Buffalo Technology has launched the Buffalo Air Station Extreme AC 1750 (WZR-1750 DHP) Wireless Router on July 09, 2013. The important highlights of this Wireless router are given below –
- Technology: Gigabit Wireless Standard – 802.11AC (Backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n).
- Radio/Bandwidth: Simultaneous Dual-band. 2.4 Ghz: Up to 450 Mbps; 5 Ghz: Up to 1300 Mbps.
- Functions: Wireless Router (to create a Wi-Fi network at home), Wireless Access Point and Wireless Repeater (To extend the Wi-Fi network) & Wireless Bridge (To create point-to-point direct wireless backbone network between two similar Wi-Fi devices, like this.
- Interface: Easy to install, GUI (Graphical User Interface)
- QoS: Application level traffic prioritization (To play HD videos without interruption, for example).
- Beamforming technology support provides additional coverage in hard to reach areas.
- 5 Gigabit Wired Ports (4 x LAN, for connecting wired network devices using a cable; 1 x WAN, for connecting Internet connection/modem like cable/ADSL, etc). These ports are built-in.
- USB 3.0 x 1; USB 2.0 x 1 to connect USB printers and NAS (Network Attached Storage) directly to the Wireless Access Point (To share them with all users of the Wi-Fi network).
- Web-filtering, Parental control (provided by external service providers), for security.
- Warranty: 3-Year Warranty.
- MSRP: $169.99 USD
Manufacturer’s web-page: Buffalo AC1750 (WZR-1750 DHP).
The specifications/features look solid. The option to use the wireless router as a bridge, access point, extender, etc. might be very useful in certain situations. Readers are encouraged to read user reviews at online retailers, before deciding to buy.
Also consider: Buffalo will also be releasing a slightly lower version of this router AC-1166DHP for $149.99 USD, shortly.
Optional: Buffalo Wireless AC Client Adapter (AirStation AC866). This is an external adapter to enable Computer/Laptop comply with high-speed Wireless AC standard. It will occupy one USB port.
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