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butain
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 16:23    Post subject: buffalo WHR-300HP2 Reply with quote
I have the Buffalo WHR-300HP2 router.

I checked the Buffalo flashing wiki for information regarding this router at:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Buffalo

And there are no specific instructions for the router I have.

the build the wiki tells me to use ( BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2 › 2013 › 11-07-2013-r22761 › buffalo_whr_300hp2)

has two files which i believe are of my interest:

firmware-us.bin
buffalo_whr_300hp2-webflash.bin

My question is, should i use the firmware-us.bin and TFTP flash, as the buffalo guide suggests, or can the webflash.bin be used for first time installs of ddwrt via stock firmware?

(I think the webflash version is only for upgrading from an older version of DDWRT?)

But then why would there be a webflash version if this is the version the wiki says to use..

Sorry if this topic has been already discussed, i've spent lots of time reading and have yet to find it.

Thank you for any insight.
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madmac
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 21:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm ordering a WHR-300HP2 router too and would love to hear any suggestion from experienced users here. But why don't you use one of the newer firmwares from here?

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2014/

I used to have a WZR-HP-G300NH router and follow exactly the guideline from the following link for firmware update. Never had any problem

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Buffalo_WZR-HP-G300NH#WZR-HP-G300NH2_and_WZR-300HP
butain
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 0:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
madmac wrote:
I'm ordering a WHR-300HP2 router too and would love to hear any suggestion from experienced users here. But why don't you use one of the newer firmwares from here?

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2014/

I used to have a WZR-HP-G300NH router and follow exactly the guideline from the following link for firmware update. Never had any problem

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Buffalo_WZR-HP-G300NH#WZR-HP-G300NH2_and_WZR-300HP


Because the guide on here says to flash what the wiki says first always - then go from there.
madmac
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 17:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
@butain: got it! how well the latest stock firmware works? have you tested that? thx

http://www.buffalotech.com/products/wireless/single-band-routers/airstation-highpower-n300-wireless-router-2
butain
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 14:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nah, have not even taken it out of the package yet. Just gathering some information before i try tackling it.
madmac
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
Plz keep me posted. Newegg hasn't even shipped mine yet Smile
butain
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
Got yours cheap too? 20$ after mail in rebate. Even if stock firmware sucks if it works decent its a good deal.
madmac
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeap. so we're all on the same boat it's seemed Very Happy
rbf351
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've tried both files

firmware-us.bin
buffalo_whr_300hp2-webflash.bin

via the GUI and TFTP, and the router will not take it.

Has anyone else tried?
MaddMartigan
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 22:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
I got this to work via the GUI using this file:

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2014/06-23-2014-r24461/buffalo_whr_300hp2/firmware-us.bin

It worked on both the 1.00 and 1.40 factory firmware. I had three units to try and it worked on all three.
madmac
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
@MaddMartigan: thanks for the info. How's the new firmware so far? I'm using the v1.4 stock firmware. It works fine but streaming to Chromecast is really slow with random buffering intervals
digitalamish
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 19:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've had my Buffalo WHR-300HP2 running version 23720 std (3/13/14) for a couple of months now. Seems very stable. I have a Chromecast, and I haven't noticed any lag when streaming there or over my PCs. I've had several different routers, and I put this in to replace an ASUS RT-N16. While it doesn't do GB ethernet, the wireless performance/range seems much better.

I'm not a gamer, so I can't give you any idea about that. I stream video and audio, and surf.

It looks like Buffalo came out with a WHR-300HP2D. From what I can tell so far, it's the same router, just with a custom dd-wrt, for twice the $$.
madmac
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
digitalamish wrote:
I've had my Buffalo WHR-300HP2 running version 23720 std (3/13/14) for a couple of months now. Seems very stable. I have a Chromecast, and I haven't noticed any lag when streaming there or over my PCs. I've had several different routers, and I put this in to replace an ASUS RT-N16. While it doesn't do GB ethernet, the wireless performance/range seems much better.

I'm not a gamer, so I can't give you any idea about that. I stream video and audio, and surf.

It looks like Buffalo came out with a WHR-300HP2D. From what I can tell so far, it's the same router, just with a custom dd-wrt, for twice the $$.


Great! I'll try the same version this weekend

What are your wireless settings? Do you have to mess around with QoS or so on? Thanks again
nono240
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just ordered mine. Any clear statement on which file and which version to flash?

EDIT: I finally used the r24461,flashing the firmware-us.bin with success from the Buffalo's web interface.
Baniita
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
So far, the one I'm planning to get. If it works... any confirmation?
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