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AC1900 Wi-Fi router shootout: Buffalo's WXR-1900DHPD vs. Linksys's EA7500

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Buffalo AirStation Extreme WXR-1900DHPD review: Open-source firmware is supposed to be a good thing

Thumbs up for offering open-source firmware, Buffalo, but make sure it exposes all the router's features.

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At a Glance
  • Buffalo Technology AirStation Extreme WXR-1900DHPD

    TechHive Rating

    The ability to run alternative open-source firmware is typically a plus, but the DD-WRT NXT that Buffalo chose for its WXR-1900DHPD doesn't even support all of this router's hardware.

At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating

    The ability to run alternative open-source firmware is typically a plus, but the DD-WRT NXT that Buffalo chose for its WXR-1900DHPD doesn't even support all of this router's hardware.

    MSRP: $162 (online price)

    Pros

    • Fast wireless performance
    • Runs open-source firmware (DD-WRT NXT)
    • Attractive industrial design

    Cons

    • Non-functioning USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports
    • Firmware is missing many common features
    • Disappointing performance with a Mac

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