Belkin announces N900 Wireless Router – touts max speed, range, performance

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As we head up to CES Press Day, Belkin has announced a brand new wireless router. The Belkin N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router promises to offer maximum speed, range and performance; and support an “entire household” of devices.

It is a dual band wireless router – both at 450Mbps on 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands – and uses the IEEE 3×3 standard to transmit data on three streams, claiming that there is a 50 percent improvement in data transfer. It also has 6 embedded antennas that promises to have coverage with minimal dead spots.

The N900 also automatically prioritise video and gaming streams to eliminate the need for buffering, and two USB ports for easy network storage and printer sharing.

It is available in the US in April for US$199.99, and preorders will begin on Amazon in January. Australian availability is unknown. Full press release and gallery is below.

Maximize Wi-Fi® Performance for Multiple Wireless Devices with Belkin’s New Advanced N900 DB High-Performance Wireless Router

Exclusive MultiBeam Technology and up to 900Mbps Combined Speeds Delivers the Ultimate in Wireless Speeds, Range and Performance

(Playa Vista, CA) – January 8, 2012 -Belkin today unveiled its best-in-class wireless networking solution for maximum speed, range and performance, the Advance N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router. With Belkin’s exclusive MultiBeam technology, the N900 creates a robust, blazing-fast network that supports an entire household of Wi-Fi devices and media-intensive activities like online gaming and 3D video streaming. The N900 will debut at CES Unveiled on January 8, 2012, and be on display at the Belkin booth #30651 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2012 International CES.

Featuring dual-band combined speeds of up to 900 megabits per second, the Advance N900 delivers maximum data speeds on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously. Built for high speeds, the N900 uses the IEEE 3×3 standard to transmit data on three streams, which gives 50 percent better throughput. Additionally, Belkin’s exclusive MultiBeam technology delivers a high-powered signal that allows for higher and more consistent network speeds and minimizes the number of wireless dead spots. With 6 embedded MultiBeam antennas, the N900 enables optimized video streaming from multiple devices, throughout the whole home.

Though the Advance N900’s speed and range set the benchmark for the router’s performance, other features of the router combine to create the ultimate wireless home networking experience for laptops, tablets, smartphones and AV devices. IntelliStream quality of service (QoS) automatically prioritizes video and gaming streams to eliminate buffering for uninterrupted streaming, and a 600MHz multi-thread processor enables high-bandwidth multitasking across all devices on the network. The Advance N900 also includes two high-speed USB 2.0 ports for ultra-fast access to attached network storage or wireless printing, and gigabit wirespeed routing for downloading at gigabit speeds and streaming from multiple devices simultaneously. Furthermore, a hardware-based Network Address Translation is implemented in the core chipsets to enable lightning-fast NAT speeds (up to 900+ Mbps) and the ability to route at these speeds—without compromising the performance of the rest of your home network.

The Advance N900 is a snap to install with Belkin’s Easy Setup, a simple process for getting the router out of the box and online in three easy steps, and also comes with pre-configured encryption settings for built-in wireless security.

“An advanced wireless router like the Advance N900 is the backbone of the always-connected lifestyle brought on by the proliferation of the tablet and smartphone ecosystem and the explosion in streaming content,” said Mike Chen, Belkin’s Senior Director of Networking. “With faster speeds, greater range, and more powerful performance, the N900 opens the door for an entirely new way of thinking about the home network, one that enables richer media and entertainment experiences for the whole family, across the whole home.”

AVAILABILITY

The Belkin Advance N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router will be available for pre-sale on Amazon.com in January and at other U.S. retailers in April.

Belkin Advance N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router (F9K1104) – $199.99

  • Dual-band technology with simultaneous wireless speeds of up to 450Mbps (2.4GHz) + 450Mbps (5GHz)
  • Exclusive MultiBeam antenna technology for high-powered wireless signal and maximum throughput
  • 600MHz multi-thread processor to power through media-intensive multitasking
  • Two high-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast access to network storage or wireless printing
  • Download at gigabit speeds and stream from multiple devices at the same time
  • IntelliStream QoS prioritizes video and gaming streams
  • 4 gigabit ports for ultra-fast wired connections
  • Guest network access for enhanced security
  • Self-healing feature automatically resolves potential network problems
  • Easy setup and pre-configured security

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