Originally Posted by bobsilver
Yes it will be a free firmware update. Basically they should be adding the ReadyShare Cloud to the 4500. The Clear Channel will not be added though as I understand it it is more then software.
I bought the 4500 from best buy 2 days ago, set it up last night. The shipped firmware (70? I think) included ReadyShare Cloud, which was an awesome surprise, because I was really torn between the 4500 and 3800. The config web app says there is a newer fw available too, but I did not dl it yet.
As far as the 4500 overall, so far I can't make a single complaint. The test will be, how many times do I need to restart it between now and the end of my return window? Hopefully zero, that's my main reason for getting a new router. But the improved speeds are definitely nice, and the features seem to make it worth the price. Within 20 minutes, I was up and running with 2 LAN devices and 4 wireless, set up my network printer, network usb storage, cloud access, and DLNA server. It sounds like a lot but it was incredibly simple, a few clicks and checkboxes and that was it. These are also all things I had been meaning to do, so the 4500 was a great way to get it all done without building another pc. I have a feeling I will eventually want a true NAS on ethernet (once my digital library grows beyond my current 4 tb), but for now it works really well. I'm going to get one of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121049
so I can run 2 2tb drives on the router's usb storage. Hope that's not too much for it.
Anyone have advice on how to tell if a given device supports 5Ghz or not? Both my laptop and phone claim wireless n, but only the laptop sees the 5Ghz network, which is blazingly fast. The network status shows it's connected at 216Mbps! And that's with only 2 channel support on the laptop, not 3. Same with my roku xds, I coulda sworn I read that it will do both 2.4 and 5 Ghz, but it only saw the 2.4 network. I guess I was under the impression that any wireless n device could use 2.4 or 5Ghz, but this doesn't seem to be the case.