Hopes this helps someone. I'm a Linux newbie but I do know how to read I was getting very slow transfers from and too my RT-N16 under samba with a WD USB hard drive under Ubuntu and Win7. i.e. when transferring a 1gig .mp4 file it was less than 2gig a second. After doing the Google thing I found some suggestions for modifying the standard smb.conf. Take a look at this site. . . .http://ogre.ikratko.com/archives/347 I just added his suggestions to the Samba Custom Configuration in the File Sharing section, and restart samba. (I tried to edit the file directly with vi but couldn't get it to stick) Speeds in both OS's went up to around 4.5, 5.8gig a second, BTW this guys suggestions for the Win fix screwed up my NIC until I changed back. Maybe it's only good for XP.