We review products independently , but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. I used the PC Card for my tests and recorded data transfer rates as high as 91 Mbps at ranges of 5 to 15 feet. Belkin N1 Wireless Router Part: Intuitive status lights let you troubleshoot connectivity at a glance. Good looks and some nice features don’t make up for relatively poor performance. Don’t show this again. This discrepancy makes direct performance comparisons impossible, but the Belkin N1 did best the Linksys and Netgear Draft N routers in CNET Labs’ mixed-mode and long-range in mixed mode throughput tests.

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The standout design feature of this router is one that’s been a long time in coming: Though it was slightly speedier than the other two Draft N routers we’ve tested, it’s still a ways off from delivering on the promise of Draft N.

Intuitive status lights let you troubleshoot connectivity at a glance. That fell to 67 Mbps at and foot ranges, and 52 Mbps at 85 feet. Best Wireless Routers for His continuing quest is to find those products that truly help to improve, even revolutionize, the way your business works without imposing the complexity and high-costs sometimes found in products targeted at larger enterprises.

R5d8231-4 higher than competitors that perform better.

Belkin N1 Wireless Router – wireless router – 802.11b/g/n (draft) – desktop Series

The rear of the router serves up the standard connections: An intuitive status display makes this router unique, and users will enjoy its easy installation.

The Belkin N1 router differs from either Linksys’s or Wigeless competing Draft N products by not offering a single-mode operation. Although performance beyond 50 feet is much faster than what you’d get from “b” or “g” devices, it’s slower than that of draft-n routers available at the same price or less.


The symbols, blue when normal and amber when there’s an error, provide a quick way to recognize networking problems. As with other draft-n routers, you can set this one to work in mixed mode The Bottom Line With its easy-to-grasp status icons, up-to-date security options, and stellar support, the Belkin N1 router is on the path to The LEDs normally mounted on a router blink to indicate activity, but the blinking probably doesn’t mean much to someone new to networking, especially when that person is trying to troubleshoot a problematic network connection.

I’d recommend it only for small witeless or home networking users who don’t plan to use it for long-range transmission and are willing to pay extra for ease of use and appealing looks.

He is responsible for our coverage of networking, and of services and software iwreless at the unique needs of smaller businesses. With top speeds and added features for gaming, security and network prioritization, the If you don’t mind buying a new router now and again when the spec is finalized, stick with Belkin’s Pre-N router.

The large, user-friendly, and unique sireless display beats the LEDs that show connectivity and power status on typical routers. The Synology RTac might be the best thing that’s ever happened to home networking Instead, illuminated pictures indicate the condition of security, wireless transmission, wireless reception, and wired, modem, and Internet connectivity.

Good looks and some nice features don’t make up for relatively poor performance.

Belkin N1 Wireless Router review: Belkin N1 Wireless Router – CNET

Belkin’s Pre-N router is still one of our favorites for its impressive intersection of price and performance, so we had high hopes for the company’s Draft N product, the Belkin N1 wireless touter and the companion wireless notebook adapter.


The mobile world might finally get exciting again in We’ve changed, we promise. The Belkin N1 has the standard routing and security features you’d expect from j1 draft-n device, but it lacks extras such as USB ports or the ability to act as a print server, which the Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station provides.

Don’t show this again. The Belkin N1 wireless router has the same body as its pre-N predecessor–with the same three-antenna configuration–though the slate-gray plastic has been replaced with a slick, silver-and-black exterior. Belkin N1 Wireless Router review: Worse, the performance of the products that have been released–from Linksys and Belkkin –has fallen short of expectations.

Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Poor performance beyond 50 feet.

The Bad Though the Belkin N1 performed admirably for having only the mixed-mode option, it still fell well short of expectations for We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. So if you’re surfing the Web on your wirelless and discover that you can’t connect, a quick glance at your router should tell you where to start your investigation. More From Robert P.