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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

TRENDnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless-N Router Review

Wireless-N routers are quickly making its way through the industry, providing a significant speed increase over previous wireless standards given you own a proper adapter. This time around TRENDnet releases one of the first 450Mbps Wireless-N Routers. Its raw power is attractive for any setting up a network shared by many users. The TRENDnet 450Mbps WiFi-N Gigabit Router does not come cheap, so Benchmark Reviews will dive in head-first to see if it's worth the price.

While many manufacturers offer routers supporting wireless N, not many reach the 450Mbps mark. Three antennas give the router three spatial streams at a channel width of 40 MHz, compared to four which is the theoretical max for Wireless N. Of course in practice it's highly unlikely to be attaining these speeds. It's expected to be seeing a throughput of something like 200Mbps. Compared to the 54Mbps (theoretical max) that Wireless G routers offer, this is a huge improvement. For most homes it will become completely unnecessary to wire your computer again.


The TRENDnet TEW-691GR's price is in the high-end category. Its raw speed already makes it outstanding but we'll have to see if it actually delivers the connectivity we're looking for. Benchmark Reviews will be testing the throughput as well as evaluating its features as a high end router.

Manufacturer: TRENDnet
Product Name: 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router
Model Number: TEW-691GR
Price As Tested: $154.95

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by TRENDnet.



# 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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