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Belkin Play N600 HD Wireless Dual Band N Router with 2 USB Ports (N600/F7D8301) EXPIRED

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1 Sale A Day via eBay has Belkin Play N600 HD Wireless Dual Band N Router with 2 USB Ports (N600/F7D8301) for $29.99 with Free Shipping. Thanks DJ3xclusive

Price Research: Our research indicates that this Belkin Play N600 HD is $15 lower (33% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $45. - brisar

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Last Edited by 45root August 2, 2012 at 09:02 PM
DD WRT Detailed Install Instructions [dd-wrt.com]

F7D8301

CPU: Broadcom BCM4718 @ 453 MHz
Switch: Broadcom BCM53115 Gigabit
Flash: 8 MB
RAM: 64 MB
2.4GHz: Broadcom BCM4718
5 GHz: Broadcom BCM43224

Very similar to the N300. Think of it as an N300 with added simultaneous dual band to sweeten the deal!

CONFIRMED SIMULTANEOUS

http://slickdeals.net/f/2921891-B...-in-stores

1. install dd-wrt
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/down...6c8355b4d0
(open browser at 192.168.2.1 and flash the firmware from belkin gui.)
needed a 30/30/30 reset after install of dd-wrt

2. Tomato by Shibby upgrade from web
http://tomato.groov.pl/download/K...at-VPN.trx

ALWAYS FLASH dd-wrt BEFORE FLASHING Tomato.



Windows XP SP2 or Max OSX v10.5 or later, 1GHz Processor, 256MB RAM, 600MB available on your hard drive

Deal on eBay is dead (sold out), but you can still get this deal from bensoutlet.com [bensoutlet.com], which is owned by the same people that own 1saleaday.

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Anyone know what the transfer rates are like through the USB port? I don't see any indication of USB 2.0 or 3.0.

Thanks!
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Anyone know what the transfer rates are like through the USB port? I don't see any indication of USB 2.0 or 3.0.

Thanks!
never heard of usb 3 in a router yet.
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Anyone know what the transfer rates are like through the USB port? I don't see any indication of USB 2.0 or 3.0.

Thanks!

Its USB 2.0, and the transfer speed is below par.

Look at the review from CNET http://reviews.cnet.com/routers/b...entBody;1r
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helpful link when looking for performance router , belkin is not a performer .

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/la...charts/bar

asus fan .
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Its USB 2.0, and the transfer speed is below par.

Look at the review from CNET http://reviews.cnet.com/routers/b...entBody;1r
Thanks for that link. The chart at the end is exactly what I've been looking for.

Those transfer rates are a deal breaker for me. Looks like I might wait for a deal on an E4200. The chart shows it is 3-4 times as fast as the N600. It might be more pricey, but it'll be worth it for me.
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helpful link when looking for performance router , belkin is not a performer .

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/la...charts/bar

asus fan .
This might be a dumb question, but which of those categories should I be looking at for NAS transfer speeds?

I see that the ASUS WL-520GU has a USB port, but the product description sounds like it only supports printers. Looks like the RT-N16 might be a good option for me.
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This might be a dumb question, but which of those categories should I be looking at for NAS transfer speeds?

I see that the ASUS WL-520GU has a USB port, but the product description sounds like it only supports printers. Looks like the RT-N16 might be a good option for me.
get a real NAS for NAS levels of performance. no router will be comparable.
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get a real NAS for NAS levels of performance. no router will be comparable.
Not to sidetrack this thread any further since it's no longer focused on the router listed in the OP, but I already have a 3TB external drive that I'm using and I was looking for a way to get it off my desk and onto the middle floor of our house to allow my wife to get at some of the pictures so she can work on them in Photoshop on her machine while she's in the basement. I don't need blazing speeds, just something reasonably fast and reasonably priced that will allow her to scroll through the pics and download the handful she'd like to work on at any given time. Upload speeds aren't a major factor since we're not talking about movies or anything bigger than 10-12MB for 98% of the files.
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I added some important notes I think that may be very helpful to some in the WiKi nod

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Quote from bkdg100 View Post :
helpful link when looking for performance router , belkin is not a performer .

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/la...charts/bar

asus fan .
I don't see that router on the chart...
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Not to sidetrack this thread any further since it's no longer focused on the router listed in the OP, but I already have a 3TB external drive that I'm using and I was looking for a way to get it off my desk and onto the middle floor of our house to allow my wife to get at some of the pictures so she can work on them in Photoshop on her machine while she's in the basement. I don't need blazing speeds, just something reasonably fast and reasonably priced that will allow her to scroll through the pics and download the handful she'd like to work on at any given time. Upload speeds aren't a major factor since we're not talking about movies or anything bigger than 10-12MB for 98% of the files.
If you don't need a router, a cheap USB-ethernet link, pogoplug or a ethernet-capable USB/SATA dock (ex. dockstar) will be fast enough but they generally cost about the same price as the router in this deal.
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