Belkin was a little bit late in introducing the wireless routers with N750 wireless technology compared to its competitors such as NETGEAR (with its WNDR4000 N750 router) and Linksys (with its E4200 N750 router). The wireless routers with N750 technology deliver the high speeds up to 450Mbps in 5GHz band and up to 300Mbps in 2.4GHz band. What this product does?
The new Belkin N750 DB supports the recent wireless 802.11n standard with simultaneous dual band technology to allow you connect both types of wireless clients which operate in mix frequency bands either in 2.4GHz or 5GHz bands. For maximum data rate transfer, you can connect the wireless devices which support 5GHz rather than 2.4GHz band. The 5GHz band is relatively less interference and cleaner than the crowded 2.4GHz band.
Belkin N750 router uses Multi-beam antenna technology providing maximum power to the signal strength and longer distance coverage. The other two competitors use the smart MIMO (Multiple-in Multiple-out) antenna technology delivering high speed and longer distance coverage. Smart MIMO antenna technology is widely used in wireless devices for better signal receptions and minimizing dead spots.
The router includes 4xGigabit Ethernet ports for reliable and high speed wired connections. Brand new computers with gigabit NIC adapter can take advantage of the router’s gigabit ports to support the applications that demand reliable wired connection such as large data file transfer, video applications and connecting to application servers eliminating the bottleneck. Make sure to use high performance Cat5e twisted cable that supports up to gigabit speed.
Twin USB Ports
Unlike its competitors Netgear WNDR4000 and Linksys E4200 which support only one USB port for shared storage, the Belkin N750 router includes two USB ports to let you host shared storage and printer concurrently. This is very essential in the network that is used for ‘work and play’, eliminating the need of purchasing a wireless print server for sharing the printer. You can use the USB print and storage manager to help you manage and monitor the use of printer, scanner, drive and other USB connected devices.
Not many wireless routers support two USB ports. You can also consider the new Asus RT-N56U Black Diamond N600 router that supports two USB ports for shared storage and printer.
Like other home wireless routers, the Belkin N750 DB supports all the security standards the router must support such as dual firewall feature (NAT & SPI) and WPA/WPA2 with WPS feature for easy configuration by just pressing a button.
Like its competitors with the same N750 technology, the Belkin N750 supports the Guest network to allow you grant internet access to your guests without granting access to your local network resources. WNDR4000 on the other hand supports Guest network each bands, meaning it supports up to 4 SSIDs. Belkin supports 3 SSIDs, SSID each band plus Guest network. You can locate the guest network name at the network information card under the foot of your router.
Plus 4 Apps
New Belkin N600 and N750 routers support four applications (other routers do not support) including Self-healing, Video mover, Print-zone and Memory-safe.
The Self-healing application detects and resolves network problems and run network tuning to perform its best. If you have TV streaming adapter such as Roku XDS or Apple TV, the Video Mover acts like an AV media server in Linksys and Netgear to let you stream multimedia files from your shared storage to your TV wirelessly. With the shared storage, you can allocate the space for automatic files backup to the storage based on the backup strategy in place.
Belkin N750 Dual Band Wireless Router is the new series of wireless simultaneous dual band router with N750 technology that supports two USB ports to allow you share external storage and printer concurrently. This is an ideal router for high performance wireless network to meet your needs for ‘work and play’.