- Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 13.3 x 3.2 cm ; 159 g
- Shipping Weight: 181 g
- Item model number: TEW-644UB
- ASIN: B001DHLC1A
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Sept. 15 2008
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #579,836 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Wireless N USB Adapter
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- Quickly connect your PC or Laptop to a wireless network
- Advanced wireless encryption provides robust security
- Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11n
- Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista and MAC OS X v10.4 and above
There is a newer model of this item:
TRENDnet TEW-644UB Wireless N USB Adapter TEW-644UB Network Adapters - Wireless
From the Manufacturer
The Wireless N USB Adapter allows you to connect a laptop or desktop computer wirelessly with supercharged speed and reliability. Upgrade to TRENDnet's Wireless N USB Adapter and enjoy faster than wired speeds with a wireless connection. Setup is a breeze with Wi-Fi Protected Setup technology. Advanced wireless encryption protects your valuable data. The MIMO antenna technology ensures the fastest communication speeds that Wireless N technology provides. Stream media, download files, play games and talk online when connected to a wireless N router.
Top Customer Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I again decided to try another TrendNet product after a successful first experience and am very satisfied with this Wireless N USB Adapter. It was set-up in about 5 minutes, probably less. Using Windows Vista, I installed the software from the CD (as stated in the quick-set-up directions). After the installation, I plugged in the Wireless N USB Adapter, it took about one minute to setup the security on the network, identify, and connect.
This was all done on a desktop computer. It works great and there is a noticeable difference over the Wireless G. The quality and reliability of their products are outstanding. I was also fortunate to purchase it for about $23 through Amazon.com. I see the price has gone up at least $10 or so, but it's still a great deal.
The built in AirPort card in my Powerbook barely connected and often dropped the signal. This Trendnet adapter does much better. Where the AirPort card (barely) found the one AT&T Wireless, the Trendnet is finding at least six signals. The provided short USB extender cable is bendable so it can be used to aim the Trendnet at the WiFi source to get a better signal. I was surprised how much stronger the signal could be made by just a small adjustment in the position of the adapter. Vertical? Horizontal? Left? Right? No problem.
WARNING: The SPECS are clear. This adapter does NOT receive WiFi on the 5 ghz band where I've set my home Airport Express. As there are only a couple of adapters that will even work on Mac, wasn't much choice for me. But if you have a Windows machine, you might be able to find an adapter which does both 2.4 & 5 ghz.
The built in AirPort card is much easier to "manage." This one takes a bit of "twiddling." Well within reach of anyone who has a computer, but if you're just terrified of anything that doesn't work exactly right out of the box, find a friend who can help!
My son's signal strength has always been poor in his room, ranging from 2 to 3 bars (out of 5). He plays World of Warcraft regularly and uses Voice over the Internet and has complained regularly of the connection problems he has faced. I saw this on sale during the Black Friday sales and I grabbed it up for his birthday. He was quite happy to see it and he plugged it in, configured it and now has 5 bars of connectivity! Nothing else was changed in his setup or positioning of his computer. I am very happy with this product.
CONS: I would have given it 5 stars if it had a USB base and extension cable like the DLINK has. Instead, this ships with a little 3" cable to extend the USB port out for this adapter.
Great Products at a great price with a very generous warrenty(3yrs).
Received both products fast.
Would highly recommend both Amazon and TRENDnet.