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9.1 out of 10


Great Deal: $104.95

Reviews and Problems with TRENDnet TEW-653AP

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Overall 8

Works well

Mark U., Newegg
20 May 2012
  • Summary: Purchased at an extremely great price for install in a room at a campground that already has a mix of different brands of AP's. No issues working with other AP's. Bears an uncanny resemblance to EnGenius EAP units (as in, the case is clearly identical), but without the higher power rating those have.
  • Pros: Clean, unobtrusive look and performance seems just fine. Range is good, not amazing, but good. Covers a large open cafeteria well.
  • Cons: HTTP setup page won't load in Safari or on an iPad (mobile Safari). Given I like to run around with my iPad to configure networks, this is a huge con. Poorly designed too. Minus one egg for an otherwise perfectly functional product.
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Overall 8

Works very well, but only 10/100 ethernet

Joe R., Newegg
3 July 2011
  • Summary: Overall a very solid device. So long as the speed meets your requirements, this is a good buy. It mounts easily and looks great even when attached to the ceiling.
  • Pros: This device is meant to be wall or ceiling mounted. There are no antennas sticking up, and the overall look is very unobtrusive and blends into the office. Yes, it looks very much like a smoke detector or part of a security system, which is why it blends in so well. Mounting is very easy.
  • Cons: Want wireless N speed? Well your laptop may connect to this access point at 300Mb, but the access point plugs into your network at 100Mb. This is a major weakness if you need top wireless speed to push videos or other massive data streams over wireless. For web browsing, email, and running conventional internet programs this is probably not an issue because 100Mb is more than adequate. But for accessing local data you may want a wireless access point with a gigabit port.
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Overall 8

Just a warning

STEPHEN J., Newegg
30 January 2011
  • Summary: Got this as a bridge, but couldn't get it to work as such.
  • Pros: Looks unobtrusive
  • Cons: Bridge is WDS only
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Overall 8

follow up to Somewhat disappointing review

MICHAEL C., Newegg
30 May 2010
  • Summary: Given my experience with TrendNET and their products I will probably buy from them again in the future. I like the direction they are going. Very good alternative to Linksys, DLink and others, who I think have let quality slip in recent years.
  • Pros: This is follow up to my previous review concerning the bandwidth degradation. I was contacted by TrendNET; they were very responsive. Worked with one of their techs on the issue. While he didn't solve it, he did provide some good information and appeared to be very focused on fixing the issue. What did eventually solve it was changing the channel from 6 to 11. I went through various tests using all channels and this appears to have solved the issue completely. Strange...
  • Cons: Not a con, really; just be prepared to do some config work if you don't get the performance you expect out of the box.
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