Saturday, July 10, 2010

The search for the ultimate wireless router...

After spending hours doing research i bought the following item to setup a wireless N access point with NAS , off torrent capability:-

1. Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH
2. TP Link 8616 ADSL2+ modem
3. A portable 2.5 USB HDD 360GB

The reason i choose Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH is because it can support DD-WRT custom firmware..

The speed test reveal that my speed has increased!! well i dont know is it because of the custom firmware or the Wireless AP just kick ASS.!!

There is a USB port on the buffalo AP. It can connect to a USB HDD and become a NAS (Network Attached Storage) The downside is it cant support NTFS format..but but you can use Linux FS to support large file size..otherwise if you choose fat32 then there is a file size limitation ..for example cant copy a single file with 20gb in size..

The original firmware which come with the buffalo router is rubbish...flashing it to the dd-wrt firmware make more sense. However i experience strange issue with my Alienware m11x . It can connect to the AP but cant surf internet. My other notebook do not have this issue. I end up reinstalling the wireless card drive and it do the trick.

Currently the firmware i am using is DD-WRT v24-sp2 (05/07/10) std - build 14402

the speedtest.net reveal i have more than 1MB of line but i just subscrive to tmnet 1mb package..

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