Cons: This router sucks to configure. Every time you make a single change it forces you to restart the router. These restarts last from 40 sec to almost 2 min. For example: I have 4 security cameras so I need to forward 4 ports to access them I also wanted to set up my ftp server which requires me to forward 50 ports. First I found that this router only lets you forward 20 ports maximum. So my ftp is limited to only 16 ports. Then for each and every port I forward it forced...
Summary: It seemed to work fine for a week or so and the started handing out conflicting IP addresses and would spontaneously just stop working. Conflicted with my DSL modem several times. Switched back to one of my DD-WRT powered linksys routers and my network works perfectly. I know how to configure these things. This one is just junk.
Pros: Looks cool, LCD screen, Dual Band
Cons: So unstable that it's unusable. User interface is poor.
Pros: It turns on and works. Was only $40 with free shipping from shell shocker.
Cons: Signal strength and range are horrible. Where I used to get 100% signal strength I now only get 70-80%. Printer sitting 5 feet away only gets 70%. Super bright blue power light lights up a whole room, the extra rubber feet take care of that.
USB Ports Not Really Sharable - No Wireless Connect MAC Address filter.
Ray & Catherine, Amazon
22 January 2011
Summary: The box desribes one of this router's features as: "Two USB ports for sharing USB flash drives, hard drives, or printers." However, the only way you can get access to a device attached to the USB port is if you install a utility program on your Windows or Mac computer. And even then, only one person at a time may access the "shared" device.
Summary: Pros: Wireless Dual Band has worked fine and I like the screen even though I seldom use it. Config was simple and easy to set up. Cons: I wanted to love this router - I really do love my Trendnet 633GR - been nothing but rock stable for 5 years with great speed but my speeds on a directly plugged in computer to the 673 are much less than my 633.
Wireless is nice but plugged in speeds are seemingly slow
David S., Newegg
14 January 2011
Pros: Wireless Dual Band has worked fine and I like the screen even though I seldom use it. Config was simple and easy to set up.
Cons: I wanted to love this router - I really do love my 633GR - been nothing but rock stable for 5 years with great speed but my speeds on a directly plugged in computer to the 673 are much less than my 633. My ISP is direct fiber and I get a rock steady 20 MBPS upload which comes out to (through multiple internet test sites) from 17 to 19 MBPS with the 633 but only see 12 to 16 MBPS with this router (this is literally seconds later and before) tested 6 or 7 times over a 2...
Summary: Purchased the N*tgear equivalent on sale to replace it - and it just worked right from the start. I'm going to let Trendnet replace this one and - if it works - either give it to a friend or keep it as a backup.
Pros: Above average Wireless-N speeds
Cons: Screen never worked. It made a very annoying quiet beep every couple seconds. Pursuing RMA. Excessively slow to accept setting changes. Seriously - 40 seconds for EVERY change.
Summary: I went against one of my own tenants that I dig deep into the review ratings. It has never failed and that is how I got my WRT54G (for example). On paper this sounded like the cat's meow, but if it downgrades from my G router... well I'm glad Newegg is good about RMA handling.
Pros: Wireless a/b/g/n Simultaneous channels. USB printer and NAS support Easy to setup for the most part. LCD monitor.
Cons: Poor coverage. LCD monitor... reality is... give me the old fashioned LED's. In fact the manual refers to LED's in the setup section that don't actually exist. Plus the UI on the LCD is brain-dead. I bought this as an upgrade to my WRT54G but it is a serious downgrade. I gave it the college try ... placed it in the same place I had the other router, same channel... shut of n service and the second frequency. I tried all kinds of things but now I can't get HD Netflix (...