Summary: I originally had ordered the TEW-684UB USB adapter, but that didn't work very well as it kept causing issues with my USB ports (whenever I tried to load a game + Skype/streaming videos, it would cause all USB ports to be undetectable. Tried resolving, no luck), so my boyfriend ended up ordering this one (TEW-647GA) for me. It worked great initially, but within the last few weeks has been having connectivity issues off and on.
Pros: Worked great initially, easy to set up (for me, anyways). Slim, easily fits in my work area.
Cons: Seems to be dead after less than 2-3 months of use. Granted, I am using it to play MMOs on my desktop (currently don't have a way to run an ethernet cable to my modem, as it's quite far away), but I expected more.
Pros: When it worked, it was a great little device. The range was great and so was the speed.
Cons: This device's famous words were "Unable to complete ..." The wizard was terrible, it wasn't helping at all. It would ask you for a password, and state that the default was blank, obviously I instantly clicked Login, and it would state "Unable to login the device". After trying 2 or 3 times it would prompt you with a password reset, well that didn't work either. Trying to get this thing connected was a complete drag, WPS setup didn't work, manual setup didn't work, not...
Pros: When I finally got it connected, worked well.
Cons: Took me literally hours to get it to configure. Would only configure on one of my 7 computers, all Win 7, all with plenty of juice and solid connections to router. I changed my router 3 times (identical DD-WRT configurations) and all other computers connected without a hitch. Not this. Had to reconfigure each time from scratch. Died after 8 months or so. Simply will not connect even though it says I've correctly configured.
Summary: - "Setup" does not install itself, it is a standalone executable. - I figured out the GUI ip address is 1 number higher than what shows up as the address on the modem/ipconfig. Example: in the modem it shows up as 192.168.0.47, but the ip address for the GUI is 192.168.0.48. - I plan to use this for an internet enabled TV.
Pros: - Uses my spare Ethernet port, so that's good. - Accessible via IP address to re-configure. - It works..?
Cons: - Often loses packets when pinging. - Unclear how to connect to the GUI without the setup tool.
Summary: Thought I could improve my throughput for a media server to my PS3 with this, but nope. Looks like I'll stick with my ol' reliable PS3 wifi connection. Love my TrendNet switch, but this is definitely a doozy.
Pros: It worked for about a week when I finally got it working. Newegg's awesome return policy.
Cons: Where do I start? First off, it all started when I tried to use WPS to pair it with my network. Multiple attempts, and no. Then I decided to use the setup software which worked fine. Hooked it up to my PS3 and then about every hour it needed to be reset. One hard reset later, I had to set it up all over again. - Now for the static approach. After deciding to dedicate my network to changing it from 192.168.1.XX to 192.168.10.XX (I got this info from reading a prior rev...
Summary: Also purchased their USB Dual Band adapter and it is a Jewel!
Pros: Easy to install and configure with enclosed CD. Big enough to be stable but small enough to be unobtrusive.`
Cons: Could not access the adapter through the web interface. This might have allowed me to trouble shoot the connection problems. The adapter would connect to the router then drop an reconnect in a loop once a load was placed on the adapter. Was able to pull up several web pages intermittently but the pages would load very slowly. Returned for refund. Thank You Newegg.
Summary: So much delay on Dota 2 it was unplayable.
Pros: It does work.
Cons: I use this to connect my computer to my wireless router, not a video game system. It worked fine when my router was in the room next to me. Now the router is downstairs and my internet speed is terrible. Speed test DL speed 1.39 Mbps/UL speed .04 Mbps. Wow. I'm writing this on my 6 year old laptop in the same room as my Trendnet wireless and I'm connected with 4 out of 5 bars with 10 times the results on the same speed test.
Cons: Wireless signal drops every 30 min! Then it picks up again. It drives me nuts! Purchased this wireless AP for upstairs where wireless signal was weak. I'm running SURFboard 6580 with 11n + 40 MHz, WPA-PSK, and other wireless devices works fine and consistently without a loss of signal in the downstairs, and works with somewhat flaky connection but no loss of signal in upstairs. Isn't this TEW-647GA AP supposed to fix such flaky connection problem???
Summary: I've bought at least 5 trendnet products before these and have returned every single one before because TRENDnet makes garbage, but hey, I thought, maybe this time will be different, and at $19.99 cyber monday pricing, why not?? I'm a network engineer, not some guy who gets mad and calls something he doesn't understand broken. They aren't broken they are just AWFUL to set up. The software just plain didn't work. There was no ifs or butts about it.
Pros: The unit has a reasonably small form factor, an attractive design, and it's lightweight for cheap return shipping if you hate it. I gave it two eggs because they did Eventually function.
Cons: I'd love to point out every bug and problem but I only get 1,000 chars so here's a brief overview: Started out with setup software- Default blank PW failed twice then worked third time New password said it couldn't save the change and I had to try again, tried again and it worked and moved to the next step but it still said it failed. Set wifi info and it took. Set IP info and it said it failed but it showed new settings Plugged into xbox and got an APIPA address. Fai...