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Simultaneous dual band wireless access point needed.
July 30, 2011
I'd like to find a good simultaneous dual band wireless access point (not router) for my home. Must broadcast N and G. Anyone have a good experience with one?
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I've been using a pair of Buffalo WHR-HP-G300Ns - one as the main router/AP, and another as a non-router slave for WDS and they were dead simple to set up. The outside of the little case has a little toggle that disables routing for using it as a WDS bridge, and it does N/G fine.
Incidentally, many people love this particular unit (and its ilk) because it ships with DD-WRT already on it. I love DD-WRT and used it for a long time on older Linksys APs, but I found that there were some performance issues related to the wireless drivers it uses on the Buffalo hardware. I ended up installing Buffalo's firmware instead (they include it on a CD in the box) and while the feature set is nowhere as rich as DD-WRT and the UI leaves a bit to be desired, the performance has been bulletproof ever since. Not a single dropped packet or freezeup in many months now.
Newegg has them for around $40
on July 30, 2011 [
I use two Netgear WAPs in my home. They're not N/G, but b/g, so not what you're looking for. I posted this comment to note that while I did get wireless bridging working with these two WAPs, the connection was ultra-sucky, so if you are planning on that application, shop carefully. I eventually wired the house instead and now use the WAPs to boost signal strength in the house/provide multiple conventional APs.
on July 30, 2011
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