Buffalo AirStation WHR-600D Review

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This N600 router has good range and good signal quality. It's a dual-band model that can use both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands simultaneously.

The Buffalo AirStation WHR-600D is a pretty typical N600 router, with a maximum theoretical speed of 600 megabits per second, but it excels at managing a lot of network traffic. An Buffalo AirStation WHR-600D review on KitGuru, a tech news and review site focused on gaming, identifies this router as a good choice for gamers, users who stream a lot of video, and others with heavy network loads. The reviewer notes that this router provides a lot of configuration options for users who want to play around with different settings, although the setup wizards and interface are perhaps a little complex for novices.

On Amazon, reviewers comment that this router is slower than expected, although there is plenty of praise for the long range. Some users complain the router sometimes drops connections and needs to be reset, but others have found the signal strong and reliable. Buyers posting reviews on the retail site Newegg seem to be in agreement: This router is easy to set up, maintains a stable connection, and has good range and signal quality.

The Buffalo AirStation WHR-600D (starting at $30, Amazon) supports 802.11b/g/n wireless protocols. This is a dual-band router that transmits data on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. It offers WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption for security purposes and includes a WPS connection option for hooking up with compatible devices with the press of a button. The router has four 10/100 ports but no gigabit connections.

The Buffalo AirStation WHR-600D is a robust, dual-band router that can handle about as much traffic as you can throw at it, although it has a more complex setup than competing models. It also lacks any extra features, such as supporting apps. Still, it's a solid product and comes with a three-year warranty.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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