Summary: The challenger pummeled the champ in our long-range performance, though, with the Trendnet achieving throughput several times faster than the Linksys when the client was placed outdoors. Trendnet’s TEW-639GR doesn’t offer enough advanced features to earn a spot on our Best of the Best list, but it is a solid performer with an attractive price tag and definitely worthy of consideration.
Pros: Fast throughput, especially at range; inexpensive.
Cons: Single-band only; very limited QoS features; ugly as sin.
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.