive router at discount. Ddwrt

Cons: Seems to have died after 6 months. Network started going off line. First I thought it was generic modem this was paired with buy replacement modem didn't fix problem. Swapping for old modem did however.

Other Thoughts: Cheap or expensive, all routers seem around the same durability.

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3 out of 5 eggsBuffalo WZR-600DHP2D

This review is from: BUFFALO WZR-600DHP2D AirStation N600 Gigabit Dual Band Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Buffalo WZR-600DHP2D.

This router was provided for review, as a Neweggspert. First I would like to say that I appreciate Buffalo’s customer service.
I also want to point out that this router is an “EOL” end of life product (Told to me from the Buffalo Representative). As usual I am going to approach this review from the perspective of the average user. I am not a power user, because I am not an “IT” guy. I use my routers to stream movies and games remotely. Along with internet connectivity for the house. Pretty standard stuff right? Amazingly it is extremely difficult to find a powerful router that is easy to use and will give reliable service.

The first router sent to me, was killed by me, when doing a firmware update. The auto-update did not work, and I downloaded a firmware that was to a similar albeit different router. The software did not check the file for validity and flashed anyway. I can only assume this is because of open source WRT? So that you can flash other firmware to the device. So be absolutely certain you have the correct firmware. Buffalo’s staff have been friendly and seem helpful. I will say that is very refreshing! As compared to my favorite vendor ASUS. I will be doing some comparisons to the ASUS Dark Knight n66u because it has set a high standard for me, as to what to expect from a home router.
Newegg, graciously sent me a second router to evaluate, since the first one was dead, and I didn’t want to wait for an RMA to occur with Buffalo. Thank you Newegg!
Pros-
+ tons of configuration options!!
+ Open source
+ 1 GBit Lan
+ Easy to operate.
+ USB 3.0 port
+ Standalone operation as a media center, with an NAS attached.
+ Nice and Friendly customer service

Out of the box setup was not too bad, and should be easy to setup for basic use. This router seems to be a decent router, but unfortunately if you are not familiar with networking and IT you will find this router extremely confusing to get the most out of it. The menus are organized well, but figuring out what options do what were very vague and undescriptive. I get very scared at changing options in my router because I don’t want to slow down the network. I really don’t want to go into this router and pick it apart, because that would be useless on an EOL product that will be obsolete, and probably won’t be restocked by Newegg.

What I like about the router it can do just as much as my ASUS, but here is where the ASUS wins hands down, because they were at a similar price point and are probably about the same age.
ASUS menus are much, much, better in layout and organization. Most of it is easily visualized and easily changed with a mouse. Many of the router values are easily accessed when you need to perform another function using those values, Mac addresses for instance.

Cons: Buffalo is much more manual input for setting up “special” features. But what bugs me the most, is this router is a step backwards and exactly why I stopped buying Netgear products. Setting up a network is not that easy, especially when you are trying to achieve a specific function. As for manuals, who needs a manual…I don’t want to read something written by a tecno”nerd” and get more confused and intimidated. I want easy to understand directions, in an on screen menu!! If I push this button, with “this is what will happen” explanations. That is what I get with my aging Asus router. When I setup a router access blocking schedule, I want a simple to use blocking system, like the ASUS router. Using this router has definitely made me thankful that I made a great investment 2 years ago.
I have a pretty small house and use 2 ASUS routers to cover my house and my garage. This is only because I had to place my main router in my “Man Cave” in the Basement corner, so I really lowered my coverage, if it was centrally located like my Extender router, I could have done it with one. I decided to temporarily replace the extender with this router. I have to say it was way more difficult than it needed to be. I had to manually input both mac addresses in the main and extender routers. Which was a pain for me, but I finally got it set up for some testing. Just so you know, I was able to easily set up my second router in Extender (WDS) mode with a simple mode selection in the menu, the ASUS did the rest. Sorry Buffalo you fall short with this router, but I suspect that Buffalo’s newer routers are much better. I know they are way faster now, and would recommend buying an up to date version of this router and read the reviews.
The range of this router was similar to my 6 year old Netgear router, which covered my 1800 sq ft house adequately, and extended a bit to the outside. Speed also lived up to expectations, and I was able to stream video just fine. I tested this router under load for a week, and it seemed to be able to keep up, once setup.
I can definitely see this router is versatile, for someone that is at least familiar with routers on a day to day basis. Since, this is an EOL product, I cannot recommend buying this particular router unless you get it for a song. I was visiting Buffalo’s website and there are Much better options available now, give them a try.
Overall, because this router did function as I expected it to, I give it 3 eggs, but it is nowhere near where it should be in design and functionality for 2015, I expect much more now. My ASUS DK N66U has been going strong for over 2 years!! Without any failures, and I have not had 1/10 the issues with it, that I had with previous routers. Thank goodness it has that kind of reliability!! Because ASUS customer service is absolutely the worst!! And this is where Buffalo, is 10x better, good customer service. They also answer their telephones and emails!! Unlike ASUS.

Other Thoughts: CONS
- Menu interface is archaic
- Lack of help in interface
- Manual is confusing, and not well written.

I would look at the 1750AC updated version before you decided. I would not have kept this router if I had paid $100.00 for it, I would have returned it just because it is not intuitive, like my ASUS DK N66U.

I think if I were to pick this router up for about $60, that would be about where it should be priced, especially now it is EOL. The ASUS DK N66U is probaably EOL life too, but It is much faster (1.5x) than this router and has about 1.5 times the range for about $120.

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  • Jeff G.
  • 12/14/2014 2:09:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat upgrade for DD-WRT

This review is from: BUFFALO WZR-600DHP2D AirStation N600 Gigabit Dual Band Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: The lead up: The situation which lead me to purchase this router was simple: I had been using the original workhorse of home routers the WRT-54GL for many years and it was finally time to move to something with a bit more cpu power and memory. After doing a fair amount of research on the best upgrade I was not sure I wanted to go with a top of the line AC router as I don’t have any AC devices, and many options with N radios were into the $150 range which is more than I wanted to spend. In addition while there was good feedback on a lot of these products I have always been skeptical of the security and functionality of the software running on many of these routers. Because of this I decided to see what the options were to stick with an open source router firmware, and came across the Buffalo WZR-600D, and after seeing it was available on my favorite reseller (Newegg, always Newegg) for about half of other options went for it.

The situation: I have a 2 story house with a semi finished basement with wifi devices across all 3 floors. In total there are 2 wired computers (1 desktop and 1 general purpose home server), 1 wireless laptop, 1 chromebook, 3 Roku players which are all on the wifi network, 1 Chromecast, and 2 recently made Android phones. Between everyone in the house there is a lot of video streaming, some file sharing, some VPN use, the standard web browsing, and some SIP calls made over Google Voice.

The set up: When the router arrived I was encouraged by what I saw in the packaging- a plain brown box that had the manufacturer and model on it, but no glossy sleeves, fancy plastic shells, or printed graphics of robots or sexy ladies. To me this shows that the focus for this product all went into the platform, not the marketing flashiness. Definitely a good sign.

After getting everything ready I took a few notes of my current routers set up, and swapped out the devices. Connecting to the web interface of the new router I was greeted by the familiar DD-WRT interface, although with some Buffalo branding. After making a few quick changes to get everything set up how I prefer it for my home network I was all set. I then downloaded the most up to date firmware from the DD-WRT website and flashed the router with no problems. That was it, everything went very smoothly. It seriously took me less than 10 minutes.

Everything on the network works great, and I was able to tweak QoS settings to make sure that whatever I want to have priority gets it. This way SIP calls work fine even if a couple of people are watching Netflix at the same time.

Cons: This is not really a con, but there is a limit to each section so this fits best here.

I should note that by default the radio is pretty low power (71 mw) and a couple of the devices that don’t have great antennas were occasionally dropping connection when far from the router, but after giving the radio a small bump in power (only to 100mw) I have had no problems. This makes sense since my previous router had external antenna connectors with +15db antennas. If you want you can ramp the power up to a full watt, so this thing should work fine for most situations that don’t have barriers to wifi functionality like thick concrete walls or metal support in the walls.

Other Thoughts: I’ve waited to write this review because I wanted to put the router in place in my home and give it a couple months of real world testing.

My biggest takeaway? That it is FAST. I can get through menus and options much faster than a lot of other routers I worked with, and it’s memory and CPU load are almost always very low. It does bear saying that while I am not a network engineer I do have some knowledge of networking so I know where to look and what to set, and for someone with this level of knowledge I find the interface vastly preferable to a lot of the stock firmwares that different manufacturers ship, where things are just not logically laid out, or various options are not available to the user.



In short the WZR-600D is exactly what I wanted- a solid, speedy home router. The first option to configure is not video sharing, no built in NAS drive, no iPhoto hub or whatever, it’s a workhorse. It should be noted that if you want the DD-WRT firmware can run many many services, it all depends on what you want. VPN server? Sure. Storage and DLNA server? No problem. SIP Proxy? Sure thing. It’s really up to you, but for me since I have a home server I just wanted a good router, and this was a great choice. 5 eggs.

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  • Gregory L.
  • 12/12/2014 5:05:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Router

This review is from: BUFFALO WZR-600DHP2D AirStation N600 Gigabit Dual Band Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Powerful router. Lots and lots of features. dd-wrt o/s. Solid performance.

Cons: No step-by-step menu to set up. Not a router for anyone looking for an easy, 1-2-3 setup.

My first router bricked while setting up. Easy RMA with New Egg. I would have dinged this 1/2 an egg for that, but not a whole egg (I am that happy with my router).

Other Thoughts: First, I can not emphasize enough that if you are not tech savvy, or a novice willing to search out the answers (and there is all the information you need online), this is not the router for you. All the setup is manual.

Your first step needs to be downloading the latest version of dd-wrt so you can load it on your first boot to the router.

I considered this and the ASUS RT-N66U. I decided against the ASUS because I was replacing my ASUS RT-N56U after two years (and my first one had to be replaced two months after I bought it (ASUS did an easy RMA).

When I pulled my router out of the box, my 11-year old said "Wow, that is a nice looking router." Yup. But just like people, the real beauty is on the inside.

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  • Justin B.
  • 10/21/2014 2:51:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsLook closer for those having problems

This review is from: BUFFALO WZR-600DHP2D AirStation N600 Gigabit Dual Band Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Open Source. Works very well for those who know what they are buying.

Cons: Hard for those who won't read the pages of instructions that are available for the Open Source firmware/software that it comes loaded with

Other Thoughts: For those who are having problems look to the wiki information on the software...but not JUST wiki. Read the instructions on relevant pages on the BUILD of software not JUST the router model/name. There are more instructions than most people want to read but it is imperative you do so. Know what your buying and not just think you will plug it in and have no other responsibilities to make it work.

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5 out of 5 eggsOpen Source Dominates

This review is from: BUFFALO WZR-600DHP2D AirStation N600 Gigabit Dual Band Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Very Powerful Router
After weeks of deliberate and extensive testing and usage, Buffalo’s router comes out on top.
The availability of EoIP (Ethernet Over IP Tunneling) allows users to flip the process in which their network traffic is tunneled through their IP network. The use of this feature establishes a transparent LAN service for users.
The onboard 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz wireless interfaces function INDEPENDENTLY from each other. One can be set as an AP (Access Point) while the other can be set as a repeater or bridge. Virtual Interfaces for both bands can also be set. Wireless encryption features are expanded, allowing users to designate which algorithms and authentication schemes are used for connecting users and devices. This allows the router to support legacy devices that do not support advanced encryption schemes.
The implementation of a Wireless Distribution System (WDS) is something rarely found on consumer routers, and it’s functionality on Buffalo’s router is a pleasure to use. I can expand my network efficiently using multiple routers without having to hard-wire them to each other. Although the WDS establishes a redundancy when creating bridged networks using multiple routers, the efficiency outweighs this redundancy. Designations for linking routers via WDS can be done through MAC address registration.
The availability of Zabbix support is a big plus for power users. I can manage and monitor my network seamlessly when this router’s feature is enabled. Once enabled, users can access the router as a client through the Zabbix applet, regardless of where it’s running on the network.
USB 3.0 connectivity, although limited to one port, is impressive. Any external media, whether it be an external HDD or a NAS, can be managed and accessed seamlessly. The router allows users to establish an FTP, Samba or DLNA Server to manage their storage solution. Fair warning, the USB 3.0 port only outputs 0.9A through it’s port. Any drives that draw more power than that will not function.
Hot Spot Functionality: Businesses can take advantage of this functionality when catering to multiple users sharing a single connection.
IP filtration capabilities on this router are better than other consumer routers. The ability to modify TCP congestion controls and alternate between TCP controlling schemes is beneficial for P2P (peer-to-peer) traffic.

Cons: Onboard CPU heat output seems excessive, at 80 degrees celsius, if not higher. The router does have some heat management protocols to dissipate heat through the chassis.
However, this router is not bulletproof when an ISP sends out a timeout request- usually under heavy traffic or excessive P2P. An ISP will send your modem (and connected devices) a timeout, similar to that of a denial of service. The only viable solution to this that I can think of is to power cycle the devices and have them renegotiate/sync their MAC and IP addresses. Once done, service is restored.
DD-WRT interface is not entirely easy on the eyes, especially on large displays. Expect to do a lot of reading and navigating.
The included Vertical Mount is a bit flimsy.
No wall mount is available.
No external antenna adaptor/port.

Other Thoughts: Please update the router’s firmware to the latest firmware posted on Buffalo’s site before using this router on a day to day basis.
The router’s packaging was simple. The router also has a quick access card that slides out from the back, which displays the default wireless passwords and GUI Logins.

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  • Cameron G.
  • 8/29/2014 7:09:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVery Disappointed

This review is from: BUFFALO WZR-600DHP2D AirStation N600 Gigabit Dual Band Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: None

Cons: I bought this specifically because it was loaded with dd-wrt. However, when the dd-wrt firmware is loaded, the wireless continually drops. If I load the factory firmware on this device, everything works fine .... execpt I no longer have all the advanced features that I wanted in dd-wrt.

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4 out of 5 eggsAll-around decent DD-WRT router

This review is from: BUFFALO WZR-600DHP2D AirStation N600 Gigabit Dual Band Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Compact footprint
Attractive design
Internal antennae
Dual-band functionality
4-port Gigabit switch
USB port sharing
Good Buffalo support, updates are easily accessible
Nice-looking cables
Easy to navigate interface
Endless features in the open source software, which is guaranteed to work (no gambling with older routers)
Above average QoS

Cons: Base could do a better job of stabilization
Needs firmware update out of the box in order to connect to anything outside of a Windows 7 PC
Password is displayed within the software - not very secure

Other Thoughts: I tested this router in a small, single level home with 4 bedrooms. Compared with my DIR-868L, a superior AC1750 product, this router performed far better than I expected. I maintained 300Mbps speeds from further away on both the 5GHz band and 2.4GHz band. According to LAN Speed Test (used on the suggestion of another reviewer), my throughput on the 5GHz band was 24Mbps up/72Mbps down on this router and 30Mbps up/75Mbps down on the DIR-868L. However, my ping was a few milliseconds lower on the DIR-868L and in general QoS seemed snappier.

This router performs excellently for the price bracket, competing with router up to twice as expensive such as the one I tested it against, and DD-WRT is an excellent feature for those who have been looking to go that route. Recommended.

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4 out of 5 eggsgreat take on ddwrt, nice router

This review is from: BUFFALO WZR-600DHP2D AirStation N600 Gigabit Dual Band Open Source DD-WRT Wireless Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Beautiful Buffalo hardware design
Great take on DD-WRT platform
Ease of use
Ability to print Guest Cards - for guest network credentials
Ability to overclock the router (made the usb share a little more bearable)
Above average network coverage

Best of all was the level of customer service received. While I admit, this may have been due to this review being an EggXpert review, I tend to believe that even if 50% of the service remained that it'd be better than most IT customer service.

- Received a direct email to the support tech
- Received detailed information and tech went above & beyond normal course of action to provide me additional details when he was presented with them
- Emails were not condescending in any way, normally as I'm sure most IT guys can attest, you spend your time detailing your skill set so as to not receive 40 email exchanges saying, first reboot the PC, I did, then did you reset the adapter, I did, in any case, he was quick and to the point. Took my information and quickly diagnosed the bug in which I had noted, offered me a solution (f/w update from wired) and presented me w/ the direct link to the f/w download.
- Support replies were quick and timely (even when I was not...caught me at a busy time)

Cons: Need for firmware update right out of the box - the included f/w revision would not allow a wireless connection from any wireless devices save for Windows 7, thus no Vista, XP, Android, ios, devices could connect out of the box.

The firmware revision process was very unintuitive - the count down hung up w/ no affirmation to denote that it was complete, the process took about 7 minutes to complete which is overly long (possibly due to the hangup), and it took 2 or 3 tries to actually get it started.

The "setup assistant" was junk, I normally setup my routers manually but when I was having issue connecting my wireless devices (prior to f/w update) I was unable to determine how to resolve the issue and tried the setup assistant. It essentially did nothing at all.

I did not like the router admin password displayed in the main page of the admin gui It serves no purpose and detracts from security. I just typed in the password...I assure you, I do not need you to show me what I typed in after a successful login.

While I lauded the hardware design, I did find that the base was seemingly too difficult for my feeble mind. I apparently put it on backwards, but to my defense there were no alignment cues and I must have got the 50/50 bet wrong. In any case, attempting to get it on actually sliced my hand open, it is something i've come to expect building PC's, i'd say that 40% of my customers have my blood in their machines, but this was a first for bleeding over a networking device! I was able to get it off & reattach, and it worked fine from that point.

Lastly, it's mostly a preference, but I didn't like the lack of a logout button. I don't like closing out of the browser to close my admin gui...I would prefer to have a clear cut logout process.

Other Thoughts: Couple benchmarks and a little about my usage.

I have a two story home at 3100 sq ft total, I utilize a Netgear DGND4000 and DLINK DIR868L for my existing setup. I run most of my wireless and my server off the dlink router and the netgear router runs my wired media network via two netgear switches and one linksys switch, w/ one of the netgear switches connected via Powerline adapter.

In terms of wireless this Buffalo router outperformed my dgnd4000 but could not compare with the dlink (as it should not be able to...)

The only thing i'd mention is I do not see the target demographic for this router, it is expensive for a wireless N router, and you can find AC routers that significantly outperform for around the same price point. While dd-wrt is a significant draw for some, i'd imagine most would prefer a lower binned router extracting the added performance out w/ dd-wrt rather than an expensive iteration of ddwrt.

To that end...

The 5ghz band failed to reach the 1st floor from 35 linear feet, one floor down from the router. While this was something i'd come to expect from N standard, i'd hope w/ the added functionality from ddwrt that it'd have been a little better performing than a normal N router. The 2.4ghz band did not fail to impress...I did enjoy the range on the 2.4ghz band.

I was able to get a signal across the entire house on 2.4ghz and about 1/3 of the house on 5ghz.

The 2.4ghz got me full 300mb connections throughout the house to 3 different wireless cards.

The wired connection performed flawlessly.

Overall the router performed great w/in the Wireless N spec, but in my opinion was overpriced, but sometimes that is the cost of great customer service and a brand that you can trust. I'd liked to have seen this Buffalo-wrt overlay on a better performing AC router.

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