Summary: With its easy-to-grasp status icons, up-to-date security options, and stellar support, the Belkin N1 router is on the path to 802.11n wireless networking stardom, but like other Draft N devices, its performance fails to impress.
Pros: The Belkin N1 is extremely user-friendly, with an idiot-proof setup guide and an impressive network-status display. And it still leads the pack with its service-and-support package.
Cons: Though the Belkin N1 performed admirably for having only the mixed-mode option, it still fell well short of expectations for 802.11n networking equipment.
Conclusion: Adventurous home-networking early adopters or users with advanced multimedia needs will love the throughput. But sticklers for standards—especially those in the IT sector—should wait for products based on a ratified standard.
Pros: Will offer higher speed than any 802.11g or 802.11a/b/g product on the market?enough to accommodate wireless HDTV streaming.
Cons: Because there is no ratified 802.11n standard, interoperability with standard products remains uncertain.
Excerpt: If you've ever set up a wireless network, we'll bet that you've struggled with range, speed and reliability. Belkin's Wireless Pre-N Router aims to stop these problems by using technology that is being discussed for the 802.11n standard, which isn't due to be ratified until 2006. While this means that there may be compatibility problems with future products, it also enables us to get an early introduction to Multiple In Multiple Out (MIMO).
Summary: Denne blanksorte router har været på markedet en tid, og vi har faktisk testet den før. Softwaren, der driver routeren, er dog blevet opdateret en del gange siden. Routeren giver indtryk af diskret styrke, og de store statuslamper på forpladen viser nøjagtigt, hvordan netværket skal være forbundet og fungere. At Belkin stadig er de eneste, der gør det så overskueligt, kan undre.