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Haha. Nice. 😀

Well. Almost. I have a CH3SNAS. The CH3WNAS is wireless slightly different.
I did a quick check. Mine has firefly pre-installed. (Not that I didn’t install a newer version). Yours doesn’t.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t. There is a “hack” which you can use to fully unlock the CH3WNAS.
It’s called a fun_plug. It’s a small perl script which is run at boot. Making code execution possible, you can telnet into it.

About the next few lines I’m not 100% sure, but that’s what I understood:
After telnetting, you can ‘chroot’ into a fresh base linux install to emulate a linux environment inside the OS itself. (using busybox)
This makes it possible to install your own software and run it. Thus unlocking a full linux ‘PC’. Install firefly is one of the possibilities at this point.

But, as you can see, it will take a little effort to get firefly to run on the CH3WNAS. But it’s possible.
If you’re not really into linux and/or don’t want to do all that, I’d suggest you look at something else.

Links: (Look! It even has his own ‘how to install firefly’ page. But it has as requirement to have fun_plugged it first)

Hope this helps with your decision. 🙂