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Make sure it's not the F7D7302 model.. I haven't seen any refurbished 7301s so I'm a little suspect..
Hypnosis4u2nv (Mar. 18, 2013 @ 10:32a)
I am using a Belkin share max N300 Router I am facing a big problem when i connect my router with Ethernet cable i can access... (more)
mahirkl (Mar. 20, 2013 @ 9:48a)
Just got the router over the weekend, it was an F7d7301 brand new in box. Going to flash Tomato on it and hope this one ... (more)
BillboFraggins (Mar. 24, 2013 @ 7:46p)
****USE THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FIRMWARE!!! YOU RISK BRICKING IF THE FIRMWARE DOESN'T MATCH YOUR ROUTER!*****
MINI BUILD dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_f7d3301.bin
MEGA BUILD dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega.bin Supports VPN Concentrate and SSH FTP, NO NTFS support!
BIG BUILD dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_big.bin Supports NTFS, NO VPN Concentrate and SSH FTP support! Credit to WizardKing.
*Tomato-K26USB-1.28.7501MIPSR2oastmam-RT-Ext.trx Latest Release - *Requires 4Shared registration
Change Log Version 1.28.7501
ORON Link - Toastman Versions 1.28.7500.2 No Registration Required
Tomato Version 1.28.7499.1 COMPLETE HISTORY Changelog
DO NOT TRY FLASHING WHILE YOUR COMPUTER IS CONNECTED TO YOUR NETWORK (IE. ROUTER/SWITCH)! DISCONNECT YOUR COMPUTER FROM YOUR NETWORK AND THEN FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO FLASH!
Download these two files before you start anything. F7D3301/F7D7301 ONLY!
Once you have both files, make double sure that your PC is plugged into one of the four LAN ports on the back of the Belkin router, log into the Belkin router at 192.168.2.1 and set the factory defaults. Once that is done do a 30/30/30 reset (Hold reset button for 30 seconds, unplug power with reset button still held in for 30 seconds and plug power back in while still holding the reset button for 30 more seconds.)
Next, set your PC's static IP address to 192.168.2.8 with subnet 255.255.255.0 How to set your static ip. If your're using a NOTEBOOK make sure you DISABLE the WIFI radio before attempting this!
If you double checked and it's right refresh your browser at 192.168.2.1. You should now see a CFE Web Browser page that tells you to browse for a file. Browse for the file and point it to the dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_f7d3301.bin file first. Click upload it should tell you that it received the upload and it's now rebooting. *VERY IMPORTANT* DON'T DO ANYTHING ELSE FOR THE NEXT 5 to 10 minutes and make sure you don't reset the router etc. Don't wait for it to finish, just give it a good 10 minutes! If your browser keeps getting connection reset, quit any programs that may trying to talk to the internet (safe mode might be a good bet for this).
Once done, change the static IP address on your PC to 192.168.1.8 with the same subnet of 255.255.255.0
Now open your browser and go to 192.168.1.1 You should now see DD-WRT firmware. Now change the root password make sure you save it and then from the administration tab click on firmware upgrade. Point it to the file dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega.bin OR dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_big.bin and click upgrade. This will take another 6 or so minutes roughly, so let it do it's job and come back in 10 minutes!
Once this completes you should be in eko's new mega build! Open up your browser to 192.168.1.1 and start using DD-WRT. For those who are going to use this router as a client bridge or repeater bridge, if your primary router is on 192.168.0.1 for example, you need to change the Belkins IP address to coincide with your primary router's network setup, so change it to 192.168.0.2 or something along the same path of 192.168.0.x..
Keep in mind, it takes about a minute for this sucker to boot and even show a first light. Don't worry if you plug it in and it appears dead, give it a while before you see the light come on.
NOTE: If you have problems get CFE Web Browser to flash the firmware, you can also try flashing the ** MINI ** build through the Belkin routers firmware update page.. Understand that even though other users have performed the flash successfully, it is generally agreed upon that it is best to use CFE or TFTP to flash DD-WRT firmware onto this router.. Without saying, proceed at YOUR OWN RISK.. Credit to RonR
NOTE: When flashing to TomatoUSB the DHCP server will be disabled by default. After flashing to TomatoUSB, do not change the computer's static IP (example: 192.168.1.8). Log into the router (example: 192.168.1.1), navigate to Basic -> Network. Enable DHCP Server and configure any additional DHCP settings if needed. Next select the Save button. Finally, change the computer's IP address setting back to "obtain IP address automatically".
THANKS AND CREDIT TO BENNOR
There are two ways to revert back to the Belkin firmware. I've done it both ways. You will first need the Belkin firmware. My router initially came with 1.00.06. First step is to download the Belkin router firmware if you do not already have a copy of it.
Version 1.00.06 (Aug 14 2010): http://cache-www.belkin.com/support/dl/F7D7301_WW_1.00.06.bin
Or the newer firmware...
Version 1.00.08 (Dec 24 2010) : http://networking.belkin.com/update/files/F7D7301/v1/WW/F7D7301_WW_1.00.08.bin
The Easy Way if DD-WRT or TomatoUSB is Loaded:
Easiest way to update or revert back to the Belkin firmware is within either the DD-WRT or TomatoUSB administration page(s), go to the firmware update page and select the Belkin firmware you downloaded from the link(s) above, and then upload it to the router. Wait at least 5 minutes during which the router may reboot one or more times. After 5 minutes, configure your computer with the static IP 192.168.2.8, mask 255.255.255.0 and then log into the router's administration page at http://192.168.2.1. The Belkin status page should then load.
If for some reason the router behaves erratically (especially the wireless connection) do a 30-30-30 reset and go to the CFE web page and hit the clear/reset NVRAM link, then reboot the router.
The Longer Way:
Start by configuring your wired computer for the static IP 192.168.1.8, mask 255.255.255.0 if DD-WRT or TomatoUSB firmware is loaded to the router. Ensure your computer does not have any other network connection (like wireless) active while it is wired to the router. Remove any other wired connections to the router including the broadband modem if one is connected.
Do a 30-30-30 reset. press and hold in the reset button for 30 seconds, continue to hold the button in while you remove power to the router for 30 seconds, continue to hold in the reset button and reapply power and wait 30 more seconds. The router indicator light on the top front should be off.
Using Internet Explorer log into the router's CFE web page via http://192.168.1.1. Just to be safe I hit the clear/reset NVRAM link on the CFE page before uploading the firmware, don't know if this step is really needed. Select the browse button and locate the Belkin Firmware listed above and select the upload button. You should then be notified that the file has been uploaded (or something along those lines).
Wait at least 5 minutes. The router will reboot one or more times during the firmware update process. During the router reboot process, change your computer's static IP address to 192.168.2.8.
When 5 minutes have passed, log back into the router at http://192.168.2.1 and (hopefully) you will be at the Belkin status page. You can then reconfigure as needed. After configuring the router you can change your computer's static IP address back to "obtain IP address automatically".
With the Belkin firmware loaded you can use the Belkin Setup, Router Monitor Software and Apps program (installed from the CD or the link below) to install/access any USB-router connected printers. Using the Belkin firmware/Apps program I can access all of the features (scanning, fax, etc.) of my USB-router connected HP Office Jet J5700 series multi-function printer.
AT&T DSL Router Set-Up - Credit to GilbertsGrape
DD-WRT Loopback Set-Up - Credit to Toddler
Setting Up NAS with DD-WRT
What does the CFE Web Menu look like?
Pictures of the Routers internals for Antenna Mods - Credit to Sabre103
Configure USB Printing in DD-WRT and Tomato - Credit to Bennor
Troubleshoot flashing DD-WRT Mini build in CFE Web Menu - Credit to Bennor
Getting Roku to access media via attached hard drives - Credit to Bennor
Setting up Guest WiFi running Tomato VLAN - Also check ct99's instructions
Problems with the LATEST DD-WRT Build? Try this older MEGA build 15396 or BIG build 15396
F7D7301 Share Max N300 Wireless N Router - Setup, Router Monitor Software and Apps: http://en-us-support.belkin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4871/kw/F7D7301
Password trouble after flashing Tomato? With router on, hold reset button down for 30 seconds and let it reboot. Use default username:root and password:admin..
OpenWRT now supported on this router! - Credit to graymen2omatic
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