Belkin Wireless Pre-N review: Belkin Wireless Pre-N

As its benchmark, CNET Labs uses NetIQ's Chariot 4.3 software on a console system with clients running NetIQ's Performance End Points 4.4. Our throughput tests measure the transfer speed of a file that a user might send across the network. This is known as the payload throughput and does not include packet errors and other data that might be transferred over a network. Payload throughput can vary widely from the bandwidth speeds that vendors advertise, and it is a much better gauge of what you're likely to experience with a standard file transfer. For more details on how we test networking devices, see the CNET Labs site.

CNET Labs maximum throughput tests
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Throughput in Mbps  

CNET Labs maximum throughput tests with mixed 802.11b/g and MIMO clients
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Throughput in Mbps  

CNET Labs long-range tests
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Thoughput in Mbps measured indoors at 200 feet  
Belkin's Pre-N Router comes with the best service-and-support package in the business. You get an unparalleled lifetime warranty, good as long as you own the product. Plus, Belkin offers free, toll-free phone support available 24/7. Belkin's searchable, well-organized online support center is easy to use and contains free downloads for the router's user documentation, firmware updates (should a firmware update be released), and warranty and support information. The site also offers networking FAQs, and we're happy to report that Belkin prominently lists its toll-free phone support number online. The router is Wi-Fi certified for both 802.11b and 802.11g networks, which ensures backward and forward compatibility with current standard Wi-Fi gear.

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  • Release date Oct 1, 2004
  • Remote Management Protocol HTTP
  • Data Transfer Rate 108 Mbps
  • Connectivity Technology wired