Partnered Software - DD-WRT

Future of the digital home

For more than 3 years now, Buffalo Technology has enjoyed a partnership with DD-WRT - the leading Linux-based alternative open source firmware, allowing reliable operation and increased functionality for a wide range of wireless routers.

What is DD-WRT?

DD-WRT, long a mainstay in the open source community, delivers a versatile, extensive, and an easy-to-use set of features to a broader wireless networking audience.

From the novice user to demanding professionals, this partnership provides best-in-class products for a wide range of consumers.

To millions of users worldwide, DD-WRT is the leading Linus-based alternative open source firmware for wireless routers, enabling basic entry-level equipment to act like an enterprise product.


DD-WRT features for Buffalo’s wireless routers

DD-WRT enhances Buffalo's range of AirStation™ High Power routers with these Enterprise-level features:

  • VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
  • VLAN (tagging)
  • Virtual AP (multi-SSIDs for multi-connection and security)
  • RADIUS server
  • Hot Spot support
  • Volume quotas
  • iPv6 support
  • Bandwidth monitoring

Fully guaranteed, out-of-the-box solution

Buffalo brings a customised, versatile, and full-featured DD-WRT to novice and experienced users of its range of High Power routers. The Buffalo AirStation™ High Power routers will be shipped, pre-installed with the DD-WRT firmware, to customers.

Warranty and support

Buffalo offers a full 2-year warranty and support for Buffalo's DD-WRT version, when downloaded or pre-installed on your router.

Buffalo however, does not support the community version of DD-WRT. Installing the community version on your router will invalidate the warranty. The Buffalo version is very easy to recognise as this carries the Buffalo logo on the setup Web pages.

More information

For more specific information regarding your router, please consult the user manual or online help.