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I do like my new router, but was disappointed, especially after 3 days of working with my backup software and many chats with about 6 company tech support folks to discover the following:The firmware does not support full access to the USB-attached drive. Sure, you can map the drive and write to it and read from it, but you don't have the level of access necessary to adjust the attributes of the files. (For example, you can't unset the modified attribute and the file timestamp you get when you
xcopy the file will always be the current time, not the original timestamp of the file. This renders many backup solutions useless. (A senior tech at the company finally explained -- after many hours going 'round and 'round with 3 different firmware replacements -- that this is a known "product limitation" and she pointed me to the NSLU2.
27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
I have only had this for a week or so, so I am still playing around with the settings to get the best performance. A couple of things that you should know, however:The range is advertised as 4 times the G routers. Not true. It might be slightly better, but not much. The throughput with a good to excellent signal will be much higher than a G system, 270 mbps versus 54. But, with a low signal, this drops off quickly. And the signal will be low in pretty much the same places as the G router.T
his router does not like older G adapters. It is supposed to be backward compatible, but the range of my other laptop, with a linksys G card, is probably 1/3 to 1/4 of what it was with a G router. More than 30 feet away and it is not usable. I find this odd.Setting up the network drive is a bitch. The instructions cover about half of what you need to know. I spent more than an hour talking to customer support.