TRENDnet TEW-828DRU AC3200 Review

Trendnet recently announced two of their latest AC routers to hit the market. One of them is this one – the Trendnet TEW-828DRU AC3200 Tri Band router.

The TEW-828DRU is already available. But what’s it like? What are the features like compared to the other brand leaders?….

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TRENDnet TEW-828DRU AC3200 Features

The important features that you need to know about…

6 Features of the TRENDnet TEW-828DRU AC3200

Dual Band? No! Simultaneous TRI-BAND
The days of Dual Band are coming to a close. With the TEW-828DRU AC3200 router, Trendnet are giving us Tri Band – 3 Wi-Fi networks instead of two.

Tri Band means more bandwidth for more wireless clients. The wireless load is spread out across three networks rather than two.

Two of the bands are on the faster 5GHz band. Each 5GHz band is capable of up to 1.3Gbps data rates, which is perfect for streaming HD & 4k movies and playing games. You can also shift a lot of data across the air relatively quickly.

The third band uses the more common 2.4GHz band – with 600Mbps data rates. Apart from the fact that the 2.4GHz is slower than 5GHz, the band that has less available channels to use, so is more prone to congestion against other wireless devices.

Most Wi-Fi devices still use 2.4GHz, so if you have the option – get yourself onto the 5GHz network, especially if your clients support Wireless AC!

Smart Connect
If you have a lot of wireless nodes on your network, let Smart Connect make sure that you get the most out of your network.

Smart Connect makes sure that connecting devices are evenly spread across your Wi-Fi bands, and makes sure that slower devices are on one band, with the faster AC devices on the other.

1GHz Dual Core Processor
A fast Wi-Fi router requires a fast processor. The TEW-828DRU has got a dual core 1GHz CPU in its back pocket.

USB 3.0
Comes with two USB ports. One is USB 3.0 – perfect for sharing out your HD & 4k videos.

Reliable Coverage with Beamforming
Beamforming makes sure that wireless connections are targeted in the direction of your clients when they need it. This helps improve reliability, coverage and speeds.

6 External Antennas
6 adjustable external antennas means you can manually help to direct coverage to the areas of your home that need it the most.

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More TEW-828DRU Features

Gigabit LAN
The TEW-828DRU comes with 4 Gbps LAN ports and a single Gbps WAN uplink. Solid wired Ethernet for your non-Wi-Fi nodes.

Parental Controls
Have control over who or what users of your network have access to.

Guest Network
Have guests over, who want to get to the Internet to check Facebook, or email? No problem – set up a guest network, that keeps your personal data safe and secure. Your visitors will only be able to access the Internet.

Setup With Ease
The setup is guided to help you get connected in just a few minutes

OpenVPN Support
Get to your router from the outside world securely via OpenVPN

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TRENDnet TEW-828DRU Technical Specs

  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • 2x 1.3Gbps 5GHz / 1x 600Mbps 2.4GHz
  • 4x Gbps LAN . 1x Gbps WAN
  • 1x USB 3.0 / 1x USB 2.0
  • WPS
  • 2 additional SSIDs per band
  • Beamforming
  • Power Switch & Reset Button

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