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Review and some tips/notes,
This review is from: TRENDnet Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Router with USB Share Port, TEW-812DRU Version 2.1 (Personal Computers)
OK, this router is good. I also replaced the card on my latptop (Dell Lattitude e6400) to one that uses Wireless N. Just so you know, you can check your laptop or other wirless devices and see what wirelss standard they use - 802.11g (older), 802.11n (fairly new) or 802.11AC (new, and fastest). See this link for background on the wireless standards: [...]
The truth is I am not seeing perfect network speeds with this router, but I think that is as much the card/computer as the router. I am fully satisfied with this router, and I think it is a great buy (thus the 5 stars). All around, very pleased with this purchase and I look forward to using with 802.11AC devices in the future.
Some things I wish I was told:
- There are ultimately 3 passwords for the router (note: there can actually be more if you set up "guest" networks or other special features this router has, but that is too advanced for me and you can be like me and just not use them). You can set all 3 main passwords to be whatever you want (I set them all to be the same): admin password (to access the router), connection password for 2.4GHZ wireless, connection password for 5GHZ wireless.
- As implied above, this router actually creates 2 wireless networks. I expected only one network, with multiple frequencies, but this router actually creates two distinct networks (2.4 and 5 GHZ) with different network names and everything running through the router. Both run at the same time automatically (2.4 and 5). You can select which to connect to (and/or let your computer do it automatically and/or some wireless cards may even be able to connect to both at the same time).
- Set up is really fast and easy with the included quick setup guide. But if you really want to understand the router you'll have to invest 1-2 hours reading the manual (this is on the CD that comes with the router and also on the TrendNet website).
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Initial post: Jun 14, 2014 7:04:11 PM PDT
Don Pattee says:
By setting the admin password the same as the 'wireless connection' password, any time a friend comes to your house they would be able to mess with your router.
Posted on Jun 30, 2014 6:06:08 AM PDT
Adam Connor says:
I'm seeing this review for a product that is not a router but a usb adapter for 802.11ac.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2014 10:12:15 AM PDT
Ryan Anderson says:
I'm seeing the same thing.
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