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TRENDnet TEW-653AP
8.3 out of 10

TRENDnet TEW-653AP

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Overall 8
8.0

Bought 6 of these, working well

Paul L., Newegg
19 March 2015
  • Summary: None
  • Pros: I was wiring up a small pre-school, and put one in each classroom, powered by a POE device at the switch end. They installed and configured properly. As you would expect for an A/P.
  • Cons: The mounting options are not great. There is a small "ring" which you attach to the wall, and then the A/P twists on. But it is a very flimsy connection, too easy to untwist. Also not much room to insert your CAT 5, the jack should point sideways, not straight back.
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Overall 8
8.0

TEW 635 TrendNet

Professor H "1amazonreviewer @ gmail . com", Amazon
1 March 2015
  • Summary: While the Trendnet TEW 635 did work flawlessly, its lower power made the range un usable for my needs. I had tested two of the TEW-653AP that were needed to cover the desired area of use with no dead spots. Ended up replacing both of those with one of trendnet TEWA 753 access points.
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to setup and configure

Professor H "1amazonreviewer @ gmail . com", Amazon
1 March 2015
  • Summary: Worked well for short distance. Easy to setup and configure, yet the range was not good enough, and the speeds were half as fast as TrendNets TEW 735 that I ended up with after returning the TEW 653 I had tested two of the TEW-653AP that were needed to cover the desired area of use with no dead...
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Overall 8
8.0

Happy so far.

Le biberon, Amazon
11 November 2013
  • Summary: Did not buy this off AMZ, but needed something in a hurry to solve the coverage problem in my home where, like many others, my wireless router was located at one end of the house, next to where the Internet service provider feed comes in.
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Overall 8
8.0

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...
  • 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
8.0

A couple drawbacks

DJS "djstwo", Amazon
1 April 2012
  • Summary: I use two of these units, at either end of my house, to provide coverage within the house and out to the yard. I power them with the TrendNet PoE switch. If you don't need the smoke detector form factor, the TRENDnet 300Mbps Wireless N PoE Access Point TEW-638PAP (Black) might be a better bet in...
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Overall 8
8.0

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. Configu...
  • 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 conven...
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Overall 8
8.0

Just a warning

STEPHEN J., Newegg
30 January 2011
  • Summary: Got this as a bridge, but couldn't get it to work as such. Here's what you need to know: - Wireless bridge mode is WDS only -- this means that the other end of the bridge must support WDS as well. While some routers do, others don't. Check yours before you order.
  • Pros: Looks unobtrusive PoE, which is great Pretty good configuration interface
  • Cons: Bridge is WDS only
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Overall 8
8.0

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. Wh...
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Fast but lacking

Zachary S., Newegg
3 March 2010
  • Summary: IF you dont mind not having the Gb port or the 5mhz band than this AP is very nice. The range and speed is unlike any other wireless I've had. MY syswan24/vpn is only 100Mb so the port dosent matter to me. I use my wired Gb connection for streaming BR this is for everything else (and guest).
  • Pros: -Very fast wifi-N connects@ 250mps (downstairs 100ft away) -very good range -radius access -I can serve my entire townhouse row with this thing hope the fcc dosent come knocking lol.
  • Cons: -no 10/100/1000 port -no 5 ghz band
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