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Trendnet-tew-691gr.33213923
7.4 out of 10

TRENDnet TEW 691GR

Great Deal: $45.00

Reviews and Problems with TRENDnet TEW 691GR

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Ian_D, NCIX.com
6 June 2012
  • Summary: Was debating getting this unit or looking into a more expensive unit with better range. At the price point, within 50 feet, this unit is very fast. Although not dual band like some of the more expensive units (only runs on 2.4Ghz) the speed is great and a big improvement over most ISP provided wireless solutions.
  • Pros: Quick Setup, easy interface/GUI; fast speeds, price compared to other more expensive units.
  • Cons: Runs hot, no guest access, speed loss at range increases heavily (+50 feet - going outdoors, etc)
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Overall 2
2.0

Replacing after a couple of months

Jose C., Newegg
6 February 2012
  • Pros: Range, easy to set up
  • Cons: Looses configuration randomly. The last time gave itself a random static IP and created problems for my provider who in turn blocked me. It took a couple of days to figure out what was going on. Too late to return, it's going to auction and will be replaced by a non Trendnet router. Customer support said it's normal for a router to loose config after power glitches, so this is what may have happened. Nonsense, I had a WRT54G for several years and worked flawlessly unt...
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Overall 10
10

awesome

Ryan C., Newegg
23 December 2011
  • Pros: setup was very easy, it was literally plug-n-play. i love how there is a switch to power the router on and off, and also another switch for WLAN.
  • Cons: none so far
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

wlachan, NCIX.com
28 August 2011
  • Summary: I was torn between this, WNDR3700 and DIR-655 but gave this a shot because of the TEW-687GA that I have already had for my NAS. Also, I was curious to see if they really matched well as they use the same chips. My brief tests indicate the matched 450n max out at 135.5Mbps, 300n is over 100Mbps. One floor up, 300n hits 70-80Mbps, 450n hits 100Mbps+. Gigabit is over 350Mbps.
  • Pros: Good signal strength, Fast WiFi, Fast Gigabit, Runs cool, 4 SSID (also how you setup "guest" access)
  • Cons: Limited features, Time error with fw 1.0.1.0, Wireless MAC Filter cannot name names, Shiny finish (finger print magnet), Very slow firmware update
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Overall 8
8.0

UPDATE: QoS works well for my Vonage adapter.

Jack G., Newegg
10 June 2011
  • Summary: I've been having trouble with wireless reliability. I have had to power cycle the router about once a week to correct this problem.
  • Pros: ORIGINAL: I selected this router because I believed it would do QoS necessary for my Vonage RT31P2 router to work. I have the Vonage router behind it, flooded my pipe, and had no degradation in the voice quality. Easy installation.
  • Cons: ORIGINAL: I too ran into the "IP is not in LAN subnet range" issue. Not a huge con, but don't expect to use anything other than a class /24.
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Overall 10
10

Firmware: v1.0.0.35

Vadim S., Newegg
8 June 2011
  • Summary: To the reviewer that says this router doesn't work with Comcast is a complete idiot. The Comcast modem only needs to be reset once so it can reassign the MAC Address from your old Router/Lan port to the new routers WAN.
  • Pros: Works perfectly now with the new firmware that just came out 1.0.0.35. Lots of options to configure which is a good thing in my book, multiple SSID's is a great feature. Have 1 wired and 5 wireless PC's hooked up to the router. Everything just works and is fast what more could I say
  • Cons: I'm not going to lie it has got a bit flaky once or twice since I had it nothing a power cycle didn't fix. Other then those 2 times it worked fine for a months on 24/7 without a reset.
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Overall 10
10

BEST WIRELESS ROUTER FOR THE MONEY!!!

Vittorio T., Newegg
12 April 2011
  • Summary: Also I didn't expect for the Router to be so Light and it doens't overheat.
  • Pros: Installation Quick Easy Settings,Features Other Routers Do not have and Plug and Play No need to Reset Your Modem.I Definitely Recommend This Router to anyone that can affore it
  • Cons: Not Yet But I will Repost to give a heads up if a problem ocurrs.
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Overall 8
8.0

It works.

Mike C., Newegg
24 March 2011
  • Summary: I've always been a linksys fan but decided to try this routing solution and it worked out. It is definitely faster than my old router.
  • Pros: It was easy to set up out of the box. Manually configured it and had the firmware flashed and all of my components connected in 15 minutes. I have networked my home with cat 6 drops (for gaming systems) and between those and my wireless devices (printer, iphone, kindle, blu ray player, and 3 laptops) I have not had any issues with it.
  • Cons: It has to reboot after making any big changes which is annoying but meh it only takes a little longer than I am used to waiting. I thought the signal strength would have been a little stronger in my outer rooms but it does cover my 2000 sq ft home by being positioned in the office located in the middle of the house.
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Overall 8
8.0

QoS works well for my Vonage adapter.

Jack G., Newegg
21 March 2011
  • Pros: I selected this router because I believed it would do QoS necessary for my Vonage RT31P2 router to work. I have the Vonage router behind it, flooded my pipe, and had no degradation in the voice quality. Easy installation.
  • Cons: I too ran into the "IP is not in LAN subnet range" issue. Not a huge con, but don't expect to use anything other than a class /24.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Router

May R., Newegg
11 March 2011
  • Summary: Great price for a 450n/gigabit router
  • Pros: Easy to setup - (don't use cd... always manually setup routers) I had mine setup with PPPOE, multiple port forwarding using PAT within minutes, saw awesome transfer speeds of 50-70mb on gigabit, and all my wifi connections were instant 150/300 on first connect (setup using wifi N only, and 20/40 hz, you also have to make sure your laptop isnt using power saving, that will decrease speeds, my laptop would only connect at 80 before I shut off power saving, then it jumpe...
  • Cons: None
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