Belkin shows off 802.11n router, wireless USB hub

It looks like the folks at Belkin are trying to carve out a niche for themselves as a manufacturer of some of the meanest wireless gear around. Today, they’re hitting us with the old one-two-punch, showing off a new 802.11n router in addition to a freshly-minted wireless USB hub. The 802.11n router, the N1 Vision, packs that draft 2.0 that you’ve come to expect, three antennas on top to ensure a strong signal and an LCD screen that gives readouts of a number of stats relating to wireless speed, network bandwidth and the users on your network. That très futuristic look is gonna cost you though: the N1 Vision will retail for 200 clams when it lands at the end of the month.

Meanwhile, in the world of wireless USB connectivity, Belkin is ready to unleash a four-port wireless USB hub, the F5U302, which it claims will offer full USB 2.0 speed (480Mbps) within a 30-foot radius. While there are probably a limited number of applications for this sort of tech, fans of wireless USB will appreciate the F5U302’s fancy design, which represents a marked improvement over Belkin’s previous entry into the wireless USB game.

For more on the new Belkin products:
– see this press release on the N1 Vision 
– and this press release on the F5U302

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Cannot believe they’d come out with something so elegant and only allow the 2.4Ghz radios limiting the systems capabilities out of the box and creating potential for interference day one.
How much does it really costs to offer a 2 radios (5Ghz and 2.4Ghz) system that leverages all the capabilities of 802.11n.
Don’t they have access to Atheros Chips?
If you are going to only offer one radio make it the 5Ghz that will allow bonding of the 2 20Mhz channels.
Amazing, most new Laptops come with both radios.


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