Wireless Technologies

Wireless Networking at Gigabit Speeds

Break through the conventional barriers of home networking and greatly increase wireless speed, improved range and stabilize connections with 802.11ac technology.

802.11ac is the latest wireless standard offering speeds up to 3x faster than 802.11n. Operating in the 5 GHz spectrum, 802.11ac offers transfer speeds up to 1300 Mbps, ideal for uninterrupted HD video streaming and concurrent Internet access. 

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Reliable Streaming

Along with greatly enhanced speeds, 802.11ac features improved reliability and range and it is backward compatible with 802.11n to support your most recent wireless devices. Whether you're streaming media from Netflix or Hulu™ or gaming online with your Xbox® or PS3™, you'll experience faster, uninterrupted playback. 

802.11ac Multimedia Streaming

Backward Compatible

802.11ac is backward compatible with 5 GHz 802.11n and 802.11a technologies. Buffalo 802.11ac products also add 2.4 GHz 802.11n support providing full 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11a and 802.11b support for your existing wireless devices. Easily upgrade to your network from previous wireless standards and maintain compatibility with existing adapters and devices.

Buffalo 802.11ac Solutions

Buffalo's AirStation™ AC high performance 802.11ac wireless solutions offer versatile, dual band operation ideal for high speed data streaming and network extension. With two wireless radios for extreme performance and backward compatibility, AirStation AC supports 5 GHz 802.11ac, 802.11n and 802.11a, offering transfer speeds up to 1300 Mbps, and 2.4 GHz 802.11n and 802.11g for speeds up to 450 Mbps.

AirStation AC solutions work with 11n, 11g and 11a, offering extreme performance and greater coverage.

AirStation™ Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router (WXR-1900DHP)
AirStation™ Extreme AC 1750 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router (WZR-1750DHP)
AirStation™ AC 1200 Dual Band Wireless Router (WHR-1166D)
AirStation™ AC 433 Wireless Travel Router (WMR-433-BK)
AirStation™ AC 1750 DD-WRT Wireless Router (WZR-1750DHPD)
AirStation™ Extreme AC 1900 DD-WRT NXT Wireless Router (WXR-1900DHPD)
AirStation™ AC 1200 DD-WRT NXT Wireless Router (WSR-1166DD)
AirStation™ AC 433 Dual Band Wireles Mini USB Adapter (WI-U2-433DM)

900 Mbps is the maximum aggregate wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11n standard specifications achievable using three streams of 150 Mbps each on two concurrent bands, 1300 Mbps is the maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11ac (Draft 2.0) standard specifications achievable using three streams of 433 Mbps each. Actual data throughput and range will vary depending upton network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction and network overhead. Maximum speed and range is achievable when used with same enhanced mode technology.

DD-WRT Router

Buffalo Americas and DD-WRT, the leading Linux-based alternative open source firmware, have partnered together to provide a unique solution promoting reliable operation and increased functionality. Featured on the AirStation™ Open Source DD-WRT & DD-WRT NXT lineup of wireless routers, DD-WRT offers an array of robust and high-performance features for custom configuration and optimization.

What is DD-WRT?

DD-WRT, a mainstay in the open source community, delivers a versatile, extensive, and an easy-to-use set of features 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.

To 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 an enterprise product.

Open Source DD-WRT

DD-WRT is an open source Linux-based firmware for wireless routers and access points. Offered as an alternative to OEM firmware, DD-WRT provides users with advanced features and capabilities:

  • OpenVPN, VLAN and full command line root access
  • VPN passthrough
  • Advanced QoS controls for bandwidth allocation
  • WDS wireless bridging/repeating
  • DNS caching
  • Viewable performance statistics to measure bandwidth levels
  • Ability to set up as a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • RADIUS authentication for additional wireless security
  • DHCP server
  • Ability to create multiple SSIDs
  • Iptables NAT and Firewall
  • Telnet and SSH Root access



DD-WRT NXT is the latest open source firmware in routing technology. It offers advanced features and low-level device management unlocking extensive capabilities and potential with increased network stability. The technology will continue to evolve in its capabilities as more features are added to the firmware or made available via software modules.

Complete, Out-of-the-Box Solution

Buffalo's AirStation™ Open Source DD-WRT & DD-WRT NXT Wireless Routers feature DD-WRT or DD-WRT NXT pre-installed with a breadth of powerful features not normally found in similar routers. AirStation Open Source DD-WRT supports a great number of functionalities with simple setup and configuration.

Buffalo brings a customized, versatile, and full-featured DD-WRT & DD-WRT NXT to novice and experienced users of its range of HighPower routers. Buffalo AirStation™ Open Source DD-WRT & DD-WRT NXT routers are shipped with DD-WRT or DD-WRT NXT pre-installed and ready for use.

AirStation N300 DD-WRT Router - WHR-300HP2D
AirStation N450 Gigabit DD-WRT Wireless Router - WZR-450HP2D
AirStation HighPower N600 Gigabit DD-WRT Wireless Router - WZZ-600DHP
AirStation AC 1750 DD-WRT Router - WZR-1750DHPD

AirStation N600 DD-WRT NXT Router - WSR-600DD
AirStation AC 1200 DD-WRT NXT Router - WSR-1166DD
AirStation Extreme AC 1900 DD-WRT NXT Router - WXR-1900DHPD

Warranty and Support
Buffalo AirStation routers are backed by a three-year warranty and free 24/7/365 US-based technical support.

About NewMedia-NET and DD-WRT
NewMedia-NET develops software for communication solutions. Its open source router software DD-WRT allows the company to form partnerships with leading manufacturers of wireless hardware products. NewMedia-NET also provides customized development and support services to its customers. For more information, please visit www.newmedia-net.de or the DD-WRT project website www.dd-wrt.com. You can also visit the DD-WRT NXT project website at www.dd-wrt.com/nxt.

Ever feel like your home network only works in one area of the house, like your main floor office or living space? And what about bogged down network speeds keeping you from streaming your favorite movie or TV show from Netflix®? That's hardly a home network, wouldn't you say? When streaming your favorite media and connecting to the Web anywhere in your home is only a dream, it's time for a major upgrade.

Break through the conventional barriers of home networking and increase wireless range and speed with Buffalo AirStation™ HighPower Wireless solutions. Buffalo's unique HighPower technology uses high-quality, optimized antennas and onboard power amplifiers to notably boost signal strength, greatly extending wireless range to fill in unwanted holes, bringing a brand new norm to how your network functions and how you utilize this enhanced wireless coverage. Upgrade any existing network with greater range and performance than competing 802.11n solutions and enjoy your digital content with confidence.

HighPower coverage

Whether you're streaming media from Netflix or Hulu™ or gaming online with your Xbox® or PS3™, you'll experience faster, uninterrupted playback with Buffalo's HighPower technology. Movie night can now commence without delay or disruption.

Enjoy the outdoors grilling with your kids or friends and stream your favorite tunes to your outdoor speakers using your AirPlay® supported device from the deck - it's in range.

You can even catch up on the day's events from your mobile tablet or smartphone device on your home network. There's no need to pay extra for a larger data plan when Buffalo AirStation HighPower Wireless solutions have you covered, inside and out!

Upgrade your network and boost wireless performance today with Buffalo AirStation HighPower!

Learn about DD-WRT and DD-WRT NXT, the powerful firmware behind Buffalo AirStation HighPower solutions, offering a rich range of features for the novice to experienced networking guru. AirStation HighPower with DD-WRT/DD-WRT NXT is a complete, out of box solution for anyone.

Buffalo's AirStation™ One-Touch Secure System™ (AOSS) lets you create a secure wireless connection with push-button ease!

You've set up your Buffalo AirStation™ router. Now it's time to transform that signal into a home network, connecting your wireless devices. But wait, does that mean more configurations in the Web UI? What level of security should be used? What's the LAN-side IP address again? Don't sweat the details! Buffalo has made it push-button easy to securely network supported wireless devices from Buffalo, Sony and Nintendo.

Buffalo Solution

Securing wireless transmissions has long been viewed as a difficult and intimidating task, requiring elaborate security keys and multiple support resources. Buffalo's AirStation One-touch Secure System™ (AOSS) eliminates the complexity, creating and maintaining the most secure wireless connection between devices possible, all with the simple push of a button! Within minutes, and in five "behind-the-scenes" steps, your AOSS enabled wireless clients and other devices will establish a secure connection with your Buffalo AirStation router. Here's how!

Press the AOSS button on the supporting wireless client or device and then on the AirStation router. Now sit down, kick back and let Buffalo do the work.

AOSS (AirStation One Touch Secure System)

  1. ASSOCIATION:Once AOSS is initiated on both the AOSS supporting wireless client and the AirStation router, the two devices establish association with a 64-bit WEP key.
  2. KEY GENERATION:After successful authentication, the AirStation router works its magic, creating keys and working with algorithms to eventually create and publish four encryption keys and respective SSIDs (packets) for use by all wireless clients and devices on the network, even those that do not support AOSS.
  3. INFORMATION EXCHANGE:The AOSS client then speaks to the AirStation router, exchanging encryption support information.
  4. KEY TRANSFER: The AirStation router then sends all four packets to the connected client to create four potential profiles, regardless of what encryption types are supported.
  5. REBOOT STACK: Applying the highest level of security protocol supported on the device, the AirStation router then reboots with the newly assigned SSID and encryption packet. The client then reboots and detects which SSID is running, applying the proper encryption key.

How AOSS™ Handles Security

Piece of cake, right? Well, it's simple for you anyhow!

When an AOSS network is established, the client and router automatically negotiate the highest level of security supported. And, once the first AOSS setup is initiated, you can easily add and remove devices without having to revisit the initial setup process. As security methods evolve, AOSS will evolve right alongside, always providing the highest level of security without the need to upgrade your wireless router.

Discover more about AOSS by reading the White Paper below.

Check out Buffalo's full line of AOSS enabled wireless devices, including AirStation High Power routers for extended range and increased performance.