*IF* you are lucky, and use extfs3 or 4, you might exceed 35MB/sec for some large files, as long as you don't have to share that usb2 channel with any other device.
Same for USB2 based Ethernet or WiFi... on a separate channel you might exceed 35MB/sec, with a good tail wind.
If you have your USB2 nic and hd on the same channel, with no other devices, you will be lucky to get 15-17MB/sec from each.
Having said all of the above, if you are running only one or two clients at home, you will likely find it usable.
1. one NIC : you know, there are several USB ethernet, wifi...minos wrote: well only one NIC though - so for a proper firewall not as useful as it could be
and the HD access is limited to USB 2
but - a very capable device - I may have to get a couple for some specific uses
2. HDD on USB2 : 60Mo/s... enough for home, I think...
3. quad core : better than 1 core to handle WAN-LAN/WLAN traffic [/quote]