July 17, 2007 by Arlen Schweiger
Sleek industrial design meets the router in this cool-looking device that you won’t even want to hide. It’s the N1 Vision wireless router from Belkin, which seems to have taken a page from the world of touchscreen and MP3 player design,
The N1 Vision has an advanced interactive network display that allows you to view the activity of your network on an LCD screen, to go with its wireless 802.11n 3x3 MIMO radio design and wired gigabit ports. Belkin also touts its plug-and-play “CD-less” installation and simple network security setup.
Among the information the patent-pending LCD displays: Download/Upload Speedometer, Network Bandwidth Usage, Number of Connected Devices, Guest Access Network Key, Date and Time.
Other specs include:
- Operating range up to 1,600 feet
- Link Rate: Up to 300Mbps in 20/40MHz channel mode
- Compatible with IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n draft 2.0, 802.3ab
- Ports: WAN – 1 Gigabit port; LAN – 4 Gigabit ports
- Security: Wi-Fi Protected Setup; WPA, WPA2; 64-/128-bit WEP encryption; multiple SSID
- VPN Support: PPTP; IPSec pass-through
Availability is expected for late July, at $199. Go to belkin.com/n1vision/intro for more.
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