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Customer Reviews for TRENDnet TrendNet 300Mbps Wireless-N Home Router TEW-731BR

TRENDnet TrendNet 300Mbps Wireless-N Home Router TEW-731BR

The TEW-731BR TrendNet 300Mbps Wireless-N Home Router provides enhanced speed and coverage to allow you to share files, play games and stream videos without being tied down with cords. It features two fixed external antennas that deliver high-speed performance. The Embedded GREENnet technology on this TrendNet router reduces power consumption, which saves energy. Featuring MIMO technology, it offers great coverage while reducing wireless dead spots. The Wi-Fi Protected Setup lets you connect to other wireless adapters with a one-touch wireless connection. This Wireless-N router has a universal plug-and-play feature that supports device configuration of Internet applications. The WMM Quality of Service technology prioritizes gaming, Internet calls and video streams. This home wireless router provides extra security with its built-in Internet Access Control. The LEDs located on the front of the device show the device's status.
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Customer Recommendation83%5 out of 6reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for TrendNet 300Mbps Wireless-N Home Router TEW-731BR

For $36 Should Handle Any Home Networking Need

08/27/2012
By ,
Lubbock, TX
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Replaced a Cisco E2400 Dual-Band with this because I was getting some frequent networking errors and drops in service. Figured the old KISS principle would work -- I also have a TrendNet gaming adapter hooked to a Toshiba Blu-Ray player and was impressed with its performance. Basically the same as the Cisco, except it only broadcasts in the 2.4 Ghz range, but that is sufficient unless you are running a lot of older microwave ovens nearby (they emit radio waves in the same spectrum). Easy to set up and has more capacity for devices (101-199) on DHCP than the Cisco (100-149). Also liked the fact that as devices join, they are given the next unused address, e.g. 101, then 102... whereas the Cisco would skip a few intervening addresses or even go to the end. Has an off-on switch which is convenient for resetting. The web page manager (192.168.10.1, i.e. the router) is somewhat daunting for users not versed in internet/networking protocol, but the help topics attached to each page explain well what each feature/setting does. I do recommend using the DHCP reservation table once a device is given an address so a new device or a guest in the house doesn't glom onto that address if that device is turned off. Finally, wireless throughput is good -- have noticed an improvement in Netflix loading. As to not having wired Gigabit ethernet ports (they are 10/100), that should not be problem for the typical user.
Security tip: after getting it set up and all your devices on board, go to the router manager app and disable the SSID broadcast. This keeps other people from "seeing" your network, though you can still access it (like a guest using a smart phone) by entering the SSID name and passphrase.
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Value
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Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
+29points
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Review 2 for TrendNet 300Mbps Wireless-N Home Router TEW-731BR

The router is great. I had trouble connecting my

08/16/2014
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5
tablet so I e-mailed TrendNet. Received an e-mail telling me someone would reply in 1-2 days. Never heard from TrendNet. Had a friend help me connect tablet. I can tell the company does not stand behind their product.
Product Attributes:
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
-1point
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Review 3 for TrendNet 300Mbps Wireless-N Home Router TEW-731BR

WPS Button Doesn't work

04/24/2014
By ,
Tulsa, OK
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
The WPS button does not seem to work. I have to initiate WPS via the web UI, if I want it to connect that way. Pressing the WPS button on the router does absolutely nothing. It's a decent looking router, and it handles the basic routing functions well enough. IPv6 is not yet turned on in my area, so I do not yet know how it will perform with the new protocol, although the web UI does display that it has support. It does not support bridging, unfortunately. I would say this is a decent, but not ideal router. But, for the typical family's use, I think it would do just fine.
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
+1point
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Review 4 for TrendNet 300Mbps Wireless-N Home Router TEW-731BR
01/18/2013
By ,
Philadelphia
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
I have Trendnet 639GR, Trendnet Gigabit Switch and recently added Tew 731BR to the home net work. The setting up of TEW 731 GR wasn't easy and had to call technical support located in India for help. I was put on hold for 31 minutes after giving my telephone number to hear that I will be contacted by someone after an hour, 2 hours passed and nobody contacted me and had to call the Technical Support again; this time I was on hold for over an hour and was told somebody will contact me after an hour. Nobody contacted me even after 3 hours, a perfect Friday night spend with fury & frustration. Next day (Saturday) morning I called the Technical Support and and a lady at the other end was nice enough to hear my ordeal with them and helped me to set up the router which took less than 15 minutes. We are contacting the Technical Support to resolve a problem that we cannot solve by over self. If I cannot get help to resolve the problem in a reasonable manner, why should I use their product. I cancelled another TEW-639GR for my son and will not encourage anybody I know to go through this again. There are many other router in the market with better service. Think again before you order products from TRENDNET.
Recommends this product? No
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every day
+4points
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