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Firmwares of Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH

I used Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH router for years. From its original firmware to DD-WRT firmware.

I did flash the router from original firmware to dd-wrt v24sp2 14998 professional version and v24sp2 19484 beta version. Both are build for Buffalo, which with Buffalo logo on it.

Here is the screenshot of original firmware v1.65 come with the device. It is Buffalo own firmware.
wzrhpg300nh.v165

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Buffalo Nfiniti WIRELESS-N WZR-HP-G300NH2

I have a Buffalo Nfiniti WIRELESS-N WZR-HP-G300NH which I bought about one year ago. I also flash the router to DD-WRT firmware.
Now, since I moved to a townhouse, one router can not cover whole house. I need one more to extend the WiFi coverage.
So, I bought another Buffalo Nfiniti WIRELESS-N WZR-HP-G300NH at about $80.
This time, it is version 2. So called Buffalo Nfiniti WIRELESS-N WZR-HP-G300NH2. The main features are same, but shipped with DD-WRT firmware. The customized firmware for Buffalo.
I put the old one on the main floor, and connect it with cable modem as AP. The new router is configed as Client Bridge(routed), and in the basement.
AP, old router, connected all wireless devices. and also connect to the new router with full bandwidth.
New router wired connect PCs in the basement.

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Upgrade WZR-HP-G300NH to latest DD-WRT firmware

I have my WZR-HP-G30NH router running for more than 200 days without restart. As I mentioned I would upgrade the firmware to the latest one.
I have already use DD-WRT firmware. The version on my router was v24-sp2(02/24/10) std build13977. I check the router database, the latest I can use is build14896.
There are two types of files can be download from dd-wrt site.
Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH: Special File for initial flashing buffalo_to_ddwrt_webflash-MULTI.bin
Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH: Webflash image wzr-hp-g300nh-dd-wrt-webupgrade-MULTI.bin
The first one is used on the buffalo original firmware. Which can replace the buffalo firmware to ddwrt firmware.
The second one is to upgrade router which use ddwrt firmware already. It is for me.

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Running DD-WRT on Buffalo WZR-G300NH 227 days

I just checked my router, Buffalo WZR-G300NH, I bought it 10 months ago. I installed DD-WRT on it to replace the firmware build-in.
It is running smoothly over 277 days. Never re-boot during last 9 months.

So I would like to show off my ROUTER.

Look at the screen shot below of the dd-wrt infor page.

dd-wrt-WZR-HP-G300NH-status

The reason why the router can work for such long time is the CPU and Memory

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Buffalo Nfiniti WIRELESS-N WZR-HP-G300NH

Last week, I bought a Buffalo Nfiniti WIRELESS-N WZR-HP-G300NH at NCIX. It is $106.39 with tax.

This device is a router, wireless router, Access Point 802.11B/G/N Draft N Gigabit QoS USB NAS.

The features here:

  •   Designed to IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 specifications
  •   Wireless connections up to 300 Mbps*
  •   MovieEngine QoS feature to prioritize streaming traffic
  •   Built-in AirShare Storage USB 2.0 Port
  •   BitTorrent client
  •   Web Access remote Access
  •   Greater coverage compared to standard 802.11g
  •   Easy Setup with AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS)
  •   Enhanced multi-level security with WPA2, WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP) and 128/64-bit WEP
  •   Simple Web Browser configuration, no drivers needed
  •   Includes external switch to change between router and access point modes
  •   Adjustable flip-up antennas
  •   True VPN End point
  •   Built-in 4-port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 auto-sensing switch for up to 4 simultaneous wired connections
  •   Built-in Gigabit WAN port

*300 Mbps is the maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11n draft standard 2.0 specifications. Actual data throughput and range will vary depending upon network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead.

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