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'Sexy' router?

phil
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Registered: 05-04-2007

'Sexy' router?

It may be an oxymoron to most people but I saw a new router coming out of Belkin's offices
It's called the 'N1 Vision' router and there is a photo here - http://www.slipperybrick.com/2007/07/belkin-n1-vision/
It's a high-speed 'n' router with a screen on the front telling you uploads and downloads. I expect there will be other views to come later.
What does everyone think? Want one of those on your shelf? Should we at PlusNet consider offering this type of kit with our broadband products?
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Liam
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Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: 'Sexy' router?

*drools* 
Me, me, me - want one!
(Hmm... am I sad?)
Community Gaffer
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Re: 'Sexy' router?

Oooh, shiny!!
I want one Grin
I'm sure it could do with a spot of 'testing'  Wink

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Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Re: 'Sexy' router?

can't wait to see what netgear bring out to challenge this. Have Bang and Olufsen started doing adsl hardware yet?
Mand
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Re: 'Sexy' router?

Is it sad that I really like the look of that? Much better than the HomeHub/Livebox and such like IMO.
Community Veteran
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Registered: 08-06-2007

Re: 'Sexy' router?

Well, if PN do require... uhh.. "external testers" then please feel free to send me one of these Wink
It does look pretty hot - would go very well next to my rig Smiley
Barry
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Posts: 1,112
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: 'Sexy' router?

It appears God is also a sucker for shiny gadgets...
As PlusNet have never given me a modem or a router...
Stick me at the head of the queue please  Roll eyes
phil
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Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: 'Sexy' router?

Quote from: God

Smiley
It could lead to a new level of keeping-up-with-the-Jones':
"I was round at number 42 and their router showed that they were getting 6.4mb, and we're only getting 3.4!"
Community Veteran
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: 'Sexy' router?

Just had another look at that pic...
Download:1260 kbps Upload: 284 kbps
I ALWAYS get confused with bits and bytes...
Does that mean the Belkin in the pic is (allegedly) downloading at 1.26 megabytes a second and uploading at 284k a second?
Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Re: 'Sexy' router?

Nope... if it's a small b it's bits, a capital B and it's bytes. The router will be downloading at about 126 kilobytes and uploading at about 28 kilobytes (per second).
Wow, I never thought I'd be correcting God.
Hope this helps,
Community Veteran
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: 'Sexy' router?

Peace be with you orbrey...
I am just suprised that they didn't decide to beef the speed up for a publicity shot. I get 800 kBps or so on my trusty Netgear... Maybe the photographic studio was a long way from the exchange  Grin
Mind you, hmmm.. it still looks delicious!
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Re: 'Sexy' router?

Hmm not bad but for true 'shineyness' where the heck is the touchscreen?
Not that I'd complain if you send me a free one to test...
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
clockley
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Registered: 07-04-2007

Re: 'Sexy' router?

Very very pretty.  Although I can't have one.  If I do, then I would need a new PC to compliment how gorgeous it is, and as I have 3 PCs in various states of build around the house, the Mrs will not let me have one.  And although she is only 4 foot 10, she can still throw me over her shoulder.  Im 6 foot 2.
Carl.
Trapper_Dave
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Registered: 17-06-2007

Re: 'Sexy' router?

It's all good and well that it looks gorgeous; but what will the web interface be like?
I do want one though.  Smiley
Walrus
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: 'Sexy' router?

Almost had me getting my wallet out, I'm in the market for a new router. Alas only VPN-passthrough, my next router *must* be a proper VPN endpoint.