TRENDnet Brings MIMO Performance To 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router

TRENDnet's been a trusted player in the wireless space for awhile now, and while they don't have the clout that D-Link and Linksys do, the TEW-691GR is still a unit worth looking at if you're hoping to bring a new router into your life. This new one is a 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit router, and it's designed with gamers and transfer junkies in mind. A grand total of three antennas are included, all of which broadcast across the 2.4GHz spectrum.

This three antenna layout provides Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology, which boosts wireless coverage, signal strength, and throughput speed. You'll also get four dedicated GigE ports on the rear for hooking up devices via wires, though the $159.99 price tag might frighten off those who won't be actively taking advantage of the speed benefits here. But surely you understand just how valuable a low ping time is, right?

 TRENDnet Expands its Award Winning Wireless N Portfolio with the High Performance 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router

TORRANCE, Calif. - March 3, 2010 - TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the launch of the 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router, model TEW-691GR. Designed for extreme performance and unparalleled quality of service, this router provides users with the ultimate wireless networking experience.

Three external antennas broadcast on the 2.4GHz spectrum. Three spatial streams per antenna produce a record 450Mbps theoretical wireless throughput. Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology boosts wireless coverage, signal strength, and throughput speed. One Gigabit Wide Area Network port and four Gigabit Local Area Network ports offer exceptional wired throughput performance.

The latest in wireless encryption and a secure firewall protect your digital network. Router setup is fast and intuitive. WMM® Quality of Service (QoS) technology prioritizes gaming, Internet calls, and video streams. A convenient on/off power button protects the router when powering down.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) integrates other WPS supported wireless adapters at the touch of a button. Gone are the days of entering complicated encryption codes. Simply press the WPS button on the TEW-691GR, and then press the WPS button on a compatible wireless adapter. Confirm you would like to connect and the devices automatically exchange information and connect. The router is compatible with IEEE 802.11n and backward compatible with IEEE 802.11g/b/a compliant devices.

"The 450Mbps TEW-691GR offers unsurpassed wireless throughput and coverage," stated Zak Wood, Director of Global Marketing for TRENDnet. "If you are looking for the ultimate in wireless performance, look for TRENDnet's 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router."

The 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit Router, model TEW-691GR, will be available from online and retail partners this May.

The MSRP for the TEW-691GR is U.S. $159.99.

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