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#116128 19-Apr-2013 08:37
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Just got Vodafones Huawei modem with its usb ports for printer sharing and connecting a HDD to for sharing. The printer does not share so it probably is not compatible, thats ok, but there is no list available for which printers work. Then the HDD can be found, but transfers to it are at 200bps. It does at least show up on the xbox and stream to it. im not that impressed with this all in one router thus far.




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  #802064 19-Apr-2013 08:52
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I can't speak for that specific router, but I've found that all the routers supplied by telcos in the past have been near to the bottom of the barrel.
I didn't look back when I invested in a third-party router (an Asus) if you can justify buying one, i'd say go for it.

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  #802087 19-Apr-2013 09:29
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Yeah, think your experience is typical. I tried a hdd on my Genius but immediately gave up because of very slow speed.

 
 
 
 


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  #802097 19-Apr-2013 09:54
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dylandylandylan: I can't speak for that specific router, but I've found that all the routers supplied by telcos in the past have been near to the bottom of the barrel.
I didn't look back when I invested in a third-party router (an Asus) if you can justify buying one, i'd say go for it.

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  #802248 19-Apr-2013 13:10
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freitasm:
dylandylandylan: I can't speak for that specific router, but I've found that all the routers supplied by telcos in the past have been near to the bottom of the barrel.
I didn't look back when I invested in a third-party router (an Asus) if you can justify buying one, i'd say go for it.

~Dylan.


This might be about to change, if a project we're working on goes ahead next month...




Oh sweet as! that's awesome to hear!

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  #802495 19-Apr-2013 19:40
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freitasm:
dylandylandylan: I can't speak for that specific router, but I've found that all the routers supplied by telcos in the past have been near to the bottom of the barrel.
I didn't look back when I invested in a third-party router (an Asus) if you can justify buying one, i'd say go for it.

~Dylan.


This might be about to change, if a project we're working on goes ahead next month...




You have a project on the go to improve USB transfer speeds of existing Telco routers? 

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  #802500 19-Apr-2013 19:48
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I was on vodafone until recently and we had a hard drive attached to the box - it was almost useless.

Since have changed to snap and can confirm that the fritz!box has excellent throughput.

So save yourself the hassle and buy a decent box you can buy it from snap (full price) and use on another provider or change to snap and get the best box ever for free.

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  #802506 19-Apr-2013 20:02
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I get around 5MB/s read and 2MB/s write (max) to an NTFS-formatted drive connected to an RT-N16 running TomatoUSB. Performance drops off very quickly when the router is put under any load (eg: routing ~1Mb/s cuts the write in half to ~1MB/s.)

Theoretically, an ext3-formatted drive would be faster, but I don't have a spare USB drive to test with.




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  #802518 19-Apr-2013 20:44
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Plenty of reports of that huawei modem having rubbish usb support.

Fritzbox is pretty good but you will never substitute a proper NAS. And with theprice of disks these days there is not too much reason not to have a NAS. Think I saw a 2.5TB WD red drive for like $140? Couple of them in an old box with FreeNAS on it and you are good to go.

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  #802550 19-Apr-2013 21:55
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I have a Huawei HG556a modem (Vodafone) and haven't tried a USB drive on it because of the reports I'd read about speeds being rubbish. I do have an Canon Pixma printer (iP4500 - ~4 years old, USB interface only) attached though. Generally it works pretty well but every now and again a job will get "stuck" and there's absolutely no clearing it. The only way to get things going again is to delete the settings in the modem, reboot it and re-enter the settings. Obviously can't manage the printer in any way either.

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