Summary: I had the opportunity to try the TrendNet AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router free in exchange for my honest opinion. We currently have a router that is with our current service provider and we are constantly experiencing lost, dropped, or no signal.
Summary: I am certainly not a techie but this was great for me. I just hooked it up and voila, it started working right away. There were no antennas to worry about. Just two cords and an easy to follow disc. Not all the specs make a lot of sense to me but I like it much better than my old wireless router.
Summary: The problem with the software is that when you change the default IP address along with other changes, you can't log back in after the reset. You need to change the address ONLY, reset the router, THEN make other changes. I had to reset to factory defaults 3 time before I discovered this glitch.
Pros: Easy to connect and power up. Has excellent range and speed. I'm very impressed with it's performance.
Cons: Online software is somewhat confusing. Must reset to factory defaults if you don't make changes in proper order, but that order is not discussed.
Summary: product was delivered on 5/1/15. It worked very nicely until 7/25/15.. then i couldnt access the internet thru the router. I tried re-initializing the router but no luck... I did have internet access from all other devices so the internet wasn't the problem.
Summary: I upgraded from a Linksys e2500 because I wanted gigabit ports, wireless AC, and a stable 5GHz band that wasn't crippled by being on a USB bus. So far the TEW-812DRU has fit the bill. The throughput has been great and the connection on both bands stable so far.
Pros: -Nice price for 1300AC -Gigabit ports -Decent range -Multiple SSIDs on both bands -Open source support using DD-WRT -USB 3.0 port
Cons: -No DHCPv6 support (poor IPv6 support in general) -Lackluster tech support -Only one year old DD-WRT standard build available -No Tomato or Open-WRT builds available -Touts open source support but using firmware voids your warranty
Summary: Should be a decent router for the price if you don't need WDS.
Pros: Router settings page is easy to navigate, works fine as a normal router.
Cons: I bought this for use as a WDS (wireless bridge) repeater which so far hasn't worked. A quick forums search suggests it might be different processor manufacturers (broadcomm vs atheros) implement WDS slightly different.
Excerpt: With the purchase of a 5G adapter the range and speed on my mac improved greatly. As a regular addition to my current network the n/g showed a negligible improvement. Stepping up to high speed router with antennae would have been the better choice.
Summary: The router was fairly easy to set up and has decent distance on both 2.4mhz & 5mhz. Works pretty good but is not as good as some other brands I have had. I never have been able to use the USB and set up network printer. I tried two times to get help from support.
Summary: Save yourself the headache and do not purchase this. We're back to using a Linksys WRT54G from 8 years ago (that does work fine) until I can find a suitable upgrade.
Pros: Price was good. I thought I was getting a deal.
Cons: The old adage 'you get what you pay for'. This thing died about a week ago. Prior to that, about six weeks ago it had issues dropping connection on our laptop. Then, my ethernet connection to my desktop stopped working as well. Unable to log into the routers address. Would time out.