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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