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Gadget Pr0n

Posted October 12, 2007 - By Eugene Morton

If it’s the next big thing in technology, we know about it. If it’s the gadget that everyone’s going to crave, we’ll review it. If it’s the tech that you just can’t live without, we will bring it to you live and direct in Gadget Pr0n.

We’re the only ones that can help the Average Joe separate the slick gadgets from silicon crap and today, we’re going to review the Belkin N1 Wireless Router.

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Belkin N1 Wireless Router

  • They finally replaced the annoying blinking status lights with an LCD display
  • Sleek and stylish design
  • The latest 802.11n Draft technology increases your wireless speed and range as compared to pre-N or G standards (the Wi-Fi that you’re used to)
  • Belkin managed to eliminate CDs from the installation process; connect all the cords, open up your browser and go from there
  • Once you’re set up, the LCD displays basically anything you want to know about your internet connection
  • Configure wireless security and guest access
  • See who is stealing your internet
  • Find out your upload/download speed
  • Troubleshoot your network
  • It even shows date and time 
  • $200 is a pretty steep price to pay
  • Wireless internet bottlenecks, because it’s only in mixed mode (N/G/B)
  • Single mode takes full advantage of Draft N
  • Even though Draft N is fast it’s not the finalized version of the spec and will be upgraded yet again
  • The IEEE keeps promising us huge range and lots of megabits, but it ain’t there yet
  • Bottom line; it looks cool and is faster than your grandmother’s router, but it’s still not the Wi-Fi of the future

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