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. It has been a very good router for us. We put it through the ringer on a daily basis by watching Netflix or Hulu. The limitations thus far have been with my ISP, not the router.
Pros: Very little maintenance Easy Setup Fast Connections 2.4 and 5 GHz channels
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. So far I haven't noticed any stutter with this new router coupled with a Rosewill Wireless N USB adapter, but I haven't really stressed it too much.
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 without a single reboot. Range is also good, though not as strong as my old WRT54G; however, I'm willing to trade some range for the increased throughput.
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 the way I've setup the router or with the network adapter on my PC; when I experience these drops I've noticed that other wireless clients still work fine.
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 to use it as a wireless bridge. For those that complain of VPN support youre only going to get that by flashing third party 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.
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: 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!
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.
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.
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 the 2d UBS for a printer and could connect to all USB devices with any PC on the network (see cons).
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 featureless. If you connect to a USB drive on one PC you cannot connect from another PC without manually disconnectiong from the first. All drives are accessable to all PC's on ...
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.