There are just too many negatives to recommend this router, in spite of its aggressive pricing. Unimpressive range, low file sharing throughput, problems with 2.4 GHz 40 MHz mode connections and even its inability to properly communicate its Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) status are all reasons to leave it on the shelf.
TEW-712BR - entry level router, good value for the price
This is an entry level router 150mbps is the max single channel wireless N speed. It is also *very* inexpensive.
The LAN and WAN ports are all just 10/100. This isn't for power users. This is a good upgrade for an older wireless G router when you have modest needs for speed and better range.
The unit I got was tried for just that purpose. It replaced an old linksys 54Mbps Wireless G router to improve range and streaming performance to a smart sharp aquios tv.
Much needed upgrade
Went from the TRENDnet 54Mbps Wireless G Broadband Router TEW-432BRP to this, and no more drops. My old wireless G just could not handle the bandwidth, and would give out on very fast downloads. This Wireless N router picked right up, and went faster, got better Mbps on my wireless adapter, and does not drop off signal. So now I'm a happy wifi user :) They sent it with the most up to date firmware, and that's a plus.
Support for two Wi-Fi bands
The Trendnet TEW-692GR is a well-made mainstream product. It doesn't offer too many extra features, but it can connect your LAN to the internet using all popular connection methods. It can fully utilize the 100 Mbps bandwidth in most operation modes whereas its L2TP performance is limited to 60 Mbps. If you've got a Gigabit Ethernet channel, the router will only be able to use one third of its bandwidth with direct connection.
Affordable with lots of flexibility
The Trendnet TEW-654TR is actually a bit of a treat. While I expected this router to be quite small, I never expected it to be as small as it is - and still so large on features. The ability of this little router to transform into an access point, wireless client and router all with the flip of a switch is a very nice feature that is worth its weight in lithium.
Fairly nice for use
The TRENDnet TEW-655BR3G/A is a handy little device. At $89.99 from Newegg.com it is also a good buy for anyone who is on the road a lot and might want untether themselves from their 3G dongle. It is also fairly nice for use with the iPad and eliminates the need to pay for an extra AT&T account if you already have a 3G USB Modem. The robust firewall/router and the rechargeable battery only add to its value.
The router is sure to satisfy your expectations in its performance. The router connects at a speed of 44 Mbps which is faster than Linksys E3000 and slightly slower than the Cisco Valet Plus. At this speed it can transfer 500 MB in matter of a minute. One impressive feature about the router is its range. There will not be any disruption in its connection even when taken 180 feet away. MiFi2200 could cover only a distance of 30 feet.
Waned to like this router
Dual Band is not worth a +20% loss of speed for standard browsing.
Sidenote: I opened a help desk ticket and got the cut and paste answer of 'If you are having trouble with your wireless...'. Which had nothing to do with my issue, an obvious quick, no read response and haven't heard anything since I told them that. Poor service (over a week ago) but I never had to contact them with my 633
Good network storage performance
The router performance is excellent only in close ranges. When connected in the 2.4 GHz band the router offers a throughput speed of 61.52 Mbps which is the fastest among the dual band routers. With this speed, the router can transfer 500MB in about a minute. However the speed reduces with increase in distance. When the range is increased to about 100 feet the transfer speed reduces to 27.3 Mbps.
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