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Belkin Launches 5 MultiBeam Wireless Routers
The manufacturer's new N-series 802.11n Wi-Fi routers promise speeds up to 450Mbps.
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April 28, 2011 by Rachel Cericola

What’s left in the fascinating world of routers? Apparently, not a whole lot. However, that has not stopped Belkin from putting another five wireless routers into its lineup. 

As Engadget points out, these appear to be repackaged products from last year’s lineup. That said, they are certainly more attractive and can get the job done. Also, because there are five of them, you should be able to find a little something, no matter what your budget may be.

At $39.99, the Belkin N150 Wireless Router (F9K1001) promises wireless speeds up to 150Mbps. The N300 doubles that for $49.99, and throws in a “self-healing” app to detect network problems. The N450 does 450Mbps for $69.99.

At the top of the heap are the N600 and the N750, which can do dual-band for $79.99 and $129.99, respectively. Here are the specifics on those two models:

Belkin N600 DB Wireless Dual Band N+ Router (F9K1102)

  • Wireless speeds of up to 300Mbps (2.4 Ghz) + 300Mbps (5Ghz)
  • Simultaneous dual-band operating on 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz bands
  • One USB port for wireless printing or storage
  • Self-Healing App to automatically resolve potential network problems
  • Video Mover App for wireless streaming of video content throughout the house
  • Print Zone App allows you to print from anywhere in the home
  • Memory Safe App automatically backs up files to your external hard drive
  • Easy Setup and preset security

Belkin N750 DB Wireless Dual Band N+ Router (F9K1103)

  • Wireless speeds of up to 300Mbps (2.4 Ghz) + 450Mbps (5 Ghz)
  • Simultaneous dual-band operating on 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz bands
  • Two USB ports for more media sharing or wireless printing
  • Self-Healing App automatically resolves potential network problems
  • Video mover App for wireless streaming of video content throughout the house
  • Print Zone App allows you to print from anywhere in the home
  • Memory Safe App automatically backs up files to your external hard drive
  • Easy Setup and preset security

All models have Belkin’s MultiBeam technology, which boasts higher data rates, faster speeds, and stronger wireless signals throughout the home.

“As people add more connected devices to their home network and the demand for streaming high-definition movies, downloading music, playing games, and sending emails continues to increase, a router that can manage these connections is essential to unlock the true potential of your electronic family,” stated Mike Chen, Belkin’s networking GM. “Belkin’s newest routers are designed to give you the strongest Internet signal at the farthest distance in your home so your devices work where you live, not where your router lives.”

Belkin’s N150, N300, and N600 are all available now. The N450 and N750 will be coming around mid-May.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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