BUFFALO AND DD-WRT COLLABORATE TO CREATE THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE CONSUMER AND SMALL BUSINESS WIRELESS OFFERING
New Family of Wireless Solutions Deliver Enterprise Grade Features in an Entry Level Package
Middle East, 25 March, 2010: Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of storage and wireless networking solutions, today in partnership with NewMedia-NET, announces 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 leading 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 Tim Scale, Product Marketing Director, EMEA at Buffalo Technology. “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 an enterprise product. With an easy setup wizard, DD-WRT supports Buffalo’s range of high power routers with professional features such as 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 which deliver a fully guaranteed, out of the box solution.
Buffalo brings a specially created, versatile, easy to use, and yet powerfully rich feature set, to a broader audience from the novice user up to more demanding professional applications within the AirStation™ High Power Routers* which ship pre-installed with the DD-WRT firmware, delivering a fully guaranteed, out of the box solution.
"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 Technology, 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 the Buffalo AirStation™ High Power Routers* enables users unlock a host of advanced and 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 supported by a two-year warranty.