Belkin F7D4301 Play Max router: is it supported by Tomato?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by alexlau, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. alexlau

    alexlau LI Guru Member

    It seems someone has successfully installed Tomato on this Belkin F7D4301 Play Max router:

    However this router is not listed in the supported router list in any MOD.... it seems Toastman's mod works, how about others like Victek's?

    And what is the correct procedure of flashing it for this specific router? direct flash from official firmware, or has to flash DD-WRT first?

    Any help would be appreciated. Just got one and seems the specs is quite decent... would love to have Tomato running on it :)

    Thank you~~~:D
  2. alexlau

    alexlau LI Guru Member

    Can anyone help???:rolleyes:
  3. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    I've used two Belkin routers (not that one) and they both work fine on any version of Shibby as long as the flash is 8MB or smaller. The specs on this one are about the same so I would see no reason that a Shibby/Toastman or even Victec (K26) version would not work.

    As for flashing, I would do it from the CFE updater. Depending on model, hold in reset and plug up power (or hold in WPS button and plug in power). Navagate to (or might be and make sure you see "CFE updater" page. If so, flash to DD-WRT first (mini K26 version). 30-30-30 reset and then flash to Tomato from the update page of DD-WRT (again, 30-30-30 reset).

    The two that I've used in the last month or so are:

    Model: N600/F7D8301 (Dual band N)
    Model N300/F7D7301 v1 (Single band 2.4GHz N)

    The specs on the one you are listing are almost identical to these (broadcom chipset, NVRAM, flash, etc).

    Edit: from reading around, it would seem that the F7D4301 and the F7D8301 (the one that I've flashed) are the same router. You should be good to go (it's a simultaneous dual band unit).
  4. alexlau

    alexlau LI Guru Member

    Thank you very much pal! Very informative and useful information, I shall do the update tonight.

    I'm a big fan of Victek, but his firmware hasn't been updated for quite a while....
  5. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    One thing that I'm not sure about Victec is whether his firmwares support dual band or not. I know that Toastman and Shibby versions do support dual band on this router.

    Good luck.
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