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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wireless N Router

TRENDnet TEW-631BRP Wired: IEEE 802.3 (10Base-T), IEEE 802.3u (100Base-TX) Wireless: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft) Wireless N-Draft Firewall Router – Retail $79.99. www.newegg.com has it for $69.99 with a $30 rebate and free shipping. Consumer search ranked it as #3 in best routers for the money and it has a 3 year warranty to boot. I’ve used TRENDnet products and found them as good as any other company. This price is very good for a “N” wireless router. The following overview is from the newegg website.

TRENDnet TEW-631BRP wireless router lets you create a secure wireless network using the latest Draft 802.11n wireless technologies offering greater range and data speeds than the older 802.11b/g standards, (when used with compatible Draft 802.11n wireless adapters) while still being fully backwards compatible with them—perfect for mixed-mode environments.

The router's MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology also makes it a natural choice for multimedia fanatics, minimizing errors and optimizing data speed through the use of multiple antennas for both sending and receiving.

Need to give voice, gaming, or media streaming priority over other data? This router's Stream Engine QoS (quality of service) technology by Ubicom does just that. The TEW-631BRP analyzes traffic and separates it into multiple data streams. These streams are prioritized by sensitivity to delay, so applications like VoIP (voice over Internet protocol), video and music streaming and online gaming are given priority over Web browsing. If nothing but a wired connection to the Internet will do, the TEW-631BRP also has a built-in four-port 10/100 Ethernet switch.

I recommended this router to one of my son’s so I am convinced it is a good deal. If he gets it and his rebate and is happy, I will comment later. Obviously, if he gets screwed on the rebate and the product stinks I will also let you know.

$39.99 for a wireless n router that is well reviewed is a deal!

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