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Thread Renewed: Belkin Sharemax N300 300Mbps 802.11n 4-Port Gigabit Wireless Router w/ 2 USB Ports, DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWRT - $22 Shipped

unlockedshaders 494 May 21, 2012 at 08:47 PM in Computers (12) More Expansys Deals
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Expansys [expansys-usa.com] has the Belkin Share Max N300 Wireless N+ Router, model # F7D7301 (rebadged F7D3301).
$21.99 shipped, no tax except for Illinois. PayPal checkout available.
Router is BRAND NEW.


Stock firmware is pretty bad, but SDers have generally had great success using this router with DD-WRT or Tomato! bounce

2012-05-21: "Stock Usually Ships In 3 Days"

Hardware specs for v1:
Broadcom BCM4716 rev1
453 MHz CPU
8 MB Flash
64 MB RAM
2x USB 2.0
4 Port Gigabit Switch
WPS Button


Please check the wiki for information regarding 3rd party firmware!
Old thread for reference purposes.

Note: Thread was renewed per advice from serra, please moderate if inappropriate.

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http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/8900/imag0429ud.jpg

Like my mod?
Sorry crappy pic

How can i display a picture in this forum?
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Quote from geant90 View Post :
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/8900/imag0429ud.jpg

Like my mod?
Sorry crappy pic

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Cool.Cool Don't think I could pull that off, but am curious how much that improves your reception (and compared to other routers you may own).
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Quote from geant90 View Post :
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/8900/imag0429ud.jpg

Like my mod?
Sorry crappy pic

How can i display a picture in this forum?
Can you post exactly how you added the external antennas?
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...How can i display a picture in this forum?
Not hard.

When you post or edit, hit "Go Advanced" (if you don't have that option set as default), scroll down to the "Manage Attachments" button. A new window will open with places for internet URLs or to browse your computer for a file.

Upload pix, close window, save post.

Image(s) will appear below your post like the product pictures in first posts do.

Edit: The paperclip icon is a drop-down for putting your uploaded images to the body of your post at the cursor position. (Not sure it's worth doing on slickdeals)
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Can you post exactly how you added the external antennas?
i just took off the antennas from my old asus router and drilled 2 holes and soldered the antennas. Even those these antennas suck within the same range about 10 feet on my half ass N netbook wifi im geting 60mbps compared to about 30 on the one without the antenna

On a speed test ofcourse
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so has anyone setup openvpn on dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega.bin

I cant get open vpn to work if you found a working tutorial please link!
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i just took off the antennas from my old asus router and drilled 2 holes and soldered the antennas. Even those these antennas suck within the same range about 10 feet on my half ass N netbook wifi im geting 60mbps compared to about 30 on the one without the antenna

On a speed test ofcourse

Wow. i was also planning to mod mine once it arrives at my door...but im planning to use a cheaper solution using the video below. maybe you can do these and see if it will improve the coverage. Smilie
(http://www.viddler.com/v/dec85889)
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Quote from draeon View Post :
Wow. i was also planning to mod mine once it arrives at my door...but im planning to use a cheaper solution using the video below. maybe you can do these and see if it will improve the coverage. Smilie
(http://www.viddler.com/v/dec85889)
"Twice the range and twice the power"...that statement instills no confidence that he knows what the heck he's doing. Smilie

Anyways, the Belkin doesn't come with external antennas to mod in the first place.
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Quote from poohbie View Post :
"Twice the range and twice the power"...that statement instills no confidence that he knows what the heck he's doing. Smilie

Anyways, the Belkin doesn't come with external antennas to mod in the first place.

Well geant90 manage to add external antennas, so its possible.
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Quote from draeon View Post :
Wow. i was also planning to mod mine once it arrives at my door...but im planning to use a cheaper solution using the video below. maybe you can do these and see if it will improve the coverage. Smilie
(http://www.viddler.com/v/dec85889)
Well those antenna seem awhole lot better than the crap one i used.its about an inch of exposed copper in a line. Im sure that mod would give even better result on range

Again anyone on the vpn?
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Quote from draeon View Post :
Well geant90 manage to add external antennas, so its possible.
yeah and it doubled my throughput in the same distance. Now i hope if i get better antennas i can get a good amount of bandwidth at a further range
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just grabbed one... I already have an older Belkin Play (dual band, not gigE) running Tomato... it has been rock solid. I ran DD-WRT on it for a year and that was buggy as heck and not even close to as many 'usable' features.

Tomato FTW ... Fyeah!
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Thanks, in 4 1!
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The Belkin isn't a dual-band router though?
I just wanted to confirm this was a statement (vs a question) stating that this router is not a dual band (b/g OR n, and not b/g/n), correct?

Also for those who are using dd-wrt: does the router support multiple ssids?
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Great deal! I got one and installed dd-wrt and very happy with it. Installed my USB printer and it's all good.

One quick question though: Trying to set up a guest network with separate subnet's and ip's. Found many instructions so it's not a problem. However, the only trick is that I want to share my non-wireless USB printer (hence no ip address of its own) to the guest network as well and I can't seem to find any instructions on the web.

Any suggestions?
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