Summary: A basic wireless router which has features and functions that generally work as advertised, including port fowarding. Most home users wouldn't need any more. The 3yr warranty is best in industry, just hope you don't need to collect. Simple to set-up & configure ( ignore CD): First, plug in router, connect to modem and PC via ethernet cables; then disconnect power to modem and router. Then, re-connect power to modem and wait for about 30 secs.
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.