By Ki Grinsing
Belkin loyal users can now be happy with new Belkin’s introduction N900 DB simultaneous dual band gigabit router. What’s new with this new Belkin N900 router compared with the previous Belkin N750 dual band (DB)?
Belkin N900 DB Vs N750 DB
The model of the last generations of Belkin routers is more interesting than the previous generation. Designed with vertical form factor round oval and flat like a shell with glossy black finish looks classy and elegant decorate your room.
N900 DB Features
- N900 technology
- Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
- Two USB ports
- Multibeam antenna
In some of online retails Belkin N750 doesn’t receive many positive reviews from the users (averagely 3.2 out of five stars), even though it doesn’t reflect the actual performance of the product. Some reviews seem to be biased from its competitors.
Many users feel grateful to gear 2 USB ports which allow users to install storage and printer concurrently without changing the port. Compared to most other wireless routers which are equipped with a USB port and can only be used to share the storage, two USB ports are more values. This is one advantage of the Belkin with 2 USB ports, no need to buy a wireless print server, or bother to install the printer on the computer as a print server.
Gigabit interfaces (both LAN and WAN ports) and USB port are the standard features for all wireless routers which fall into high performance category including this new Belkin N900 DB and the N750 DB routers. But, not many high performance wireless routers are equipped with two USB ports to host both printer and storage together. You can compare with Asus RT-N56U N600 dual band (Black diamond series) or the new Netgear WNDR45000 routers which also include two USB ports.
New high speed technology
The new technology improvements are the speed and the antenna technologies. Belkin N900 DB adopts new wireless 450Mbs each band both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, the ultimate speed in wireless technology with multiple spatial data streams to aggregate the bandwidth. The other thing is the number of internal antennas used. N900 DB includes 6 internal antennas while N750 DB includes only 5 antennas. Both routers use new Multi-beam antenna technology for optimized video streaming from multiple devices in larger homes, maximum data rate throughput and minimizing dead spots.
Exclusive multi-beam antenna
Belkin’s exclusive MultiBeam antenna technology gives you maximum throughput while minimizing dead spots for optimized video streaming from multiple devices, virtually anywhere in your home. Belkin N900 DB includes Intelli-Stream which automatically prioritizes the gaming and video streaming traffic.
The following lists some of new high performance N900 routers – main spec comparisons.
|N900 routers||Belkin N900 DB||Netgear WNDR4500||Linksys E4200v2|
|USB ports||2x USB ports||2x USB ports||1x USB port|
|Antennas||6xinternal – Multibeam technology||Internal antennas Wi-Fi Boost with high powered radio amplifiers||6 internal antennas with full 3×3 MIMO antenna array|
|DLNA media server||Unspecified||Yes||Yes|
|Hardware Performance||600Mhz processor
|680Mhz processor with 128MB Flash/RAM||Unspecified|
|Guest network||Yes||Yes, each band||Yes|
|NETGEAR Genie™—Easy dashboard control to manage, monitor, and repair home networks||Cisco connect software
Cisco Connect Express mobile app for iPhone/iPad/iTouch/Android available for FREE
Belkin N900 DB is powered by 600Mhz high performance processor to help process heavy duty tasks. You know that new Netgear WNDR4700 comes with stunning 1GHz processor, what a faster processor. WNDR4700 c0mes with internal disk storage SATA disk up to 2TB.
New Belkin AC1200 DB
For Belkin loyal users, you might be wondered if Belkin would also offer new generation of wireless ac router. Yes, Belkin has shipped new generation of wireless ac router – Belkin AC1200 DB and Belkin AC1000 DB. These routers are based on new 5th generations of wireless 802.11ac standards – the future of wireless technology you can taste today which the speed is 3 times of high performance wireless N router.
Unlike other wireless ac routers with theoretical physical speeds up to 1300Mbps, this router delivers the speeds up to 300 (2.4GHz) + 867 (5GHz)Mbps. All Belkin high end routers includes two USB ports to ease you host storage and printer altogether, so does this AC1200 and off course the gigabit Interfaces.
Belkin doesn’t specify clearly if the router supports media server, but it includes MEDIA MOVER software by myTwonky to let you stream music, movies, and photos from your USB drive to your smartphones, iPad, and smart TV.
Even though the MSRP for both Belkin N900 and AC1200 are the same around $199.00, but in Amazon Belkin AC1200 is sold $30 cheaper than the N900 DB. However, the prices in online stores are allways changing all the times. One day it is cheaper and the other day could be more expensive. Click here for Belkin AC1200 spec details.
You can pair this router with new Belkin wireless N900 USB adapter for your desktop or laptops.