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Written by Joey Peng - Edited by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 09 September 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
TRENDnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps WiFi-N Router
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: TRENDnet Wireless N Router
TRENDnet TEW-691GR Detailed Features
Wireless N Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

450Mbps Wireless N Router Features

  • High-speed data rates of up to 450Mbps using an IEEE 802.11n connection
  • IEEE 802.11n/b/g compliant
  • 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-MDIX LAN ports
  • 1 x 10/100/1000Mbps WAN port (Internet)
  • On/off power switch
  • On/off wireless network switch
  • 1 x Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button
  • One touch wireless connection using the WPS button
  • Compatible with most popular cable/DSL Internet Service Providers using Dynamic/Static IP, PPPoE, L2TP, and PPTP connection
  • Advanced firewall protection with Network Address Translation (NAT) and Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
  • Access restriction with Internet Access Control: MAC, Protocol, and Domain filtering
  • Virtual server and Application Level Gateway (ALG) services for special Internet applications
  • Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for auto discovery and support for device configuration of Internet applications like RTP/RTSP, SIP, FTP, TFTP, NTP, and SMTP
  • Multiple pass-through sessions for popular VPN applications (IPSec, L2TP, and PPTP)
  • Advanced QoS support includes: Uplink speed control, IP prioritization, and Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM)
  • Complete wireless security with WPA/WPA2-RADIUS, WPA /WPA2-PSK, and WEP
    * 3- year limited warranty

*Maximum wireless signal rates are referenced from IEEE 802.11 theoretical specifications. Actual data throughput and cover-age will vary depending on interference, network traffic, building materials and other conditions.

TRENDnet TEW-691GR Specifications

Hardware
Standards
Wired: IEEE 802.3 (10Base-T), IEEE 802.3u (100Base-TX), IEEE 802.3ab (1000Base-T)
Wireless: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
LAN 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-MDIX port
WAN 1 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-MDIX port
WPS Button
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) connects with other WPS compliant devices
WDS Enable/disable Wireless Distribution System support
LED Indicator
Power, WLAN, LAN, WPS
Power Adapter
12V DC, 1A external power adapter
Power Consumption
450mA (max.)
Dimension (L x W x H) 148x 180 x 32mm (6.2 x 7.1 x 1.0in.)
Weight 289g (10 oz)
Temperature Operation: 0°~ 40°C (32°F~ 104°F)
Storage: -20°~ 60°C (-4°F~140 °F)
Humidity Max. 90% (non-condensing)
Certifications CE, FCC
Wireless
Frequency 2.412 ~ 2.472 GHz
Antenna 3 x 4dBi fixed dipole antennas
Modulation OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK
Data Rat - 802.11b: up to 11Mbps
- 802.11g: up to 54Mbps
- 802.11n: up to 450Mbps
Security 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2-PSK, WPA/WPA2-RADIUS
Multiple SSID
Output Power
- 802.11b: 11dBm (typical)
- 802.11g: 15dBm (typical) 802.11n: 15dBm (typical)
Recieving Sensitivity
- 802.11b: -84dBm (typical)
- 802.11g: -72dBm (typical)
- 802.11n: -69dBm (typical)
Channels 2.4GHz : 1~11 (FCC), 1~13 (ETSI)



 

Comments 

 
# Comparison?WhyNotV2 2010-09-09 03:11
This review couldn't have come at a better time as I look into upgrading my home network a bit. What it is lacking though, is a comparison to other Wireless N routers much like is done for CPU coolers, video cards, CPUs, etc.
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# RE: TRENDnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps WiFi-N RouterChad 2010-09-09 06:26
Why test internet speeds? I want to know if this thing can do 450 Mbps from my laptop to my computer.
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# RE: TRENDnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps WiFi-N RouterNokia 2010-09-09 08:23
In that price range there are better alternatives.
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# testnat eccs 2010-09-09 13:42
why test with a 150mbps adapter if the router supports 450

many schools/offices are using wireless on the LAN and it would of been nice to see the max speed you can get out of this device.
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# Should not do networking reviewsschoolgirl 2010-10-22 05:16
This review should not have been published. It's clear the reviewer is a novice - at the most - in terms of networking knowledge.

How large is the NAT table? Any issues with multiple PCs and wireless adapters on the network? How powerful is the router's CPU? Does it slow down, drop connections, lose stability once more PCs are connected? How good is the channel isolation in populated areas? Can it handle multiple Wireless N devices at varying speeds?

This is not a review, but more of a product endorsement, or feature recital.
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