Buffalo WCR-GN Router
After a year or so of inactivity and due to my Linksys Router dying, I just plugged this on
and it got revived. It’s dead again.
I was looking for a router to use at home. At that time, I was only familiar with D-Link DIR 300 router. I was deciding if I should stay with D-Link or choose a much more cheaper brand. Well, the frugal me told me that they are all the same so just go with the cheapest one you could find.
I bought the Buffalo WCR-GN router (Wireless N150 Router, Access Point & Bridge). Here were its features (some were pretty basic):
- up to 150Mpbs
- has AOSS (Buffalo Airstation One-Touch Secure System) which allows me to connect my devices (e.g. Wii, phone)with a push of a button
- has multiple security options (eg. WEP, WPA, WPA2)
- very easy to setup
- Admin location = 192.168.11.1 [default password: User = root / pass = ]
So I set it up and a few minutes later, I’m now enjoying my new router with no issues.
Fast forward to a year later…
One day, I noticed that only the power and diag led were lit. Usually it would stay at this state for a few seconds while it is booting but this time, it got stuck there. I tried to do a hard reset (pressing that little button in the router) but to no avail. I also tried to do some power cycles but it wasn’t working.
Since it was still under warranty, I quickly took it back to the shop and after they examined it, they said that they will send it to Buffalo’s service center. After a few weeks, they gave me a brand new unit.
However, just months of usage, I experienced the same problem again. The warranty has already expired and when I called Buffalo’s service center, they want me to bring the unit to their office which was very far from my place so I opted to just put it back in the box and look for another router.
This is a common problem for this router and there’s no concrete solution but to ask for a replacement. 🙁
Buffalo WCR-GN stuck on Diag
Till next time,
PS: Buffalo WCR-GN is not supported by DD-WRT Firmware