I got one of these
in Feb 2011, as I thought it worth a punt at the price. If it was no good I could return it, if OK but not good enough keep it as a spare, or be perfectly happy.
I'm perfectly happy! As I believe are three or four here who got one on my recommendation.
There is a gigbit LAN version that two or three have bought. I didn't get the feeling they are over the moon about them - they run on some bought-in firmware with oddities from what I remember.
I was joining IDNet. I moved from them to Plusnet this Feb, to save money. Plusnet supply a "free" Netgear WNR1000 N150. That has one nice feature that the Buffalo doesn't - it records the traffic to and from the internet.
But it's wireless is nothing like as good as the Buffalo. 150kbps maximum and in fact I can only get 65kbps connection. Even that drops out fairly often if this laptop is in its usual place downstairs. Router is in the spare bedroom. The 65kbps doesn't really deliver that consistently in live use either, as a subjective view.
The Buffalo gives rock solid 150kbps using one channel, and InSSIDer reports it as being on 300kbps using 2 channels. My laptop only has a 150kbps card unfortunately, but I unfailingly get 150kbps connection speed.
Errmmmmmm!!!! I just realised there is a driver CD with the Buffalo that I needed to use to connect my old laptop at all. I didn't need it with the new one. I wonder if that will give me 300kbps? Will try during the next couple of days.
I intend to go back to the Buffalo anyway, for the better wireless. Plusnet usage meter shows slightly above what the Netgear reports, which is slightly above what the sum of my two Networx monitors, (on new and old laptops), show. I haven't quite sorted out the reasons, but the difference is small, so stuff the Netgear
Oh, and if you go for the Buffalo, take the free delivery. Mine, (and some other stuff from Amazon sellers), came next day anyway!
(Edit - putting in the link helps
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost
. Internet connection -
Plusnet Value Fibre.
"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant."
- Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
Edited by RobertoS (Mon 19-Mar-12 23:28:20)