Buffalo and DD-WRT Collaborate to Create the Most Comprehensive Consumer and Small Business Wireless Offering

March 9, 2010

AUSTIN, TX – March 9, 2010  - Buffalo Americas, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions announced the next step in the partnership with NewMedia-NET to deliver DD-WRT based software as a standard configuration across Buffalo’s array of high power routers and access points.  DD-WRT, long a mainstay in the open source community, delivers an easy-to-use, versatile and extensive feature-set to a broader wireless networking audience. From the novice user to demanding professionals, this partnership provides best-in-class products for a wide range of consumers.

“Buffalo has always been on the bleeding edge of technological innovation, and incorporating NewMedia-NET’s DD-WRT software solution into our high-end routers and access points is a natural evolution,” said Ralph Spagnola, vice president of sales at Buffalo Americas. “With DD-WRT, we now deliver professional grade solutions at entry-level prices.”

Serving millions of users worldwide, DD-WRT is the leading Linux based alternative open source firmware for wireless routers, enabling basic entry level equipment to act like enterprise products. With DD-WRT, Buffalo’s lineup of high power routers will support professional features like VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN), VLAN (tagging), Virtual AP (multi-SSIDs for multi-connection and security), RADIUS server, hot spot support, volume quotas, iPv6 support, detailed monitoring and a host of other high-end features.  Additionally, installation will be headache free with an easy setup wizard and 24/7 US-based toll free technical support.

"We are proud and excited to share this opportunity to introduce the DD-WRT experience to a broader audience with a leading global provider such as Buffalo Americas, known for exceptional hardware quality and reliability,” said Sebastian Gottschall, CTO NewMedia-NET GmbH and founder of the DD-WRT project. “Providing DD-WRT as a factory installed firmware for Buffalo’s line of AirStation™ High Power Routers enables users to unlock a host of professional features never previously seen in the SOHO and consumer market."

Buffalo’s new DD-WRT enabled high power router and access point offering will include WZR-HP-G300NH, WHR-HP-G300N and WHR-HP-GN, all delivering three-in-one functionality that is unmatched in the market.  These new wireless solutions can either function as a high power router and access point, a wireless bridge or as a universal range extender. Uniquely, when operating as a universal range extender, all of Buffalo’s DD-WRT enabled wireless solutions can connect to any router, regardless of brand, greatly extending the range of wireless coverage, eliminating ‘dead spots’.

Pricing and Availability

WHR-HP-G300N and WHR-HP-GN will be available in May 2010 while WZR-HP-G300NH will be available in July. All three units are backed by a limited two-year warranty that includes toll-free, US based 24/7 technical support.

Buffalo Americas, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, storage, multimedia and memory solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Americas and its products, please visit www.buffaloamericas.com.

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