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TRENDnet TEW-639GR
6.5 out of 10

TRENDnet TEW-639GR

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Reviews and Problems with TRENDnet TEW-639GR

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Overall 6
6.0

Cheap works great

R. Walker "rw266", Amazon
6 December 2013
  • Summary: Cheap works great, gigabit ethernet ports really speed up intranet file transfers. Should speed up your whole Internet experience so long as you have a fast connection.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

G P., Newegg
6 June 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this router in the middle of 2010, and have tried a great number of things to fix it or work around it, including updating the firmware, which seemed to help for a short while.
  • Pros: When the wifi was configured properly and worked, it propagated throughout the house well. Using the LAN ports as a small gigabit switch worked very well.
  • Cons: The wireless acts up more often than not, dropping many packets about every other minute or so, and sometimes dropping wireless clients altogether.
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked great, until it died

Andrew G., Newegg
21 May 2013
  • Pros: -Fast -Good coverage -Cheap
  • Cons: -Died after not even a year of using it. I can't connect apple devices to it and half of the time it doesnt broadcast an SSID. It also drops my connection on the devices I can connect to it sometimes. These things only started happening just recently.
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Overall 6
6.0

Wired was Great, Wireless had big speed dropoffs

Matthew H., Newegg
17 February 2013
  • Summary: Would not buy again unless I can find what was causing the wireless to run so bad and fix it.
  • Pros: Wired gigabit speed was great, I also liked the bright lights and sleek black case and 3 antennas
  • Cons: the wireless would get speeds only for a few hours after a reboot then would sharply drop to almost nothing. I made sure it was on a clean channel though I don't know if there was some other environmental issues causing symptoms.
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked well for a while

William P., Newegg
26 January 2013
  • Pros: The router worked well, gave me great speed while it was in place. Great coverage through my house. I had it positioned in the center of the house and saw it on all floors.
  • Cons: Router suddenly died after a little over 2 years. Factory reset and long power off did nothing. It doesn't even broadcast a SSID now. Router tends to be a little warm.
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor Customer Service

Sean D., Newegg
18 January 2013
  • Summary: Newegg says call Trendnet for missing parts Trendnet says call Newegg, it's Newegg responsibility No further response from Newegg after advising of call to Trendnet. ONE MONTH later, no resolution PS: NO polarity pinout diagram on Router to use a generic 12v/1A adapter Please send me an AC Adapter...
  • Pros: See Cons but fast shipping though!
  • Cons: Received without AC Adapter and NIC Classic Customer Service runaround in the inability of Newegg and Trendnet to solve a simple error ! Please send me an AC Adapter and NIC
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Overall 6
6.0

Good and Bad

Old_Sarge, Amazon
17 October 2012
  • Summary: Worked great at first just had a double NAT problem. Suddenly the WPS light lit, and the unit locked up, stopped transmitting the WiFi signal, and acted as a simple switch. Contacted TrendNet Help Desk, and submitted a ticket in the hopes they can help.
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Overall 6
6.0

New Egg Good ,Trendnet not so much

James H., Newegg
30 August 2012
  • Summary: When we 1st bought this TEW-639GR model we were hooked up to a dsl modem now we have fios thru our cable company and it still has the same problem with shutting down after a 7 days or so.
  • Pros: Looks good..Wired hook ups its flawless. It does handle 2 desktops one wireless one wired and 2 tablets and a note book wireless all at once, with no problems.
  • Cons: The wireless N seems fast enough the only real gripe i have is about every 5-10 days it gives up the ghost and i have to power it down for a couple of minutes.It only happens in the wireless not in the cat6 ethernet wired mode. You never know when its going to quit it just does. I get fair range ...
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Overall 6
6.0

DO NOTconsistently power cycle

Russell D., Newegg
21 August 2012
  • Summary: I guess I had a good run with this router. It should have lasted a lot longer, at least as long as technology stays compatible. Consistent power cycling will break something. Spent over one hour on the phone with Trendnet trying to troubleshoot.
  • Pros: This router lasted almost two years! Strong signal; goes all the way to the attic from the basement.
  • Cons: Eventually broke. No ability to update firmware since 4-port switch and WAN ports are now defective. (Manual EXPLICITLY says to NOT update firmware via wireless). I have to go out of my way to have it repaired/replaced. Unit is under its 3-year warranty, and still I have to waste my time getting ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Does 1/2 the job and has issues with VPN

Amazon Customer, Amazon
31 March 2012
  • Summary: My mom has trendnet router years ago its still working great, so I thought I would try a newer on to replace my old G D-Link gamer router with some N fastness. Easy set up, some game and other tweak options but nothing advanced.
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