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Buffalo AirStation WHR-G54S Wireless Router 4-Port Switch EN, Fast EN, 802.11b, 802.11g

Wireless solution for DSL (Cable / Virgin) broadband. Now reduced to £28.99 delivered.

Product Features
802.11g Wireless 125* High- Speed Mode" Transfer Rates When Used with 125* High- Speed Mode" Adapter
Simple Web Browser Configuration
Supports WDS To Increase Coverage With Optional Repeater
External Switch To Instantly Change Between Wireless Router and Wireless Access Point
Easy Setup with AirStation One-Touch Secure System" (AOSS")
Automatic Channel Support Selects Best Available Wireless Networking Channel
Supports WPA-PSK (TKIP, AES) and 128/64-bit WEP Security
Includes NAT and SPI Firewall and Intrusion Detector
Dynamic Packet Filtering
Built-in DHCP Server
Built-in 10/100 4-Port Auto-Sensing Switch
Optimised High-Speed Routing, up to 5 Times Faster than Standard Routers
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#1
£29.45 delivered via supersaver @ ebuyer :)http://www.ebuyer.com/product/97221 for those who do not use quidco :)
#2
I'm looking for one of these. Has this got good security features? Rep for help =)
1 Like #3
Yes its got WEP (don't use), WPA and WPA2. Also the signal is a bit better as a direct replacement on Linksys WRT54G I've found (4 replaced so far). Also they have 4mb rom and 16mb ram so if you reflash with DD-WRT they run great. Linksys charge a premium for the GL models which are easier to flash than standard VxWork models which also have less memory fyi.

Basically a very good G standard router imo :-)
#4
foolsgold99
I'm looking for one of these. Has this got good security features? Rep for help =)


Security features include WPA, WEP, Privacy Separator, Intrusion Detector, and SPI firewall
Directly from play.com

WEP is pretty usless today, but WPA is ok, Perhaps if like most routers firmware can be upgraded you maybe able to use WPA2 even better O_o
#5
Just a note foolsgold69, wireless is pretty insecure if a hacker wants in they will get in.. lol .. wired is much more solid! :)
#6
took the plunge, been after router for while and from feedback seems great at a very good price!!! cheers edi!!!
#8
Am I right in thinking that this would work as a wireless bridge with any existing wireless router. I am looking for something to connect my old XBox media player to my wireless network to stream media from my existing server.

Dave.
#9
Also, anyone know if it is possible to flash a ddwrt firmware onto it
#10
davedixson
Am I right in thinking that this would work as a wireless bridge with any existing wireless router. I am looking for something to connect my old XBox media player to my wireless network to stream media from my existing server.

Dave.


i have two of these

they are bridge routers so you could get cable and plug it in the xbox
#11
Showing up as £24.99 on Ebuyer for me!
#12
davedixson;1484381
Also, anyone know if it is possible to flash a ddwrt firmware onto it

Just found an answer on a review at ebuyer...
" flashed this with 3rd party firmware, it's a lot better than the firmware that comes with it. Although I didn't really use the stock firmware at all. However, using firmware from http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/index.php it's very stable and am able to fiddle with anything."
mmm - might just have to get one of these...
#13
Mark_D;1484409
Showing up as £24.99 on Ebuyer for me!

with postage takes it up to about the same price, unless you can get your order to over £50
#14
jasonrat
i have two of these

they are bridge routers so you could get cable and plug it in the xbox


So could you get one of these and use it as a wireless bridge to an ADSL router?
Have the wireless bridge version an its ace connected to the xbox360. Could do with this for a friend if some1 can confirm it will work as a bridge.

Also this seems a good guide for the dd-wrt firmware.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Installation#Buffalo_WHR-G54S.2C_WHR-HP-G54.2C_WZR-HP-G54.2C_WZR-RS-G54_and_WHR-G125
#15
[QUOTE=mikeyp]So could you get one of these and use it as a wireless bridge to an ADSL router?
Have the wireless bridge version an its ace connected to the xbox360. Could do with this for a friend if some1 can confirm it will work as a bridge.

Also this seems a good guide for the dd-wrt firmware.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Installation#Buffalo_WHR-G54S.2C_WHR-HP-G54.2C_WZR-HP-G54.2C_WZR-RS-G54_and_WHR-G125[/QUOTE

if the router is wireless yes
other wise it will be wired
unless you have two
#16
Does this have WPA2 security?
#17
jasonrat
if the router is wireless yes
other wise it will be wired
unless you have two


Yeah wireless ADSL router, wouldnt be a wireless bridge otherwise :p. Will go for one rather than getting the bridge thats more expensive.
#18


Basically the same router which has a much higher transmit output thus has an increased range.
#19
We have the high power version of this (the one on the Amazon link above) and it is excellent. Very easy to connect the Wii and the nintendo DS (one touch) and it also has the wifes laptop and the ipod touch connected through it. I would be tempted to go for the HP one as even that struggles at the furthest points of the house (we have solid walls though).

Should add that it can act as a router OR a bridge - theres a switch on the base that flips it from one to the other.
#20
Great price, I have been looking for a second router to extend coverage onto the 4th floor in conjunction with my 200mb dlan plugs. Already have the linksys 54g so give this a go and see how it does....
#21
mahatma_andy
We have the high power version of this (the one on the Amazon link above) and it is excellent. Very easy to connect the Wii and the nintendo DS (one touch) and it also has the wifes laptop and the ipod touch connected through it. I would be tempted to go for the HP one as even that struggles at the furthest points of the house (we have solid walls though).

Should add that it can act as a router OR a bridge - theres a switch on the base that flips it from one to the other.


Does it have WPA2 security?
#22
Hi, does anyone know of the cheapest router with 8MB rom that runs DD-WRT, I wanted 8meg to future proof just incase I wanted to install additional packages, i've spent ages looking at this but havent made any progress, any help would be much appreciated!
#23
will the router work with a v+ box?
#24
No idea which is better. I got the WHR G125 from Ballicom. Delivery was a little slow but it is a great router.

http://www.ballicom.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=313583&BalliCom=eafba3bebac85bfeb1ed01e0c99cd93a

At £29.09 inc delivery it is cheaper than the item posted.
#25
i don't know too much about routers but from reading lots of sites. The best security measure is 'WPA2' but I've yet to find a router that has this? Can anyone enlighten me?
1 Like #26
foolsgold99
Does it have WPA2 security?


Gives a choice of no security, WEP, TKIP(??) and AES - WPA-PSK, which i am guessing is WPA1, but I'm no techie?
1 Like #27
Looks like it has "WPA1" in TKIP and AES flavours
#28
great cheap routers, bought 3 last week and all of them working fine, no probs at all.
#29
WPA isn't bad and you can use AES mode if your worried over TKIP. If it doesn't to WPA2 you can flash to DD-WRT which lets you have WPA2 AES.

As has been asked a few times in this forum, yes you can flash DD-WRT. Its not quite a straight forward as flashing Linksys or some other brands as Buffalo use encrypted firmware but it can be done.
#30
OK probably being a bit numb for this post, but....
What does flashing it do? I have the bufalo wireless G-mimo performance router which generally works ok for me. What will the firmware do?
Sorry again as I have no idea at all....
#31
It adds more powerful features you don't normally find £30 consumer routers.

For more info and a list of features:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DD-WRT

Its not for everyone, depends if you'd find the features useful, its relatively techie. It works on most routers, I've flashed the WHR-HP-54G (the mimo you refer too I think), a very good router imo. If your router works fine then I'd leave it, the old saying if it ain't broke don't fix it.
#32
I'd like to get online with my xbox 360 which is downstairs (as is the phone line). My computer's upstairs - does anyone who owns this know how the connection fares through one floor?
#33
Decided to pay a couple of extra quid and get the HP54G version from amazon - hopefulyy will improve the rangea little, and will be a little more future proof.
#34
does this router work for adsl talk talk broadband
#35
I've had one of these for about three months and it's an excellent piece of kit. I've only had the connection drop once in that time, and a reset sorted it in thirty seconds. As for the range, I'm blown away by it. My router sits in the third storey of my house (and it's 100 years old, with 9' ceilings and thick walls) and my laptops connection to it on the ground floor is solid as a rock.

WPA1 is fine for me. Having scanned in my street there are four wireless signals I can pick up, and the other three are all secured by WEP, so I seriously doubt my security will be a target.

Just for extra info, I'm on VirginMedia 20Mb Broadband.
#36
Using one of these with virgin 2mb broadband! Set up was a breeze literally maybe 15 minutes max, security takes a few minutes, I live in a smallish village so set up WEP just to stop anyone connecting unless the neighbour really wants to hack in lol :p

Play lots of FPS online upstairs (old house with really thick walls) using a belkin wireless adapter; ping is always good and really smooth gameplay! Would definantly recommend! Works perfectly with my ipod touch too! :-D
#37
The HP version signal strength is very good, the standard one is pretty good. For one floor standard will do unless its a concrete or solid brick floor. Also if you shop around you can get the HP model with DD-WRT pre-loaded from Buffalo.

No it won't work with ADSL
#38
NB to those interested, this is a router only and does NOT include an ADSL modem.
#39
Hi all, i have a netgear wireless router run off virgin set top box downstairs on broadband but it is weak and my xbox upstairs won't hold the connection and my laptop struggles also, so i need this for a bridge to boost the output.
Would it do this? and i'm no techie so how does it do this? does it sit with the router or somewhere else?
Thanks
1 Like #40
This router is unlocked, so will work with any ADSL/ADSL2 in the UK as well as some other services.
WPA is fine for the moment, though WPA2 is desirable there are other features like MAC filtering you can further lock down the router

foolsgold99
Does this have WPA2 security?

No

rosecaitlin
will the router work with a v+ box?


If it has an RJ45 (standard ethernet plug)

foolsgold99
Does it have WPA2 security?


No, unless you reasearch alternate 'operating system' for this, mentioned in this post.

Asheq
I'd like to get online with my xbox 360 which is downstairs (as is the phone line). My computer's upstairs - does anyone who owns this know how the connection fares through one floor?


Shouldnt be to much of an issue.. 1 floor doesnt usually affect the wireless majorly..

Huddo
Hi all, i have a netgear wireless router run off virgin set top box downstairs on broadband but it is weak and my xbox upstairs won't hold the connection and my laptop struggles also, so i need this for a bridge to boost the output.
Would it do this? and i'm no techie so how does it do this? does it sit with the router or somewhere else?
Thanks


As long as the box has signal it can be used as a bridge, which connects to your current router and provides cabled ethernet via switch ports. but if you have shocking signal anyway its not likely to make things too much better unless its a reciver issue O_o

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