Signal Strength is horrible compared to other routers
27 October 2010
Summary: My living room where I use my laptop is only 38 ft. from my office where the Trendware TEW-639GR Router is located and the signal strength stays at Low. Can definitely be better. I know this because I hooked up my friends Belkin N1 Wireless Router in the same spot and it goes from Excellent to Good.
Summary: Unless youre getting a really great deal on this, there are better models from TrendNet in the same price range. Ive had this for a few years, but it has been my second router relegated to the summer cabin. The drawbacks from the limited firmware has caused me not to use it to replace my primary router, TEW632BRP. I originally got it for the Gigabit ethernet.
Pros: enable/disable list items, good technical support.
Cons: Limited filtering capabilities, documentation does not match firmware.
Summary: I also had some issues with the router losing connection and requiring a reboot during very high wireless utilization. This happened after 5-10 minutes of usage when consecutively transferring upstream and downstream, and is repeatable.
Pros: Good value for the router.
Cons: This does feature gigabit Ethernet, but it is a HUB, not a switch. Depending on your usage this may not be acceptable.