Buffalo's Latest Wi-Fi Router Forced to Limit Itself

The router can barely claim to be an 802.11ac wireless Ethernet device

  Buffalo 802.11ac Wi-Fi router
The new wireless router from Buffalo is so odd in the networking standard it supports that one has to wonder why the company even bothered using the 802.11ac technology.

The new wireless router from Buffalo is so odd in the networking standard it supports that one has to wonder why the company even bothered using the 802.11ac technology.

IEEE 802.11ac is the latest 802.11 Wi-Fi standard and is supposed to have multi-station WLAN throughput of at least 1 Gbps and a single link throughput of at least 500 Mbps.

Sadly, Japan has certain bandwidth restrictions that prevent the speed from going above 600 Mbps.

Fortunately, there is one 1 Gbps Ethernet port, for those who don't mind using a cable.

Speaking of which, there should be two Ethernet ports, one to receive the web connection and one to link a product physically.

The price of Buffalo's WZR-D1100H/U, as the 802.11ac WLAN router is called, is 25,450 yen, or $310 / 239 Euro. Most common security features are included.

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