Belkin introduced two new dual-band wireless routers featuring 802.11ac WiFi technology to offer speeds up to three times faster than 802.11n standard. The AC1000 DB (F9K1112) and AC1200 DB (F9K1113) are equipped with Boradcom’s fifth-generation (5G WiFi) 802.11ac chip, providing gigabit speeds wirelessly and extended network range. To get the maximum performance from simultaneous dual-band and 802.11ac, you may use the 5GHz one for gaming or video streaming and the 2.4GHz network for web surfing and checking emails.
According to Belkin, the AC1000 DB provides a simultaneous dual-band speeds up to 996Mbps (300Mbps on the 2.4GHz + 665Mbps on 5GHz), which is 2 times faster than 802.11n technology, and the AC1200 DB even faster with 1166Mbps link rate (300Mbps on 2.4GHz + 867Mbps on 5GHz). They both have four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports to provide maximum network speeds for wired devices. These 802.11ac routers include Belkin’s IntelliStream QoS that automatically prioritizes video and gaming and reduces loading time on frequently visited sites, and MultiBeam technology that provides a high-powered signal for maximum coverage across the entire home. Their media server capability also lets you to stream DLNA media, and there are two USB ports for sharing printers and USB storage devices.
The Belkin AC1000 DB and AC1200 DB are available for $139.99 and $159.99, respectively.