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I want a Wi-Fi router with USB NAS (The idea is that I can connect my USB drives and then have them in my LAN).

It seems it is not so straightforward. When there is a USB in the router, it is not clear it can really be used as a NAS. And also it seems I can't use an USB hub with it.

Are there any WI-Fi routers that does the job of USB NAS quite well?

Should I look for another kind of device, like a WI-FI USB NAS?

Does USB Hubs generally only work well with real computers?

The idea is to have a core wired high-speed network, where other devices can connect seamlessly with Wi-FI.

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you should refine you requirements. USB NAS performance is terrible. It's really marketing feature for routers. –  Nikolai May 1 '13 at 10:21
    
Is it just a bit slow (slower than a direct connection when the network is not a limit), or is it unstable? –  Olav May 1 '13 at 10:34
    
Is it much slower than a direct USB connection? –  Olav May 4 '13 at 20:00
    
On direct connection you can get 25-30 MBps write speed and 30-42 MBps read speed. Best in category router give you 66%-50% read speed and 60% write speed. But I've seen routers with 1MBps read/write transfer rate. –  Nikolai May 7 '13 at 8:25
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You can find some interesting information in this review: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3132_7-57494092-98/top-five-wi-fi-routers-with-built-in-network-storage/

Top performing router in NAS category performs 20MBps for reading and 19MBps for writing with attached USB hard drive over Gigabit Ethernet. USB limits all transfer ~30MBps. Gigabit Ethernet limits transfer ~110MBps.

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Had a short look. They are not all with USB NAS, and the first one I could see had only one USB, with no possibility for HUB. –  Olav May 1 '13 at 11:12
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