Summary: I was going to rma this router but decided to keep it after changing the firmware to DD-WRT.
Pros: You can flash with 3rd party firmware. I flashed with DD-WRT and it fixed the issues I was having.
Cons: Need to flash a third party firmware to be useable. The lcd no longer works with third party firmware but thats not a big issue. I have 2 other friends with this same router and they also had to flash to DD-WRT to get them to work correctly.
Pros: I found this on sale for $49.99, and was looking for router with usb ports to upgrade current 54mbs router.
Cons: For my network, i have a linksys PAP2T phone adapter, and dlink NAS. These devices would not consistently work with this router. I searched forums to trouble shoot and ended up with same responses and may not work. The GUI for this sucks compared to linksys, and ww-drt does not seem for completel...
Summary: Good enough for the discount price, would have sent it back had I paid full price.
Pros: Router was easy to setup and the LCD display presents some useful information. Four (three I guess) more gigabit ports are a welcome addition to my home network. And it's a lot faster than my old wrt-54gl running dd-wrt.
Cons: The USB server option is a useless gimmick. The router doesn't actually have a "server" built into it. It uses some sort of USB over IP client to let one windows user at a time access devices connected to the onboard USB ports. You can't just plug a USB drive in and access it via ftp or cifs. Thi...
Summary: I received the router a few days ago. Got it all hooked up. The display isn't anything all that fancy and it in fact is more or less useless as the button response is not great and takes a while to get to the info you need, you can just use the web config interface. It looks high tech anyhow.
Summary: I really did want to love this router. It had all the specs I'd been waiting for, and I waited many months between the CES announcement and the actual release. However, I'm left disappointed and will ultimately replace it with something else.
Summary: Purchased the TRENDnet 673GRU with best of intentions, replacing my good old Linksys WRT. First off, signal strength - worse or no better than the old G router. Administration features - not great, thought he WRT had more and was easier to use.
Summary: I think TrendNET has a lot of promise as a replacement for Linksys, et. al. If you are disgruntled with the major players this is a viable alternative. I think they'll improve in the areas where they need to. They listen to customer feedback. I'll probably buy from them again.
Pros: Signal strength is good. Management interface is pretty good. Support for all current wireless and encryption standards. Lower power consumption.
Cons: No MAC filtering for just WLAN. The only MAC filtering is for the router itself, which includes all wired connections. Not good, TrendNET needs to add that in a future firmware release. The LED screen is a bomb. Goes all wonky after a few minutes of uptime and you can't read it.
Summary: I had taken a huge risk buying this brand new wireless router from Trendnet again. Prior TEW-652BRP overheated way to much. This router was a replacement from ESR-9850 and Belkin N+. The TEW-673GRU is very robust in wired Gig and Fast Ethernet LAN to LAN to WAN to LAN.