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16 reviews | 3.7 out of 5
Replaced a Cisco E2400 Dual-Band with this because I was getting some frequent networking errors and drops in service. Figured the old KISS principle would work -- I also have a TrendNet gaming adapter hooked to a Toshiba Blu-Ray player and was impressed with its performance. Basically the same as the Cisco, except it only broadcasts in the 2.4 Ghz range, but that is sufficient unless you are running a lot of older microwave ovens nearby (they emit radio waves in the same spectrum). Easy to set up and has more capacity for devices (101-199) on DHCP than the Cisco (100-149). Also liked the fact that as devices join, they are given the next unused address, e.g. 101, then 102... whereas the Cisco would skip a few intervening addresses or even go to the end. Has an off-on switch which is convenient for resetting. The web page manager (192.168.10.1, i.e. the router) is somewhat daunting for users not versed in internet/networking protocol, but the help topics attached to each page explain well what each feature/setting does. I do recommend using the DHCP reservation table once a device is given an address so a new device or a guest in the house doesn't glom onto that address if that device is turned off. Finally, wireless throughput is good -- have noticed an improvement in Netflix loading. As to not having wired Gigabit ethernet ports (they are 10/100), that should not be problem for the typical user.
Security tip: after getting it set up and all your devices on board, go to the router manager app and disable the SSID broadcast. This keeps other people from "seeing" your network, though you can still access it (like a guest using a smart phone) by entering the SSID name and passphrase.
I have Trendnet 639GR, Trendnet Gigabit Switch and recently added Tew 731BR to the home net work. The setting up of TEW 731 GR wasn't easy and had to call technical support located in India for help. I was put on hold for 31 minutes after giving my telephone number to hear that I will be contacted by someone after an hour, 2 hours passed and nobody contacted me and had to call the Technical Support again; this time I was on hold for over an hour and was told somebody will contact me after an hour. Nobody contacted me even after 3 hours, a perfect Friday night spend with fury & frustration. Next day (Saturday) morning I called the Technical Support and and a lady at the other end was nice enough to hear my ordeal with them and helped me to set up the router which took less than 15 minutes. We are contacting the Technical Support to resolve a problem that we cannot solve by over self. If I cannot get help to resolve the problem in a reasonable manner, why should I use their product. I cancelled another TEW-639GR for my son and will not encourage anybody I know to go through this again. There are many other router in the market with better service. Think again before you order products from TRENDNET.
easy to instal ,about 10 min.,good signal,really cheap price for the quality.......
Reasonable price. May not get entire 300Mbps speed though. My comcast modem shows blue light when I connect my laptop directly to comcast modem, indicating full speed vs. orange light when trendnet wireless router is connected to comcast modem indicating not full network speed. In general streaming is slower when connected to trendnet router compared to connecting directly to comcast device (Guess I should have gone for 1Gbps one)
For other activities the speed is ok, so not bad at all.
The WPS button does not seem to work. I have to initiate WPS via the web UI, if I want it to connect that way. Pressing the WPS button on the router does absolutely nothing. It's a decent looking router, and it handles the basic routing functions well enough. IPv6 is not yet turned on in my area, so I do not yet know how it will perform with the new protocol, although the web UI does display that it has support. It does not support bridging, unfortunately. I would say this is a decent, but not ideal router. But, for the typical family's use, I think it would do just fine.
It was inexpensive and lasted for 7 months. It was good while it lasted, I guess.
Wired connections are fine . WIFI wireless connections are much slower than the TRENDNET N150 router this was meant to replace . Ended up reconnecting the older TERNDNET N-150 router to get consistent wireless response .
tablet so I e-mailed TrendNet. Received an e-mail telling me someone would reply in 1-2 days. Never heard from TrendNet. Had a friend help me connect tablet. I can tell the company does not stand behind their product.
I hooked it up as per instuctions and it wont identify my connections,IP addresses or any of the stuff that a plug and play unit is supposed to do.
I went to Trendnet customer service and all I got was four pages of things to try. I'm pretty tech savvy but this stuff they sent me was programmer talk. Never got through the first page. I don't think they should be able to say it's plug and play when that never happened. The unit is probably good but I won't know. I guess it's the company I won't recommend not the product
I opened the box, read the setup, plugged it in. Each unit comes with a unique password and WPA2 security enabled. No learning how to enable encryption, no making up my own key, it just worked. This is my third router and the only one I did not have to program. I have one desktop, one laptop, and three android phones. All connect as expected. I would recommend to anyone.
EXCELLENT THIRD THAT I OWNED
I absolutely love this little router and was very impressed by it's performance. Provides excellent signal strength to all connected devices. Installation was a breeze even for someone like me that has never been very tech savvy. However I wouldn't recommend this router for someone needing coverage to large areas but for my 1bedroom apartment it works like a charm. Definitely saving me from paying the high cost of cable provided WiFi. Love it!
easy installation and startup, with a new modem. price was very reasonable.
Every time I want to use the internet for my laptop. I have to unplug and replug the Trendnet Router. Otherwise I can not get the internet.