DD-WRT to power Buffalo Wi-Fi routers
Source: Buffalo Buffalo Technology has announced that it will be using the free DD-WRT Linux-based alternative open source firmware in several of its upcoming consumer and small business wireless routers, including the WZR-HP-G300NH, WHR-HP-G300N and WHR-HP-GN. Discussing the new partnership, Ralph Spagnola, vice president of sales at Buffalo Technology, said that he considers the move to be a "natural evolution," adding that, “With DD-WRT, we now deliver professional grade solutions at entry-level prices”.
According to a post on the DD-WRT web site, the routers will feature a customised Buffalo branded interface and include some Buffalo specific features. The WHR-HP-G300N and WHR-HP-GN are expected to be available in May of 2010, while the WZR-HP-G300NH will be released in July in the US and the EU. Pricing has yet to be confirmed.
DD-WRT is sponsored and developed by NewMedia-NET and also runs on routers from Linksys, ASUS, D-Link and others. Other alternative open source Linux-based router firmware includes OpenWrt and the HyperWRT-based Tomato.
- Buffalo and DD-WRT collaborate to create the most comprehensive consumer and small business wireless offering, Buffalo press release.
- Netgear RangeMax WNR3500L Wireless-N router runs Linux, a report from The H.