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BUFFALO AirStation N300 4-Port Dual Band Wireless Ethernet Bridge and Gaming Adapter - WLI-TX4-AG300N

by Buffalo
41 customer reviews

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  • Creates IEEE 802.11n (2.4GHz/5GHz), 802.11g/b and 802.11a wireless networks
  • Wireless Connections with bit rates up to 300Mbps*
  • Four Built-in 10/100 Ports for up to four simultaneous wired devices
  • 2 Year Warranty
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: BUFFALO
  • Model Number: WLI-TX4-AG300N
  • Hardware Platform: DSSS, OFDM
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired & Wireless
  • Item Display Weight: 1.7 pounds

Product Description

Product Description

Buffalo Technology Nfiniti Wireless-N Dual Band 4 Port Ethernet Converter WLI-TX4-AG300N

From the Manufacturer

AirStation™ Nfiniti™ Wireless-N
Dual Band Ethernet Converter
  • Wired to Wireless
  • Four Ethernet Ports
  • 2.4 and 5 GHz Dual Band Support
  • Easy Setup

Buffalo's AirStation™ Nfiniti™ Wireless-N Dual Band Ethernet Converter WLI-TX4-AG300N is a versatile wireless client used to wirelessly connect any four wired devices such as gaming consoles, printers, media players, desktop computers, laptops or any other wired device that has an Ethernet port but no native wireless capabilities. Simply connect the WLI-TX4-AG300N to your wireless network and you are ready to go. Once the Nfiniti Wireless-N Ethernet Converter is authenticated on your wireless network, you can plug in up to 4 wired devices and connect them to your wireless network. The Ethernet Converter itself remains completely transparent on your network.

The WLI-TX4-AG300N Ethernet Converter can be configured with the simple browser-based setup or AOSS™ one-touch configuration. Best of all, the Ethernet Converter can be moved around in your network and connected to different wired devices without the need for reconfiguration. Dual band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz capabilities allow you to connect to any Wi-Fi network. When combined with a Wireless-N router, you can take advantage of ultra fast Wireless-N throughput speeds (bit rates of up to 300Mbps*).

Web-based setup wizard
Simply connect to the web-based setup wizard to connect the Ethernet Converter to any available wireless network. Once connected, simply plug any device into the Ethernet Coverter’s ports and it will automatically be connected to the network.

Wired to Wireless Ethernet Converter

Connect up to four wired devices such as printers, gaming consoles, or DVRs to an existing wireless network. Ideal for multimedia and gaming devices like Microsoft Xbox 360®, Sony PlayStation®3 (upgrade PS3™ to 11n with this connection), DIRECTV® and DISH Network® DVRs, network enabled TVs, etc.

Four Ports

The AirStation Nfiniti Wireless-N Ethernet Converter provides four 10/100 ports allowing simultaneous connections for up to four devices. Adding additional devices is simple – just plug any network hub or switch into one of the ports and expand to even more wired devices.

Dual Band 802.11n

Support for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless 802.11n bands allows you to connect multiple devices, stream HD video, play online games and create long range, high-speed bridges all with the same device.

Make it a Matched Set

The AirStation Nfiniti Wireless-N High Power Router & Access Point WZR-HP-G300NH is the ideal solution in a home or small office environment to connect your desktop PCs and laptops wirelessly to the Internet. Perfect for streaming multimedia content, such as HD movies or music, the Nfiniti Wireless-N Router lets you download images or send and receive e-mail from multiple PCs with ease.

Other Key Features and Benefits:

  • Connects to IEEE 802.11n (2.4 GHz/5 GHz), 802.11g/b and 802.11a wireless networks
  • Wireless connections with bit rates up to 300 Mbps*
  • Push-button setup with AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS™)
  • Four built-in 10/100 ports for up to four simultaneous connections
  • Simple Web browser configuration
  • Supports multi-level security with WPA2, WPA-PSK (AES, TKIP) and 128/64-bit WEP
  • Can be moved from device to device without reconfiguration
  • Backward compatible with 802.11g, 802.11a, and 802.11b

Buffalo's AirStation Nfiniti Wireless-N networking solutions are backed by a two-year limited warranty and lifetime 24/7 US based technical support.

What's in the Box

AirStation Nfiniti Wireless-N Dual Band Ethernet Converter WLI-TX4-AG300N, Quick Setup Guide, Setup CD-ROM, Ethernet cable, AC cable, Warranty Statement

*300 Mbps is the maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput and range will vary depending upon network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead.

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches ; 9.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001QVN2NE
  • Item model number: WLI-TX4-AG300N
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,635 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at April 1, 2009

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 2, 2009
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I recently purchased a Sony Bravia HDTV and a Panasonic Blu-Ray player. Both came with Ethernet ports but not wireless ones. I have a wireless-N network, so I found that I needed a wireless Ethernet bridge for these two new devices. They sell two bridges at Best Buy (D-link, Linksys), but they get poor reviews, cost $100, and only have a single Ethernet port each (requiring that I buy two bridges or one bridge and a hub). Many of the bridges on Amazon also have sketchy reviews. However, I saw some Buffalo devices that looked potentially interesting, with multiple ports and positive reviews on some models. So, I gave this one a shot since it comes directly from Amazon (instead of a 3rd party seller) and looks similar to other Buffalo devices that are reviewed positively. These reviews of other models warned of possible difficulties (e.g., poor documentation, issues with Windows Vista, issues connecting to non-Buffalo wireless routers that are using encryption) but claimed these difficulties could be surmounted.

I got the bridge this evening and it was simple and easy to install on my network. I simply connected it directly to my PC via its Ethernet port, ran the setup disk, fed the setup program the information about my network and its encryption, and that's it. I put the bridge in my den, connected it to my TV, and I was immediately able to watch Internet-only HDTV content on my Sony Bravia (e.g., Amazon video).

The whole thing took about 15 minutes from opening the box, configuring it via my PC, and popping it on my TV. Hard to see how this could be better, so I'm giving this 5 stars for now to alert folks to the utility of this product, but if I run into problems later I'll update this review.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Craig T. Morita on December 22, 2009
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This unit works well for streaming Netflix Instant on videos to my Sony BDP-N460 Blu-ray Disc Player for playback on my Sony Bravia8 XBR TV.

It is the only bridge that I found that has four plugs in the back allowing both the TV, DVD to plug in (with space to plug in an Apple TV or Apple MiniMac in the future).

There is no documentation about how to use this unit with Macs.

Here is a guide to my setup:

To setup with Mac Tiger Os 10.4.11 or Leopard 10.5.x and a first generation Time Capsule unit broadcasting a 802.11n signal.

Note that none of the supplied software will work on a Mac so web based setup is necessary for Macs. However, you can access the manual on the CD. Also the AOSS setup method will not work with Mac Airport Base stations. The Mac documentation is essentially non-existent.

A major problem for WEP password users:

The WEP password option used with Apple Time Capsule Airport stations and newer Airport units is a special form called WEP (Transitional Security Network) when you select the 802.11n option for network setup in the Airport Utility program. What is this? Here is the Apple description:

A Transitional Security Network (TSN) is a network that uses the Transitional Security Network Protocol that allows clients to authenticate with networks in the most secure way possible, based on the capabilities of their hardware and software. Computers capable of connecting using the WPA standard will be able to authenticate using a WPA password. Computers that do not meet the requirements to authenticate using WPA will use WEP instead.
The same password is used on all clients of the Transitional Security Network, regardless of the specific authentication method they use.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Sanges on January 14, 2010
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Like many other customers on here, I did some research and read some reviews and then... took a chance, and it paid! This little box does exactly as it should and creates a wireless access bridge for my home entertainment center in the living room (including an Xbox 360, a Sony Bravia tv, and a Bravia Blu-Ray player, currently) and the router two [VAST] rooms away. I rarely, if ever notice any spats of slowdown or signal degredation while streaming video online off the tv or playing around on Xbox Live. Aside from the hiccup about the installation & configuration program not readily being compatible with Vista 64--which I just decided to skirt-around and instead install on my netbook, but I'm sure it's still doable with Vista after checking some boxes and etc that I couldn't be bothered with at the time--this sleek little box really does the trick.

Almost a year-to-the-date that I initially posted my review, I found in a support forum that you can "dual-band it" with this little box (2.4G & 5G) by flipping a very tiny switch on the side, located near the pushpin Reset button, from the "1x" to "2x" position. For whatever reason, this tidbit of information was not included in any of the documentation so only if you're very closely inspecting the converter would you notice.

Also of note, some users (like myself) have noticed that the settings program does not have a specific 802.11n setting option--but after swapping the switch to "2x" this seems to work the same as if N with a reading of 300Mbps, with a wireless-N router, obviously.

I don't claim to know an awful lot about router settings and home networks but I do know what shows results and much of this can be backed up by other users as well. As always though, do your research, try things out, and see what works best.
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