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Trendnet-tew-680mb.33220430
9.0 out of 10

TRENDnet TEW-680MB

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Reviews and Problems with TRENDnet TEW-680MB

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Overall 8
8.0

Issues with Samsung equipment YES!

Darren C., Newegg
4 weeks ago
Overall 4
4.0

Don't use with Samsung equipment

Jarrod B., Newegg
24 February 2014
  • Summary: I don't know what the tech support rep did with all the data I gave him but he let my support ticket expire, then when I had him re-opened the ticket he claims that he passed the information on to engineering. They haven't updated the firmware in a long time so I doubt they'll ever fix this problem.
  • Pros: It has decent speed and range
  • Cons: It doesn't work with Samsung equipment like TVs and Bluray players (tried quite a few out). I captured the issue with wireshark to show the packets that the Samsung equipment sends to validate the network connection. These packets are not repeated to the gateway which causes the Samsung equipment to fail to connect to the network (unfortunately if they don't dial out properly then they won't talk on the network at all).
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Product was DOA

Anonymous, TigerDirect.com
28 November 2013
  • Summary: Product was dead on arrival. Getting an RMA to return the product and getting a replacement has been a time consuming project in itself. I have other product by this manufacturer and they work well. But, when the product doesn't work it is a real hassle to replace.
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Overall 2
2.0

Works well when it's connect

Travis B., Newegg
3 July 2013
  • Pros: Easy to set up and get working. I had it connected to my router with WPA2 password in about 10 minutes.
  • Cons: Drops connection to my Ubuntu file server every 30 mins. I get an error which says "bad file descriptor" on VLC and the connection vanishes for a few seconds. I contacted support, re-flashed the same firmware on it (already had the latest), and reset the router. It still does the same thing. Now I've got a product for home entertainment that interrupts movies every 30 minutes. Seems like the keep alive is not being propagated correctly on the bridge. If I plug my HTPC...
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Overall 10
10

Better than expected

Stephen T., Newegg
4 November 2012
Overall 10
10

Seamless Extension

Stephanie H., Newegg
30 August 2012
  • Summary: Not really a con but, it seems lighter than it should be. Once all four Cat 6 cables and the power cord are attached they can easily move and displace the unit.
  • Pros: Once I went through the short, wired, process of setting it up, I moved it to it final destination above my media center. Acts as a seamless wireless extension to my network. Any device on either side of this wireless bridge sees and connects to devices on the other side of the wireless connection without any additional effort.
  • Cons: When connected to a gigabit device the connection lights up amber. Megabit devices light up green. Amber usually means somethings wrong but in this case it means you did it correct.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic product!

Jason H., Newegg
29 August 2012
Overall 10
10

Outstanding!

David M., Newegg
20 August 2012
  • Pros: This thing handles everything I throw at it. I have two. Both stream HD video wirelessly across my house and one also handles Xbox 360 as well. No lags, always works, never buffers at all ever. What more can you ask? Whether I use the 2.4GHz or 5 GHz band I connect with enough speed to handle whatever I need them to do. I have these connecting to an Asus RT-N66U N900 wireless router and my WiFi performance is so good I have no need to upgrade to 802.11ac.
  • Cons: None. Performs exactly as advertised. Perhaps even better than advertised.
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Overall 10
10

Best Adapter hands DOWN

christopher s., Newegg
2 June 2012
  • Pros: I am running this in the office furthest from the transmitter and VOIP is crisp and clean. If you are having bad luck with this try turning off your cell phone while in the same room. That is the only issue we have had with it.
  • Cons: The only con is that people who know little or nothing about networks are bashing this unit. You need to take a little time and set it up correctly, then it will have no problems.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent option if you can find it on sale

Mr. N/A, Mwave.com
25 April 2012
  • Summary: Would definitely recommend this for relatively close connections like apartments and small houses, especially for wirelessly accessing HD video content. May be worth waiting for an improved model from a different vendor with more range, however, if youre looking to use it at greater distances.
  • Pros: While I dont have a dual-band router, I do have the TRENDnet 691GR and thus appreciate finally using a 450Mbps receiver to pair with it. I like the fact that it has a built-it gigabit switch - definitely very handy unless you were planning on hooking up a smart/ mangaged switch and manually configuring the QoS, in which case youd probably be looking instead for the 687GA as long as you could do without the 5Ghz band. Check out the smallnetbuilder review of this item a...
  • Cons: I bought this to replace a NETGEAR WNCE2001. The NETGEAR product was a great device that was very reliable and consistent as a network bridge, but I just needed to graduate to a gigabit connection and something fast enough speed-wise to wirelessly access network drives with full HD BD ISO files. When I first set this up, I noticed that there were some intermittant connection errors on my desktop that would happen once a day or so and would sometimes require me to do a...
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