Accessing the web configuration interface is simple, with the default username and password set as ‘admin’ and ‘password’ respectively.
After entering the login credentials, we are greeted by a main ‘Setup’ page which features links to various setup wizards.
These let us set up the internet connection, configure basic wireless and security settings, set up port forwarding, configure UPnP and update the firmware of the router. There is a separate pane on the right hand side of this page which contains basic setup instructions for the router.
We connected the N600 to our Virgin Media modem during our testing and it didn’t require any configuration to get things up and running, it was simply plug and play.
Buffalo have included pretty much every possible configuration option you could ask for under the ‘WAN/LAN’ tab, though, in case you would like to reconfigure the network.
A plethora of advanced wireless settings can be found under the ‘Wireless’ tab.
The ‘Games/Apps’ tab let us access advanced port forwarding, UPnP, DMZ and QoS options.
Under the ‘Admin’ tab, we find all of the router configuration options such as setting the time and date, resetting the password and updating the firmware of the router.
The final tab lets us see a whole host of diagnostic information about the router.
We would say that the user interface is more suited to more advanced users. Even the simplified setup wizards are fairly complicated and could easily confuse more basic users. Buffalo have made a clear effort to try and explain what each setting is for, though.