CES 2012: Belkin’s Need For Wi-Fi Speed
By Branko Miletic
It was a busy day for the boys and girls from Belkin at CES yesterday as the company unveiled its latest wireless networking solution, the Advance N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router.
Using the Belkin’s new MultiBeam technology, the N900 is claimed to create a robust, blazing-fast network that supports a household's wifi devices and media-intensive activities like online gaming and 3D video streaming.
Featuring dual-band combined speeds of up to 900 megabits per second, the Advance N900 delivers top data speeds on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously.
It uses the IEEE 3×3 standard to transmit data on three streams, which gives 50 percent better throughput, according to Belkin. Additionally, the six-antenna MultiBeam technology delivers a high-powered signal that allows for higher and more consistent network speeds and minimises the number of wireless dead spots.
This unit also includes two high-speed USB 2.0 ports for access to attached network storage or wireless printing, and gigabit wire speed routing for downloading at gigabit speeds and streaming from multiple devices simultaneously. It also comes with pre-configured encryption settings for built-in wireless security.