Buffalo WHR-G300N AirStation Nfiniti Wireless-N Broadband Router (MFR Refurbished) (300Mbps) at BroadbandBuyer for £4.28 - HotUKDeals
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Saw this HUKD nearly 6 months ago.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/buffalo-airstation-nfiniti-whr-g300/794267#comments
from their eBay shop at £5.99 delivered.

Seems they have found another dozen and are offering at 70p + P&P on their own site.

It's a WiFi "N" router (ie NO ADSL modem in there)

Bargain!

MKD
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#1
Here's a clickable link to the original HUKD thread
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/buffalo-airstation-nfiniti-whr-g300/794267#comments

It seems to have got particularly popular then as there is apparently a DD-WRT firmware freely available for it that enables it to act as Client Bridge - ie linking to an existing WiFi LAN network in your household, and letting up to 4 wired Ethernet devices (games console, Blu-ray etc) link wirelessly to that LAN.

MKD

Edited By: mk-donald on Apr 12, 2011 14:09
#2
thanks ordered one
#3
Ordered thanks op heat given
#4
great price!
#5
wow, ordered 1 thanks
#6
Ordered one, thanks!
#7
no brainer if u need on great spot
#8
Bought before I've get my noob brain around what it actually does and they sell out X)

I hate this site! lol
#9
oos now
#10
14:20 - Suspect they've all gone as now says "call for latest" where previously was showing "in stock: 12" (well actually 13 at the time I ordered, but I waited until they said "despatched" - within 30 mins - before posting the HUKD). So looks like 12 of you helped anyway :)

MKD
#11
just nipped one. Now listed as call for stock
#12
was going to buy 2 but decided on 1
#13
out of stock
#14
Got 3 for £5.64 :P I've got 2 fine working routers currently, but at that price i dont mind storing them away haha or replace the aging ones I'm using :P Can take one down to uni with me come october too
#15
teshnit
Got 3 for £5.64 :P I've got 2 fine working routers currently, but at that price i dont mind storing them away haha or replace the aging ones I'm using :P Can take one down to uni with me come october too


Oh dear, that's not very hukdman like of you. Hope you burn in hell for your greed. :D
#16
martyj999
teshnit
Got 3 for £5.64 :P I've got 2 fine working routers currently, but at that price i dont mind storing them away haha or replace the aging ones I'm using :P Can take one down to uni with me come october too


Oh dear, that's not very hukdman like of you. Hope you burn in hell for your greed. :D


Suppose it's not, sorry, but it'll be personal use only i promise :)
#17
martyj999
teshnit
Got 3 for £5.64 :P I've got 2 fine working routers currently, but at that price i dont mind storing them away haha or replace the aging ones I'm using :P Can take one down to uni with me come october too


Oh dear, that's not very hukdman like of you. Hope you burn in hell for your greed. :D


lol he is so asking for it.
#18
Ordered

But won't hold my breath on receiving item.....
#19
methinks I got one,order acknowledged,payment taken but yet to be confirmed.nice post,Hotty!
#20
suparuss
methinks I got one,order acknowledged,payment taken but yet to be confirmed.nice post,Hotty!


Me Too! Sweet if I do get one.
#21
Order number xxxxx is has been cancelled.

Got the email few mins ago, i think i hesitated a bit with filling in the account info oh well :P
#22
Got the same email saying my order had been cancelled. No luck for me I guess!
#23
DD-WRT is effing amazing. Updated an old WRT54G with it and now am running private network upstairs via wifi using client bridge (repeater?) and it actually splits between wirelessly connecting to downstairs' router to get internet in, and talking to all my wifi stuff upstairs as well, off the same device! Amazing bit of firmware.

Hot price on this, shame I didn't get one...
#24
If it helps anyone wondering IF they managed to place a successful order for the 12, the sequence of Broadband Buyer emails you want is:
- immediate "Order request.... Order #"
- then "Order number # despatched" which includes Royal Mail tracking number! (32 mins later in my case)
- and finally "Invoice #" (same time as despatch)

MKD

Edited By: mk-donald on Apr 12, 2011 16:15
#25
OMG, Can't believe I missed this deal :(
#26
Now says dispatched !,great lucky I guess, thanks mk-donald.
#27
Mine just arrived via Royal Mail tracked (ie they track it to your door, but don't ask you to sign) - "Buffalo refurbished" brown box packaging as expected - though mine's missing its stand, ie if one wanted to use the Buffalo in a vertical position :(
MKD
#28
so was mine
1 Like #29
Some more info to help anyone that needs it.

The bit missing from mine is called the “Base Stand”. That said they say operating horizontally (without it) is a valid position. They warn that the vents on the base “may get warm”. Though for wall mounting it seems you might require the base stand, though there seems to be 2 screw head holes too.

Buffalo Technologies support for this model (assuming the sticker on yours also says Model: WHR-G300N) can be found at:
http://www.buffalo-technology.com/support/downloads/

then in the drop down select
WHR-G300N : AirStation... (ie not the V2)

I’d say it’s worth downloading TWO things from there:
1) The CD image – a single .ISO file - of their Setup disc as that includes the MANUAL as well as a hand-holding setup routine
485.56MB from 23/11/10 which is v 3.3.7 (a lot later than the CD in my box). The application includes connection to the Manual PDF, which from a quick look is a lot more intelligible/extensive than I remember Belkin/Thomson/Netgear manuals.

2) The latest BIOS firmware
3.75MB from 22/02/10 v1.65
Mine came with v1.60 (R1.49/B1.09) on it (see Diagnostics first screen)
That latest reports as v1.65 (R1.07/B1.09)

One tip re the BIOS updating as despite many decades of practice it had me confused.
The download is a ZIP which when extracted produces a folder called whrg300n-165.
That folder will contain a four entries,including a readme.txt and a howto_update_at.htm, as well as:
a) A folder called images
b) A file called whrg300n-165 (this is the file you point the update routine at, NOT anywhere within images).

Some extra info that may help:
Default IP from its built in router is = 192.168.11.1
Default user ID/password = root/blank (ie no password)
The WiFi SSID & KEY sticker info on mine DID tally with the pre-configured settings on it.

Enjoy!
MKD

PS: Already found a glitch with Smartphones! Seems its WiFi disconnects as "aged-out & disassociated" after 'n' (15?) minutes unused! Looks like I'll need to study the DD-WRT firmware too!

PPS: The PDF manual on that latest ISO CD does NOT tally with the firmware - eg there's no WDS menu. The manual on the older CD that came with the Buffalo DOES tally!


Edited By: mk-donald on Apr 17, 2011 17:21: CD
1 Like #30
DD-WRT firmware info based on a HUKDer posting in that earlier thread:
Firmware at
http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
search for whr-g300n then double-click the v1 (assuming that's what you got too)
then download the first file the firmware.tftp
and follow these brilliantly clear instructions (assuming you are IP# literate)
http://neil-black.co.uk/projects/DD-WRT_flash_guide/beginners_firmware_flash_guide.shtml

Few more tips:
1. On my Vista PC turning on the tftp client took AGES - ended up leaving the laptop not just for "a few minutes" for half an hour!
2. When running CMD, do a "cd / " ie change directory to the root, where you had put the firmware file earlier
3. I had to initiate the tftp command (ie hit return on PC) JUST BEFORE plugging in the router, and NOT within 3 seconds AFTER plugging it in, as three attempts following the 'within 3secs hit return' idea all failed. (My guess is that there is a little lag in the tftp actually starting up, and the router very quickly got past its startup check for a tftp.)

MKD

Edited By: mk-donald on Apr 16, 2011 20:19: tips
1 Like #31
Another few hours of experimentation and cracked it - ie got the DD-WRT'd box working as a Client Bridge on my WiFi network, ie providing upto 5 Ethernet wired devices with a WiFi link back to my ISP WiFi Router/Modem and home LAN and public Internet.

Some more tips to help people with the settings that worked for me (don't know if they are the best/right, but are "working"):

I used this Wiki instructions
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Client_Bridged
although that wouldn't work for two reasons (or more):

a) My main WiFi AP, a dull old 'G' standard one, was on Channel 13 (as no neighbours around there!) and the DD-WRT software offers #13 but doesn't process it properly - eg wandered off to Channel 1 instead. So I had to update my main AP to use Channel 5 and that did get accepted/used. This was all using the latest/best WPA2 with a PSK (ie 'Personal') and AES.

b) The "Client" menu entry is NOT it seems "Client Bridge" - hence had to use the "Repeater Bridge" dropdown option instead but did NOT setup anything for the 'Repeated' WiFi, ie no virtual interface, and indeed turned off the SSID of the Buffalo.

c) Did set up a Static IP for the Buffalo (eg 192.168.1.2) and DID enter as Gateway & DNS the IP of my main WiFi AP box (in my case a Thomson, ie 192.168.1.254 whose DHCP server allocates from the range .64-.253, hence upto .63 is free for static use).

d) I chose to make the Buffalo's WAN port active as if a LAN port - so that upto 5 Ethernet wired devices could be linked up to it! I validated the ports with 2 wired Ethernet's happily working on it (ie laptops with their Ethernet settings left as Auto and own WiFi turned off to check their wired Ethernets).

e) I did all this with the Buffalo's switch still left at 'AUTO'.

f) I did disable the DHCP server on the Buffalo - ie all relying on the one in my original ISP WiFi AP/Router/Modem.

MKD







Edited By: mk-donald on Apr 17, 2011 17:25: G

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