Enjoying this N300 for the past 6 months. I have it set up as a Repeater Bridge and now I have great connectivity in other parts of the house. I have noticed that the network speed is slower. Now I want to move my original Linksys e2000 more centrally and get faster speed to all of the PC's by eliminating the Repeater. I still want to use the N300 but only as a NAS. I see the settings for "Setting Up NAS with DD-WRT" but only want to use it as a NAS. Using DD-WRT v24-sp2 (04/07/12),(SVN revision 18946M NEWD-2 K2.6 Eko) Can someone help with the Wireless and Router settings? Thanks....
If I understand the question right you want to use the N300 as an NAS device and connect it wirelessly to another router. If this is the case follow the steps to configure DD-WRT for NAS. Then you can try configuring DD-WRT into Client Mode. http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Client_Mode_Wireless
Keep in mind however that in wireless Client Mode the wireless speed may be reduced since all traffic to the router would be going over the wireless connection. Such a downgrade in wireless speed may affect the ability to stream media content from the NAS storage.
It might be better to simply connect the N300 configured for NAS to the other router via their networking ports (using an Ethernet cable), then simply disable the DHCP server within DD-WRT on the N300. DD-WRT even has the option of turning the router's WAN/Internet port into another networking port, giving the N300 five networking ports rather than four.
Bhagwan said: It is possible to un-brick this router using a Jtag. I know because I've done it. Took me three days to figure it out however and you have to make or buy a hardware interface cable. In my case I made it out of an old printer cable and an old IDE cable + some resistors. You need to be somewhat nutty like me to waste so much time on a $20 router though. Could you please send me some information about how can i un-brick it. Is it possible with Srial connection and JTAG? Any help is really appreciated. Thanks.
Hey, does anybody have a definitive firmware for accessing a printer via the N300's usb? I just unboxed mine after 6 months(got it for 17.99$) on Expansys and want to see if this has been addressed. Oh i also need ntfs HD access. Any suggestions? I have read alot,just have not seen a definitive answer.
Anyone think they can help? Tried it 8 times now, 6 with IPV4 IP and gateway settings adjusted (1 with IP and subnet settings adjusted), and just keep getting regular belkin menu instead of CFE menu (tried 29s, 30s, 31s, 32s, 35s...). Also, having a heck of a time figuring out what's the right firmware to use. I've spent hours reading different threads. Looked over dd-wrt and tomato sites, and can't even find admission that any of them work with a Belkin F7D8301 v1 (not listed under supported devices anyway). Yes, I know it's not the one being discussed here, but this thread had better description of the process than most.
Update: ended up installing older dd-wrt mini directly from Belkin menu (NOT CFE, and no 30/30/30 before hand), according to another post I read. It's running, but still trying to figure what tomato version to use. Even though it's six months old, I'd have used the one linked in another thread, but the link is no longer even good. Only think I can figure is to use the kernal 26 version (K26), and that's only guesswork.
The wireless wouldn't connect on my mothers kindle and then it would connect and drop on my iphone 4s......
I power cycle the modem to no avail, still doing these things. So I held in the reset button on the back. Still doing the same crap. As I was in the middle of formatting my PC and installing windows 8 I left it go.
Plugged Ethernet into my PC after windows 8 started up for the first time and no internet... I figured well damn windows 8 is goofed up on me. Turns out by plugging directly into my cable modem that I'm back online. So now my sharemax N300 is really screwing up.
Any diagnostical testing? I did have this flashed to Tomato firmware...
I couldn't get it working to save my life. I tried the 30/30/30 reset and no dice. I couldn't log onto it no matter what I tried.
I bought two of these, so I got the other one out of the box and flashed it with DD-WRT mini. Everything is working like it should now.
Hopefully this one lasts longer then the first one did, but hey for $20 what do you want.
I did try the new plug with the old router and it still wouldn't work. It was sometimes not showing any activity with the light on the top after unplugging / replugging it in so I figure it just took a dump on me. Oh well.
i had this happened once. i just reflashed it with the same version of ddwrt and that seemed to have fixed it. btw, before i could even do this, i had to go back to the stock firmware from belkin using CFE, then reflash with ddwrt.
I told them I needed the gigabit ports and dual USB ports for a replacement. Make sure you have your receipt too, they will ask for it.. This model is discontinued and the the N900 isn't DD-WRT or Tomato supported.. It's hard to beat a router with the features these custom firmwares give. I picked up two units of the model listed on the OP because of that..
What was wrong with the router? Did you have to pay for return shipping? I feel like my router is on it's last legs. Both stock and dd-wrt/tomato builds don't seem to make a difference. It goes off and won't come back on till a few days later.
They offered a replacement, but they couldn't give me the same router so they offered me a N600.. Told them that it didn't have the 2 USB ports and they told me they would ship me out the N900.. I don't recall if I paid return shipping, but for a $100 retail router shelling out $6 to ship it back was a no brainer.. I still have it sitting in a box unopened, like I said earlier, I would love to have the N300 back instead.. DDWRT and Tomato add so much more functionality than even the newest routers out there..
I wasted an hour on the phone with someone in India for belkin support. They had me go through all kinds of diagnostical crap and finally agreed to send me a replacement. They took down my information and told me that I would get an email instructing me on how to proceed with the return. They never emailed me and I've wasted enough time on this junker.
I say junker, because I set the second router up and it worked fine for oh about four days and now its doing the EXACT same THING!
I went to WalMart and bought a netgear N600, seems like a much better product. I might mess with reflashing these crapo sharemax routers, but I'll probably just pitch them in the garbage.
Called up Belkin and they offered to replace the router with the exact same model. Surprising but I expect that they will send me a refurb and I still have to pay for shipping. Not a bad option, don't know if you want to try calling again.
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 my USB drive But when i connect over Wifi I find my HDD but unable to access my Hdd So pLs help ,, Me ...
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