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This article was written on 15 Jun 2010, and is filled under Internet, Wireless.

Buffalo Routers vs Comcast

AirStation WHR-G54S is a wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b and g) router. It was made by BUFFALO. Photo: Qurren

AirStation WHR-G54S is a wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b and g) router. It was made by BUFFALO. Photo: Qurren, Courtesy Creative Commons

Buffalo routers have been amazing work horses for many years but their latest version suffers from lack of compatibility with Comcast’s motorola modems.  WHR-HP-G300N and WHR-G300N with firmware v.1.7 WILL NOT reliably connect to Comcast. It is not an issue of rebooting the Motorola because of a change in MAC address.  It is the inability of the router to receive a DHCP IP Number.  Switching out the firmware to DD-WRT resolves the issue.

UPDATE:  Flash the firmware to v. 1.82, move the switch on the side from AUTO to ON, change the Internet/Lan settings to “Obtain DHCP” and reboot.  Not exactly plug and play but it appears to work.

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