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IT's BACK !!! Belkin F7D8302 Play N600 Wireless Dual-Band N Router for $29.99

DealFinder70 108 February 6, 2013 at 04:25 PM in Computers (8)
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Belkin F7D8302 Play N600 Wireless Dual-Band N Router for $29.99

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0045HJME4

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This router gets dismal reviews on newegg (only 2 'stars'). Most people say it is NOT really gigabit throughput at all. Plus it is NOT Simultaneous Dual Band, so, unless you are only connecting one device, that means it's meh. Yeah it's cheap, but you get what you pay for...
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Most of the issues are due to firmware, flashing the router with dd-wrt and tomato fixes the issues. Mine hasn't had any problems after 4 months.
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Amazon wants $70.24! laugh out loud
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#6
Not gigabit. Want the play hd version. FD8301
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The price is really nice.
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yea. no gigabit, but I believe it is simultaneous dual band, and it's got TOMATO support.

makes this an awesome budget router.
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Quote from BigAppleGuy View Post :
This router gets dismal reviews on newegg (only 2 'stars'). Most people say it is NOT really gigabit throughput at all. Plus it is NOT Simultaneous Dual Band, so, unless you are only connecting one device, that means it's meh. Yeah it's cheap, but you get what you pay for...
I bought one and flashed Tomato on it to give to a friend's mom. It works flawlessly.
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This does not have gigabit and only with 1 USB. The F7D8301 has gigabit and 2 USB ports. Besides that they're basically the same. They're stable after flashing with other firmwares but still have limited range due to internal antenna.

http://dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/...ces#Belkin
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Here's the original Expansys deal (model # F7D7301, rebadged F7D3301):

http://slickdeals.net/f/4625240-Thread-Renewed-Belkin-Sharemax-N300-300Mbps-802-11n-4-Port-Gigabit-Wireless-Router-w-2-USB-Ports-DD-WRT-Tomato-OpenWRT-22-Shipped?v=1

So not exactly the same model (damn Belkin has too many "almost identical" models, hard to keep track).
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Quote from eibgrad View Post :
Here's the original Expansys deal (model # F7D7301, rebadged F7D3301):

http://slickdeals.net/f/4625240-Thread-Renewed-Belkin-Sharemax-N300-300Mbps-802-11n-4-Port-Gigabit-Wireless-Router-w-2-USB-Ports-DD-WRT-Tomato-OpenWRT-22-Shipped?v=1

So not exactly the same model (damn Belkin has too many "almost identical" models, hard to keep track).
F7D7301 /or 3301/ IS A Gigabit I know that for sure, I have 6 of them in my house, working as switches and media servers. Smilie
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Got this on the Expansys deal. Flashed with DD WRT and still terrible range and speed compared to my Linksys WRT 54GL. I still couldn't stream 720p MKV on N 2.4Ghz. Re hooked the Linksys and put this away in the closet.

Just got the TP Link WDR3600 and is so much better with OpenWRT on it. Able to stream 1080p MKV rips wirelessly on either the 2.4 Ghz or 5 Ghz band on my phone.

Although the Expansys was $21 vs $40 AR for the TP Link I would never get another one. The internal antennas kill this router.
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#14
Belkin F7D8302 = sucks
Belkin F7D8301 = great
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Quote from cgigate View Post :
Belkin F7D8302 = sucks
Belkin F7D8301 = great

Thanks for the in depth review..bounce
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