Buffalo AirStation 1750 in the Test

The draft-11ac-router offered for 190 euro (in online shops from 125 euro) convinces in test with high data rates.

Marketing mathematics Buffalo goes like: In the 5-GHz band, the AirStation creates a 11ac power 1750 with theoretically maximum 1300 MB/s. Moreover, a parallel network of 11n in the 2.4 GHz band with the theoretically maximum 450 MB / s results in total a theoretical throughput of maximum 1750 Mbit / s, and hence the product name.

It is well known that Wi-FI peak data rates are never achieved in practice. The high promise of the 11ac standards leave however particularly starkly the deviations: the Buffalo also offered WLAN stick AirStation WI-U2-866D (60 EUR) the data rates are significantly lower–already because the stick both in the 11ac and 11n mode only per two streams supported. Its speed limit is at 866 Mbit / s in the 11ac mode and 300 Mbps with 802. 11n.

In the 11ac mode, we generated approximately 160 Mbit/sat a distance of about three meters to the base. After 20 meters and three walls remain still about 60 Mbit / s. These values look modest in comparison to the promised Gigabit speed – but a pure 11n router could never reach them under the same conditions.

11n mode, the device pairing of Buffalo creates approximately 85 and 30 Mbit/sover the above distances. Equipped with four Gigabit LAN ports and a USB 2.0 port for printers or storage devices is complete. In addition, all major encryption standards are supported, for the active factory WPA2 password on the bottom is printed.

The Web-based interface looks somewhat cluttered, but with important settings wizard helps and gives up after a short familiarization little puzzles.

Buffalo AirStation 1750: facilities

+ very fast Wi-FI + 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports + USB 2.0

Buffalo AirStation 1750: operation

+ Eject-button for the “eject” anschlossener USB media + configuration interface with Wizard + problem-free commissioning the test random disconnections to the network / website-somewhat overloaded Setup interface