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Briefly: TrendNet's new wireless router, Findery annotated map app

03/08, 12:44am

Pre-encrypted wireless router now shipping

Networking hardware producer, TrendNet, is now shipping its new Extreme Performance AC1900 (TEW-818DRU) wireless router. Powered by a 1GHz processor, high-power radio amplifiers for extended wireless coverage, and Gigabit Wireless AC networking speeds, the unit is designed to optimize wireless connections within the home. The TEW-818DRU is pre-encrypted, to help with mitigating the threat of hacking based on using unchanged default login credentials. The unit is priced at $260, and is available from retailers now.

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Trendnet shows 802.11ac, n dual-band wireless router

01/04, 12:13pm

Router generates two discrete networks, one at AC speed, one at N

Network vendor Trendnet today announced from the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, the AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router model TEW-818DRU. The unit is based on a 1 GHz processor, high-power radio amplifiers for extended wireless coverage, and Gigabit Wireless 802.11ac networking speeds. The TEW-818DRU is designed to provide the best possible wireless experience in a connected home or small office environment.

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Briefly: TrendNet AC router with USB 3.0, wearable camera MeCam HD

11/21, 1:57pm

TrendNet's TEW-812DRU Wireless N band router released

TrendNet has announced the release of its newest Dual Wireless N band routers, the TEW-812DRU. The successor of the AC1750, the latest router offers an upgraded USB 3.0
port, supporting up to 5Gbps speeds and preventing bottleneck transfer speeds from the client. Pre-encrypted, the TEW-812DRU's unique default passwords eliminate the opportunity for hackers to access the device with a default login. The TEW-812DRU offers up to 1.3 Gbps Wireless AC band, and 450 Mbps per second Wireless N band, with a signal range of 50 feet. Priced at $230, the TEW-812DRU will ship later this quarter.

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Briefly: Jackery's improved battery, TrendNet's new travel router

10/01, 11:19pm

Giant+ battery offers 40 additional charging hours

Today Jackery -- a provider of rechargeable battery products for mobile devices -- announced the launch of their latest product, the Jackery Giant+. An upgraded release of the Giant, which is a battery which offers up to 220 hours of charging time for electronic devices, the Giant+ features up to 260 hours extra operational time for one's electronic device. Easily portable, the battery weighs 10.4 ounces and measures 4.3 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches. The Giant+ can charge two devices simultaneously, and retain a charge for up to six months in standby mode. Alongside the rest of the Jackery lineup, the Jackery Giant+ is available through Amazon, and is priced at $50.

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TrendNet deploys two-bay TN-200 network attached storage device

06/26, 9:00pm

Cross-platform solution provides file, iTunes, media storage

Networking hardware vendor TrendNet today announced the availability of the dual-bay TN-200 NAS Media Server Enclosure, aimed at being a digital media and file storage hub for the home or small office. The TN-200 accepts two 3.5-inch user-supplied SATA hard drives for a total potential storage capacity of up to 8TB (terabytes).

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Trendnet shows 802.11ac gear, shrinks Powerline adapter

01/06, 4:05pm

Trendnet shows 802.11ac gear, smaller Powerline

Trendnet on Friday made two key pre-CES unveilings, including two wireless products based on the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. Trendnet's first devices include the TEW-811DR AC router and Dual Band Media Bridge, the TEW-800MB. At their best, they can reach 802.11ac's peak transfer speed of 1.3Gbps, roughly three times faster than 802.11n.

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TrendNET puts out first 450Mbps Wi-Fi only access point

12/21, 9:05am

TrendNET intros 450Mbps Wi-Fi access point

TrendNET had the distinction late Monday of putting out the first wireless-only access point to top 450Mbps. The TEW-690AP is a simplified version of the TEW-691GR we reviewed and is intended for those who want the 50 percent boost in 802.11n speeds but either don't need wired connections or who need a wireless repeater on a local network. A lone gigabit Ethernet port helps it get online either direct from the source or to add wireless to a wired network.

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TRENDnet outs 300Mbps Wireless N media bridge

12/03, 4:45pm

TRENDnet ships 300Mbps Wireless N media bridge

TRENDnet on Thursday launched the TEW-640MB 300Mbps Wireless N Media Bridge. The device will connect networked media center devices wirelessly and provide fast transfer speeds. The conduit is targeted at Ethernet-ready gaming consoles, networked TVs, receivers, DVRs and networked media hubs like the Apple TV.

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Review: TrendNET TEW-691GR 450Mbps router

08/08, 12:45pm

We review TrendNET's 450Mbps Wi-Fi

TrendNET let us explore what it calls the world's first 450Mbps router. At up to 50 percent faster, it may have tremendous appeal for those who transfer large amounts of data between computers on their own network. The device did provide solid performance, but we'll find out in our TEW-691GR review if everything else is in line.

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TRENDnet outs first 450Mbps Gigabit router

06/08, 4:40pm

TRENDnet prices first 450Mbps Gigabit router

TRENDnet has launched its TEW-691GR Wireless N Gigabit router on Tuesday. The product is said to be the first in the industry with a 450Mbps theoretical throughput. Each of the three antennas has three spatial streams and they operate over the 2.4GHz spectrum.

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TRENDnet unveils smallest-ever 802.11n adapter

09/23, 1:40pm

TRENDnet outs tiny USB draft N adapter

TRENDnet has unveiled the 150Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter, a network link it claims is the smallest 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter ever. The device is only slightly longer than its USB connector and is built for netbooks and other PCs where it's preferable to leave the adapter attached even when the system is in a bag. It still supports full-size features like Wi-Fi Protected Setup.

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TRENDnet ships 300Mbps 802.11n travel router

08/19, 12:55pm

TRENDnet 300Mbps

TRENDnet has begun shipping its latest network device, the TEW-654TR Wireless N travel router kit. The router supports theoretical transfer speeds of up to 300Mb/s, although typical results will likely be slower. A compact housing measures just 60 x 80 x 18.5mm, while users can power the device from either an included AC adapter or USB cable.

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DealNN: iPods, GPS units, wireless routers, more

05/26, 7:15pm

DealNN: iPods, GPS units

Today's featured deals from DealNN include iPods, GPS units, wireless routers and more. Today's deal of the day from Buy.com is on the TRENDnet Wireless N home router for $24.99. That's a price cut of $34.01 off the list price of $59 and includes FREE shipping. The TRENDnet Wireless N router supports cable/DSL modems with most connection types. Transmit wireless data at up to 300Mbps over distances up to 300m.

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TRENDnet releases 300Mbps Wireless-N USB adapter

02/27, 2:30pm

TRENDnet 300Mbps adapter

TRENDnet has released the TEW-664UB, a dual-band Wireless-N USB adapter that supports transfer speeds up to 300Mbps. The device can be used on either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency bands, including 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n networks. The antenna offers Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology and the company claims a coverage area of up to 50 meters indoors or 100 meters outdoors. Data communication can also be protected by 128-bit WEP or WPA encryption.

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TRENDnet previews new WiFi products due at CeBIT

02/17, 11:00pm

TRENDnet previews products

Today, TRENDnet has announced the list of products that will be launched and demonstrated at this year's CeBIT. Products being launched at the show consist of several GREENnet Switches and a Wireless N Internet Camera Server with 2-Way Audio. For demonstration, the company will be showing a 7-inch Internet Camera and Phone Monitor, 7-inch Internet Camera Monitor Kit, Wireless N Travel Router, two Wireless N Gigabit Routers, and a Wireless N Gaming Adapter.

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TRENDnet 802.11n adapters now Mac-friendly

02/05, 9:05am

Mac Wireless USB Adapters

TRENDnet has announced Mac compatibility for its Wireless N USB Adapter (TEW-644UB) and 300Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter (TEW-624UB). To make this possible, TRENDnet has written its own drivers that lets either work with Mac OS X Leopard and Tiger. The adapter supports MIMO technology to improve its wireless range and connects both in a client-to-client mode between computers as well as traditional links to access points.

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TRENDnet launches "green" switches

01/14, 11:25pm

GREENnet embedded routers

TRENDnet last week two Gigabit Routers embedded with GREENnet technology, the 5-port Gigabit GREENnet Switch (model TEG-S50g) and the 8-port Gigabit GREENnet Switch (model TEG-S80g). Designed to reduce power consumption by up to 70 percent, the GREENnet technology will automatically detect if an Ethernet port is not being used and will lower the amount of power being sent to the un-used port. It can also detect the length of an Ethernet cord and adjust the power output in order to use less power for shorter cords.

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450Mbps 802.11n router coming from TRENDnet

01/09, 3:45pm

TRENDnet 802.11n routers

Networking company TRENDnet has announced two new Wi-Fi routers (not pictured), beginning with the TEW-673GR. The unit is a dual-band 802.11n model, capable of broadcasting in both the conventional 2.4GHz band and in the 5GHz range, which avoids interference from other wireless hardware such as microwaves and Bluetooth transmitters. Like many 802.11n devices the 673GR has a theoretical peak of 300Mbps, though practical speeds are closer to 200Mbps; as an alternative, gigabit Ethernet connections can be used. Pricing and availability are currently unpublished.

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TRENDnet announces Travel Router, Gaming Adapter

01/09, 10:35am

Wireless N Travel Router

TRENDnet has announced two of its latest devices, the 300Mbps Wireless N Travel Router, and the 300Mbps Wireless N Gaming Adapter. Standing only 2.5 inches wide by 3.25 inches long by 0.75 inches high, the Wireless N Travel Router is claimed by the company to be the smallest of its type in the world. The compact size nonetheless allows MIMO antennas to improve reception. Feature support is likewise the same as for larger routers, including up to WPA2 encryption.

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TRENDnet launches Wireless Internet Camera, Monitor

12/19, 12:20pm

Wireless Internet Camera

TRENDnet has released its 7-inch Wireless Internet Camera and Photo Monitor, model TV-M7. Offering a maximum resolution of up to 16384 x 16384 pixels, the screen is designed to detect and work with any wired or wireless TRENDnet internet security cameras to provide real-time internet-camera video and monitoring for up to four different cameras at once (or switch between them). With the photo frame functionality, users can play photo slideshows with JPEG and BMP pictures, audio files including MP3, WMA, AAC or OOG formats, and stored videos in MJPEG, MPEGI, or MPEG-4 formats.

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TRENDnet modem mixes ADSL 2, 802.11n

12/18, 8:15am

TRENDnet 11n ADSL 2 Modem

TRENDnet late Wednesday unveiled a hybrid modem and router that aims to provide faster speeds on both sides. The TEW-635BRM is the home to an ADSL 2 and 2+ modem that provides faster broadband up to 24Mbps downstream but also includes an 802.11n Wi-Fi router to share the connection at a theoretical peak of 300Mbps on the local network. It also carries a four-port, 100Mbps Ethernet switch for wired connections.

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TRENDnet ships dual-band 802.11n router

07/31, 5:05pm

TRENDnet Dual-Band N Ships

TRENDnet today shipped its own take on advanced wireless with the Dual Band Wireless N Gigabit Router. Like recent competition, the new networking device gives users the option of running 802.11n Wi-Fi either on the faster but less compatible 5GHz band or on the more ubiquitous 2.4GHz band. A three-antenna MIMO (Multiple In, Multiple Out) array gets connection speeds up to a theoretical 300Mbps peak while extending range up to six times that of a typical 802.11g network.

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TRENDnet intros 802.11n upgrade router

02/08, 1:20pm

TRENDnet Easy-N Upgrader

TRENDnet on Friday took the unusual route to adding 802.11n wireless by shipping the Easy-N Upgrader to its device roster. The router plugs into one of the LAN Ethernet jacks on most wired or wireless routers and automatically configures itself to share access to its draft-spec 802.11n Wi-Fi, climbing up to 90Mbps in real-world conditions. With this in place, TRENDnet says, users can either supplement an 802.11a/g network with the added range and speed or else add wireless capabilities to a network, all without tossing aside any existing equipment.

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