Belkin combines true 450Mbps dual-band and MultiBeam, promises an ultimate router

Belkin announces at CES 2012 a new router that supports true 450Mbps dual-band and the company's MultiBeam Technology to offer great range and performance.

LAS VEGAS--There's now another true 450Mbps dual-band router on the block.

Belkin announced today at CES 2012 the Advance N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router, model F9K1104. This is the company's top-tier wireless router, similar to the already released Linksys E4200 v2 from Cisco or the WNDR4500 of Netgear.

Belkin's latest Advance N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router.
Belkin's latest Advance N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router. Belkin

The router offers the new 450Mbps wireless data rate on both the 2.4Ghz and 5Gh bands. Belkin says it also support its exclusive MultiBeam Technology designed to deliver "a high-powered signal that allows for higher and more-consistent network speeds and minimizes the number of wireless dead spots." The router comes with six embedded MultiBeam antennas, promising to offer range coverage without much throughput reduction over long range.

Some other main features of the new Advance N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router include:

  • A 600MHz multithread processor to power through media-intensive multitasking
  • Two high-speed USB 2.0 ports to host storage or printers
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • IntelliStream QoS prioritizes video and gaming streams

Belkin says you'll have to wait till April to purchase the router at an estimated price of $200.

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