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Dual Band Router Supports 450 Mbps on Both

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This router supports 450 Mbps speeds on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.

Network specialist TRENDnet has launched the world's first dual-band network router to offer full 450 Mbps speeds on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands concurrently.

Called the TEW-692GR (aka the 450 Mbps Concurrent Dual Band Wireless N Router), the device made its first appearance a few weeks ago at COMPUTEX 2011 in Taipei. The company claims that, unlike other 450 Mbps Dual Band Routers on the market which only support 300 Mbps speeds on the 2.4 GHz band, TRENDnet's new router cranks out 450 Mbps on both channels. The drawback, however, it that most users will also need a 450 Mbps Dual Band Wireless N USB Adapter in order to achieve the top-most speed with this specific router.

"Most wireless devices use the 2.4 GHz band," explained TRENDnet Director of Global Marketing Zak Wood in an email. "When you search wireless networks from your house and you see all the neighboring networks--[almost all] use the 2.4 GHz band. Dual Band allows you to use the less congested (low interference) 5 GHz band. So to use the 5 GHz band, you need a Dual Band Adapter."

So how will an integrated 802.11n PCI-E NIC work on the Dual Band router? "Regular adapters (either Wireless G or Wireless N) such as the one referenced use the 2.4 GHz band and would connect to the 2.4 GHz band of the router," he added. "Your 802.11n PCI-E NIC will connect to the router--however it will be limited by its max speed (either 150 Mbps or 300 Mbps)."

You don't need a Dual Band adapter to get 450 Mbps speeds, but you do need a 450 Mbps (single band or dual band) adapter to get 450 Mbps speeds, he said. Naturally if a 54 Mbps Wireless G adapter connects to the 450 Gbps router, the connection will be bottlenecked at the 54 Mbps speeds of the adapter. To get the most out of the new router, consumers should also get the 450 Mbps dual-band Wireless N adapter so then an easily switch between channels when needed without a loss in performance.

As for other features, the TEW-692GR includes Gigabit Ethernet ports, one-touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), and WMM technology for prioritizing video and audio packets. The device will retail for $249.99 when it becomes available towards the end of the month. The compatible USB-based Wireless N adapter is already available for $82.99.

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    shanky887614 , June 13, 2011 9:45 PM
    ? cant you use 2 usb wifi cards, im sure ive seen an option in windows for them to work together somewhere (i could be making this up from poor judgement due to lack of sleep)
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    Anonymous , June 13, 2011 9:53 PM
    Why is every one so focused on the headline speed figure. This is only really usefully in an environment with no other WIFI in the 2.4GHz band as dual channel is anti social and no better for the CPE in question due to the noise it creates on all the channels.

    Likewise the Router will be listening on more channels therefore picking up more interference.

    So unless you live somewhere where you can not see other WIFI on 2.4GHz this and all other dual band CPE are a bad idea.

    5GHz no issue.
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    Anonymous , June 13, 2011 9:57 PM
    Urh what's the point of the USB adapter when the max speeds of USB 2.0 will easily bottle neck it.

    More PCI-E adapters please?
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    razor512 , June 13, 2011 11:22 PM
    for the cost of these wifi routers and cards, it is far cheaper to get a standard cheap n300 router with giabit ethernet, then for the devices that need high speed, you can run some CAT6 cables to them and for the devices that just need internet access and basic LAN services which do not absolutely need 450mbit/s can use wireless.

    I have used many high end N routers and you do not get the advertised speeds unless you live in a rural area, especially new ones where in order to comply with new rules, will downgrade your speed if theres channel overlap

    Ps if you have a network where 300mbit wifi is not enough then 450 most likely wont be eough either as no wifi router on the market offers consistent speeds, theres always dips and spokes (even our insanely overpriced ruckus wireless access point)

    If you are doing something like streaming uncompressed raw HD video across the network or something that requires a ton of bandwidth then gigabit ethernet is still the way to go

    if you need good performance for a game console or network printer/scanner, then n300 is good,

    If you use no lan services but use a ton of devices both old and new and only need the wifi for internet access, then 54mbit/s is good

    When I was setting up a network for a local cafe, in order to improve compatibility, we used old wifi standards, (b/g and limited the rates to 2mbit/s so that a single user cant easily hod up the connection)

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    dhlee528 , June 14, 2011 1:56 AM
    personally, I had a bad experience with Trendnet.. I would avoid that company
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    txsouthpaw , June 14, 2011 5:35 AM
    $250 for a router?... Please...it had better come with a Spitzer special for that.
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    Anonymous , June 14, 2011 7:36 AM
    "connects to the 450 Gbps router" fix please..
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    skaz , June 14, 2011 8:00 AM
    CamoxideUrh what's the point of the USB adapter when the max speeds of USB 2.0 will easily bottle neck it.More PCI-E adapters please?


    I think your confused. USB 2.0 data rate is 480 Mbps. 480 Mbps > 450 Mbps.
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    shanky887614 , June 14, 2011 11:07 AM
    shaz, but you rarely get that speed,

    personally becasue im an electrican in training ill be laying cables throughout the house including cat 5 cables
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    skaz , June 14, 2011 3:26 PM
    shanky887614shaz, but you rarely get that speed,personally becasue im an electrican in training ill be laying cables throughout the house including cat 5 cables


    That's irrelevant to my comment. My point was that USB 2.0 is not a bottle neck next to a 450 Mbps connection. Max speeds are rarely met with both types of connections.
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    warmon6 , June 14, 2011 3:57 PM
    skazThat's irrelevant to my comment. My point was that USB 2.0 is not a bottle neck next to a 450 Mbps connection. Max speeds are rarely met with both types of connections.



    +1

    Between overhead and encoding, i've never seen really any types of connection get even close to max speed (well the sata's (I, II, and III) are the closest to giving there max speed but still overhead take some performance away.


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    fir_ser , June 15, 2011 1:52 PM
    So to have a 450Mbps dual band wireless it cost us a total of $ 332.98
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