Specific findings in the report include:
Belkin N150/N300/N600 DB
-At 18 metres, the Belkin N150 provides 38-135 percent greater speeds for a 78 percent average performance improvement.
-At 18 metres, the Belkin N300 provides 46-94 percent greater speeds for a 67 percent average performance improvement.
-Under heavy simulated download traffic, the Belkin N600 DB provides 39-331 percent greater speeds for an 82 percent average throughput performance improvement.
Belkin N750 DB
-Twice the speeds of concurrent Wi-Fi and WAN and up to 900Mbps vs. under 400Mbps from the competition
-Up to 42 percent faster 2.4 GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi performance
-Up to 93 percent faster WAN downloads
-Consistent performance across all network connections
The Tolly Group said that they benchmarked the performance of Belkin's routers in an actual residential setting up against comparable products from other leading home networking brands.
Among the brands tested were Netgear, Cisco and D Link routers.
Leading routers were determined by identifying the most commonly purchased routers that collectively accounted for a majority of router sales. All tests for a given benchmark were run on the same day to minimise variability from environmental factors. For complete test results and methodology, visit www.Belkin.com/router-speed.
"Performance rank high on consumers' list of most valuable features for routers, especially as they begin to add multiple devices and stream high bandwidth content over their home networks," said Mike Chen, Belkin's Networking General Manager. "We went to great lengths to ensure our MultiBeam technology provides performance improvements over our competition, and we're thrilled that The Tolly Group results validate our efforts."
"We put Belkin's routers through real-world testing scenarios and the results show a clear competitive advantage over other leading brands," said Kevin Tolly, founder of The Tolly Group. "While each Belkin router logged performance improvements over competing products, the combined result of faster download speeds and two times faster concurrent Wi-Fi and WAN speeds for the Belkin N750 DB really set that router apart."
Availability: Testing coincides with the on-shelf availability of the Belkin N450 and the N750 dual-band router.
Belkin Routers are sold at JB Hi Fi and Harvey Norman stores.