2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 2014
This thing works great out of the box as a dedicated Access Point -- where you plug this thing into your existing Ethernet network and it will act great as an AP. Since it is also advertised as a Client Bridge, I bought it specifically for the Client Bridge purpose -- extending my existing 802.11n network to the living room over ONLY the 5 GHz band to avoid interference with the rest of the condo units. Well, this thing sucks as a Client Bridge. After it successfully connects to my 5 GHz wifi network, it refuses to bridge the network over to the 4 LAN ports. Furthermore, when checking link status, it will drop and reconnect, drop and reconnect to my wifi network. In summary, it does 1 out of the 3 advertised tasks correctly, namely the access point mode.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2014
I just bought this and this product just don't work, I use this device specifically for Client Bridging. I am able to connect my devices on the 4 port lan, I get IP address from the Wireless Router, I am able to ping internal network, I am unable to ping the routers gateway or get DNS to work. Been trying to figure out how this works for the past 2 days and I am extremely frustrated. If I don't get response from support from TrendNet I will return this to the re seller. I hate when I buy things and they don't work as it should.
When I ping the routers gateway I get Destination host unreachable and Request timed out.
One of my computer has wireless network card and can access the wireless network with out any issues and even ping the gateway. So this issue is with the TrendNet Client Bridging.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2014
shady neighbor figured out how to connect to older trendnet even though i had SSID hidden, 20 character password, and connected all devices on mac address only.This unit allows for 5 ghz only and protects my network.
on October 10, 2014
This device has a very attractive price, but I would caution potential buyers from my experience. The range on the 5GHz band is much lower than I expected, barely reaching into rooms adjacent to where the device is located. This essentially renders the 5GHz band useless, which is the primary reason why I bought the device. The 2.4GHz band coverage is significantly longer range, but seems weaker than my previous device as well. That wasn't the expectation, since my previous device was 802.11g and this should have a range advantage since it is n (ref: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/apple-tv/apple-tv-faq/what-is-802.11n-differences-between-802.11n-802.11a-802.11b-802.11g.html). My assumption is that the antenna in this device is inadequate or inferior to having an external antenna, which my previous device had. Whatever the cause, I don't find it's performance in terms of range to be acceptable.
I also have a 2013 Kindle Fire HD that has issues connecting to this. I have not factored this into my star rating, as it may well be an issue with the Kindle Fire, but it is notable to anyone purchasing this that while my Kindle Fire works great with my old AP device, it will rather often, seemingly randomly, lose it's connection to the TRENDnet AP and display the "Authentication Failed" message. Eventually it will reconnect on it's own, but it has taken anywhere from minutes to days for it to do so. I have no such connectivity issues with several other wireless devices, including a 1st Gen Kindle Fire.
I'm just not happy with the range at all, as it is insufficient for a small, 3 bedroom home. It would probably be great for an apartment if you are looking for a 5GHz 802.11n device to use in an area with a lot of 2.4GHz noise, but I wouldn't recommend it for anything more than 1000 square feet. If it had been possible to return it for a full refund I would have tried a different device, though it would probably mean spending quite a bit more. My network operates on a TRENDnet switch which has been fantastic, so I was really let down by this product. The 5GHz band may as well not be there and the 2.4GHz band just barely does the job. I give it 2 stars essentially because of the low price, but it would take 3 of them to get the coverage I was looking for.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 22, 2014
Well, this one looked good on paper, and the price seemed really good, but my experience was quite a disappointment. I purchased this unit to use as a simple access point - nothing special, no special features required. The range only had to cover only a single room - 25 feet, line of sight with only three wireless devices - one laptop and two iPhones. It was connected by Ethernet to my Verizon FiOS router with a 75/25 Mbit Internet connection.
Installation was simple, and the unit worked the first time I applied power. I was, however, a bit disappointed with the 2.4GHz wireless connection since it could only manage a maximum measured wireless data rate of about 25/18 Mbps. (Note: this was measured using Verizon's speed test website from each of the three wireless devices. At the same time, Ethernet-connected devices on my network tested at 80/30 Mbps.) What made this more frustrating was that the measured speed varied dramatically over the course of a day, going all the way down to 2/5 Mbit at times (even though the Ethernet PCs still measured a solid 80/30 Mbps). Physically re-locating the unit in the room appeared to make no appreciable difference. And, yes, I had the most recent firmware and tried all the various setup options the unit had to offer. Well, I concluded I must have some kind of RF interference that was causing a problem, but hey, I still had the 5GHz connection, right?
Well, on day 1, I tested the 5GHz WiFi connection, and I measured a great 75/25 Mbps connection on each of my wireless devices. Great! However, on the morning of day 2, I noticed that the three wireless devices had switched over to the 2.4GHz connection and the 5GHz SSID was no where to be found. So, rebooting the TRENDnet AP, I re-established a 5Ghz connection. That lasted half a day until the 5Ghz service again went away again. In the next couple of weeks, I found myself rebooting the unit at least 1 to 3 times a day. This was getting frustrating. Finally, after about a month, the 5Ghz connection just went away and never came back.
I was so turned off by this unit, I took it out of service and purchased a different wireless router from another manufacturer. Although the new unit was 3 times the cost of the TRENDnet, it worked the first time, produced a solid 80/30 Mbps Internet connection on the 5Ghz band and a solid 50/30 Mbps connection on the 2.4 Mbps band. It has been in service about one month and I am 100% satisfied.
on November 18, 2014
I purchased this item back in May 2014 and I have used it as a wireless access point. Overall, it has been the most reliable wireless access point I have put on my home network. It has been a solid performer with good bandwidth. I plan to purchase two more to upgrade my entire home network, since I have tried it out for months. Firmware interface is superior to others I have experienced after years of home networking. It was intuitive to use without spending hours to set up the wireless security protocols. For $50 this is a fine purchase.
on June 12, 2014
Though not shown in the specs, the transmit power is adjustable in 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and full power increments which can be handy in some situations. Also while most of the changes take effect by simply click the Save Setting button, changes to the Pre-Shared Key require a reboot too to take effect. Also note that the Amazon description indicates incorrectly PoE, but actually the TEW-750DAP is powered by an included power adapter (not show in pictures). Four stars given due to the limited range of the internal antenna(s).
on June 10, 2014
This access point accomplishes everything I wanted. I originally purchased a Dlink DAP-1522, and found it was not a true dual band access point. This one IS.
The main purpose of this device was to add a 5ghz connection with our Apple TV in our conference room. We wanted to be able to utilize the TV as a monitor, without wires everywhere. I had originally tried our 2.4ghz wireless N network, and it seems to be overwhelmed. There are several different 2.4ghz devices in our area, causing signal problems. This solved it!
This device replaced a Hawking HWABN1 Wireless B/G/N 300 access point, that was unable to provide sufficient speed for the Apple TV to function properly.
on May 19, 2014
I'm a big fan of TrendNet switches and decided to replace an aging NetGear AP with this one.
Hmm, after 2 weeks the wifi signal has stopped working entirely. I can ping the device and login to it over the wire but the 'wireless' part of the device few south. I've opened a ticket with TrendNet and will report here on how fast it is to get a return authorization for this defective unit.
Edit - Tech support for RMA's is web based. After trying a few things like resetting the device an RMA was issued and the product replaced promptly. 4 stars for the easy return and proper operation of the replacement .
on May 17, 2014
Added this to my wired home network, so my wife could use her new ChromeBook. I set it up as an access point. It's been running for 10 days without a reset. Coverage is good, gets a good signal strength through 2 walls in our 2 bedroom apartment.
I registered the device on Trendnet's website, and was able to get a tech support phone number easily. The included instructions leave out some details, like how to change the IP address of your PC so you can configure the device, so a tech support phone number is good. Didn't need to call it, so can't comment on the quality of support.
For 50.00 USD this is a good value. I withheld the 5th star because the case is plastic, and seems like it could tip over easily and break. In fact it isn't very tippy, because the two ethernet cables, (one from the modem, the other to my PC), stabilize it. If necessary one could spend a couple of bucks for a 3-5 foot ethernet cable and hang it of the back of the device as an anchor.
So far I am pleased with my purchase, and would buy it again.