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Staples has WD My net N750 HD Dual-band router for 29.99 F/S until Feb. 15.

  • Up to 750 Mbps (300 + 450) / 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible / 2.4GHz + 5GHz frequency band
  •  4 x 10/100/1000 LAN ports / 2 x USB 2.0
  • Up to 300 + 450 Mbps Wi-Fi speedstaples
  • openwrt support 

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puggle (Jan. 29, 2014 @ 4:26p) |

I've also flashed OpenWRT right after receiving it, and it's VERY stable. Never had to reboot once my setup was finished... (more)

tonysohn (Jan. 31, 2014 @ 3:22p) |

The MyNet 900 is now $100 off ($49 total). I might make the jump now for the since its $10 less.  The MyNet 750 still ap... (more)

bigittyben (Feb. 07, 2014 @ 8:54a) |

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Good price. Wonder if Amazon will match.

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How does this compare with the Netgear gigabit router For $20 here?

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Nice deal OP

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rajaram said:   How does this compare with the Netgear gigabit router For $20 here?

  this is dual band router, with dd-wrt support.
If you use these features, then spending $10 extra is worth it.
both have its share of bad reviews.
If I had to pick one it will be this, as I have use for the 5 GHz band, I am sure this will be very stable with dd-wrt(can't comment on the stock firmware)
 

the other reason I avoid netgear - there power adapters with most of there less $100 routers in last 6-7 months work only on 110v-120v, they do not have 110-240v support.
it may matter for some who need to take this out of country.

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Seems like a very good router. Green.

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are there any coupons floating around that we can combine with this?

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The N900 is also on sale ($90 off), but no alternate firmware support:

WD My Net N900 

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Anybody have this, how is the range?

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C net review says speeds fall off dramatically with range on this one. 

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mistadeal said:   C net review says speeds fall off dramatically with range on this one. 
  its missing antennae

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pietromoon said:   
mistadeal said:   C net review says speeds fall off dramatically with range on this one. 
  its missing antennae

  
You probably meant "external" antennae. This router has internal antennae.

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thx op

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Does USB support most any hard drive with openRT
and/or printer

Currently using Belkin N300 with tomato and it works so well.
was thinking of this as a back-up

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If you solder I assume external antennae can be added on. Dual band OpenWrt gigabit for 29.99...stupid cheap

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Get one for my nephew.

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Your Belkin with Tomato is a much better router.  The Western Digital loses settings, in particular it loses the lan ip sporadically after power cycling or power outage- it then resets to a default 10.0.0.x or 192.168.0.x depending on the phase of the moon and relative position of the stars.  This is the situation with the newest firmware (dec. 2012)- the older firmware was even quirkier.  Otherwise it is a fine router, good QOS, nice interface etc.  Unfortunately the firmware is broken and has not been updated for over a year now.

If you don't need any static ip's or port forwarding on your lan, fine this may work for you.  Otherwise AVOID.   I have this device (WD acknowledged the defect and agreed to take it back), the Belkin N300, a Belkin N600 <both running Tomato>, and others.  The WD hardware is fine.  The firmware is buggy and existing bugs have not been all fixed in over 2 years by now.

Also this price has been available before.  It would be a good price if the thing worked.  But as said, it has this nettlesome and serious problem.
 

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Good price,thanks op

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I bought the MyNet N600 from Woot about 10-15 days ago and have had it installed for a week or so. Flawless so far, really easy to set up and configure. Only using 5ghz band so far, since that's why I bought it, to improve video streaming quality. The smart QoS or whatever they call it certainly appears to work. Upgraded to most current firmware immediately, no issues so far at all.  Also running my Ooma Telo (VoIP) thorough it.

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tonysohn said:   
pietromoon said:   
mistadeal said:   C net review says speeds fall off dramatically with range on this one. 
  its missing antennae

  
You probably meant "external" antennae. This router has internal antennae.

  no did not, too obvious

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fatwaltag said:   Your Belkin with Tomato is a much better router.  The Western Digital loses settings, in particular it loses the lan ip sporadically after power cycling or power outage- it then resets to a default 10.0.0.x or 192.168.0.x depending on the phase of the moon and relative position of the stars.  This is the situation with the newest firmware (dec. 2012)- the older firmware was even quirkier.  Otherwise it is a fine router, good QOS, nice interface etc.  Unfortunately the firmware is broken and has not been updated for over a year now.

If you don't need any static ip's or port forwarding on your lan, fine this may work for you.  Otherwise AVOID.   I have this device (WD acknowledged the defect and agreed to take it back), the Belkin N300, a Belkin N600 <both running Tomato>, and others.  The WD hardware is fine.  The firmware is buggy and existing bugs have not been all fixed in over 2 years by now.

Also this price has been available before.  It would be a good price if the thing worked.  But as said, it has this nettlesome and serious problem.

  
Thanks
Guess I'll hold off

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If the hardware is fine but the firmware is buggy, why not use OpenWRT then?

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fatwaltag said:   Your Belkin with Tomato is a much better router.  The Western Digital loses settings, in particular it loses the lan ip sporadically after power cycling or power outage- it then resets to a default 10.0.0.x or 192.168.0.x depending on the phase of the moon and relative position of the stars.  This is the situation with the newest firmware (dec. 2012)- the older firmware was even quirkier.  Otherwise it is a fine router, good QOS, nice interface etc.  Unfortunately the firmware is broken and has not been updated for over a year now.

If you don't need any static ip's or port forwarding on your lan, fine this may work for you.  Otherwise AVOID.   I have this device (WD acknowledged the defect and agreed to take it back), the Belkin N300, a Belkin N600 <both running Tomato>, and others.  The WD hardware is fine.  The firmware is buggy and existing bugs have not been all fixed in over 2 years by now.

Also this price has been available before.  It would be a good price if the thing worked.  But as said, it has this nettlesome and serious problem.
 


you are comparing oranges with apples, or in this case stock firmware to Tomato.
This with openwrt/dd-wrt is much better router than Belkin with Tomato.

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Thanks, I was just looking for a wireless router. Can always return if it doesn't work!

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RedMachoDevil said:   Anybody have this, how is the range?
  I've owned this router since November 2013. Live in a split level house with router in basement. Everything in my household running on the 5Ghz band with exception of Wii and a 2nd gen Ipod touch.
Range hasn't been an issue. Apple TV and all 4 laptops cruise fine on this router. Streams Netflix without buffering like old Net Gear router. So no range complaints in our house. Paid $29.99 so I'm not complaining as long as it works.    

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WindWalker said:   Does USB support most any hard drive with openRT
and/or printer

Currently using Belkin N300 with tomato and it works so well.
was thinking of this as a back-up

  This router has 16M flash and 128M RAM, so it has plently room to install all driver for any hard drive with openwrt. so far my WD MY PASSPORT 1TB  Portable HDD and seagate Freeagent 1TB portable HDD all work on this router after I installed openwrt and usb storage drivers.

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I was not aware that there was a dd-wrt for the WD.  At the time I purchased (almost a year ago), perhaps it was not available.  I did look for Tomato and dd-wrt (no go).  Will take a look- thanks.

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fatwaltag said:   I was not aware that there was a dd-wrt for the WD.  At the time I purchased (almost a year ago), perhaps it was not available.  I did look for Tomato and dd-wrt (no go).  Will take a look- thanks.
  No, it is supported by OpenWRT not dd-wrt

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fatwaltag said:   I was not aware that there was a dd-wrt for the WD.  At the time I purchased (almost a year ago), perhaps it was not available.  I did look for Tomato and dd-wrt (no go).  Will take a look- thanks.
  
It's OpenWrt ( https://openwrt.org/ ) and not the dd-wrt. They are two different custom firmwares. This WD MyNet N750 is supported by OpenWrt.

EDIT: You beat my to it, rtosfunninja  

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I bought this router last year. It lasted two weeks before it broke. Not great reviews online either. There is a reason it is $30.

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UAIron said:   Comparison vs. other routers
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/view 

Review
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31814-w... 

For 29.99 looks like an excellent price.

  Those reviews are for the N900 version

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zuhl said:   I bought this router last year. It lasted two weeks before it broke. Not great reviews online either. There is a reason it is $30.
  4 out of 5 stars on Amazon

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In4one.
I've had one of these for 8 months or so now. Stock firmware. I rebooted it once in that time. Otherwise I run 8 devices off of both bands without major issues in a 1700 sq ft home.
Worth $29.99 to me to have a spare to get me through the lightning storms come spring. Just in case.

Thanks for the heads up OP. Green for you.

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I've been using this for 2 days now with openwrt and it seems great. Openwrt is not as easy to use as DD-WRT but more powerful. If you're familiar with unix commands and Ubuntu or Debian package management then you'll feel right at home. Unfortunately it isn't supported in the stable branch of openwrt from last March. You have to use the testing version that is recompiled every night which adds some complications.

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thanks

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I've also flashed OpenWRT right after receiving it, and it's VERY stable. Never had to reboot once my setup was finished. I've attached a 1TB USB hard drive to this router, and now it's basically a simple NAT. I'm planning to store my photos on the drive so I can access them from any device within my network. I'm trying to see if it's also possible to open the ports outside of the network -- with the right firewall settings, I think this will be doable. The dual band is great for people living in an area with crowded Wifi signals -- 5GHz bands are far less populated. I'm seeing significant speed improvement over my older router (WRT310N) that was flashed with DD-WRT even on the 2.4 GHz band.

Overall, this is an excellent router with OpenWRT loaded. You might need some basic Linux knowledge for the OpenWRT by the way.

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BeanTech said:   The N900 is also on sale ($90 off), but no alternate firmware support:

WD My Net N900

  
The MyNet 900 is now $100 off ($49 total). I might make the jump now for the since its $10 less.  The MyNet 750 still appears to be $29.

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