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Belkin (F7D8302) Play N600 Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless N Router

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belkin (F7D8302) Play N600 Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless N Router (DD-WRT Supported) $18.99 at Amazon 

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Had two of the older versions of this from a previous deal. Got one to flash, other one I bricked....Ran DDWRT well, still running now as a matter of fact. Didn't try tomato even though I prefer it, as I was skiddish about bricking the second one.

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Thanks! green for op!

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was that a gold box deal or something? Now shows as $25

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I have a Linksys WRT54Gv2, which is 54MBs. Would I notice much difference in this router? Are Belkin routers reliable?

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Slickone said:   I have a Linksys WRT54Gv2, which is 54MBs. Would I notice much difference in this router? Are Belkin routers reliable?
  there are lots of variables at play here to answer your question definitively, but the short answer is yes, you would likely see a noticeable improvement.
of course the speed of your internet connection is not going to change because of this device, and the connection speed between your device (laptop, mobile phone, tablet, wireless pc, whatever) is only as good as the wireless card that is in it (if you have a 'b card' then it will never go faster than 'b', if you have 'g' then it will never go faster than 'g', etc), but the processing power of any modern router as compared to your ten year old Linksys wrt54g (first released in December of 2002) will pump the data through the router at a faster rate and that alone will make things appear to be faster.  That plus the potential other benefits (connecting at 'n' speed with devices that have wireless 'n' adapters) could dramatically improve performance.  Plus N routers have better range than your G.  So go for it!

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Slickone said:   I have a Linksys WRT54Gv2, which is 54MBs. Would I notice much difference in this router? Are Belkin routers reliable?
  
Belkin routers can be very reliable. I have a Belkin N300 that I flashed with DDWRT. It has been running without rebooting for over a year. Very reliable with DDWRT.  The stock Belkin firmware is a different story. Amazon had poor reviews of my router with stock Belkin firmware, but excellent reviews from people running DDWRT.

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Saw this last time it was on sale. Newegg reviews point to lots of problems. Not saying that there aren't some good examples out there, and some good experiences, but a majority of reviews are negative and usually indicate problems with throughput or having to power cycle frequently.

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when I saw it this morning, it was $18.99, but right now it shows as 24.97

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I have an N300 that I still use as a router only with DD-WRT. I had another N900 that after installing DD-WRT it went bad. Had it replaced under warranty but Belkin sent a new version that is not compatible with DD-WRT. So I set that up as an AP.

I've been using Belkins for ever. They are cheap and work...

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Price History

It was as low as $10 in Sep

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wtfu said:   Price History 

It was as low as $10 in Sep

  One time for a used one.  

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DirtCheapDad said:   Saw this last time it was on sale. Newegg reviews point to lots of problems. Not saying that there aren't some good examples out there, and some good experiences, but a majority of reviews are negative and usually indicate problems with throughput or having to power cycle frequently.
  But would those problems go away with DDWRT?

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rsuaver said:   I have an N300 that I still use as a router only with DD-WRT. I had another N900 that after installing DD-WRT it went bad. Had it replaced under warranty but Belkin sent a new version that is not compatible with DD-WRT. So I set that up as an AP.

I've been using Belkins for ever. They are cheap and work...

  What do you mean set up as an AP? What else do you do with them otherwise?

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With stable version openwrt or dd-wrt , most of  those problems would go away. On another hand, opensource rouer not only supports AP mode, but also supports client and bridge mode.

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Good deal, but be very careful installing DD-WRT or Tomato. I bricked one trying to install Tomato, which is a multi-step process.

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I'm seeing 19.99 before shipping now

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I am using the same one and thinking about upgrade.  However, the review is bad and no support without a fee.  So I decide to wait.

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The wired WAN/LAN ports are 10/100 - NO gigabit if that is important to you. Just emphasizing original post detail here because the Belkin on-line specs are vague and other sites simply have this wrong.  

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DD-WRT,
Can anyone share of proper way of flashing with DD-WRT safely, without brick the router?
1. From stock firmware, flash with dd-wrt mini version?
2. ?

Thanks

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I am an energy miser -- would someone with a kill-a-watt please measure power consumption, preferably running the open-source firmware ?

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