I have a Asus RT-N66U and the file transfer speeds to Samba shares connected to the USB ports on the router leave a little bit to be desired. Would this provide faster transfer speeds?
Might get one anyway to play around with.
I have the Asus RT-16, and I get about 2MB/s (mega Bytes) via the USB port. With the pogoplug, I get about 7MB/s. So over 3 times speed increase.
I don't know if it's the router CPU speed, amount of RAM, or the USB front end on the router that is the bottleneck, but moving the file serving/USB access duty to pogoplug is definitely faster than letting your router handle it. The pogoplug has 1.2GHz processor, my router has 400MHz. Pogoplug also has much more RAM.
Edit: I'm on a slower 100mb network. Don't have Gigabit.
Last edited by coachclass; 03-11-2013 at 11:49 AM..