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Old 05-31-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default Router + External HDD

hey guys,

i'm looking to upgrade my current wireless G router (linksys) to a wireless N. i have a 2TB external HDD that i would like to use as a NAS device.

i'm thinking of getting a router that has a USB 2.0 port so that i can use the external drive as a NAS. but from what i've been reading, the access to the NAS in this type of setup isn't that fast (30-50 Mbps). i have 3 questions:

1) is there a wireless router that has better performance than this when accessing a USB attached drive?

2) is there another option given my current setup?

3) i would like to have torrents downloading directly to the external HDD without the need to have a computer on. are there any wireless routers that have a built in torrent client?

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:44 PM   #2
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1) That sounds like the avg speed for usb over ethernet.
2) There is custom firmware for various routers. Perhaps you could load it into your router and install a bittorrent client.
3) The Asus WL-700gE wireless router can use bittorrent.
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