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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, small, easy-to-carry-around 802.11n AP/Router, November 2, 2009
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This review is from: TRENDnet Wireless N 300 Mbps Travel Router Kit, TEW-654TR (Personal Computers)
I travel a lot and spend way too much time in hotels where the only internet connection they have is a short wired connection sitting near some uncomfortable desk. I used to carry around a longer wire and a connector so that I could sit wherever I wanted in the room, but it is just a pain to do so.

A few years ago I found a solution in a small wireless AP sold by Asus (the WL-300 and later the WL-330g) which I used for a number of years with lots of success. However, I finally decided it was time to upgrade to 802.11n.

A bit of searching/comparing brought me to the TrendNet 654TR. Ordered one from Amazon and had it in my hands in a couple of days.

The device is much smaller and sleeker than the Asus model. Setup was easy to follow and configure (though I would enter a small complaint that I had to configure the "router" mode settings and the "AP" mode settings individually -- when I switched from "router" to "AP" it was as if I had gone back to factory defaults -- even the encryption keys & wireless configuration had to be configured again). This is just a minor complaint, easily dealt with and for many people, one they would never run into.

I've used the device at home and in several hotels on the road to great success. Rather than lugging the included AC power adapter, I simply use my iPhone USB charging block along with the included USB power adapter and I can power the unit with my little white apple block.

So now I carry this device with me on all my trips and use it here/there.

Very satisfied. If you're looking for a portable AP to carry around with you, this is it!
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Initial post: Nov 8, 2011 6:20:32 AM PST
Hey I noticed on your review, you mentioned that you basically power this router up with your iphone charger. This product was rated for 120VAC use with the stock power adapter. I'm pretty sure the iphone charger is 120-220VAC. Does that mean you can get this thing to work on 220VAC with the iphone charger then?

I'm wanting to use this for international travel in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, but if it's only 120VAC use only, then it's a total dealbreaker.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012 5:17:14 AM PDT
Yes, it will work with any power source that the iPhone charger works with -- all you need is plug adapters for the different country plugs.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 7:29:54 AM PDT
Kevin Dorff says:
It looks to be the same size as the WL-330g. When you say this device is much smaller, I assume you are comparing to the WL-300 and not the WL-330g?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 25, 2012 11:36:44 AM PDT
It is smaller than both, though I don't have the measurements handy nor do I have the Asus models any longer. From my recollection it was much thinner than both and I think it was also smaller in size (length/width), but I'm less sure about that now.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 8:34:28 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 16, 2013 8:35:59 PM PST
Will this device enable me to watch netflix and go on line with my kindle fire or do I need an iphone too?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 8:50:48 PM PST
As long as you have the netflix app on your kindle fire, you'll be able to watch netflix. You can go online as well.
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