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BUFFALO AirStation HighPower N600 Gigabit Simultaneous Dual Band DD-WRT Wireless Router - WZR-600DHP
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Faaaaast, Reliable, SOLID

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: This is by far the best router nowadays; I replaced my old Wireless G Buffalo router which was excellent but it is time to retire it. The speed is blazing fast, the access to the GUI is smooth, applying changes is way too easy and it doesn't take a bit, changes are done in the blink of an eye. DD-WRT feature is extremely customizable; Range is superior to anything in the market; I really regret giving a chance to another expensive brand that gave me hell of a headache and the tech support couldn't resolve anything when troubleshooting (look for my other reviews and you will see what I'm talking about). I work in the networking field and I can tell you with complete confidence, you can't go wrong with Buffalo.

ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router, DD-WRT Open Source support, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Useful GUI

Cons: Terrible slow speed

Other Thoughts: I'm so disappointed and I'm returning this router today :(.
I'm still having the same issue: no more than 3 megs in the main floor and no more than 1 meg in the second floor, and no, is not a signal issue, I get 5 bars everywhere at home, in my laptop and in my cell phones; wifi analyzer says: -50 db reception which is excellent, but still the same loooooow speed.
...Called the ASUS tech support, after 30 minutes of troubleshooting and not resolving anything, the guy just told me: "is there anything else I can do for you today" I don't see any problem with the router, replace your computer and your devices at home..... come on!!! are you kidding me???? you didn't solve my problem and you just want to hang up???
All kind of workaround was done, upgrading to latest version of firmware, separate 2.4 and 5 ghz, then when testing the speed , it was the same; then this guy told me not to use any speed test site, OK, so we went with the youtube videos: LAAAAAAAGGING......Obviously he gave up and started to blame my know what I did: reinstalled my 6 years old Buffalo router and voila! no more lagging and I get 17 Mbps minimum anywhere....I won't buy any ASUS product in my life!!!

ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router, DD-WRT Open Source support, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Solid router, easy GUI, easy setup, acceptable signal strenght.

Cons: Wireless sucks

Other Thoughts: I replaced my good 6 years old Buffalo router which has an excellent range considering that I have to locate it in the basement, I have no signal issues with the buffalo but decided to get a better upgraded option; well, I have to say that the Asus signal is acceptable but probably similar to the Buffalo. what really concerned me is that I was getting 15 Mbps during the first 4 days (not the best but still OK), but, on the fifth day, I was able to get only 1 Mbps max; forget about the ISP, when connected my laptop directly to the modem I get 20 Mbps and the same wired to the router as well. Tested the signal with a wifi analyzer, I was getting -50 db in the main floor and -60 in the 2nd floor; guess what: when I do the speed test I barely get 1 Mbps, so this is NOT A SIGNAL STRENGHT problem. Also, forget about interference, I don't have wireless phones around and according to the analyzer everything was clear. So, I called the Asus tech line, after troubleshooting for a while they suggested to replace it; went today to New egg for RMA...they are supposed to get me a new one tomorrow but honestly I'm hesitant now about ASUS; if I go through the same scenario you will read another post from me. Asus, is this a common issue?


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Display Name: Erick L.

Date Joined: 01/25/14

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 01/27/14
  • Last Review: 02/07/14
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