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Review: Buffalo Nfinity Wireless-N Router And Access Point

Buffalo Nfinity Router

Buffalo Technologies claims that their new AirStation Nfinity Wireless Router can deliver up to 12X faster & 4X greater range than standard 802.11g.

Can it deliver on that promise?

Reviews:

Laptop Magazine: (4 out of 5)If your goal is to create the greatest amount of bandwidth for voice-over-IP, video streams, and file-sharing, the Nfiniti is a very good choice. Just don’t expect blistering performance as you move further away from the router.”

CNET: (6.4 out of 10)“Although the Buffalo Nfiniti router performed admirably in its somewhat limited mixed-mode operation, like every other Draft N router we’ve tested, it fails to deliver on the promise of 802.11n.”

PC Mag: (2.5 out of 5)The AirStation Nfiniti WZR-G300N is Buffalo’s first stab at a draft 802.11n router. Despite having some great features, this early draft-n router doesn’t meet our performance expectations.”

Product Information (Features):

• Designed to draft IEEE802.11n standard 1.0 specifications
• Up to 12X Faster & 4X Greater Range than Standard 802.11g
• Great for High-Speed Multimedia Streaming or Online Gaming
• Easy Setup with AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS)
• Simple Web Browser Configuration
• Supports WPA-PSK (AES) and 128/64-bit WEP Security
• Smart Router feature Automatically Detects and Sets up your Cable or DSL Internet Connection
• Includes External Button to Switch between Router or Access Point Modes
• Includes NAT/SPI Firewall and Intrusion Detector
• Built-in DHCP Server
• Built-in 4-port 10/100 Auto-Sensing Switch
• Optimized High-Speed Routing, up to 10X faster than standard routers
• Works Seamlessly with Nintendo DS™ Wi-Fi Connection

Price $122-$158

Bottom Line: Despite having some bright spots, the Buffalo Nfinity simply doesn’t perform as advertised. For my money, the Asus WL 700-gE is the router to have right now.

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