TRENDNET TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router Review

TRENDnet 450 Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router TEW-691GR (Piano Black)In today’s world the need to be productive is very important. If a product you are using is taking more time than it should it can be a detriment to your entire operation. TRENDNET knows this and that is why they came out with their latest router the TRENDNET TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router. Not only do you get a full 450Mbps through a wireless connection (which is more than most hard wired connections) but they have also included gigabit technology for hard wired components as well. What does this mean for the end user?  Lightening fast file transfers and if you are working off of a central server your response times are through the roof. Let’s get a good look at the TRENDNET TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router and see if it is right for you:

 

Provided by: TRENDNET

Price: $154.95

Closer Look:

 

Specifications and Features:

  • High-speed data rates of up to 450Mbps using an IEEE 802.11n connection
  • IEEE 802.11n/b/g compliant
  • 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-MDIX LAN ports
  • 1 x 10/100/1000Mbps WAN port (Internet)
  • On/off power switch
  • On/off wireless network switch
  • 1 x Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button
  • One touch wireless connection using the WPS button
  • Compatible with most popular cable/DSL Internet Service Providers using Dynamic/Static IP, PPPoE, L2TP, and PPTP connection
  • Advanced firewall protection with Network Address Translation (NAT) and Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
  • Access restriction with Internet Access Control: MAC, Protocol, and Domain filtering
  • Virtual server and Application Level Gateway (ALG) services for special Internet applications
  • Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for auto discovery and support for device configuration of Internet applications like RTP/RTSP, SIP, FTP, TFTP, NTP, and SMTP
  • Multiple pass-through sessions for popular VPN applications (IPSec, L2TP, and PPTP)
  • Advanced QoS support includes: Uplink speed control, IP prioritization, and Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)
  • Complete wireless security with WPA/WPA2-RADIUS, WPA /WPA2-PSK, and WEP
  • 3- year limited warranty
Hardware
Standards
  • Wired: IEEE 802.3 (10Base-T), IEEE 802.3u (100Base-TX), IEEE 802.3ab (1000Base-T)
  • Wireless: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
LAN 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-MDIX port
WAN 1 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-MDIX port
WPS Button Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) connects with other WPS compliant devices
WDS Enable/disable Wireless Distribution System support
LED Indicator Power, WLAN, LAN, WPS
Power Adapter 12V DC, 1A external power adapter
Power Consumption 450mA (max.)
Dimension (L x W x H) 148x 180 x 32mm (6.2 x 7.1 x 1.0in.)
Weight 289g (10 oz)
Temperature Operation: 0°~ 40°C (32°F~ 104°F)
Storage: -20°~ 60°C (-4°F~140 °F)
Humidity Max. 90% (non-condensing)
Certifications CE, FCC
Wireless
Frequency 2.412 ~ 2.472 GHz
Antenna 3 x 4dBi fixed dipole antennas
Modulation OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK
Data Rate
  • 802.11b: up to 11Mbps
  • 802.11g: up to 54Mbps
  • 802.11n: up to 450Mbps
Security 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2-PSK, WPA/WPA2-RADIUS
Multiple SSID
Output Power
  • 802.11b: 11dBm (typical)
  • 802.11g: 15dBm (typical) 802.11n: 15dBm (typical)
Receiving Sensitivity
  • 802.11b: -84dBm (typical)
  • 802.11g: -72dBm (typical)
  • 802.11n: -69dBm (typical)
Channels 2.4GHz : 1~11 (FCC), 1~13 (ETSI)

Conclusion:

The only wireless N stick I had on hand was dual-band so I wasn’t able to test the full potential of the TRENDNET TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router. I was able to test it’s range. And from my basement I was getting full bars to my main floor at around the top end of my wireless cards potential. The gigabit transfer speed was lightening fast. I ran the router straight through and also through a gigabit switch and I was impressed with the speeds every time.

Would I recommend this product? Yes, it is rock solid, fast, and if you are looking for a solution for streaming HD within your home it is a fantastic choice. For a small office setting this router would be a godsend to overall productivity. To all of you that ignore TRENDNET because you think it is a budget brand think again, they make incredible products and their service is above reproach. If you are looking for a new router skip over the D-link this time around and try something new.
 

Pros:

  • Fast Consistent Connection Speeds 
  • Nice Design
  • Price Wont Break the Bank
  • 450Mbps!
  • Gigabit Lan!
  • WPS
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Great Interface

Cons:

  • None I can think of 

TRENDnet 450 Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router TEW-691GR (Piano Black)

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