Trendnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless-N gigabit router comparison

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Trendnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless-N gigabit router

Trendnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless-N gigabit router
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Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router

Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router
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Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
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Price $50 at 1 store $103 to $160 at 3 stores $127 to $140 at 5 stores $209 to $221 at 4 stores $84 to $101 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 1.5 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 219 reviews 3.5 stars out of 12 reviews 3.0 stars out of 13 reviews 2.5 stars out of 9 reviews
Release date July 13, 2010 November 10, 2006 December 23, 2011 September 24, 2013 November 04, 2009
The Bottom Line The Trendnet TEW-691GR 450Mbps Wireless-N gigabit router is a very fast single-band wireless router. Unfortunately, its good performance doesn't make up for its hefty price tag and lack of features. With the latest firmware update, the D-Link DIR-655 is arguably one of the best among single-band Wireless-N routers on the market. Though not perfect, the Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Double 450Mbps N Router would make an excellent network gateway for home and small-office environments. For advanced and professional users, the Asus RT-AC68U Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router is worth every penny thanks to its stellar performance, solid build, and bounty of useful features. The Asus RT-N16 is a great, fun router for networking enthusiasts who want to use it with third-party, open-source firmware, such as Tomato or DD-WRT. However, everyone else should wait until Asus provides a more stable version of the firmware.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
Features Virtual server support
Content filtering
DoS attack prevention
Firewall protection
URL filtering
Parental control
ALG support
Access Point operational mode
Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) support
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Manageable
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAPT support
NAT support
MIMO technology
Quality of Service (QoS)
VPN passthrough
Wake on LAN (WOL)
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
MAC address filtering
GREENnet technology
Event log
Dynamic DNS server
Dynamic IP address assignment
Wall mountable
Firewall protection
E-mail alert
Auto-sensing per device
VPN passthrough
Auto-negotiation
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
Firmware upgradable
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Dynamic DNS server
DHCP support
NAT support
IPv6 support
Traffic Control
IPv4 support
DoS attack prevention
On/off switches
URL filtering
Print server
microSD card slot
DLNA Media Server
Syslog support
MAC address filtering
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
Info unavailable EZQoS
DHCP server
FTP server
DNS proxy
Packet filtering
BitTorrent Client
Firewall protection
Built-in 2 port Hi-Speed USB hub
URL filtering
Static IP mode
Print server
64-bit encryption
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
128-bit encryption
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Event log
NAT support
Device Type Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Info unavailable Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Product Description TRENDnet TEW 691GR - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n - Desktop
D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router DIR-655 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - Desktop
ASUS RT-N66U - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n - Desktop
Info unavailable ASUS RT-N16 - Wireless router - None - 802.11b/g/n (draft) - Desktop
Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
UPnP
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.11b
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Info unavailable IEEE 802.1x
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n (draft)
IEEE 802.3
Remote Management Protocol HTTP
HTTP
HTTP
Info unavailable HTTP
CNET Labs maximum throughput tests with mixed 802.11b/g and draft N, MIMO clients (at 10 feet, in Mbps) Info unavailable 77.42
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
CNET Labs maximum throughput tests (at 10 feet, in Mbps) Info unavailable 112.56
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Routing Protocol Static IP routing
Info unavailable Static IP routing
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 10.2 oz
11.2 oz
Info unavailable Info unavailable 16.6 oz
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
1 year warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Info unavailable Desktop
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
Info unavailable 1
Dimensions (WxDxH) 7.1 in x 5.8 in x 1.3 in
7.6 in x 4.6 in x 1.2 in
13.8 in x 10.6 in x 5.9 in
Info unavailable 8.5 in x 6.4 in x 1.6 in
Network / Transport Protocol PPTP
FTP
L2TP
PPPoE
ICMP/IP
L2TP
UDP/IP
PPTP
TCP/IP
IPSec
L2TP
PPTP
DDNS
FTP
PPPoE
Info unavailable L2TP
PPTP
DHCP
PPPoE
Data Link Protocol Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
Info unavailable Ethernet
IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Fast Ethernet
CNET Labs long-range tests (in Mbps) Info unavailable 33.33
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Data Transfer Rate 450 Mbps
Info unavailable 450 Mbps
Info unavailable 300 Mbps
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