Written by: Adam Christianson
Belkins new lineup of pre-N (802.11n) products is set to hit the US on June 1st. Offering speeds of up to 300Mbps, 802.11n wireless is the key to being able to stream HD video content over Wi-Fi. It also means you can maximize the bandwidth on your network, so now you don’t need to worry about opening that website while on a critical Skype call. The main piece in the Belkin-N lineup is the N1 Wireless Router ($149.99 USD), but it also includes a Notebook Card ($99.99 USD) and a Desktop Card ($119.99 USD). The N1 Wireless Router is based on Atheros’ XSPAN™ technology. It has a cool network status display and offers security with WPA2-Personal, 64-bit, 128-bit WEP encryption and enhanced firewall. Plus, the N technology is backward-compatibe with 802.11b and 802.11g networks making the transition a little easier. The only drawback is this will be out prior to the full ratification of the N spec, but I would think that any changes would be easily patched with a simple firmware update. At any rate, if you need top performance from your Wi-Fi these may be worth checking out.
eep! how cool. and so shiny.
do you have to buy the pc card, or does it work with airport?
Well… it of course would be backward-compatible with Airport cards, but at the slower G speed. The PC Card looks like standard PCMCIA and not an Express Card/34 so it won’t work with the MacBook Pro. The desktop card is PCI so it should work. I would think Apple will rev up Airport to support N, nut probably not until the full spec is ratified.
Wow. This router looks quite nice. Maybe I’ll have to upgrade from my Pre-N Wireless Belkin router to this one. For some reason, the N1 reminds me a lot of a black iPod. It just has the same look to it.
Now all they need to do is make a white one to match my nano. :P
The New Belkin N1 line is great, All their routers are exceptionally fast and they look great too. I got mine a few weeks ago and it has been working great. Great signal, no dropped connections just smooth siling.
I am a huge Netgear router fan. Especially after I got the negear rangemax mimo router. It is supreme. I never thought that you can get a router with such a strong signal. I am very happy with it.
I use a Netgear router and i think they are the best. I have heard good thinks about Belkin routers from my brother. But I am not willing to change now
The main piece in the Belkin-N lineup is the N1 Wireless Router ($149.99 USD), but it also includes a Notebook Card ($99.99 USD) and a Desktop Card ($119.99 USD). The
are u sure?