The Buffalo AirStation AC 1750 WZR-1750DHPD is an Open Source wireless router that utilizes DD-WRT firmware. This makes it perfect for the more technically savvy user who wants to get their hands dirty and add/remove more features than the traditional user.
Buffalo AirStation AC 1750 WZR-1750DHPD Features
Along with DD-WRT, there are some other features worth considering.
7 Features of the Buffalo WZR-1750DHPD
Enjoy speeds up to 1.3Gbps (theoretical) using the latest 802.11ac technology. On the 5GHz band, HD movies stream without buffer and online games flow better. Local file transfers are faster.
DD-WRT – Open Source
Using open source firmware, you can customize the WZR-1750DHPD to the way you want it. Add extra security, monitoring and analysis features. Whether you want to add VPN features, SNMP monitoring or extra VLANs, DD-WRT provides the platform for you to run your network how you want it.
Dual Core CPU
With an 800MHz dual core processor, the Buffalo WZR-1750DHPD has the grunt to ensure that it is not the bottleneck in your network. It also has 512MB of RAM.
Wireless Bridge Connection
Why not bridge two networks together with Wireless Bridge technology (WDS)? Using two DD-WRT routers, you can use wireless to connect two networks. With Dual Band, you can connect two networks using one band, and then connect your network devices on the other band. No wires networking right here!
Buffalo Dual Band
Simultaneous Dual Band is on hand here. Utilize both 5GHz and 2.4GHz wireless networks to get the best out of the Buffalo WZR-1750DHPD. Use 5GHz for bandwidth intensive traffic, and everything else on the 2.4GHz band.
With 4x LAN & 1x WAN Gbps ports the Buffalo AirStation AC 1750 WZR-1750DHPD provides the best connectivity for home data both internally and when connecting to the outside world.
Buffalo WZR-1750DHPD – More Features
Go Deeper With Command Line
With DD-WRT, you can go deeper. Configure with command line access to give you more control over your router. It’s possible to configure multiple VLANs and Open VPN amongst other things.
Have more control over how data runs across your network. The WZR-1750DHPD has advanced Quality of Service capabilities. This lets you have full control over users and what they access with regards network bandwidth.
Multiple Wireless Networks (SSID’s)
Create numerous wi-fi networks. This is especially useful for creating a Guest network, which lets visitors access the Internet, but not have any access to your internal data.
SSH Access / RADIUS
Access the router with secure SSH. Perfect for security heads amongst you. There’s also a RADIUS server built in for enhanced user authentication.
Buffalo AirStation AC 1750 WZR-1750DHPD Technical Specs
- 4x Gbps LAN / 1x Gbps WAN
- 1x USB 3.0 / 1x USB 2.0
- 3 Year Warranty
AirStation AC 1750 WZR-1750DHPD Conclusion
- DD-WRT Open Source
- Good Wireless Signal/Range
- Loads Of Features inc USB Ports
Not so Good
- Can Be Difficult For Novices To Set Up