Summary: Does so much more than a standard router and you have control, still haven't figured out all the settings I need to modify. You can just plug it in and go and at least set-up a Wi-Fi password fairly easily
Summary: I had high hopes for this router. I've only had it a day, but I regret buying it. I'm looking for a replacement right now, and plan to return this. Apologies for a rambling, poorly structured review; I'm quite tired right now! First of all, it has to reboot after seemingly every little change. I'm setting some static DHCP entries, and for every single device I add, it has to reboot. Drives me crazy. There are typos all over the place. "Restart you router" Really?
TRENDnet TEW-673GRU GREENnet 300 Mbps Concurrent Dual Band Wireless N Gigabit Router
Amazon Customer, Amazon
23 January 2012
Summary: This router met most of my expectations. Like with any router, there are nuances. The things I like: 1. Stability. This router has stayed up through the most rigourous movement of data. I have tested it with a bridged ethernet internet pipe with bandwidth limits set to 100Mbps down and 100Mbps up. 2. The ability to shape traffic.
Summary: ...to set up. TrendNet is no longer supporting this item (replaced by TEW091RGU). It took me several iterations (an hour or so) to set up and include all my wired and wireless items. For this product to work appropriately, set up your router security as WPA2-AES (nothing else). Also, instructions are poor for the product display on top of unit (router still does not display the speed of traffic--still at "0"--and I can't seem to find a resolution).
Summary: I purchased (appealing due to price) this after having some problems with the Netgear WNDR3700 (which I returned to Amazon). I needed the 5ghz range due to neighborhood congestion in 2.4 I was surprised that the 5ghz signal was stronger and more consistent than the Netgear. With the Netgear, the speeds on 5.2 would often drop into the 20 to 30 Mbps range, even though my laptop was only about 15 feet from the router. Pros: Consistent strong 5.2 signal.
Summary: Pros: Easy setup and worked right out of the box. This router has amazing performance and loaded with features that are found in higher end routers nearly twice its price. Works well and has enough range to cover my entire house. The LCD screen is pretty neat and informative. Cons: Its cool glossy design attacts fingerprints.
Summary: My number one requirement was for simultaneously dual-band access point. I didn't need routing, but this costs less than the TEW-670AP access point. And it's a good solution. But don't expect a lot of features. For instance, don't expect a way to adjust the wireless signal strength. Most people setting up a Wifi access point will accept the defaults - 2.4 GHz channel 6 at full power.
Summary: I bought this one as a replacement for my aging DI-624. Initial setup was simple and the things worked well as far as internet connectivity. Wireless worked very well for my media players and phones. But, then the network performance issues started appearing. Large file transfers between computers over wired gigabit connection clocked only 25Mb/s. Even more, file transfers to/from my NAS (Seagate BlackArmor 440) were just unusable - in Kb/s range...
Summary: Not a bad router. LCD screen is good. I entered in a very long-winded review earlier, but it never got posted. So, to summarize: My wife can connect easily from across the house and downstairs from the router (2700 sq ft) The router turned on and just worked. The LCD screen is good, but not very intuitive. Also, and this is important. This device operates on DUAL bands, which means it operates in the 2.4 Ghz range and the 5. Ghz range.