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TRENDnet TEW-673GRU
7.4 out of 10

TRENDnet TEW-673GRU

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Reviews and Problems with TRENDnet TEW-673GRU

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Overall 8
8.0

WiFi router

Ian J., Newegg
26 March 2014
  • Summary: I've owned this for over 2 years now. I probably reset every month or 2, but it's still working just fine. I like that I can hook up my older non-wireless printer to this and can access it from multiple computers. I have even hooked up External HDD's to this and played them over the wifi.
  • Pros: Very little maintenance Easy Setup Fast Connections 2.4 and 5 GHz channels
  • Cons: Takes a while to reboot.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice DD-WRT Router

Timothy J., Newegg
28 February 2012
  • Summary: I got this router because I wanted to lose the network cable that was running from my office PC to my TV in the living room. I stream a lot of video from this PC; my old router did fine with SD video files, but larger HD files would cause it to stutter.
  • Pros: Great set of features on this router. Can't really ask for much more considering the price; picked this up several weeks back on a deal for $40. Though I don't really use the 5ghz antenna, it's nice to know it's there. Gigabit ports are also a bonus. Router has been rock solid since I set it up w...
  • Cons: Didn't even try to use this router with stock firmware; I upgraded to DD-WRT before even connecting it. The router has been solid without a single reboot since initial setup, but I do occasionally experience a dropped connection when running torrents. I'm pretty sure this is a problem either with...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good third party firmware compatible router

Chris B., Newegg
26 January 2012
  • Summary: Never used or tested stock firmware, as I flashed to third party firmware right away. I was able to flash this router using OpenWRT and DD-WRT. Currently my gateway is a WNDR3700v1 using OpenWRT since the TrendNet doesnt perform up to the level as my 3700 I decided to flash it with dd-wrt firmware...
  • Pros: Simultaneous dual band, removable antennas, Gigabit Ethernet, 2 usb ports, good range, good throughput.
  • Cons: LCD is cumbersome on stock firmware, and useless with third party firmware. I would've liked if standard status leds were implemented in the design. Not really a con, but it uses the Atheros chipset. Atheros chipsets with ddwrt isnt the best match but it works.
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Overall 8
8.0

takes longer than 15 mins.

BOBBYB "bobbyb", Amazon
22 January 2012
  • 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).
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Overall 8
8.0

NICE

Robert T., Newegg
16 January 2012
  • Summary: Can't see why others have had problems. Like mine, some networks need to have the addresses inputed manually? Don't be scared off by bad reviews, this is a great product.
  • Pros: Does what it is suppposed to do. Big improvement over my old wireless router. Seems faster. Love that I can now share my printer over my network. The price was great, got it as shell shocker for $39.99!
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Jared T., Newegg
15 January 2012
  • Summary: This router had a lot of negative reviews, but at $40 I could not be happier with it. My xbox streams perfectly and I have the added range of 2.4Ghz for my laptop.
  • Pros: It works well, I would have given 5 stars accept the range isn't the best, though better than my previous D-link wireless N 5.0Ghz router. Dual Band works well.
  • Cons: It takes a long time to reboot after any change ~2minutes about before it is ready to be connected to. Though After initial setup there is no need to worry about this.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Solid Router: A few Caveats

router, Amazon
13 January 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Kent K., Newegg
12 January 2012
  • Pros: Easy to hook up. Was on a wired and wireless connection shortly after going through the set up process. Got this on a shell shocker deal for $39.99. Definitely worth the price for a GIbabit router.
  • Cons: LCD display is mostly useless. Frankly not even sure what the purpose is. Could have made the product and left this off and put it at a cheaper price range. Had a problem getting my notebook to link up on an 802.11n connection. Spent a few minutes with tech support and the problem was taken care of.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Router, easy setup.

Mel O., Newegg
28 December 2011
  • Summary: For the price I paid, this is an exceptional dual band router. DD-WRT would be nice.
  • Pros: Immediate connection to 3 wired PC's and 3 wireless by just plugging in, no tweaking needed. Stable since it was started without any problems. Strong signal strength. USB ports accept a hub so you can add multiple drives. I tried up to 4 drives, 2 thumb drives and 2 external hard drives and used ...
  • Cons: This unit has only 1 bright blue "power on" led. I miss having a led for each channel, WAN, and wireless, and 10/100/1000. The LCD display is not very useful for me. If you store this unit on a upper shelf it is impossible to use or see the display. The USB control center utility is simple and fe...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but not awesome

DaveU, Amazon
4 May 2011
  • 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.
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