Update: We snagged a quick hands-on with the device here at CES. Check out the gallery below and the video after the break.
Belkin N900 hands-on
Exclusive MultiBeam Technology and up to 900Mbps Combined Speeds Delivers the Ultimate in Wireless Speeds, Range and Performance
LAS VEGAS - January 8, 2011 –– Belkin today unveiled its best-in-class wireless networking solution for maximum speed, range and performance, the Advance N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router. With Belkin's exclusive MultiBeam technology, the N900 creates a robust, blazing-fast network that supports an entire household of Wi-Fi devices and media-intensive activities like online gaming and 3D video streaming. The N900 will debut at CES Unveiled on January 8, 2012, and be on display at the Belkin booth #30651 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2012 International CES.
Featuring dual-band combined speeds of up to 900 megabits per second, the Advance N900 delivers maximum data speeds on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously. Built for high speeds, the N900 uses the IEEE 3x3 standard to transmit data on three streams, which gives 50 percent better throughput. Additionally, Belkin's exclusive MultiBeam technology delivers a high-powered signal that allows for higher and more consistent network speeds and minimizes the number of wireless dead spots. With 6 embedded MultiBeam antennas, the N900 enables optimized video streaming from multiple devices, throughout the whole home.
Though the Advance N900's speed and range set the benchmark for the router's performance, other features of the router combine to create the ultimate wireless home networking experience for laptops, tablets, smartphones and AV devices. IntelliStream quality of service (QoS) automatically prioritizes video and gaming streams to eliminate buffering for uninterrupted streaming, and a 600MHz multi-thread processor enables high-bandwidth multitasking across all devices on the network. The Advance N900 also includes two high-speed USB 2.0 ports for ultra-fast access to attached network storage or wireless printing, and gigabit wirespeed routing for downloading at gigabit speeds and streaming from multiple devices simultaneously. Furthermore, a hardware-based Network Address Translation is implemented in the core chipsets to enable lightning-fast NAT speeds (up to 900+ Mbps) and the ability to route at these speeds-without compromising the performance of the rest of your home network.
The Advance N900 is a snap to install with Belkin's Easy Setup, a simple process for getting the router out of the box and online in three easy steps, and also comes with pre-configured encryption settings for built-in wireless security.
Belkin Advance N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router (F9K1104) - $199.99
• Dual-band technology with simultaneous wireless speeds of up to 450Mbps (2.4GHz) + 450Mbps (5GHz)
• Exclusive MultiBeam antenna technology for high-powered wireless signal and maximum throughput
• 600MHz multi-thread processor to power through media-intensive multitasking
• Two high-speed USB 2.0 ports for fast access to network storage or wireless printing
• Download at gigabit speeds and stream from multiple devices at the same time
• IntelliStream QoS prioritizes video and gaming streams
• 4 gigabit ports for ultra-fast wired connections
• Guest network access for enhanced security
• Self-healing feature automatically resolves potential network problems
• Easy setup and pre-configured security
The Belkin Advance N900 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router will be available for pre-sale on Amazon.com in January and at major retailers across the United States and on Belkin.com in April.