Need installation help with Buffalo WHR-HP-G54

Mine just arrived this afternnon, and it doesn't come with any manual so I have to download the PDF manual from Buffalo web site. It's pretty late now so after a quick browse through the manual, I only play with it for few minutes. I will continue tommorrow, but I am pretty sure that I may need some help so I give some information of what I have at my end, hoping someone here can point out my error before I try again tommorrow.


  1. I am using wired router NetGear RT-311, and because it doesn't have multiple LAN ports so I connect to 5-Port HUB

The HUB connects to

[Port1] => PC (I believe this requires special cable?) [Port2] => ROUTER (Netgear RT-311) [Port3] => PC1 [Port3] => PC2 [Port5] => ????

Router connects to

[HUB] => [Local] (of router) [modem] => [Internet] (of router)

And it has been working great for many years.

  1. About an hour ago I tried to connect the Buffalo to
[HUB] => [WAN] (of Buffalo) [modem] => [Port1] (of Buffalo)

And I got 2 LEDs POWER and "g"

NOTE - I didn't use the white cable came with the Buffalo so it may make a different? And I didn't turn the power OFF then ON so it could be the different?

  1. I tried to connect to setting using "" but got no connection.

Since the Buffalo has built-in 4-port so I may connect it directly to the PC without HUB, but I just want to know what I have done wrong so I can learn from my mistake.

Also, I have been monitoring this groups few months before ordering the Buffalo, and I read many people mentioned about 3rd party firmwae (WAN54G or whatever) and I wonder where I can get the correct firmware (yes, I have found several places but they have so many different version and different models to have me confused).

Thank You.

Reply to
Loading thread data ... Forums website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.