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Reviews and Problems with TRENDnet TEW-641PC

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Overall 8


derek v., Newegg
2 January 2011
  • Summary: other than the "software", I've had no problems. even found linux drivers. A good unit for older computers with PC card slots.
  • Pros: Had it for 7 mouths. STILL never dropped a connection! I use it with my ACER 5420 (vista 32bit sp2), because it works better than the internal wireless card.
  • Cons: The vile piece of code they call "utility sotfware" Do not install this software(pure evil). Just install the drivers(Realtek). Only 150 mbps
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Overall 2

Stay Away

Edward P., Newegg
21 August 2010
  • Summary: I am sending the replacement back monday and recieving a refund and will select a different brand. I would think twice before purchasing this product.
  • Pros: Only "pro" I can give this product is Newegg's customer service. I bought this to take on vacation since my laptop's wireless antennae is messed up. It arrived and between me and calling Trendnet we both determined it to be faulty. At that point I had 3 days before I left for vacation and I told ...
  • Cons: Might have been my bad luck to get 2 bad devices or maybe just a bad batch of product.
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Overall 8

It Works

derek v., Newegg
7 March 2010
  • Summary: I bought this as an easy/cheap way to have wireless for an old(2003) laptop(a Gateway 400SD4 running windows XP SP3) in my garage. It works very well for my needs. Will see what kind of speeds I can get when I upgrade to a wireless N router.
  • Pros: I am 30-40 feet from my router(wireless G), the other side of my house, and I usually get 24-48 Mbps. Good range and faster than my old card(wireless B). Has NEVER lost signal. (not even once!)
  • Cons: Case is larger than it needs to be. The last 1/4 in of the case is empty space! Did not work with ubuntu 9 (linux). You HAVE to use their software to get it to work. IT automatically connects, but there is NO disconnect. If it's IN, then it's ON. I hate when there is no stop/off/disconnect !
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Overall 10

Preferred over the linksys 2.4 Ghz N adapter

Nathan W., Newegg
20 September 2009
  • Summary: Using it with the Trendnet Wireless router, too.
  • Pros: works and GUI much easier than the Linksys adapter; using it to write this, now, have them on identical T60 Thinkpads although this one has 3GB of RAM, and its much smoother in operation and GUI works great.
  • Cons: More expensive than the Linksys; though it works much better (GUI).
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Overall 8

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
6 April 2009
  • Pros: good price, and fast
  • Cons: extremely sensitive to any dust inside the pci slot
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Overall 8

Gateway solo 5300

Richard B., Newegg
25 February 2009
  • Summary: WHQL?
  • Pros: easy install, worked first time, older p3 laptop, xp upgrade
  • Cons: drivers not WHQL cert?
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Overall 6


Norman S., Newegg
9 February 2009
  • Summary: Maybe with a new firmware update the signal drops will stop, and maybe Mbps will increase. The card is fairly good, so I would recommend it due to ease of setup. Chipsets are common so maybe another make would net better results.
  • Pros: Installed on both laptops without any problems and found the TRENDnet TEW-633GR router I bought at the same time. Router is in the basement about 25 feet and one floor and 3 walls away. Signal strength shows 100%.
  • Cons: I am only getting 52Mbps kind of disappointing, and this is consistent no matter where I am in the house. I was expecting quite a bit more. If the laptops are running all day the signal drops 2-3 times a day. I don't know if the cards are getting hot or what, they don't feel hot.
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Overall 4

User Review

30 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Скорость 300M возможна только tew-652brp и tew-643 PCI. В остальных случаях максимально 150M как не тужтесь. На Asus больше не получается сколько бубном не стучи.
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