Belkin N1 Vision Wireless Router Review

Posted: Feb 27 2008, 12:00am CST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 9:22am CDT, in Reviews | Peripheral


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Features & Specifications
The Belkin N1 Vision wireless router can support a maximum of 253 LAN users and 16 WLAN users. The coolest feature of the router is the patent pending LCD built directly into the router that displays all sorts of interesting network info. The Belkin N1 Vision wireless router has one WAN port and four Gigabit LAN ports.

Supported security specifications include Wi-Fi protected setup, WPA, WPA2-Personal, 64-bit/128-bit encryption and multiple SSID’s. VPN pass-through is supported as well as PPTP. The maximum data speed provided by the Belkin N1 Vision wireless router is up to 300 Mbps in 20/40MHz channel mode.

Setup & Use
Setting up the Belkin N1 Vision wireless router is a CD-less affair. Once you have the router connected to your modem and Pc all you need to do to access the router set up screen is type "routersetup" into your web browser. The first thing you see after typing that URL in is a wizard that walks you through each step needed to set up your router. The step-by-step instructions are very easy and anyone should be able to follow the steps and set up their own wireless network.

Advanced users can skip straight to manual setup if they desire and the features and settings offered are robust. Everything you could want to set is available in the router from different encryption protocols to port forwarding and more.

The coolest feature of the Belkin N1 Vision wireless router is the built-in LCD display that shows information about the router at a glance. The screens show date and time, download speed, connected devices, traffic from connected devices in the past 24 hours, upload and download speeds, and a pictorial representation of your network that makes it easy to tell where problems with your connection are happening.

Once the router was set up I connected my multiple wireless devices to the router. I was able to connect two laptops, a desktop, my iPhone, Wii and PS3 to the router at the same time without any issues or problems. When coupled with devices using 802.11n enabled LAN adapters you can get 300 Mbps speeds. The wireless range on the Belkin N1 Vision wireless router was very impressive. One of my notebooks and my game consoles are in the back of my house. With my previous 802.11n router from Belkin the connection in the back of my home was not stable.

I could connect my PS3 for example but the connection with the old router would drop at random intervals as the signal from the router was lost. I was able to connect the PS3 to the Belkin N1 Vision wireless router and at the time of this writing I have not experienced one drop of the connection after several weeks of use with the N1 Vision router. These drops happened several times a day before. The only bad thing you can say about the Belkin N1 Vision wireless router is that it is expensive.




  • LCD display is very handy
  • Fast wireless and wired seeds
  • Very easy set up


  • Cost

The Belkin N1 Vision wireless router is hands down the coolest and most fully features wireless router I have used. It packs lots of speed and features into an attractive4 package at home sitting on your desk, not hidden behind it.


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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
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