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Nice Router for the Price,
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This review is from: TRENDnet Wireless N 300 Mbps Home Router, TEW-731BR (Personal Computers)
* Easy to Set-up / Configure
* Has all Basic Features (Port Forwarding, Access Restriction, DMZ ect)
* Good Range
* Consistent Transfer Rates and Up-Time
* Lacks Gigabit for Ethernet Ports
* Limited to 300mb/s wireless transfer rate
* Does not support DD-WRT Custom Firmware
I bought the TREND731-BR router for my parents, who needed to network a few computers, a printer and a DVR. I did not need a high-end wireless router, so I did some research and decided to go with the TrendNet, which was on sale for under $20 dollars. The product arrived very quickly and was easy to un-box and set-up. It only took me a few minutes to set-up and configure.
The Router's web interface was straight-forward and I had no trouble finding any of the features. I was impressed with the range of this router, which was able to cover most of my house, and even my backyard. The Data wireless transfer rates were okay, but only go up to 300/mbs. I do not mind since I do not perform many file transfers or big downloads over wireless. I was a bit disappointed over the lack of Gigabit (1000mb) for LAN files transfers, but I'm not going to play for what I had to pay for this router.
All in all I think this router is a great buy for the money. It is easy to set-up (even if you are not very tech savvy) and supports basic features you would need to get a home network by.
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Initial post: Feb 4, 2013 7:15:23 AM PST
Kindle Customer says:
The developers for the DD-WRT are the ones who develop the firmware. It has nothing to do with the router itself, they just tend to choose the more popular ones.
Posted on Jul 20, 2014 9:05:21 PM PDT
Neil Cowley says:
You are claiming that the router does not have Gigabit wired transfers. The listing provides that as a feature. What test did you do to make your claim? which is reality?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2014 5:47:17 AM PDT
Joe Fern says:
Neil, the product descriptions on both Amazon and TrendNet have the LAN ethernet interfaces listed as '10/100Mbps'. The product manual officially states the TREND731-BR only supports 802.3 (10Mb) and 802.3u (100Mb). I do not see any mention of Gigabit wired speeds on any product description on either page. When I attached devices to my TRENDnet that had Gigabit NIC's, they auto-negotiated to only a 100Mb link-speed. For further product specifications information, please refer to the official TrendNet website:
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2015 12:44:58 AM PDT
actually it's amazon who combined all the reviews for different versions of routers into one. Joe Fern's review is for the 731-BR model. But this page is actually for the TEW-733GR model that has gigabit ports.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2015 12:51:33 PM PDT
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