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TRENDnet TEW-812
7.7 out of 10

TRENDnet TEW-812

Great Deal: $179.88

Reviews and Problems with TRENDnet TEW-812

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Overall 4
4.0

Didn't make it six months

Michael Z., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works well, when it works

Clinton D., Newegg
7 November 2014
  • Summary: I really liked this router. It fit well on my bookshelf, hidden from sight, and gave me a good 6 months of lighting fast internet. Unfortunately, after what I went through with the warranty and the issue with updating the firmware, I feel horrible for recommending this product to all of my friends.
  • Pros: Dual band, very fast, decent range ( I can go down two flights of stairs and off the property to smoke, and still be connected to my router) and plenty of configuration options for those who are savvy enough to know how to work them. Looks sleek, fits on a bookshelf, and doesn't have dozens of antennas sticking out from it, which is something I definitely like.
  • Cons: I came back from an extended vacation and work trip, and hadn't used the router in a good 5 months. I plugged it back in after being boxed up, got it up and running, and started to notice that it would not stay connected to the internet. It constantly required a reboot. I would renew the IP address and that would work for a bit, but after about 10 times, it required a reboot to start working again. After the 20th reboot, I was no longer even able to access the routers...
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Overall 4
4.0

Lacks basic AP and Client Bridge

Joel S., Newegg
29 September 2014
  • Summary: I bought this expecting to use the router as a simple client bridge. No dice. Not supported. AP and client bridge really are basic features -- Hold off until TrendNet improves their firmware.
  • Pros: Cheap. Understated design. Has an on/off button.
  • Cons: Lacks AP and client bridge functions. Lousy range.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing range.

Andrew, Amazon
28 July 2014
  • Summary: I'm really disappointed with the range. I read the PC Mag review and was REALLY excited for setting this router up at my new house. Excellent speed and range for a low price? Sign me up. But upon getting it set up (with the Edimax adapter), I'm only getting a 3 or 4 bar signal strength on both 5ghz and 2.4ghz. I'm about 30 feet from my router through a couple walls, but really?
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Ease of use 4
4.0

BT HomeHub 2 replacement

C S, dabs.com
18 July 2014
  • Summary: Tried to replace a BT HomeHub 2 with this and now get worse coverage than before. The unit I received is a discontinued model/version. While I did get tech support from Trendnet the set up was not the easiest and performance (compared to BTHH2) leaves to be desired.
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Overall 4
4.0

Frequently drops connections

ArbTrader "exnihilo", Amazon
29 June 2014
  • Summary: We're a fairly "connected" household, with between 5 - 10 devices (big and small) connected at all times. The TRENDnet Wireless AC 1750 works well when it's working, BUT... very often drops a device or two, and occasionally drops all of them. A re-boot fixes the problem nicely. I purchased this router because the reviews seem very favorable overall. But I would advise buyers of the AC 1750 to set up their new network quickly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very complicated

Adam, Amazon
23 May 2014
  • Summary: The manufacturer of this router tried to make the admin panel easy to use and navigate, but in return I believe the settings are not easy at all. They are overly complicated and shouldn't be.
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Overall 4
4.0

TEW-812DRU failing

James N., Newegg
8 April 2014
  • Summary: I appreciate the ability to connect instantly with TrendNet technical. Very refreshing.
  • Pros: When it worked, I was impressed. My Netflix connection is at HD levels all the time, and loaded almost instantly. Good speeds on my home wired network, and even gave me satisfactory WI-FI on my Samsung Note 3. Unfortunately not very good range over the previous router I was using.
  • Cons: What to say. If I knew why the internet connection just drops out arbitrarily, I would/could troubleshoot it. I do not find out until I go to a site, and get the page can't display. Check in my control panel and see the dreaded red X. Two calls to TrendNet, and other than telling me to reset the router, I was told to return it.
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Overall 4
4.0

PC Mag meh

Anonymous, Newegg
10 March 2014
  • Summary: I started with the V1, and performance was generally quite good. Bought ultimately for the touted streaming capability, which is where it fell down. Blamed it on USB 2.0 - only did 4, 6MB/s at best. The Egg graciously exchanged for the V2 since out of V1. V2 had poorer wireless, and the USB 3.0 was almost identical speed to the 2.0. Aarg!! Next time skip PC Mag review, go with smallnetbuilder(dot)com. 1200 is the sweet spot.
  • Pros: Very easy setup GHz LAN Guest Network
  • Cons: Poor 5GHz performance Waste of USB 3.0
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Overall 4
4.0

Wireless cutting out consistently

Ike, Amazon
23 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought this router about 4 weeks ago to replace my netgear rangemax that had a faulty 2.4ghz channel. The installation is easy and the speeds were great but after five days, my router's wireless completely cut out, both the 2.4ghz and 5g bands. I checked to see if it was my router or my modem so I plugged my laptop directly into my modem and it was fine and I also swapped out my busted netgear rangemax, which still had a functioning 5g channel and it was fine.
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