Wireless-N routers with the ceiling speed of 450Mbps (as opposed to the existing 300Mbps) were first talked about at CES 2009. Trendnet announced Tuesday that it's set to ship the TEW-691GR, the very first 450Mbps Wireless-N Gigabit router on the market.
The TEW-691GR comes with three antennas; each broadcasts in three spatial streams and produces a ceiling throughput speed of 450Mbps, which is 50 percent faster than exciting dual-stream Wireless-N routers.
The TEW-691GR, however, is just a single-band router, supporting only the 2.4GHz band. It also shares a similar set of networking features as other Trendnet routers, such … Read more
OK, it's not too often that we give away two products from the same company in consecutive weeks, but hey, Cisco offered, so we're giving (last week's giveaway was the SlideHD pocket camcorder from Flip Video, which is owned by Cisco).
In his review, Editor Dong Ngo said the Valet Plus will change the way you think about setting up your home network. "The Cisco Valet Plus is by far the easiest wireless router to use to date," he wrote. "It also has great range, decent performance, and comes with effective wireless networking management … Read more
Currently, one of the most affordable wireless-N routers on the market is the TP-Link TL-WR741ND, which costs around $45. However, Zyxel wanted to break this record by introducing the X150N on Monday; it costs less than $40.
To achieve this new low in pricing, like the TP-Link, the ZyXEL X150 supports the "light" standard of wireless-N, being a single-stream router. It has capped speeds at 150Mbps, which is half of what regular dual-stream N routers have to offer. This is still about three times the speed of a legacy wireless-G router, and for most wireless networking needs, such … Read more