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Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH2

Haven't been to Taiwan for quite some time, so during my recent short trip to Taipei, I dropped by the Guang Hua Digital Plaza 光華數位新天地 (like our LowYat Plaza) jalan-jalan Laughing

Saw some gadgets on promotion sales, so just grabbed one of this Japanese beauty Buffalo, a Atheros [email protected] + gigabit ports + 1xUSB2 + 32/64MB Flash/RAM size

This is quite an old model, my main purpose is to flash with OpenWRT Cool

 

Product photos

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Size comparison to my old WHR-HP-G300N
Design & layout similar, it's like big brother Smile

 


Stock firmware nothing to shout about, pretty standard for normal usage ...

It has a USB2 port to support NAS function

 

Buffalo is probably the only manufacturer to engage the DD-WRT team to develop custom DD-WRT for some of their products, eg, like the WHR-HP-G300N and this one WZR-HP-G300NH2.  Can also flash the latest generic DD-WRT build via tftp2, but it's kind of troublesome, so I just downloaded the stock DD-WRT and flashed directly from stock firmware as follows

 

Stock Buffalo DD-WRT, quite nice design looking, cool Cool

WiFi test, result average only

 


I flashed it directly from DD-WRT to OpenWRT, can refer HERE for some idea how to do it

Basically :

  • Download the original DD-WRT (from link above) and flash from factory to dd-wrt
  • Enable SSH access
  • Download OpenWRT snapshot build HERE -  scroll down to look for "xxx-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin"
  • WinSCP and copy the OpenWRT file to "/tmp" folder
  • PuTTY login, run:
    • cd /tmp
    • mtd -r write /tmp/xxx-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin linux
  • DO NOT move a muscle until the whole process completed, it might take up few minutes, then will see "reboot" and the PuTTY will disconnect
  • After that wait for few minutes, noticed the router lights will blink
  • Unplug LAN cable, wait a while, then re-connect, login default 192.168.1.1

OpenWRT !! Laughing !!
Not problem connect UniFi, both vlan.500 & 600 working !!

 

Vlan & ports layout a big funny, see below carefully on the physical ports layout and OpenWRT switch layout webgui Innocent
Just setup UniFi vlan.500 & 600 as follows, IPTV on LANport4

 

WiFi test on both my laptops Toshiba R830 & Acer TM8371

 

 

WiFi performance is really so-so only, anyway my main intention is to flash OpenWRT use it as main RG, also can expand & install many apps since it's has a USB2, the switch is fast !Smile