Wireless-N routers with the ceiling speed of 450Mbps (as opposed to the existing 300Mbps) were
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 as the
To fully take advantage of the new speed, users need adapters that support the same three-stream standard. Currently, only Intel's integrated 5300 wireless chip (used in laptops) offers this. Nonetheless, the router is compatible with all existing 2.4GHz Wi-Fi clients.
Trendnet says it will also launch new USB and PCIe-based three-stream Wireless-N adapters by the end of the year. The company claims, however, that the new TEW-691GR also helps maintain high throughput speeds when used with multiple dual-stream wireless-N and legacy Wireless-G clients.
The TEW-691GR router will be available for purchase shorty for an estimated price of $199. Check back soon for a full review.