Excerpt: You know that dusty wireless router you keep hidden like some dirty, dirty secret? Well, Belkin wants to upgrade it from “eyesore” to “coffee table curio” with the N1. An upright-standing glossy black chassis and an embedded LCD screen create an air of simple elegance for the 802.11b/g/n device, while its CD-less setup made for one of the easiest installations we’ve weathered.
Pros: Easily the most stylish router on the market. User-friendly in both setup and operation. Outstanding broadcast range allowed us to freely surf the Internet from 3 blocks away. Offers WEP, WPA, and WPA2 protection. LCD screen displays everything from time and date to data -transmission details. Offers Gigabit Ethernet ports.
Cons: Priced for style, not performance. Unforgivably slow throughput – especially compared to other routers on the market. No N-only operation. Extremely slow reboot time.
Excerpt: How can something so hip also be disappointing? Belkin's N1 Vision Wireless Router has style, a slick user interface, a gigabit ethernet switch, and innovative features never seen before in a consumer Wi-Fi router - features such as an LCD status screen and a browserless security setup.