I have victek 1.28.9054beta loaded on an e3000 and I'm seeing about 6.5MB/s down 2MB/s up, is that good, bad, average? A bit more throughput would be nice, but otherwise I've been very pleased with the firmware.
You should not expect speed from a router forced to perform NAS function :)
Would overclocking the cpu to 500mhz increase throughput, or am I seeing some kind of software limitation? I know I'm using a "router" for NAS, but it works well and is very convenient. Also, I have epoxied a larger heatsink on to the e3000 cpu as I was already concerned about heat, I thought I read somewhere the default speed for the cpu is 533mhz.
500MHz is only +4% over 480MHz.
533Mhz is only +11% over stock speed.
As for heatsinks, they are only useful if there is actual air flow. People some how have the misconception that heatsink can magically takes heat away to another dimension from their experience of that in a PC. A heatsink allows the chip surface to conduct heat better to the air. In a PC, there are fans for moving hot air out of the case and cool air to come in (and sufficient space for the much weaker natural convection vs forced air cooling). Even with vents, the bulk of a case is plastic insulting the air inside. In an closed up box with little height above the surface once the steady state has been reach, there is almost no difference on the chip die temperature with or without heatsinks.
On a pancake case vs a stand up one, they have removed 1/2 of the surface area (the part sitting on the floor) for heat removal. :P
So if these insignificant amount increase of speed make you happy…