Sign up for a new account or log in here:
All of Belkin's new routers feature MultiBeam, a technology the company claims provides greater throughput at greater distances – higher data rates, faster speeds, and stronger wireless signals throughout the home. Each router also features Belkin's Easy Setup, which gets you from the router box to online in three steps, and pre-configured encryption settings for built-in wireless security.
Here are the five new routers and how they differ from each other:
The Belkin N150, the Belkin N300, and the Belkin N600 DB are available now in the US at major retailers while the Belkin N450 and the Belkin N750 DB (picture above) will be available mid-May. As you can see above, the two most expensive ones (Belkin N600 DB for $80 and Belkin N750 DB for $130) feature dual-band channels to eliminate interference and optimize performance for bandwidth-intensive applications such as HD video streaming. The most expensive model is still cheaper than Netgear's top-of-the-line router, which we covered earlier this week.
"As people add more connected devices to their home network and the demand for streaming high-definition movies, downloading music, playing games, and sending emails continues to increase, a router that can manage these connections is essential to unlock the true potential of your electronic family," Mike Chen, Belkin's General Manager for Networking, said in a statement. "Belkin's newest routers are designed to give you the strongest Internet signal at the farthest distance in your home so your devices work where you live, not where your router lives."
Get free exclusive content, learn about new features and breaking tech news.