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.
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.
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!
Pros: Fast throughput, especially at range; inexpensive.
Cons: Single-band only; very limited QoS features; ugly as sin.