Summary: The Trendnet TEW-639GR Wireless N Gigabit Router is a decent investment for Wireless-N home networking, offering a decent package at an affordable price.
Pros: The Trendnet TEW-639GR Wireless N Gigabit Router has good throughput performance, an easy-to-use Web interface, support for Gigabit Ethernet, and a comprehensive set of home networking features.
Cons: The Trendnet TEW-639GR Wireless N Gigabit Router lacks high-end features, such as support for a USB device, dual-band wireless networking, and guest networking. Also, its range and wireless connection stability could be better.
Conclusion: This is a decent router, with a good software package. But before you can get to the software, you've got to get past the frustrating installation wizard. While it does "n" only in the 2.4-GHz band, performance is adequate, and it's available at a good price, considering all the features it offers.
Excerpt: Trendnet’s TEW-639GR 802.11n router is an ugly duckling that will never grow into a beautiful swan. It also just happens to be the fastest router we’ve tested in some time. It performs well at range, includes a Gigabit Ethernet switch, and with an $80 street price, it’s cheap, too! The three external antennae aren’t to blame for this router’s homeliness—in fact, we welcome that design choice if it accounts for the router’s excellent performance.
Pros: Fast throughput, especially at range; inexpensive.
Cons: Single-band only; very limited QoS features; ugly as sin.