By Ki Grinsing
For standard wifi network you usually only need a wireless router standard such as Linksys E1200 wireless N300 router. Surely most of the range cannot be too far surrounding your large home.
If you need a wifi network that has a fairly wide range you must choose the high power wireless router. There are many wireless routers on the market of high power such as Buffalo AirStation WZR include-HP-G300NH (or short term Buffalo G300) and Amped R10000.
Which one to choose?
Which of the two do you choose to replace your standard home router in order to provide a wider range and more solid connection?
To get a closer look at which one provides more added values for your home wifi network requirements, the following table helps you understand the spec differences between the two if any.
The advantage of Buffalo G300 is based on the open-source DD-WRT Linux based firmware thus better performance.
Both provide speeds up to 300 Mbps which is high enough to exceed your standard needs and good for video streaming and online gaming. Both are designed as high power routers and you can adjust the power as needed. Amped claims can provide up to 10,000 sq ft range.
There is a difference in the Ethernet interface on both routers, buffalo equipped with gigabit while amped just fast Ethernet. Another advantage of the buffalo is a USB port that you can use to share a NAS storage that can be accessed remotely via the Internet with Buffalo’s free Web-Access service as well as through a local network.
While amped is not designed with a USB port, if there is need for NAS storage is an option then amped is not yours. Amped is more concerned with a broad range.
The advantage of Buffalo G300 is that you can configure the device as the wireless bridge (WDS) or wireless repeater if you deploy multiple Buffalo devices. Amped offers different high power smart repeater device such as SR20000G high power repeater.
Comparison table Buffalo G300 Vs Amped R10000
|Buffalo G300||Amped R10000|
|Wireless technology||Wireless N with DD-WRT Linux based firmware||Wireless N300|
|Antennas||Adjustable high power antennas||Dual high power 600mW amplifiers and dual high gain 5dBi antennas up to 10,000 sq ft coverage
|Ethernet ports||Gigabit LAN (4x) and WAN (1x) ports
|Fast Ethernet LAN (4x) and WAN (1x) ports|
|USB port||1x USB port for NAS with DLNA media server or share printer
|Modes||Wireless router; bridge and repeater with external switch modes||Wireless router|
|Web browser – smart setup wizard
|Guest network||N/A||Guest network up to four SSIDs; parental control|
|Average Amazon ratings||3.1 out of 5 stars||4.1 out of 5 stars|
Most people want to know in advance how the opinions of other users who have used this product before buying the product. This is where they usually look for reviews about the product. As shown in the table, Amped have more favorable rating than Buffalo.