Following Netgear’s R6300, Buffalo also announced its 802.11ac wireless router, the AirStation WZR-D1800H that is also based on Broadcom’s 5G WiFi chips. With support for 802.11ac, the router, according to Buffalo offers speeds up to three times faster than 802.11n, while maintaining backward compatibility with 802.11a/b/g/n.
The WZR-D1800H comes with support for dual-band and 802.11ac/n, offering simultaneous transfer speeds up to 1.3 Gbps in the 5 GHz spectrum and 450 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band, ideal for HD video streaming and high-speed internet connection for multiple devices at the same time. The new 802.11ac router also provides better in-home coverage. It has four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and supports WPA2-PSK (AES, TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP),128/64-bit WEP wireless security. There is a USB 2.0 port for NAS function and print server.
Along with the WiFi router, Buffalo also brings the AirStation WLI-H4-D1300 dual-band wireless 802.11ac Ethernet bridge. Also based on Broadcom’s chips, the bridge offers similar features and has four Gigabit Ethernet ports to connect network-enabled wired devices to your existing wireless network for high speed data streaming. It also supports 5GHz 1300Mbps + 2.4GHz 450Mbps speeds.
Buffalo’s WZR-D1800H 802.11ac router and WLI-H4-D1300 802.11ac bridge are available for $179.99 each.