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Buffalo AirStation N-Technology HighPower ADSL2+ Modem Router review

Multiple bands mean many devices can connect

Our Verdict

For

  • Powerful
  • Excellent for sharing internet connection between devices
  • Easy to set up
  • Lots of features

Against

  • Not the most stylish looking

If you live in a house that's shared by a number of heavy downloaders and online gamers, your wireless router is going to come under some serious strain, with a big impact on internet performance.

Not only will downloads take longer to complete, streamed videos from one device to the other will stutter and - worst of all if you take your gaming seriously - you'll begin to notice some serious lag when playing online.

Buffalo's solution is the powerful and feature-packed AirStation N-Technology HighPower ADSL2+ Modem Router.

If you're a light Wi-Fi internet user, then this isn't for you. The AirStation N-Technology HighPower ADSL2+ Modem Router's headline feature is the brand's Nfiniti technology. This essentially creates a number of bands that wireless devices can connect to without interference.

There's also VPN support, built-in BitTorrent downloading, four gigabit Ethernet ports and Quality of Service features for streaming movies and media.

Verdict

Performance is superb, with two wireless N antennas ensuring that the range of the wireless network is wide and strong.

Tech Specs

Product TypeModem/Wireless Router
Broadband Transmission TechnologyADSL2+
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
ISM BandYes
UNII BandNo
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
USBNo
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports4
Product FamilyAirStation
Total Number of Antennas1
Wireless Transmission Speed150 Mbps
Brand NameBuffalo
Form FactorDesktop, Wall Mountable
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
ISM Maximum Frequency2.46 GHz
PoE (RJ-45) PortNo
Height29 mm
Width165 mm
Depth128 mm
ManufacturerBuffalo Technology (USA), Inc
Product ModelWBMR-HP-GNV2
Product NameAirStation WBMR-HP-GNV2 Wireless Broadband Router
Product LineAirStation
Manufacturer Part NumberWBMR-HP-GNV2-EU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.buffalo-technology.com/home/
Marketing Information

The AirStation wireless router and access point works with most wired and wireless devices. However, the automatic installation program on the CD requires a connected Windows 7, Vista or XP computer to run. If you use the AirStation with a diferent operating system, you will have to confgure your network settings manually from a browser window.

Package Contents
  • AirStation WBMR-HP-GNV2 Wireless Broadband Router
  • 1 x Detachable antenna
  • 1 x AC adapter
  • 1 x Stand for vertical/horizontal/wall-mounting
  • 2 x Screws for wall-mounting
  • 1 x LAN cable
  • 1 x DSL cable
  • 1 x Air Navigator CD
  • 1 x Quick Setup Guide
Limited Warranty2 Year
Weight (Approximate)202 g