dealsbuffalo technology gigabit dual-band wireless…

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Not a bad price, save about 50$ off amazoo price.

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I'm using one now. Fairly happy so far.

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@riocobra:
What kind of bandwidth you get when you copy files between machines?

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If only I could just purchase the router for half this price. Unfortunately, as a college student living in a 2BR apartment, I can't justify this need for the bridge. Woe is me.

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@cantharis: I use the router without the bridge and we typically get 100-200Mbs when syncing files between machines. All the computers are wirelessly connected.

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I bought just the router for this price when they first came out. Once I grabbed the DD-WRT source and got it on there I'm quite happy with this. I don't know why Buffalo won't allow it on this one as they use it for all their high powered routers, but nonetheless it's on there now. If I didn't already have the router I'd probably go for this deal.

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I bought this and I think the router is no good. I get 850mb/s between my laptop and workstation on a switch. I plug them into this wired and I get about 400mb/s. Wireless my laptop shows a 300mb connection but transfers at around 35mb/s. The bridge was only getting 100 to 140 mb/s in one direction and 25 to 40 in the other. The speeds never went faster than this. I even put the two devices on a table about 10 feet apart. The throughput is so choppy that the Tivo in my bedroom won't even stream anything to the living room. My old Netgear WNDR3800 and the Tivo wireless adapter had no problem doing this. Lately 50% of the stuff I get from Woot is broken in some way....

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This router and bridge are awesome. I bought a set on tech woot last month. @cantharis: From my media center pc hardwired to router to my main pc hardwired to the bridge, I get about 150 mB/s. It's unbelievably fast. It transfers a 4GB 720p video file in less than a minute. Laptops are only as fast as their type of wireless card. To reiterate my enthusiasm, this router holds down and forcibly rapes my old Asus RT-N56U. @twepbamn: you may want to do some more research. Sounds like your problem might be the user

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Thank drspiffness and gazdan for answering my question.

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@drspiffness:

did you mean 150 MBytes/s (that's 1200 mbits/s) ?

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@thiney49: I live in a 2br apartment, and two 802.11N routers (linksys and netgear) could not reach the living room, in a direct line, through 4 walls, 20 feet away. The TV and other WiFi entertainment could barely get a signal, and my iPad on the couch would drop the connection altogether (with old routers). I bought this very set, placed the new router in the same spot as the old router, put the bridge in the entertainment center (no more using a switch to feed the TiVO/PS3/TV/BluRay), and I get full signal all over the place. I especially appreciate being able to assign separate SSIDs to AC versus N, since I can put the iPad 1 on the N SSID with WPA (iPad won't work with WPA2), but the bridge is connected to the AC with WPA2 encryption.

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@cantharis: Hey, maybe he's running 10GBASE-T....even though these don't support it.

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I really wish we could get away from the b and the B. It causes so much confusion for what it's worth.

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I'm a big Buffalo router fan (I use one as my main router at home and it is the first wireless router that doesn't need to be reset every day). I don't know how much of this cost is for the bridge but as far as I know, any router with DD-WRT flashed can be a wireless bridge AP. There are frequently $20-30 Cisco routers posted here that will do the exact same thing when flashed with DD-WRT. But, for all I know, this is a $180 router plus the bridge device. Maybe there are other features too that I'm not aware of to support this price.

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@benyust2: Find me a $30 router with 102.11ac and 1000BASE-T. Also, yes, if you read the entry it contains two items.

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@benyust2:
Yes, you can use a router as a bridge but it would defeat the purpose of buying a dual-channel AC router if your bridge is just a plain vanilla N router because then any device connected to the bridge will be restricted to N speed.

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@cantharis: Yes, I meant Bytes with a capital B. Not bits.

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According to becnhmarks this router is only so so, the Asus RT-AC66U is the best performer but it also costs an arm and a leg, $190 just for the router alone.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/view