Buffalo Router Inc. has been making high-quality routers for years. Buffalo is a brand that now operated under MELCO Group of companies. The Buffalo GN router is from the WCR series. The WCR-GN comes with 16Mbs of RAM and operates at speeds up to 300 Mbps with Wifi Bands 2.4 GHz. The router comes with one WAN port and 4 ETH ports.
The buffalo WCR-GN makes for a great router that can be used for high-speed gaming. You can even set features like web-based filtering and the ability to set parental controls. We have written the below article keeping in mind the issues faced by users who face issues with login into the router. Also for users from US & Canada, you can dial the buffalo customer support 1888-274-1968 and get your issues fixed.
Prerequisites To access the default login gateway of Buffalo WCR-GN:
- A system connected to the home Wifi (Buffalo)
- A personal computer where you can access a browser
Steps to Login to Buffalo WCR-GN Router
Step 1: Open the web browser
To begin the process of logging in to the router, you need to enter an IP address in the search bar/URL of your browser. The IP address for Buffalo router ls 192.168.11.1, you can also click on this link: http://192.168.11.1 to directly open the default gateway.
Step 2: Enter the default Username and Password
If the IP address is correct for your router, you will get the login screen where you need to enter the username and password. If you are operating the router for the first time, then use the default username and password, else look for the box of Buffalo WCR-GN for the default credentials.
- Default Username: root
- Default Password: blank
PS: We found the above username-password combination was correct in 70% cases.
Step 3: Setting up the Buffalo WCR-GN Login Details
Since the default username and password is so easily available, one can fiddle with your router so It is always recommended to change the default username and password to make the router secure from any suspicious login attempts.
Tips to change your username and password:
- Your password should have a mixture of alphanumeric characters and special characters
- Your password should be 8-16 characters long, complex yet easy to remember
- Username should be user-friendly and simple
- Username and password for Huawei router needs to be written down somewhere
Step 4: Change SSID for Buffalo router
The different wifi names that you see inside the network tab is called SSID or service set identifier. By default, the name that appears is of the brand which manufactures the router so in this case, you may see the SSID as Buffalo-G-XXXX or Buffalo-A-XXXX. You should change the default name because if you don’t then it will be easy for anyone to guess your details.
- Make the SSID short and simple
- Don’t make it very fancy as it may backfire
- Don’t use any personal information to set the name of your router
Step 5: Secure WCR-GN router settings
Inside the default gateway, see for the encryption settings of your network. You need to set the encryption to WPA2-PSK which is the current industry standard. It ensures that your router operates at the best security level possible.
Solutions to Issues of Netopia 3347-02 router
1. Buffalo WCR-GN Password Doesn’t Work
The default password is the word “admin”. In case it doesn’t work then most probably you or someone may have changed the default password. The fix is to reset the router. Press-and-hold reset button for 30 seconds.
2. Forgot Password to WCR-GN Router
First of all, try hard to remember or find the paper where you have written the password. If you don’t find anything then you may try to contact the ISP or Xfinity forums and see for a different set of default password to be used. If nothing works, try doing a reset for your router.
3. How to Reset the Buffalo Router To Default Settings
The process is simple. Press-and-hold the reset button for 15 seconds.