Buffalo Technology has announced a new approach for firmware running some of its wireless routers and a new backup software partner for its NASes.
The company will switch to using DD-WRT open source firmware on its WZR-HP-G300NH, WHR-HP-G300N and WHR-HP-GN wireless routers. All three feature router, AP and WDS bridging / repeating modes.
Among the features added by using DD-WRT are VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN), VLAN (tagging), Virtual AP (multi-SSIDs for multi-connection and security), RADIUS server, hot spot support, volume quotas, iPv6 support and detailed monitoring.
The DD-WRT-based WHR-HP-G300N and WHR-HP-GN will be available in May while WZR-HP-G300NH will be available in July. No price change is anticipated.
Buffalo also announced that it has partnered with NovaStor to bundle NovaBACKUP data protection software with all of Buffalo’s NAS products, replacing Memeo‘s Memeo Backup.
NovaBACKUP will be offered on all TeraStations and LinkStations beginning in May.