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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Trendnet TEW-812DRU AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router

Trendnet TEW-812DRU AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router
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Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router

Linksys EA4500 Media Stream N900 Smart Wi-Fi Router
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Price $118 to $197 at 2 stores $63 to $183 at 8 stores $99 to $251 at 7 stores $139 to $283 at 6 stores $116 to $247 at 6 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)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 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 0 stars No reviews, write one! 2.0 stars out of 19 reviews
Release date July 13, 2010 November 10, 2006 December 23, 2011 January 05, 2013 April 09, 2012
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. The Trendnet TEW-812DRU is the most affordable 802.11ac-enabled router on the market, and it offers excellent performance. Running Cisco Connect Cloud firmware, the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router EA4500 makes an excellent router for those who want a fast and advanced home network that's easily manageable from anywhere.

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System Requirements Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Apple MacOS X 10.4 - 10.7
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7 / 8
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Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120/230 V
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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
DHCP server
IPv6 support
Virtual server support
Firewall protection
URL filtering
Static IP mode
IP address filtering
Dynamic IP mode
ALG support
IGMP snooping
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
NAT support
IPv4 support
USB device server
Quality of Service (QoS)
DMZ port
VPN passthrough
Wireless Distribution System (WDS) support
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
MAC address filtering
Firmware upgradable
Reset button
Dynamic DNS server
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Device Type Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - None - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
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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
TRENDnet TEW 812DRU AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router - Wireless router - 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (draft 2.0) - Desktop
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Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
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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
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
UPnP
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11ac (draft 2.0)
IEEE 802.3u
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Remote Management Protocol HTTP
HTTP
HTTP
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests with mixed 802.11b/g and draft N, MIMO clients (at 10 feet, in Mbps) Info unavailable 77.42
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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests (at 10 feet, in Mbps) Info unavailable 112.56
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Routing Protocol Static IP routing
Info unavailable Static IP routing
IGMPv3
IGMP
IGMPv2
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Weight 10.2 oz
11.2 oz
Info unavailable 13.9 oz
0.7 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
1 year warranty
Info unavailable 3 years warranty
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Enclosure Type Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
Desktop
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Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
2.4 GHz
5 GHz
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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
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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
6.1 in x 1.9 in x 7.1 in
6.9 in x 1.1 in x 7.5 in
Network / Transport Protocol PPTP
FTP
L2TP
PPPoE
ICMP/IP
L2TP
UDP/IP
PPTP
TCP/IP
IPSec
L2TP
PPTP
DDNS
FTP
PPPoE
PPTP
NTP
IPSec
L2TP
DDNS
PPPoE
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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
Fast Ethernet
Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Gigabit Ethernet
CNET Labs long-range tests (in Mbps) Info unavailable 33.33
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Data Transfer Rate 450 Mbps
Info unavailable 450 Mbps
1.3 Gbps
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