Buffalo WCR-GN
Buffalo WCR-GN
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Top 46%
Top specs and features

Buffalo WCR-GN review: 26 facts and highlights

1. WiFi speed

A higher maximum Wi-Fi speed results in better performance. This is measured in megabytes per second.
150MB/s
Asus GX1008B V5: 2000MB/s

2. Has 802.11n WiFi connection

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
Buffalo WCR-GN
79% have it

3. external antennas

More antennas result in increased signal strength. External antennas can be repositioned in order to improve the signal, and replaced with a longer antenna if needed.
1
Asus RT-AC68U: 3

4. Has automatic IP

Automatic IP allows a local area network (LAN) computer to give itself a unique IP address when Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is unavailable to do so.
Buffalo WCR-GN
38% have it

5. Has a built-in network firewall

A network firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access.
Buffalo WCR-GN
96% have it

6. Has dual-band technology

Dual-band devices can transmit data quickly on the newest 5GHz band, using recent standards (eg. 802.11n, 802.11ac). They can also use the older 2.4GHz band if needed.
Buffalo WCR-GN
41% have it

7. Has QoS

With (QoS) Quality of Service, you can optimise performance by deciding which traffic to prioritise when a bottleneck occurs. You can decide which traffic is important based on things like IP address and type of Internet service.
Buffalo WCR-GN
88% have it

8. Has a URL filter

URL filters are particularly useful if you want to allow different web access depending on the time of day, for instance allowing employees to use personal email outside of working hours.
Buffalo WCR-GN
55% have it

9. LAN ports

With more LAN ports you are able to connect more computers to the network directly using LAN cables.
4
Asus GX1008B V4: 8

10. Has MAC address filtering

This is a security feature in which network access is granted to devices based on their unique MAC address. It can provide increased security, but it can be a risk if the user loses the device.
Buffalo WCR-GN
89% have it

11. Has Network Address Translation (NAT)

With NAT you can use one IP address, e.g. that of the router, for a network of devices. It can increase security and make it easier to make changes to your internal network.
Buffalo WCR-GN
87% have it

12. Network Time Protocol enabled

With Network Time Protocol (NTP) you can ensure that devices across a network display the exact same time and date, using UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
Buffalo WCR-GN
40% have it

13. Has dynamic routing

Dynamic routing is useful if you need to configure several routers, as they can automatically find network destinations and best routes, as well as sharing information between routers. They can reroute automatically if there is a fault somewhere.
Buffalo WCR-GN
56% have it

14. width

124mm
Asus WL-330NUL: 21mm

15. height

23mm
Edimax 3G-6218n: 16mm

16. thickness

118mm
Asus WL-330N: 12mm

17. Has Universal Plug n Play

Universal Plug n Play (UPnP) is a set of networking protocols that permits networked devices, such as PCs, printers, Internet gateways, Wi-Fi access points and mobile devices to find each other and exchange information on the network.
Buffalo WCR-GN
87% have it

18. Has WPA2-PSK

WPA2-PSK is a method of securing your network using WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) as well as a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) password. This was designed for home users without an enterprise authentication server.
Buffalo WCR-GN
91% have it

19. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
0
Trendnet TEW-714TRU: 2

20. WAN ports

A WAN (Wider Area Network) port is most commonly used to connect the router to the Internet. It can also be used to connect to an external private network.
1
CradlePoint CBA750B: 2

21. warranty period

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
2
Sitecom DC-210: 10

22. weight

144g
Asus WL-330NUL: 17.5g

23. IPv6 enabled

IPv6 is a newer version of the Internet Protocol. IPv6 operates as a separate network to IPv4, and has the capacity for more IP addresses and more features.
Buffalo WCR-GN
50% have it

24. Has PPTP Passthrough

You can enable PPTP (Point-to-point tunneling protocol) Passthrough. This allows VPN connections using PPTP to pass through the router with ease. This method is less secure than L2TP passthrough.
Buffalo WCR-GN
84% have it

25. power consumption operation

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
5.8W
Belkin N150: 1W

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