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The Belkin Play HD N600 F7D8301 is a wireless networking device that offers many high-end, desirable specs at an amazing price. With fast dual-band (up to 600 Mbps) wireless speeds, 4 high-speed Gigabit wired ports, and 2 networked USB ports, Belkin offers many amenities that top-line consumer routers offer, but at a fraction of the price. Dual-band routers are optimal for HD streaming of your favorite online services like Netflix, Hulu, Crackle and more.
With wireless transmission speeds of up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 Ghz band and high speed wired transfers using 4 integrated Gigabit ports, the Belkin F7D8301's excellent performance is further enhanced by the DD-WRT upgrade. The F7D8301 even includes 2 integrated USB ports to network printers or add NAS backup hard-drives, for sharing digital music and HD video files throughout your advanced wireless network.
FlashRouters unlocks the maximum potential by replacing Belkin's standard firmware with the superior DD-WRT open-source platform. The Belkin F7D8301's includes ample RAM/Flash memory capacity (64/8 MB) with a Broadcom chip makes it capable of handling the popular big/mega build varieties of DD-WRT. Easily connect streaming media devices like Roku and AppleTV to VPN using this Belkin DD-WRT Router.
Popular Belkin N600 F7D8301 DD-WRT Setup Options
Using DD-WRT can make your network infinitely more stable and easier to tweak. FlashRouters creates a complete out-of-the-box, plug and play DD-WRT upgraded router solution that includes all the most popular DD-WRT features:
- VPN Router: Upgrading to a DD-WRT F7D8301 allows for built-in VPN connections with OpenVPN and PPTP, creating a secure tunnel for any device just by connecting to the router. When you use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection, you get an additional layer of Internet security and encryption that allows you to mask your location or to access regionally restricted video and streaming content. Read more about what VPN can do under the VPN Service tab.
- Dual Router Setup: In the dual router setup, one router is connected to your local Internet Service Provider and the F7D8301 can be used as a dedicated VPN router. Learn more about the FlashRouters Dual Router Setup.
- Wireless Extender/Bridge Options: Depending on your build and chip type, you can set up a variety of wireless extender options with a DD-WRT router. This will allow you to extend the current reach of the router, improving wireless range in homes and offices. You can also use DD-WRT to create a wireless bridge. With a wireless bridge, you can establish a wired connection without running actual cables and you can create wired ports for a 3G/4G MiFi device. Get a more extensive breakdown in our post on Wireless Repeaters and Bridges. Please look under the Support Plan tab for additional tech support information if you plan to use one of these setups.
The FlashRouters Difference
The Belkin N300 F7D8301 FlashRouter arrives pre-installed with a recent, tested, stable DD-WRT firmware build. Forget spending hours deciphering the DD-WRT forums/website/Wiki for the correct hardware version and proper build only to discover that you've improperly flashed your device and bricked it.
Each FlashRouter arrives at your doorstep with a personalized setup guide that is tailored to your requested network information, making your network centerpiece installation as simple as possible. The right router, the right firmware, right now!
FlashRouters steps in to offer what many router manufacturers won't: better firmware, network configuration assistance and responsive American tech support that will actually answer your questions.
- Free VPN Service Integration: If you have a favored VPN provider, we'll configure the FlashRouter for you and ship it out with the setup information or a visual setup guide for your chosen provider. If you need assistance choosing the right service for you, just contact our support staff. Read more about this option under the VPN Service tab.
- Custom Configuration & Setup Guide Included: Include your preferred router setup options in the order checkout comments or a FlashRouter configuration specialist will be in contact to tailor your new router to your networking plan.
- Free Online Tech Support: Should you run into an issue during Internet or VPN setup, our skilled DD-WRT techs can assist in getting the connection up and running. Read more about this option under the Support Plan tab.
- DD-WRT Warranty: DD-WRT firmware installation voids manufacturer warranties. FlashRouters provides a 90-Day Warranty for DD-WRT installations.
- Worldwide Shipping via USPS.
|Wireless Frequency Band(s)||Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)|
|Wireless Data Rates||N600 (300+300Mbps)|
|Wireless Standards||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n|
|Ethernet Port Type||Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)|
|Ethernet Ports||4 LAN 1 WAN|
|Number of Antennas||4|
|Wireless Security||WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise, WPA2 Personal Mixed, WPA2 Enterprise Mixed, RADIUS, WEP|
|Processor Speed||480 MHz|
|Flash Memory (MB)||8|
|Power Adapter||100v-240v ~50-60Hz (Compatible Worldwide)|
|Volt Input||12V 2A|
|Hardware Version||v1 "Play Max"|
|Package Contents||A/C Power Supply, Customized Setup Guide, Ethernet Cable, Router Stand|
|Choose VPN Service||None Required|