Belkin Surf, Share, Play, and Play Max Wireless Routers Come With Their Own AppsS

Belkin's new line of 802.11n wireless routers—the Surf, Share, Play, and Play Max—come with clever little apps to diagnose network problems, print wirelessly from networked computers, back up files, move music libraries, and create playlists.

The routers will be available in April for prices ranging between $50 and $130 with matching wireless USB adapters priced between $50 and $70.

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

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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
• 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

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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
• 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

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Play Max Wireless Router- $129.99

• Stream HD videos, play games online, and download large media files
• Features high-speed Gigabit ports for media-intensive applications and simultaneous Dual-Band networks for maximum speed and coverage
• 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
• UPnP server
• 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

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Play Wireless USB Adapter - $69.99
Surf & Share Wireless USB Adapter - $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

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One of the great parts about these routers are, of course, the applications which make life—and basic media management tasks in particular—just a little bit simpler:

• 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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