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: Bought this router based on reviews I saw online about it. Was excited to get it. I'm a network admin by trade, and have setup many routers. I upgraded from a Linksys WRT54G because I wanted the AC speed this thing offered. It was working great for a few months.
Pros: nice price, good reviews on pcmag site. Wireless on it is very fast. Interface is very simple to use.
Cons: It keeps failing. Drops packets like mad. Port Forwarding did not seem to work. Remote Admin didn't work.
Summary: I really like this router, when it works. Great features (e.g. multiple WiFi networks each on their own VLAN), but the unit I received would "lockup" either after making several configuration adjustments or after several hours of use.
Disappointing performance that did not live up to the reviews.
6 August 2014
Summary: I'm sorry to say that I was a bit disappointed. Various reviews (some of them professional reviewers) rated this router as fast and with a large range for its price. However, I found that it performs no better than - and often worse than - a five year old router I bought on the cheap at a box store.
Summary: We had an old router, a Belkin N300, that just didn't have the range or speed that we wanted. It had been doing fine for years, but now that so many things in our home are WiFi (Phones, TV's, DVD players, iPads, Laptops, etc.), we decide to upgrade.
Summary: Maybe I'm not typical but, despite this looking good and appearing very good value, I am not convinced about this product. It does work (and at times very well) but seems to be quite dodgy - especially with Windows 8.1.
Pros: * High transfers for wired connections. * Reliable device, it hasn't failed. * A lot of features.
Cons: Very slowed wireless connections for my iphones(models :4 and 4S). So every time I connect 2 or more wireless devices like two iphone my internet connections drops from ~30 Mbps to <3Mbps, I use speed test as a guidance. I have to reboot the router so all wireless devices can get the higher bandw...
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.
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
Good product overall, but requires regular restarts
Michael S., Newegg
21 January 2014
Pros: A good product overall, very easy to setup, no problems connecting my wireless printer with WPS.
Cons: Once in 3-6 days both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi signals disappear forcing you to restart the device. This became a deal breaker for me and I'm returning it. Another small complaint is external HDD read/write speed, shamefully slow for USB 3.0. The fastest I got was about 20-25MB/s when copying a large...