Buffalo Technology launches wireless AC router perfect for every user

Latest AirStation combines latest high performance technology with affordability

London, UK, 24 March 2014 – Buffalo Technology, the global manufacturer of storage and networking solutions, today announced the launch of its high performing entry-level router, the AirStation WHR-1166D. The user-friendly, affordable 11ac router provides the latest technology, ensuring peace of mind while also providing dual-band flexibility.

The WHR-1166D is designed for users who demand simple and fast wireless access, with transfer speeds of up to 866 Mbps in the 5GHz band and simultaneous transfer speeds of up to 300 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band. Its new and improved user interface is accessible from any mobile device, and the addition of a guest port function enables users’ networks to be shared while still protecting their devices.

The device also includes advanced user functions, such as Norton ConnectSafe, which filters unsafe web content or web pages and allows users to decide how long they wish each device to be connected to the Internet. This provides the highest level of network security especially for children, making it ideal for the home. Users can turn on the web filter and enable e.g. only one or two hours of internet access per day for the kids desktop PC , whilst having unlimited access on a home office device. The dual-band 11ac router also features QoS and port forwarding.

The WHR-1166D combines great wireless performance with security and is compatible with the latest 11ac smartphones, tablets and laptops. This makes it a smart choice for homes and small office networks looking to upgrade their network with a fast 11ac wireless router.

Jörg Andreas, Sr. Sales Engineer Europe at Buffalo Technology, said: “Wireless connectivity is a common problem for users that live and work in all manner of weird and wonderful houses and office buildings, but this router solves that issue. If I want to keep the system running but want better wireless access in my garden or basement, it can also be integrated into an existing network as a wireless range extender, providing enhanced reach throughout the home or office.

“This affordable entry-level router is simple to use without compromising on performance. It is also compatible with the latest 11ac smartphones, tablets or laptops, providing all users with a seamless wireless experience.”