Summary: This is a v2.0R, 1.0R has been discontinued. Currently I would only give 3/5 for this latest router from TRENDnet, which is my favorite brand. I really like the web interface for admin, nice and clean. However, at its current 2.0.2 firmware I believe there are some errors in its wireless setting. For example, 802.11n set to "off" will force 802.11g. If you set it to "auto", then it seems to force 802.11n mode, which is opposite of what the user manual says.
Pros: Excellent admin web interface, No messy antenna, USB3.0 port for network printer or network storage
Cons: Need firmware update to fix some bugs, Better if it has a base since it's light in weight. It could tip over easily, Difficult to determine the orientation/placement to achieve best coverage., Very little device supports ac right now
Summary: This router was not the easiest to set up. I changed my cable modem and had a hard time getting the router to communicate with the new modem to get the IP address. The wireless also routinely drops out about every 15 minutes for about a second (no signal). Test scores suggest good download speeds, but actual used suggests it is slower than my old Netgear router. For the price it is nice, for the issues -- it's not worth the money!
Summary: Spent $100 on buying this router which was supposed to be latest and greatest offering from trendnet. But router had trouble from day one. connection, both wireless and wired timed out after every couple of hours. Took one week for trendnet support to go through troubleshooting steps and recommend RMA. Guess what, now i need to pay for shipping to send the router back to them so that they can fix or send me a different one.
Summary: After a long search, I decided on the TEW-812DRU. In less then five minutes I was up and running. Very Impressed with the range. I have a WiFi Gate that I use to have trouble receiving cause it runs on 802.11b. Bang!!! 5 Bars!!! I also run a Media Center video use to be choppy, not any more with the 802.11AC. I have a lot of devices running including printers, wireless thermostats, gateways.
Summary: I purchased the Trendnet AC1750 after a long Internet search that described this router as one of the best available right now. I followed the installation steps as described in the User Guide and the router isn't working. The wireless lights on the front do not light up and the wired connection isn't working either.
Summary: I had real problems with my last router. Whenever my microwave was started the wireless signal was lost until the microwave stopped. This router fixed all that. Not too many fancy functions but works very well. Fast speeds posted. A little touchy in terms of setting up in the correct order of events. Follow the instructions to the crossed t and dotted i - otherwise you will have a few issues getting going (See other reviews - suspect this is the problem). Thanks.
Summary: Needed Dual band, too much local interference and couldn't get my previous router to handle any kind of streaming. Unplugged the old, plugged this one in, and WHOSH! have been very pleased with the purchase.