Author Topic: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TX Power  (Read 19768 times)

REOALEXKING

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TX Power
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2012, 06:10:20 pm »

Why not stick it on eBay and then I may review details and perhaps relieve you of your suffering.  I have several such devices, no problems. Can always use another.


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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TX Power
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2012, 11:59:38 am »

osocoloso, anything else you would like to complain about? If you have / have had a faulty router then stfu and return it. Enough bullshít about class action lawsuits, one minute your moaning about DDWRT and then next its about something else!

 

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Not moaning about DD-WRT, just about Buffalo's POS router and awful support.  I can't return it because it's past the store's return policy.  So, yea, I'm going to complain and warn others so they don't waste their money like I did.

 

If Buffalo wants to step up and offer to refund my purchase price, I'll be glad to send it back to them.  But when all I get from them is "use the user-friendly software", and now users with green tags telling me to STFU  (way to abuse your privileges, by the way), then no - I won't STFU.

 

Do not buy these "high powered" routers if you intend to use DD-WRT.  They are a POS and you will waste your money, get no support from Buffalo and as you can see here, forum mods will tell you to STFU if you say anything negative.  Or even worse, as you can see by Davo's post - green tags tell you that Buffalo does not care about what you have to say.  Great way to represent, Davo!!

 

What's next, davo?  Delete my posts? 

 

**admin - no Buffalo employees, mods, or admins have used the term mentioned above**


REOALEXKING

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TX Power
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2012, 02:52:06 pm »

Let me get this straight -

 

  • You bought a Buffalo device which you believe to be defective.
  • You waited until Buffalo's generous warranty had expired to get Tech Support involved. Of course, if you attacked Buffalo Tech Support with all the negative vibes you post here, I might understand their reluctanct to have anything further to do with you.
  • Now here you are trying to get others on your bandwagon telling people to avoid certain Buffalo products.

Sure sounds childish to me!

 

Buffalo - any comment?

 


osocoloso

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TX Power
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2012, 05:06:38 pm »

No, instead of assuming (which we all know what it does), you could ask what happened:

 

- I bought a Buffalo device which turned out to not work as it should (low power, dropouts)

- Returned it to the store and got another one

- Had the same results (low power, dropouts)

- Called Buffalo

- Was told to use the "user friendly" software

- Stated I wanted to use DD-WRT

- Was told to try the "alpha" software that was available at the time

- I tried the "alpha" software, didn't help

- I came to this forum, saw other ppl had the same issues

- Called Buffalo again, stated my problem

- Tech said known issue, next firmware would fix it

- I stupidly waited for the next firmware  <-  YES, MY MISTAKE - I SHOULD HAVE RETURNED IT

- Next firmware version came out, I tried it, same issues

- Too late to return it to the store, as their 15-day return policy was long gone

- Called Buffalo again, wondering if there was something in my settings and maybe they could help. 

- Tech basically said switch to user friendly software or buy a better router

- Went back to my "low power" linksys which ridiculously outperforms this Buffalo unit

 

So now you know what happened, so you don't have to assume and you don't have to call other people names when you don't know what's been going on.

 

Buffalo's "generous warranty" does not matter.  It's still under warranty.  I can send it in and get another one and it will perform just the way this one does.  It does not operate as a a high power wireless router when running DD-WRT.  It's not just me, look at all the other posts in this forum and in the DD-WRT forums.

 

What they need to do is fix their version of DD-WRT so that it supports the high power feature, or stop being misleading and selling it as a "high power DD-WRT" router when it doesn't work that way.  It's just that simple. 

 

Buffalo - any comment?

 

 


REOALEXKING

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TX Power
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2012, 09:43:13 pm »

Go to the Buffalo Downloads Web site and get a copy of their DD-WRT Pro firmware. It works just find.

 

Just how much help do you think you would get from any manufacturer when you go on line and bad-mouth them at every turn?  I own many Buffalo devices.  A couple were not up to par, were promptly replaced with 100% functional devices, receiving pristine Customer Service and Technical Support all the way down the line.

 

This is my final word on the subject. 


osocoloso

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TX Power
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2012, 11:30:30 pm »

No, the newer firmware available in the downloads does not fix the transmission power issue.  And I do not intend to experiment with OpenWRT or community DD-WRT builds. It should be able to work properly with Buffalo's own software.

 

And stating facts is not badmouthing.  Until the issue is fixed, people who are considering buying these devices or have already spent their money on them deserve to know not to expect the router to work as a "high power" router if they is DD-WRT.

 

Glad you're happy with your Buffalo products - at least one of us is.


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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TX Power
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2012, 02:21:35 pm »

I picked up a WZR-600DHP last night to replace my busted, >10yr old router at home (power cycle killed it...)

 

I was sold on the HP feature, but no matter what I set, in the shell or web ui, it will not go over 16/13dBm

 

Signal strength is lower than my POS linksys wrt54gr.

 

There's no info from anyone on how to improve this situation.

 

Can a newer kernel module be installed that would rectify this?


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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TX Power
« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2012, 02:29:53 pm »

After doing a little more research, by looking at iw list, I was able to bump up my TX power to 20dBM and 19dBm on the 5 and 2.4ghz bands respectively.

 

It's a little better...


REOALEXKING

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TX Power
« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2012, 07:31:57 pm »

I have several of these devices and every one set up perfect, first time, every time. I get 25.5/29.5 dBm RF output. Leave the power setting at 20 and the antenna gain without an entry (blank). The device should automatically set your dBm RF output , providing you have a good coax or antenna impedance match (50 ohms). If your match is bad, you will observe much lower RF output.  Make sure you are using current firmware.  I use three 9 dbi gain antennas mounted direct to the RP-SMA connectors on the device. If you are using coax to feed an antenna or RF amplifier, ensure that you are using the lowest loss coax you can get your hands on for this frequency.  RF loss is tremendous when you use the very skinny coax so commonly found today.  I had no problem simply following the Buffalo setup instructions, although a good handle on the technical nomiinclature and jargon used should help you to avoid errors in your setting.  Try the automatic setup procedure first, then when you have connections, go back and tweak your settings.  Buffalo publishes some good setup info for all it's products, it would be a good move to search that plus this blog, to boot.  You should also be able to get tech support on live chat. Good luck. Alex


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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TX Power
« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2012, 09:30:02 pm »

pfn, I'm having exactly the same issue with the same router, can you give me some more details on what you did and what information you were able to get from iwlist.


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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H TX Power
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2012, 03:11:43 pm »

which country are you in, because if your in europe and you purchased the router from europe then the max output power you will get is 20dbm eirp, including antenna gain, so if you got 3db antenna the max power of the device will be 17dbm. no more.

 

if you want high output power and stability then your looking in the wrong direction you need to go for a different brand something thats specialist in high power, like ubiquiti or mikrotek.

 

but since your just an average user you would not have know about those brands in which case the buffalo is enough for your needs.