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Trendnet TEW 655BR3GThe TEW 655BR3G makes a decent companion for those who need to share the Internet connection or create a mobile wireless network on the go.
>>If you've ever been using the internet on the go viewer, a USB cellular dongle like this AT&T 3G adapter here and want to share that connection with multiple devices, I have something for you. Hello my name is Dong Ngo and this is the TrendNet TEW-655BR3G travel router. This is one of the few compact travel Wireless-N routers on the market that support USB cellular adapter. On the right side here you will find a USB port. All we have to do is plug the dongle into this port and the router will make the internet connection available to up to 255 other wireless clients. The TrendNet travel router support virtually all 3G USB adapters from major wireless carriers in the U.S. including T-Mobile Spring and Verizon. Most of the time the router will recognize a dongle the moment you plugged in and there's no further configuration required. Though small, the TrendNet travel router support almost as many features as other full-sized routers. The TrendNet is a true mobile router by having a battery on the bottom here. This battery can power the router for about a few hours on one charge and on the back you will see an on/off switch in case you want to turn the router off to save the battery life. On the back here you will find Ethernet port. This port can work either as a land port or a WAN port. While the router is used with a USB internet adapter it is a land port that allows another computer to share the cellular internet access via a network cable. When you're at home or hotel and want to put the USB dongle aside to opt for a faster connection, this port can be hooked to any WAN connection such as a broadband modem. The TrendNet travel router performed very well in our testing especially considering its tiny size and about a $100 is good deal for those who travel a lot. For more information on how it works check out the in depth review at CNET.com. Once again, my name is Dong Ngo and this has been the first look at the TrendNet TEW-655BR3G travel router.