Archive for February, 2014

postheadericon New Nokia Lumia Icon available at Microsoft retail stores

REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 12, 2014 — Preorders for the new Nokia Lumia Icon will be offered at all Microsoft retail store locations, Microsoft Corp. announced Wednesday. The Lumia Icon is available for preorder immediately at Microsoft retail store locations and will hit store shelves and the Microsoft online store Feb. 20. Customers who purchase a Lumia Icon before March 16, 2014, at Microsoft retail store locations and the Microsoft online store will receive a free Nokia Wireless Charging accessory valued between $ 49 and $ 69.*

Nokia Lumia Icon
Nokia Lumia Icon
February 11, 2014
The Nokia Lumia Icon is fast, sleek and powerful.

“The Microsoft retail stores are excited to offer our customers the new Nokia Lumia Icon for purchase,” said Kelly Soligon, senior director, Marketing and Experiences for Microsoft retail stores. “Microsoft retail store customers not only get access to this great new Windows Phone from Nokia, they also have a chance to customize it from top to bottom and receive a complimentary, personalized setup session with a Microsoft retail store associate.”

The Nokia Lumia Icon offers a 5-inch, HD, reduced-glare display and a 20-megapixel camera sensor that features Nokia PureView technology and ZEISS optics. With four high-performance mics and Nokia Rich Recording, the Lumia Icon captures HD video while reducing background noise. Powered by the latest version of Windows Phone 8, the Nokia Lumia Icon comes with Live Tiles, which let you pin your favorite people, apps and more to your Start Screen for updates you care about and a phone that is uniquely yours. Windows Phone 8 also offers more than 220,000 apps with about 500 new apps added daily. For a more dynamic experience, the Lumia Icon phone pairs great with the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet, also available at Microsoft retail stores. More information on the Icon is available on the Windows Phone blog.

The Icon will be available for $ 199 for new Verizon customers or for existing customers who are eligible for an upgrade with a new two-year agreement.

The Microsoft retail store offers a range of best-in-class choices to fit anyone’s needs and budgets, with a mission to help customers get the most choice, value and service with their technology investments. The stores offer a curated assortment of selected products, including Windows 8.1 PCs, tablets, Windows Phones, Xbox One, Microsoft Office 365 and more.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

* Qualifying customers at retail stores may receive a free Nokia Wireless Charging Plate or a free Nokia Wireless Charging Stand. Qualifying online customers will receive a free Nokia Wireless Charging Plate. Offers are not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be combined with other offers, transferred, or otherwise redeemed for cash or gift cards. Taxes may apply. Microsoft reserves the right to cancel, change or suspend offers at any time without notice. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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postheadericon Banks put customers first with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Sept. 17, 2013 — At the Sibos global financial services event in Dubai, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) on Tuesday announced that a number of leading global financial institutions are modernizing their business operations and choosing Microsoft Dynamics CRM as the platform to shift from transaction-based businesses to customer-centric businesses.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM has been designed from the ground up to help businesses engage and delight their customers by delivering exceptional customer experiences and interactions. Financial institutions are drawn to the customer-first design philosophy and the fact that Microsoft Dynamics CRM works seamlessly with other productivity applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SharePoint and Yammer. Microsoft Dynamics CRM gives financial institutions a powerful solution to drive proactive interactions with end customers, provide deep client insight, and deliver intelligent offers and custom-built experiences, enabling banks to improve customer retention, add new customers and improve advisor productivity. In essence, Microsoft Dynamics CRM helps financial institutions become a true trusted advisor for their clients.

Prioritizing customer service is the key competitive differentiator for Metro Bank, Great Britain’s first new bank in more than a century. Microsoft Dynamics CRM, combined with Microsoft devices and services, is the foundation of Metro Bank’s customer-first strategy.

“As the first new high street bank in the U.K. for over 100 years, our unique, customer-focused model is reinventing the rules of retail banking,” said Paul Marriott-Clarke, commercial director at Metro Bank. “Microsoft Dynamics CRM helps us enhance our customers’ experiences, combining traditional face-to-face service in our stores with amazing technology to ensure our customers receive the very best in service and convenience.”

MKB Bank, the second-largest bank by equity in Hungary, chose Microsoft Dynamics CRM to steer all customer-related processes in the bank and keep up with growth. With Microsoft Dynamics CRM, MKB improved customer service times by 25 percent, decreased customer churn by 5 percent and increased profit earned on the primary banking customer segment by 20 percent in the same period.

“Customer service is our top priority, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM gave us a comprehensive view of customers and integrated access to all channels,” said Laszlo Kiraly, head of CRM and E-Channels at MKB. “Our CRM-driven front-end system has become the core application for our business. It is now our primary platform for collaboration, better efficiency and a superior multichannel experience.”

Volkskreditbank AG (VKB) tapped Microsoft Dynamics CRM to help it become one of the most customer-oriented banks in Austria. The results have been undeniable: a 32 percent boost in sales productivity, an 18 percent increase in customer service quality and a 95 percent decrease in the time needed to provide analyses and reports, giving managers and executives a near-real-time view into the health of the business.

“We needed a CRM solution to power our entire bank, not just a single division or set of products,” said Michael Reifetshamer, IT manager at VKB. “Our experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM shows that we made the right choice.”

ABN AMRO Bank NV improved customer service by implementing Microsoft Dynamics CRM and connecting it to its asset management system to provide a single view of each customer account.

“Dynamics CRM is a robust solution tool,” said Su Kia Tan, head of Process & Project Management for ABN AMRO Bank. “We use it to support our end users in managing business growth and productivity improvement with necessary controls built on customized and streamlined workflows.”

And at the end of the day, to become a customer-centric organization banks must first start thinking from their customers’ perspectives. They need tools, technologies and processes that allow them to address customer inquiries anywhere, anytime. Banks need tools that provide complete and holistic views of their customers and enable them to reach out with intelligent and timely offers. Microsoft Dynamics CRM is the tool that ultimately allows them to become trusted advisors to their customers.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers and prospects can learn more about Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the financial services space at In addition, they can follow and engage with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM community @MSDynamicsCRM, at

About Microsoft Dynamics

At the heart of every successful business are the people who make things happen. Microsoft Dynamics designs modern business solutions that empower individuals with intuitive tools that allow them to do their best work. Our proactive, easy-to-use business applications adapt to the way people and systems work, enabling businesses to rapidly deploy and be forward-looking in an ever-changing world.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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postheadericon FlashRouter Flash Special: Get a New Roku 3 or AppleTV Under $25

Want Better Streaming? Get a Better Wireless Router!

One of the very best reasons to purchase any new router is to enhance your home entertainment and streaming video/music experience. Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and more provide solid HD entertainment but to get the best viewing experience you must have the correct router in place.

Many may have received the gifts of Netflix subscription, Hulu Plus Subscription, Pandora, Slacker, or Amazon Prime over this holiday season. Perhaps your viewing experience is not all you hoped. Are you limited to viewing on your computer alone? Is the quality of your video suffering from a slow wireless connection? Perhaps you are noticing buffering with your High definition (HD) streaming.

How Can a Better Wireless Router Improve Netflix Quality?

Even for those with a powerful Internet connection, without the appropriate router for your specific needs, your ability to stream the content you desire may not be up to par.

At FlashRouters we convert personal class/SOHO wireless routers to more powerful business class routers with special Quality of Service controls and wireless extender features. This means that you can enhance your streaming experience…

Many of our educated customers are aware of security and anonymity concerns as well, and would therefore like to integrate a VPN connection into their network while also streaming the content they desire. VPN connections require a very large amount of processing power, and combined with any streaming needs, a user will need a truly powerful router to complete this setup without any buffering or access issues.

This is why we are now offering an all-encompassing streaming solution to FlashRouter customers so they can not only get a better router, but a better Internet experience on all devices in their home network.

FlashRouters Streaming Player Combo Savings

Roku 3 or AppleTV - Get Either for $ 25

Introducing FlashRouter special Streaming Deals. For each FlashRouter price level you can save big when you combine your router purchase with any streaming player.

Get any premium Wireless-AC Router like the Netgear R6300 V1 or the Asus RT-AC66U or the E4200, an all-time DDWRT favorite, with the latest generation Apple TV or Brand new top-of-the-line Roku 3 for only an additional $ 24.95. (No, you are not seeing things.) What better way to take advantage of your increased wireless speed and high-end integrated processing power on your new wireless router than using a state-of-the-art streaming player to watch Netflix and other video streaming through any TV in your home with High Definition Quality.

Streaming Player FlashRouter Under $ 100
SAVE $ 25
FlashRouter $ 100-$ 200
SAVE $ 50
FlashRouter Over $ 200
SAVE $ 75
AppleTV$ 99.95 $ 74.95 $ 49.95 $ 24.95
Roku 3$ 99.95 $ 74.95 $ 49.95 $ 24.95
Roku 2 XS$ 99.95 $ 74.95 $ 49.95 $ 24.95
Roku 2 XS RM $ 79.95 $ 54.95 $ 29.95 $ 4.95
Roku 2 XD$ 79.95 $ 54.95 $ 29.95 $ 4.95
Netgear NeoTV $ 69.95 $ 44.95 $ 19.95 FREE
WDTV Live $ 99.95 $ 74.95 $ 49.95 $ 24.95
D-Link MovieNite RM$ 59.95 $ 34.95 $ 9.95 FREE
Boxee Box RM $ 124.95 $ 99.95 $ 74.95 $ 49.95

So you want an example? How about a couple?

E1200 DD-WRT Router + AppleTV = $ 25 off!

Buy an RTN66U Tomato Router with a Netgear NeoTV and your Netgear Streaming Player is FREE!

Just Added Netgear R6300 V2 Wireless-AC Router + Roku 3 = $ 75 off!

We think you get the picture!

How To Get These Amazing Streaming Player Savings?

  1. Add a FlashRouter to the shopping cart.
  2. Add any streaming player.
  3. The savings automatically appear depending on the router price. No coupon needed.

Using VPN with a Streaming Player/FlashRouter Combo

Not only do you get the high-powered router and the big streaming player savings, but you get 3 months of expert technical support to make sure your system is humming.

Normally many of these devices would be unable to connect to the Internet through a VPN service. This meant that you could not encrypt and anonymize your Internet traffic on these devices for general privacy, nor could you access the content you desire if you were not in a specific geographical location. A FlashRouter will allow you both these features.

Once you integrate your FlashRouter with one of the 30+ supported VPN Providers including , PrivateInternetAccessHideMyAssIPVanish, StrongVPN, & Overplay, you can very easily connect any streaming player to your FlashRouter network, either wired or wireless, and send all data and traffic through the VPN tunnel for full anonymity and to unblock your favorite content.So upgrade your entire home network today with a brand new FlashRouter and streaming player.

Note: This is a limited time offer. This deal applies to new orders only and cannot be honored for orders previously placed. We have limited quantities available of each player so once it goes out of stock, you are out of luck. If you have a preference for streaming player savings be sure to snatch up your media player at these unbeatable prices before they are all gone. 

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postheadericon NBC Olympics’ production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games to utilize Microsoft for live and on-demand streaming

NEW YORK — Feb. 6 , 2014 Microsoft Corp. has been selected to be the cloud encoding and hosting platform provider for NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 6–23. As a result, viewers will be able to watch Winter Olympics programming via more than 50 live high-definition streams and on demand. The announcement was made today by Richard Cordella, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group, and Scott Guthrie, acting lead of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise Group.

Through the power of cloud computing, NBC will use Windows Azure Media Services, a highly scalable video service platform hosted in Microsoft’s datacenters, to publish and stream coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Whether on an Internet-connected TV, tablet or smartphone, viewers will be able to access live and on-demand content via the NBC Sports Live Extra app available free on Windows 8 and Windows RT devices, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. In addition, viewers can go to to view live or on-demand Olympics events on a PC or Mac — all being streamed with support from Windows Azure Media Services.

Microsoft customers watching the Winter Olympics will benefit from a connected viewing experience across any Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1 device.

“During the 2012 London Olympics Games, viewers with connected devices watched, on average, six hours of NBC Olympics’ coverage a day, and we anticipate this demand will continue to grow for the upcoming Sochi Olympic Games,” Guthrie said. “To meet that demand, Windows Azure is leading the way by providing end-to-end live streaming of the Winter Olympics entirely in the cloud, including encoding, transcoding and streaming, for the first time in history. Our partnership with NBC Olympics delivers an immersive viewing experience, bringing the 2014 Olympic Winter Games to viewers’ fingertips, thanks to our powerful cloud technology and One Microsoft approach.”

“We are pleased to be working once again with Microsoft, and we are confident that Windows Azure Media Services will help us provide the most robust streaming experience ever for a Winter Olympics,” Cordella said.

Microsoft has a broad partner ecosystem that extends to the cloud. To deliver NBC Olympics on-demand and live streaming coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Microsoft is working with Adobe Systems Inc. and its Primetime TV publishing and monetization platform, including Adobe Primetime Player SDKs for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS and other platforms, to ensure full scalability and monetization of video streams across millions of U.S. households. In addition, Microsoft is working with iStreamPlanet and its cloud-based, live video workflow solution Aventus to power live video ingest and multiple bit rate encoding, including ad insertion, for NBC’s streaming coverage of the Olympic Games.

About NBC Olympics

A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.

For more information on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Sochi Olympics, please visit:

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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postheadericon IPVanish OpenVPN DD-WRT Router Support Just Launched!

Buy OpenVPN Routers for IPVanish VPN from FlashRouters

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Let’s get straight to the point. After much team effort, FlashRouters has now locked down a standardized, fully-functioning OpenVPN DD-WRT IPVanish users. Previously, our IPVanish OpenVPN support was limited to Tomato Routers only.

That’s right; if you’re a dedicated IPVanish user and you don’t want to be limited to PPTP or L2TP connections, or if you prefer DD-WRT firmware but wish you could use it with OpenVPN, then this is big news for you. We’ve tweaked and tested and re-tested until we were certain we got this right, and now our OpenVPN DD-WRT routers for IPVanish users are ready for you to enjoy.

The Difference Between OpenVPN & PPTP For IPVanish Users

Maybe you’re an IPVanish user and you have no idea why someone would prefer one of these protocols over the others. We don’t blame you; this stuff can get pretty dry and technical, but just so you know what you’re getting here, allow us to explain…

Basically, all of these terms (PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN) are different types of VPN connections or protocols. PPTP is sort of standard, mainly because of its ease of use. However, if you’ve are planning to or have already gone to the trouble of subscribing to a superb VPN service provider like IPVanish, we’re guessing premium online security is an important issue to you, and that’s why you want OpenVPN.

OpenVPN is simply a more secure, open-source based project that has the support of some of the best and brightest in the IT security world. But, like we said, it’s the more complicated set up, so it took us quite a bit of of testing and re-testing to figure out a way to consistently replicate results, and make set up guides that would allow us to offer our customers the support that they deserve.

Our First IPVanish Wireless-AC Router: The Asus RT-AC66U DD-WRT

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In honor of this occasion, there is a new FlashRouter is also announcing our first IPVanish-specific DD-WRT Router, the IPVanish Asus RT-AC66U Wireless-AC 1750 DD-WRT.

If you haven’t read any of our many write-ups of our line of Wireless-AC routers, allow us to give you a brief introduction to this world-shaking networking standard. If you were excited by the top speeds of Wireless-N routers (900 Mbps), then you’re going to love the new evolution of the wireless standard, gigabit wireless or Wireless-AC. The Asus RT-AC66U Wireless-AC FlashRouter runs with a wireless speed capacity of 1750 Mbps total (450 2.4 GHz & 1300 5 Ghz) utilizing 3 powerful external antennas based on one the most powerful router processors available anywhere.

Suffice to say, a Wireless-AC router flashed with DD-WRT and customized to work with IPVanish’s terrific VPN service is a surefire way to future-proof your network and keep your online information completely secure.

IPVanish OpenVPN Router Setup

All FlashRouter purchases include a minimum 90 day warranty, a 30 day satisfaction guarantee and 3 months of VPN/Internet Setup Support from our US-based open-source firmware experts.

The FlashRouter support team is more than happy to setup the entire IPVanish connection for you before shipment. This is not required but an added benefit we offer based on customer demand.

How to Get a Fully Preconfigured IPVanish OpenVPN DD-WRT Router: When placing your order for an IPVanish router, specify your desire in the Comments section. Enter your IPVanish account information with a preferred VPN connection location/server to input on your FlashRouter. If you don’t provide this info, a setup guide will always be included.

More Popular IPVanish OpenVPN DD-WRT Router Choices

FlashRouters proudly offers a line of premium IPVanish DD-WRT Routers. Here are a few of our favorites.

Plus we haven’t even got to the DD-WRT upgrade, which gives you:

  • Wireless Extender Options (Wireless Client-Bridge, Repeater, and Wireless Access Point).
  • Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) bandwidth management
  • Remote Wake on Lan (WOL)
  • Guest network, Hotspot setup

The IPVanish OpenVPN Deals Just Won’t Stop

As if everything we’ve mentioned above wasn’t enough good news, we’ve got even more savings in store for prospective IPVanish customers.  FlashRouters has an exclusive coupon code for those looking to sign up for IPVanish. Click this link to go directly to our IPVanish discount area, and receive 3 additional months of IPVanish for free with any 3 month or 1 year subscription!

There’s never been a better time to shore up your online security and improve the quality of your network. A top-of-the-line FlashRouter in conjunction with IPVanish VPN service: what could be bad?

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postheadericon Shell Brazil chooses Windows Phone to lower costs and increase employee productivity

SAO PAULO — Sept. 17, 2013 Microsoft Brazil and Shell on Tuesday announced that Shell will deploy approximately 200 Windows Phone 8 devices to company distributors, which will increase its number of Windows Phone devices from 100 to 300 during 2013. These devices will support the entire sales force of the company’s distribution network in Brazil, which is made up of company resellers tasked with visiting individual gas stations to collect client requests. The newly deployed Nokia Lumia devices, including models such as the Lumia 520 and the Lumia 920, were chosen based on cost benefits and security.

The adoption of these Windows Phone 8 devices has enabled the company to significantly lower costs, which would not have been possible with the iOS devices Shell also considered. The phones have also helped improve the productivity of its commercial team, which previously required software installation and updates to be made on each individual device. Now Shell is able to make these changes directly on the server, and the program is updated automatically on all fixed and mobile networks.

To increase the data analysis resources available to the team, Shell invested in Blink Mobile, a sales force automation solution developed by Microsoft solutions partner Blink Systems. The investment in this application is a reflection of Shell’s strategy to increase productivity throughout its distributor network with the use of better-equipped devices. Automatic updating is another important advantage of the Blink Systems application. Now Shell distributors have a tool that streamlines searches, accelerates the ordering process and is easy to use for the sales force. Thanks to the incorporation of the Windows Phone-based app, the network is now easier to use and more practical in terms of information gathering.

In addition to the cost benefit and reliability of the platform, Windows Phone integrates seamlessly with the rest of the Microsoft servers used at Shell. Windows Phone supports advanced security and administration solutions, which can be synced with other devices running the same platform. “This effortless integration has been a determining factor in the decision-making process for companies such as Shell,” said Celso Winik, managing director of Windows Phone at Microsoft.

About Microsoft Braz il

Founded in 1989, Microsoft Brazil has 14 offices throughout the country and generates locally direct opportunities in technology for over 18,000 companies and 424,000 professionals. In the last 10 years, the company has invested more than R$ 167 million in social projects, bringing technology to schools, universities, NGOs and communities in need. Microsoft Brazil is one of the 112 subsidiaries of Microsoft Corp., founded in 1975, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help companies and individuals realize their full potential.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

More information is available at :

Press Relations Center: Microsoft Notícias
Microsoft Brazil on Twitter: @MicrosoftBR
Microsoft Brazil on Facebook:
Microsoft Brazil Blog:
Microsoft Brazil Interoperability Blog: Porta 25


For more information, press only :

Bruna Cortez, FSB Comunicações, (11) 3165-9655,

Ana Cristina, FSB Comunicações, (11) 3165-9655,

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postheadericon Netgear R6300 V2 Wireless-AC1750 FlashRouter Review (DDWRT Router of the Day)

Netgear Wireless-AC R6300 DDWRT with USB 3.0

Wouldn’t you know it? Almost exactly two months after we introduced our first Netgear Wireless-AC DDWRT, here comes another DDWRT WiFi powerhouse to keep it company.

These last two DDWRT devices have a lot more in common than their networking standard. Our newest device is an updated version of its predecessor, and it may just be our most feature-rich VPN WiFi router. If you thought we were excited about the Netgear R6300 AC1750 DDWRT FlashRouter to offer you, wait ’til you meet version 2!

Yes indeed, FlashRouters is thrilled to bring you the Netgear R6300 V2 AC1750 DDWRT, and we can’t wait to tell you all about this supremely fast VPN router.

A More Powerful Netgear Wireless-AC Router

Suffice to say, if we’ve gone to,  the trouble of adding a router with a similar design to another router on our line, we must have a good reason.

Well, for starters, the Netgear R6300 V2 offers a major boost in processor power over the V1. Whereas the V1 had the (admittedly excellent) 600 MHz Broadcom CPU, the V2 features the top-of-the-line Dual Core 800 MHz Broadcom CPU, making it the first Dual Core DD-WRT router we offer. That’s a 33% boost in speed (while being 33% smaller, for you folks in need of some space). You can be sure that your HD streaming will be absolutely flawless with this processor.

The Netgear R6300 v2 DDWRT also offers best-in-class 256 RAM and 128 MB active flash memory, which allows us to flash Kong AC build – the most versatile of all DD-WRT builds – onto the router. After all, something has got to back up all of that router processing might.

On top of that, the R6300 is the first model we are introducing that includes a USB 3.0 port, perfect for high-speed data transfers,. And while this doesn’t distinguish the Netgear R6300 V2 from the V1, we should still mention the Wireless-AC, which provides the user with speeds up to 1750 Mbps (1300 Mbps 5.0 + 450 2.4 Mbps). Whether it’s online gaming, streaming, or Skyping, you’ll be free of stalls and freezes with this networking beast!

Netgear R6300 V1 vs. V2 Spec Showdown

The Netgear R6300 V2 Back

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Netgear R6300 V1 V2
Firmware Upgrade DDWRT DDWRT
Frequency Band(s) Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz) Dual Band (2.4/ 5 GHz)
Wireless Data Rates AC1750 (450+1300Mbps) AC1750 (450+1300Mbps)
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11 a/c b/g/n IEEE 802.11 a/c b/g/n
Ethernet Ports 4 LAN 1 WAN Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps) 4 LAN 1 WAN Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
Antennas 8 Internal 8 Internal
USB Ports 2 (2 USB 2.0) 2 (1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0)
Processor Model BCM4706 Broadcom BCM4708A0 Dual Core
Processor Speed: 600 MHz 800 MHz
RAM / Flash Memory (MB) 128/128 256/128

Netgear R6300 DD-WRT Upgraded Features

Though the Netgear R6300 V2 offers plenty on its own, it wouldn’t be a FlashRouter if we didn’t liven it up with some open source firmware.

For those of you unfamiliar with the added enhances of DD-WRT, we’ve prepared a handy instructional video that highlights some of the most sought after features of this firmware:

There’s also all of these DD-WRT upgrades to consider:

  • Advanced wireless transmission power options.
  • Removes faulty WPS functionality, a major security hole.
  • Complete OpenVPN & PPTP Client/Server Setup Support.
  • Integrated Captive Portal/ WiFi Hotspot System Capabilities: HotSpotSystem, Sputnik, WiFiDog, NoCatSplash.
  • Better Overall WiFi Performance & Varied OS Support (iOS, Linux, Windows 8)
  • Advanced Networking Modes: Access Points, Wireless Extender, Wireless Client & Repeater Bridge.
  • Bandwidth Monitoring, Logging & Limiting Features.

And that’s just the beginning. A DD-WRT FlashRouter is an endlessly versatile machine that makes all facets of your wireless network stronger.

You can make your network more secure by creating secure tunnels for your laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. through the router’s built-in VPN compatibility. Access regionally restricted material and keep your sensitive information away from prying eyes with the help of a VPN WiFi router. Better yet, use our popular dual-router set-up; hold on to your old router and have one dedicated VPN router and one for local networking business.

Buy From FlashRouters, You Get More…

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  • A customized FlashRouter Setup Guide from our Networking Experts.
  • 3 months of Premium FlashRouters Internet Setup & VPN Support:  If you’re having any trouble with your FlashRouter, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and helpful staff, who will be more than happy and able to talk you through any problem.
  • 90 Day Warranty for DD-WRT installations: Flashing a device on your own completely voids the manufacturer warranty.

All of our devices our flashed and tested by our experts, ensuring that our customers get a product that is ready to work right out of the box with no added hassle.

Have a question about our products or service? Just open a support ticket or e-mail us!

For more DD-WRT Product Updates, VPN Service Provider Information, product updates, & limited-time specials, follow us (@flashrouters) or like us on Facebook.

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postheadericon Set up an Apple ID.

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