Buffalo WCR-HP-G300 High Power Wireless Router Review
Buffalo is well known for their high power AirStation wireless routers and their latest WCR-HP-G300 wireless N router aims to provide better wireless coverage by eliminating dead spots at an affordable price tag. Let's see how well this entry level router does.
The WCR-HP-G300 is an entry level wireless router targeted at the consumer and Small Office Home Office (SOHO) market. It comes in a matt white finish and is extremely compact – its width can literally fit one's palm. The Buffalo also comes with a pair of 8dBi removable 2.4GHz dipole antennas for better reception.
The front of the router holds the LED indicators for power, wireless, security, router and diagnostic. Apparently, there are none for LAN or WAN.
At the rear of the router, we find a pair of RP-SMA connectors for the antennas, four LAN ports, a WAN port and a power jack.
The AOSS/WPS and reset buttons are located on the right.
We managed to source a much more detailed internal image from the FCC product documentation website. The WCR-HP-G300 is powered by a Ralink RT3352 SoC 802.11b/g/n 2T2R WLAN System on a Chip (SoC). It also has Macronix MX25L3206EM2I-12G 16MB RAM and Macronix MX25L3205D 4MB Flash. On the top right of the board, are electrical pads for Serial and JTAG connections.