A couple of things I think are really nice about this router is that it is essentially 2 wireless routers in one. You can assign SSIDs to both the new ac/n/a standard and the n/g/b standard. I gave them separate names to easily distinguish which one is which. The other option that is nice is the ability to plug into the router an external hard drive as a NAS device. I have not played around too much with that feature yet.
I have purchased many Buffalo products over the years, this is the first Buffalo router that I have purchased and I am very pleased. Simple to setup, easy to understand web admin interface, great range and fast connection speeds.
Introducing the Buffalo™ AirStation™ AC1300 /N900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless 11ac Router. The first wireless 11ac router to market!
Speeds up to 1300 Mbps (5 GHz) + 450 Mbps (2.4 GHz)
Total aggregate speed of 1750 Mbps
Future proof your wireless investment
Backward compatible with 802.11b/a/g/n
AirStation AC1300 / N900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router is a versatile dual band solution, ideal for high speed data streaming. With two wireless radios for extreme performance and backward compatibility, WZR-D1800H supports 802.11ac and 802.11n, offering simultaneous transfer speeds up to 1.3 Gbps in the 5 GHz spectrum and 450 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. On the 5 GHz band, 802.11ac offers transfer speeds up to 130 Mbps, ideal for faster, uninterrupted HD video streaming and concurrent Internet access. Simultaneous dual band 802.11n operation at 450 Mbps (N900) offers greater bandwidth for high speed access from multiple devices. With five gigabit Ethernet ports and backward compatibility, WZR-D1800H offers extreme performance and upgrades any existing wireless connection to provide greater coverage and blazing fast transfer speeds.
Next Generation Networking 802.11ac is the latest wireless standard offering speeds up to 3X faster than 802.11n. Operating in the 5 GHz spectrum, 802.11ac offers transfer speeds up to 1300 Mbps*, ideal for uninterrupted HD video streaming and concurrent Internet access. Along with greatly enhanced speeds, 802.11ac features improved reliability and range and it is backward compatible with 802.11n to support your most recent wireless devices.
Dual Band Offering simultaneous wireless operation on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, AirStation WZR-D1800H is perfect for streaming HD movies, music and emailing from multiple devices at the same time. *Dual band AC1300 / N900 – 3x Faster! Optimizes streaming for multimedia.
Fast Wireless Connectivity With combined speeds up to 1750 Mbps (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz operation), AirStation AC1300 / N900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router provides an extremely fast wireless connection, perfect for surfing and emailing from multiple computers, downloading files and streaming music, movies and other HD multimedia content from the Web – all at the same time! Easily connect with your computer, tablet and smartphone devices.
Maximum Wireless Coverage Dead spots in your home or office can slow down your wireless access and even prevent you from getting online. WZR-D1800H features enhanced signal strength and increased range for improved coverage and reliability. *Stay connected from anywhere in your home or office *Connect with confidence every time
Gigabit Ethernet Maximize your wired network speed with gigabit Ethernet connections that keep your data moving at lightning speed. *10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connections provide maximum speeds for data transmission over the network *Move large files including HD movies, music, photos, backups, and other digital assets across the network at maximum speed *All network ports including LAN and WAN ports are Gigabit
Wireless Security AirStation WZR-D1800H offers the best security standards available, featuring multi-level wireless encryption options to prevent unauthorized access and protect your important data. *WPA2, WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP), 128/64-bit WEP *AOSS and WPS push button setup options automatically configure a secure wireless connection
Compatibility Easily upgrade to your network from previous wireless standards and maintain compatibility with existing adapters and devices. AirStation WZR-D1800H works with 11a, 11g and 11n, offering extreme performance and greater coverage.
Network Sharing Connect a USB drive for easy file sharing and media streaming or add a printer to your home network.
Easy Setup AirStation AC1300 / N900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router features an easy to use step by step setup wizard that guides you through configuration from start to finish. Within moments of opening the box you will have a secure wireless home network.