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8.6 out of 10

TRENDnet TEW-712BR

Great Deal: $24.97

Reviews and Problems with TRENDnet TEW-712BR

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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Italy Garner P, Amazon
8 February 2015
Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy this product. Really. Do not buy one

Steven H., Newegg
30 January 2015
  • Pros: It powers up
  • Cons: I've always read bad product reviews with a grain of salt. Usually the author has an ax to grind, or just decided to complain instead of getting the unit replaced/fixed. My level of expertise is high as I set up home networks for a living. This unit was purchased knowing full well it was very low end. The expectation was to load trendnet's firmware upgrade and all would be well enough for my needs. After all the trouble I've had with this model, i've come to realize t...
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Overall 2
2.0

Cheap and Cheap

Michael B., Newegg
26 January 2015
  • Summary: Although it doesn't make my list of things I would change if i had a time machine. I would never purchase this brand again.
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: Cheap... Comes with basic firmware loaded on it. No features/options. Replaced firmware with OPEN-WRT. Bricked 1 out of 3 units. Purchased for 7$ each. I guess you get what you pay for.
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Overall 8
8.0

OpenWRT is really amazing

Wayne M., Newegg
22 January 2015
  • Summary: Flash OpenWRT openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tew-712br-squashfs-factory.bin and away you go! LuCi web interface included by default.
  • Pros: I got three of these on Newegg at a too good to be true price. I flashed OpenWRT out of the box. There were no hoops to jump through, the firmware update process was completely painless. Using three of these in my house for access points. They give better connection speeds than my Asus RT-53 "300 Mbps" router.
  • Cons: I wish it was a two antenna 300 Mbps capable unit.
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Overall 10
10

Inexpensive to Use as a Wi-fi Booster

Andrew M., Newegg
14 January 2015
  • Summary: 3 ways you could connect this little router as a Wi-fi repeater: Plug it into an ethernet jack on the wall in or near a low-reception zone. Plug it into an ethernet jack on a Powerline adapter near the low-reception zone. Position it where it receives a reasonable Wi-fi signal from your main router so it can boost the Wi-fi another 15 or 20 feet away.
  • Pros: When on sale it's a very inexpensive way to boost the Wi-fi signal in a low reception area of your house or out on the deck/patio. Set it up as an Access Point (A/P) to give stronger Wi-fi signal.
  • Cons: Cheaply made; doesn't have a ton of good reviews.
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Overall 6
6.0

Only for small apartment or studio

Ricky P., Newegg
10 January 2015
  • Summary: I didn't need a router with anything fancy. Just do a secure connection, decent range, and fast speed for netflix, gaming, etc. Unless you're within 5 feet of the router, not good.
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: Low range. When WPA is active, transfer speed is low.
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Overall 10
10

Great item. Provides decent coverage with easy setup

Squirrel Productions, Amazon
10 January 2015
  • Summary: Great item. Provides decent coverage with easy setup. Not a fancy unit that can take another firmware but does it job sufficiently.
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Overall 10
10

got it for a steal, good value anyway

Zak T., Newegg
3 January 2015
  • Summary: 10/10 would buy again, wish I'd bought two or three.
  • Pros: Great value, I got it for a steal. TRENDnet offers openWRT for it and a lot of nifty features.
  • Cons: The stock firmware is good for most people but didn't do it for me; the openwrt firmware is not for newbies and has a steep learning curve for me.
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Overall 10
10

Works great

James S., Newegg
30 December 2014
  • Summary: Wish I had orderd a couple of these while they were on sale :)
  • Pros: Works great. I needed a cheap router to replace one that went out. Got this as a black friday deal and couldn't be happier. It was simple to set up and I have had no drops since installing it.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Andrea Romano, Amazon
25 December 2014
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