!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> TEW-672GR - 300Mbps Dual Band Wireless N Gigabit Router | Technoyard - ultimate resource for hardware news and reviews

With the introduction of the draft 802.11n standard wireless networking devices are now capable of not only offering great portability and convenience to users, but also provide blazingly faster speeds than traditional 802.11g devices. In fact the standard is said to provide 14 times the speed of traditional 802.11g devices offer.

Today we take a look at a wireless router by TRENDnet; the TWE-672GR, which not only supports the 802.11n draft standard but also capable of working in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band space.

Last year we reviewed a similar device by Airlive, however from the initial outset TRENDnet’s TWE-672GR seems to pack a great deal more performance and looks much sleeker in design and finish.

Let us first look at the specifications of the TWE-672GR before we go further in detail about the device.

Hardware

Standards Wired: IEEE 802.3 (10Base-T), IEEE 802.3u (100Base-TX) and IEEE 802.3ab (1000BaseT) Wireless: IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
WAN 1 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-MDIX port (Internet)
LAN 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-MDIX port
Wireless On/Off Switch Turn on/off wireless LAN
WPS Button Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) with other WPS compliant devices
Connection Type Dynamic IP, Static (fixed) IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP
NAT Firewall 3K configurable NAT entries; restricted NAPT
IP ranges, port ranges and schedule
Pre-defined game hosting configurations
Port triggering for 24 special applications
ALG support (enable/disable support) –RTP/RTSP, AOL, FTP, ICMP, WMP/MMS, NetMeeting, SIP
SPI Firewall Up to 24 rules; cyber attack protection – verified against over 2000 attacks
WDS Enable/disable Wireless Distribution System support
UPnP UPnP IGD 1.0 compliant
DMZ DMZ host, 24 configurable Virtual Servers and Game Servers
DNS Static or WAN assigned DNS servers; 10 verified services for DDNS
Internet Access Control Policy based parental control; time based Internet access; port range/service filtering; Dynamic URL filtering; Internet domain restriction; 32 user defined schedules, 24 MAC address filter entries
Logging 3 types and 3 severities event logging; up to 1,000 entries
Email notifications
LED Indicator Power, LAN1~LAN4, WAN, and WLAN
Power Adapter 12V DC, 1A external power adapter
Power Consumption 779mA
Dimension (L x W x H) 150 x 163 x 26 mm (5.9 x 6.4 x 1.0 in)
Weight 350g (0.8 lb)
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 ~ 2.462 GHz (FCC); 2.412 ~ 2.472 GHz (ETSI)
5.150~5.250GHz; 5.725~5.825GHz (FCC)
5.150~5.250MHz (ETSI)
Antenna 3 x 2dBi fixed dipole antenna
Media Access Protocol CSMA/CA with ACK
Module Technique 802.11n: BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, with OFDM
802.11b:CCK (11 and 5.5Mbps) DQPSK (2Mbps) DBSPK (1Mbps)
802.11g: OFDM with BPSK, QPSK and 16/64-QAM sub-carrier modulations
Data Rate 802.11a: 54Mbps, 48Mbps, 36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 9Mbps and 6Mbps
802.11b: 11Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, and 1Mbps
802.11g: 54Mbps, 48Mbps, 36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 9Mbps and 6Mbps
802.11n: up to 300Mbps
Security Encryption: hardware AES/TKIP, 64/128-bit WEP (HEX/ passphrase, 11a/b/g/n)
802.1X/EAP: EAP-TLE, EAP-TTLE/MSCHAPv2, PEAPv0/EAP-MSCHAPv2, PEAPv1/EAP-GTC
WPA: WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK (AES-11b/g/n, TKIP-11b/g)
WPS: support PIN and PBC
SSID broadcast control
Output Power 802.11a: 14dBm (typical)
802.11b: 18dBm (typical)
802.11g: 15dBm (typical)
802.11n: 11dBm (typical) with HT20 or HT40
Receiving Sensitivity 802.11a: -72dBm (typical) @ 54Mbps
802.11b: -84dBm (typical) @ 11Mpbs
802.11g: -73dBm (typical) @ 54Mbps
802.11n: -69dBm (typical) with HT20 or HT40
Channels 2.4GHz 1~ 11 (US), 1~13 (EU) 5GHz 36, 40, 44, 48, 149, 153, 157, 161, and 165

 

Category: Network Devices