Hands-on with Belkin’s Surf, Share, Play, and Play Max Wireless Routers



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Belkin had an Open House today in New York to show off their new line-up of Belkin wireless routers that takes your photos, music, and videos to the next level.  Each of the new routers have a unique name specializing in the type media it can handle: The Surf, Share, Play, and Play Max Wireless Routers all enable you to play music, games, and HD videos, as well as share photos and print wirelessly from anywhere in your home. These new routers not only are physically new, but they also offer powerful applications. The added feature of the included apps serve to enhance and streamline your sharing and streaming needs.

On top of these new features, Belkin has also made the process of setting up a router easier than ever. Out of the box, all of the router’s chords are already plugged into the router and the box also comes with a clear set of numbered instructions. Each of the items in the box have a corresponding tag with a number so that you cant get confused when you’re going through the set-up process. The router even comes pre-configured with WPA encryption and its own password out of the box. So there is finally a router that my non-techie mom can use and set-up! Overall, Belkin has really worked hard to make these routers not only feature rich, but easy to use and manage. So much so that they’ve even thought of the little details – for example, a card is included for you to write down the router’s password on. This card is designed to slip under the base of the router for easy access. So the next time your friends come over and want to use your wifi, just tell them to peek under the base of the router for the password.

Check out the gallery for hands-on photos and more details on some of the cool multimedia apps that these new routers come with.

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Play Max Wireless Router - $129.99
•    Stream HD videos, play games online, and download large media files
•    Simultaneous 802.11n Dual-Band for speeds of up to 300Mbps*
•    2.4GHz – Perfect for data and web traffic, and file- and picture-sharing
•    5GHz – Perfect for streaming media and video games
•    Dual-plane antenna positioning and unique implementation of MIMO technology provides three-dimensional coverage, which means consistent signal, even through walls and floors
•    2 USB ports to support external USB hard drives and USB printers
•    Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ – 256-bit WPA®/WPA2® and 64/128 WEP encryption
•    VPN Support: PPTP and IPSec pass-through
•    Compatible with Mac OS® X v10.6 and v10.5, and Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, and Windows XP

Play Wireless Router  – $99.99
•    Provides the fastest, most reliable speeds for streaming video, playing music, and online gaming
•    Simultaneous 802.11n Dual-Band for speeds of up to 300Mbps*
•    2.4GHz – Perfect for data and web traffic, and file- and picture-sharing
•    5GHz – Perfect for streaming media and video games
•    Dual-plane antenna positioning and unique implementation of MIMO technology provides three-dimensional coverage, which means consistent signal, even through walls and floors
•    1 USB port supports external USB hard drives or USB printers
•    Pre-configured wireless security
•    Wi-Fi Protected Setup – 256-bit WPA/WPA2 and 64/128 WEP encryption
•    Compatible with Mac OS X v10.6 and v10.5, and Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

Share Wireless Router – $79.99
•    Easily share and access documents, photos, and files from multiple computers
•    802.11n
•    2.4GHz – Perfect for data and web traffic, and file- and picture-sharing
•    Dual-plane antenna positioning and unique implementation of MIMO technology provides three-dimensional coverage, which means consistent signal, even through walls and floors
•    1 USB port supports external USB hard drives or USB printers
•    Wi-Fi Protected Setup – 256-bit WPA/WPA2 and 64/128 WEP encryption
•    Compatible with Mac OS X v10.6 and v10.5, and Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP


Surf Wireless Router - $49.99
•    Surf the Web, email, and instant message from anywhere in your home
•    802.11n
•    2.4GHz – Perfect for data and web traffic, and file- and picture-sharing
•    Dual-plane antenna positioning and unique implementation of MIMO technology provides three-dimensional coverage, which means consistent signal, even through walls and floors
•    Pre-configured wireless security
•    Wi-Fi Protected Setup – 256-bit WPA/WPA2 and 64/128 WEP encryption
•    VPN Support: PPTP and IPSec pass-through
•    Compatible with Mac OS X v10.6 and v10.5, and Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

Play Wireless USB Adapter - $69.99
Surf & Share Wireless USB Adapter (F7D2101) – $49.99
•    Connects your desktop or notebook computer to a wireless network.                                                                                               •    Provides optimal range and distance when paired with an 802.11n router
•    WPS security with the push of a button

Below are Some of the Applications that will be Included on the Different Belkin Routers:
•    Self Healing: Automatically detects and resolves network problems and runs routine maintenance scans to give you the clearest wireless channel. Available on Surf, Share, Play, and Play Max.

•    Memory Safe: Automatically backs up precious photos and important files to your external hard drive. Available on Share, Play, and Play Max.

•    Print Genie: Print wirelessly from any computer on the network from anywhere in your home. Available on Share, Play, and Play Max.

•    Music Mover: Play MP3s from your music library on your home stereo wirelessly. Connect your external hard drive on which you store your music to the router—and move music from your computer to your stereo through devices like Xbox 360® and PlayStation® 3. Available on Play and Play Max.

•    Music Labeler: Automatically identifies and labels your track with the correct title, artist, and genre. Available on Play and Play Max.

•    Daily DJ: Get daily personalized playlists from your music library based on your mood. Available on Play and Play Max.

•    Torrent Genie: Downloads large media files like movies, music, and games, even when your computer isn’t on. Available on Play Max.

•    Bit Boost™: Prioritizes traffic on your network for video, gaming, and VoIP, letting you easily select your most important data streams for seamless network traffic. Available on Play Max.


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