|Belkin N1 Vision Wireless N Router F5D8232-4|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Network|
|Written by Alex Hanson - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Wednesday, 27 August 2008|
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Belkin N1 Vision Router
If you're in the market for a new router, you will find you have a lot of choices to pick from. There are literally dozens of manufacturers producing and selling them, and they nearly all look alike too. So when shopping for a new router how does one company go about differentiating their router from a sea of others that all look alike? Well, first of all, they stand it upright, give it a sleek black glossy finish and add an LCD screen on it. Had I not seen the word "router" next to the picture of the Belkin N1 Vision (and maybe the antennas) when I first saw it, I probably would not have known what it was. It was certainly intriguing as it instantly captured my attention. Here at Benchmark Reviews we have on hand the Belkin N1 Vision wireless N router for review.
If the looks of the Belkin N1 Vision router are not enough to persuade you then maybe what lies underneath it's beautiful skin will. It uses the still yet to be ratified 802.11n draft 2.0 technology which is capable of speeds up to 300 Mbps and farther reaching than the 802.11g and 802.11b devices. It also has 1 wired Gigabit WAN and 4 Gigabit LAN ports and on the back so that wired devices can run at top speeds to avoid any potential lag.
The most intriguing part though is the LCD screen which is not just a gimmicky add on to help sell it. Although it doesn't hurt it for sure. It contains some very useful information such as who's all connected to your network, how much bandwidth each user has consumed, separate speedometers to measure upload and download throughput speeds, and even the date and time.
About the company: Belkin
Belkin offers a diverse product mix that provides people with seamless electronics integration in their homes, cars, and on the go. Belkin, a privately held company founded in California in 1983, is the recognized global leader in connectivity solutions. Since our inception, Belkin has experienced an amazing 20-plus consecutive years of dramatic growth.
Our product mix includes award-winning innovations for easy-to-set-up networking solutions, accessories for iPod players and XM player devices, and the first CableFree USB Hub. Our PureAV brand, a line of cables, power, and digital wireless accessories, extracts the full performance potential from high-end home theater equipment, while offering elegant designs and advanced features.
Belkin's U.S. presence includes headquarters in Los Angeles, a distribution center in Indianapolis, and an R&D facility in Rochester, New York. With major facilities in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, our reach extends to offices throughout Europe and to our Pacific Rim sites: Australia and New Zealand and, most recently, Singapore and Shanghai.
Belkin has come a long way to become the market leader across its product lines in just over two decades. From a garage in Hawthorne, California, with two employees and sales of $100,000 for the year, Belkin has become one of the fastest growing companies in the world, with over 1,000 employees and sales topping $1 billion. In addition to earning Inc. magazine's 2003 Hall of Fame award, Belkin has been listed twice in its list of "500 Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in the U.S.", the "Inner City Top 100" list for six consecutive years, and the Los Angeles Business Journal's "Fastest Growing Private Companies" list for five years.
More information is available on the Belkin website.