Amazon.com Product Description With the Belkin N1 Vision Wireless Router, going wireless has just gotten a lot easier, a lot more powerful, and a lot more stylish. Not only does this slim device display all the activity on your network in plain English on an easy-to-read LCD display, it also sports the latest in Wi-Fi standards--802.11n 3x3 MIMO technology that will give you a link rate of up to 300 Mbps, and an unprecedented range of up to 1,600 feet.
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True Plug-and-Play Ease and Easy-to-Read Info
View your network's upload and download speeds.
Quickly check the status of your networking devices.
Instantly reveal computers accessing your network.
Stay on top of network problems.
With the N1 Vision, you can kiss those long and arduous days of configuring your router goodbye. The N1 Vision offers a true plug-and-play "CD-less" installation and simple network security set-up. No confusing manuals to follow, no endless CD wizards. Simply plug the router in, follow the on-screen commands, and you'll be connected in no time.
Once your computers are online, its time for the N1 Vision to shine. Instead of the uninformative and confusing blinking lights that you've struggled to decipher all these years, the N1 has an easy-to-read LCD display that tracks your upstream and downstream speeds; logs your bandwidth; displays date, time, and network access info; and also shows you what devices are connected and how much bandwidth each one is using. Do you suspect that your child is spending his or her "homework time" downloading videos? Or that one of your roommates is eating up all your bandwidth? The N1 knows--and shows--all. The monochrome display offers a virtual "Download and Upload Speedometer" that gives you all the information you need.
802.11n: The Latest in Wi-Fi Performance
Featuring Wireless-N, the very latest standard in wireless networking technology, the N1 Vision will vastly increase both your network speed and your operating range. At the heart of this router is a high-performance, draft 2.0, 802.11n chipset with 3x3 MIMO, which achieves its superior capabilities by simultaneously overlaying the signals of multiple radios. This "Multiple In, Multiple Out" (MIMO) technology multiplies the effective data rate, and unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area. The signal travels farther, maintaining wireless connections up to four times farther than the previous standard Wireless-G.
The bottom line: Under ideal conditions the N1 Vision can give you link rates of up to 300 Mbps (compared to previous rates of 54 Mbps), and an operating range of up to 1,600 feet. And you don't have to fret about your existing wireless devices; the N1 is compatible with IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, and 802.3ab devices, which means you don't have to upgrade the rest of your hardware. (While the router will work great with standard Wireless-G and -B equipment, it will perform at its peak with other Wireless-N devices.)
The N1 Vision also features four gigabit Ethernet ports, as well as the latest in security standards, including Wi-Fi Protected Setup, WPA, WPA2, 64-/128-bit WEP encryption, and multiple SSID. Compatible with any PC running Windows 2000, XP, or Vista, and Macs running OS X v10.4x, the N1 Vision is designed to set the new standard in wireless home networking.