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Open source DD-WRT or OpenWrt firmware can breathe new life -- and advanced features -- into your old wired or wireless router
Like other routers based on the Atheros chip set, the Buffalo AirStation WHR-HP-G300N requires a build of DD-WRT specifically for the router model.
A number of routers -- such as my Buffalo AirStation -- ship with the manufacturer's own, customized version of DD-WRT, in which case you can update the firmware via DD-WRT's Web interface. Be sure the "After flashing, reset to default settings" option is enabled.
OpenWrt sports both a command-line interface and a Web GUI. The GUI notwithstanding, you'll need to type some commands into the console to get OpenWrt up and running.
The package list for OpenWrt can be dauntingly large, but that's a testament to how flexible the firmware can be in the right hands.