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Wireless routers are going through somewhat of a renaissance right now, thanks to the arrival of the 802.11ac standard that is "three times as fast as wireless-N" and the proliferation of Internet-connected devices in our homes and pockets. Whereas before we merely had a handful of laptops and PCs connected to the internet at various times, we now have homes with many devices connected all the time, including our phones, tablets, computers, smart televisions, game consoles, and smart home devices. Though wireless N wasn't bad at the time, it's simply not ideal when dozens of devices are connected at the same time, and certainly not in a larger home or office. That's where 802.11ac comes in, as... Read more...
TRENDnet, a maker of home networking and security products, has agreed to settle charges brought on by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that its "lax security practices" left consumers susceptible to remote viewing by hackers. Specifically, the FTC took issue with TRENDnet's SecurView line of cameras and the fact that they were being marketed as "secure." "In fact, the cameras had faulty software that left them open to online viewing, and in some instances listening, by anyone with the cameras' Internet address," the FTC said. According to the FTC, from at least April 2010 TRENDnet failed to used reasonable security to design and test its software, including a setting for the cameras'... Read more...
In an effort to deliver solutions for networking the increasing number of Internet-ready devices that populate the average home, TRENDnet is now shipping the TPL-405E, a powerline adapter equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports and 500Mb/s speed. As long as one adapter is connected to a router, any other adapters on the same system automatically connect to each other with a secure encryption key, which can be changed by pressing the sync button. The TPL-405E costs $109.99 and comes with a three-year limited warranty. TRENDnet® Ships a 500Mbps Powerline Adapter with Four Integrated Gigabit Ports TORRANCE, Calif.–March 15, 2012–TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking... Read more...
TRENDnet is already announcing its next-gen networking products, even though you won’t get to play with them until late this year (unless you’re at CES in a few days). The company’s 1300 Mbps Dual Band Wireless AC Router (TEW-811D), and 1300 Mbps Dual Band Wireless AC Media Bridge (TEW-800MB) utilize the new 802.11ac standard, which promises Gigabit WiFi capability. The router is dual-band, with a 1300Mbps band for high-performance applications and a 450Mbps 802.11n band for everyday networking. The accompanying media bridge supports up to four devices, and both devices feature WiFi Protected Setup, WMM technology for packet prioritization, and Beam Forming technology. There... Read more...
In tech, we love when things get smaller. It’s almost always a good sign. TRENDnet announced a new powerline adapter (TPL-306E) that is about 30% smaller than its predecessor, the TPL-303E series, thus taking up a little less space around the outlet. The 200Mbps powerline adapter features an LED display for quickly and easily determining its status, CD-free installation, and power saving technology designed to reduce consumption by as much as 70%. A single TPL-306E is $54.99, and a kit with two of the devices is $99.99. Both are available now and have a 3-year limited warranty. TRENDnet Launches Compact 200Mbps Powerline Adapter TORRANCE, Calif. –December 21, 2011– TRENDnet,... Read more...
Powerline isn't as popular as it once was, but it's still living life as best it can. TRENDnet has just launched a new, smaller adapter that's actually poised to hide out pretty well in your living room. The 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter with Bonus Plug, model TPL-307E, and the 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit with Bonus Plug, model TPL-307E2K, which comes with two TPL-307E adapters, are the newest products from the company, able to pipe Ethernet signals via a home's power wiring. It's geared to be more reliable than Wi-Fi, and with 200Mbps speeds, the throughput is certainly higher. The TPL-307E replaces the bulkier TPL-304E series and features a compact product housing, built in electrical outlet,... Read more...
TRENDnet is betting that you have multiple wireless media devices in your house, and that you stream media to them. The TEW-680MB is designed to make streaming to those devices a better experience with 450Mbps capabilities (when used with an adequate router, such as (notes the below press release) the TRENDnet TEW-692GR. The TEW-680MB lets you connect on either the 2.4GHz band or the 5GHz band, and you can connect it to your router with a one-touch button. The bridge (which has an MSRP of $169.99) can handle up to four devices with the four Gigabit Ethernet ports on the back. TRENDnet® Now Shipping First to Market 450 Mbps Dual Band Wireless N HD Media Bridge TRENDnet releases the first solution... Read more...
TRENDnet announced a full line of 450Mbps Wireless solutions as well as a 4-Port 500Mbps Powerline AV adapter. Included in the 450Mbps Wireless line is the 450Mbps Concurrent Dual Band Wireless N router. This router supports 450Mbps speeds on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands at the same time. The 450Mbps Wireless line also includes a new 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit router and 450Mbps Dual Band Wireless N USB adapter. The Wireless N USB adapter, model TEW-684UB, is the first in the company's line to enable a laptop or desktop to connect to a router at 450Mbps speeds. Now wanting to leave gamers out, TRENDnet also announced a 450Mbps Wireless N Gaming adapter that will work with consoles, televisions,... Read more...
TRENDnet's got a new Powerline Adapter for the taking, and if you're tired of playing with a flaky Wi-Fi network (and don't feel like running miles of cable across your apartment), picking up the TPL-306E may be the best solution. It's one of the most compact Powerline adapters we've seen, plugging into a wallet outlet and using your home's power lines to pass along Internet signals. The bottom packs an Ethernet jack, enabling machines halfway across your home to plug into a hardline. Network one adapter to a router and plug another adapter into any outlet on the same electrical system for instant high speed network access. TRENDnet adapters connect automatically to each other over a secure encrypted... Read more...
There comes a point in the life of every laptop computer where an Internet connection becomes a necessity. It's all grown up. It's no longer just a viable option; it's a requirement. And TRENDnet is helping notebooks everywhere "get their grown-man on," with the shipment of the ultra portable 3G Mobile Wireless N Router, model TEW-656BRG. This device shares a single Internet connection from a compatible Sprint, AT&T, Verizon or other USB 3G / 3.75G USB modem with multiple users. The TEW-656BRG is one of the lightest and smallest 3G routers available; so small that it can slip into any laptop bag unnoticed. It has no battery, and can be powered directly from a laptop's USB port, eliminating... Read more...
Networking gear may not seem like the most thrilling topic at a glance, but how else would you be reading this right now? TRENDnet seems to be making a habit of producing unique networking gear, and the company's latest certainly fits that same bill. The newest router to come from 'em is also the first dual-band router to support 450Mbps on both bands. The 450Mbps Concurrent Dual Band Wireless N Router, model TEW-692GR, is the first router to offer full 450 Mbps speeds on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless bands concurrently-for a total throughput of 900 Mbps. A popular Dual Band network configuration is to assign the low interference 5 GHz band to media center devices, and the more popular... Read more...
It's certainly not the most beautiful thing we've ever thought about putting in our networking cabinet, but then again, has networking gear ever been beautiful? TRENDnet has just released a new 450Mbps dual-band wireless N media bridge, with the first introduction occurring at Computex in Taiwan. The TEW-680MB networks computers, gaming consoles, televisions, and DVRs to the Internet with never before seen 450 Mbps wireless connection speeds. Four Gigabit Ethernet ports allow users to easily connect all networked media center devices to the Internet over a high performance network. It supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz connections, and an external Wi-Fi Protected Setup or WPS button connects this wireless... Read more...
There may not seem like an immediate connection is there, but we suspect that last week's Android @ Home announcement could help to restart, or kickstart, home automation and powerline networking. Powerline utilities have been kicking around for years now, but they never have truly taken off in any serious fashion. Outside of a few hardcore home tinkerers, powerline gear has yet to grab the attention of the mainstream, but TRENDnet may be looking to change that with their newest gear. The company has just launched the first 500Mbps Powerline Adapter with a bonus outlet, making it even more simple to integrate a powerline setup into your home. The TPL-402E2K kit arrives with two 500Mbps adapters... Read more...
Looking to bring faster transfer rates to your notebook or USB-enabled PC? TrendNet has a new option, the TEW-684UB. This is the world's first ultra-high performance 450Mbps wireless USB adapter, a dual-band Wireless N affair that outperforms the generic 150Mbps or 54Mbps adapters that ship with most computers. This won't be needed for those who just check email and surf the Web, but for those who engage is a lot of high-bandwidth streaming, this will definitely come in handy. Advanced Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology with three spatial streams per antenna generates a maximum theoretical wireless throughput of 450Mbps, and it'll connect to 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless networks.... Read more...
Speed kills, and speed is also required if you're planning to do any hardcore online gaming. Ping times can mean life and death in an online deathmatch, and TRENDnet is looking out for your head. In a sense, anyway. The company has just shipped their newest wireless adapter, the 450Mbps Wireless N Gaming Adapter. The TEW-687GA networks computers, gaming consoles, televisions, and DVRs to the Internet at up to 450Mbps, with a Gigabit Ethernet port maintain high speeds with wired accessories. The whole thing is a driver-free ordeal, with three spatial streams per antenna (MIMO) generating a maximum theoretical wireless throughput of 450Mbps. Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is also included, and while... Read more...
Powerline networking has been around for longer than we can even remember. Much like Ethernet, it's just something we've grown to expect. But unlike Ethernet, Powerline isn't widely adopted, or at least it's not on the same level overall. Many A/V enthusiasts know about and utilize Powerline, though, and TRENDnet has a new 3-port product that they're hoping will get that adoption up. The 3-Port 200Mbps Powerline AV adapter is a pretty simplistic module, which plugs into your home power network via a standard wall socket. On the bottom of the module, there are three Ethernet ports where up to three media centers, Blu-ray players, etc. The adapter works like so: users can connect up to three devices... Read more...
Can your wireless equipment seriously handle three antennas? That's a question you'll have to ask yourself if you're thinking about picking up TRENDnet's latest. The company has just launched what they're calling the first 450Mbps concurrent dual band router at CES 2011, with the TEW-692GR capable of handling 450Mbps transfers. This is the first router to offer full 450Mbps technology on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands, and with the former becoming more and more crowded by the day, a lot of power users are making the switch to 5GHz so their equipment can breath a little easier. Concurrent dual band technology sustains both 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless networks at the same time, and MIMO antenna... Read more...
TRENDnet has an insatiable need for wireless speed and so has brought forth the first 450Mbps wireless access point. Earlier this year, it released a 450Mbps wireless router. The new, super-fast WAP, dubbed the 690AP, can work as a repeater for the 450Mbps router, extending its range to 100 meters indoors (328ft.) and 300 meters outdoors (948ft.). The 690AP has a single Gigabit Ethernet port so it can also serve as the link between the wireless network and a wired one and it supports 4 SSIDs per wireless band, with encryption for each SSID, for linking multiple wireless LANs together. TRENDnet achieves the speed with 3x3 MIMO (Multiple In, Multiple Out) antenna setup (three spatial streams per... Read more...
TRENDnet launched a 300Mbps Wireless N Media Bridge. This bridge can connect up to four devices to your wireless n network. It is compatible with network-enabled Blu-ray players, televisions, DVRs, and gaming consoles. If your router has a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button, setup will be even easier since the 300Mbps Wireless N Media Bridge also supports WPS. Advanced Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology works to reduce wireless dead spots and WMM Quality of Service (QoS) technology prioritizes video and audio content. TRENDnet® Releases the 300Mbps Wireless N Media Bridge TORRANCE, Calif. -December 2, 2010-TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware... Read more...
TRENDnet announced a 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter and a 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit. By plugging a 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter into an electrical outlet and another to your router, you'll be able to create a secure 500Mbps building-wide network. A Windows utility is included to help you manage each Powerline adapter on the network. For security, the adapter supports 128-bit AES encryption. The 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit, model TPL-401E2K, comes with two 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapters. TRENDnet® Makes Available First to Market 500Mbps Powerline AV Solutions TORRANCE, Calif. -November 22, 2010-TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces... Read more...
Take a look at this USB dongle. Seen it before? You probably have, but from another company and for another purpose. Logitech's Unifying USB receiver looks a lot like this little guy, and it's possible that they actually use the same enclosure. But Logitech's unit is there to connect wireless peripherals to a PC. This one connects whatever PC that it's in to a Wi-Fi network. It's TRENDnet's latest peripheral, and they're calling it the world's smallest Wireless N USB adapter. And while we have seen quite a few Wi-Fi adapters over the years, we can't recall a single one any smaller than this. The ultra compact form factor measures just 0.59 x 0.74 x 0.28 inches (1.5 x 1.9 x 0.7 cm), and when it's... Read more...
If you have a bunch of old hard drives laying around, collecting dust, there's a good use for them that you may have not considered. TRENDnet has just introduced a new batch of 5Gbps USB 3.0 hard drive enclosures, which means that your old hard drives have now been given a new lease on life as lightning fast external drives. Both 3.5" and 2.5" enclosures are available. You get it home, pop a hard drive into it, and enjoy USB 3.0 speeds without having to buy an entire drive-filled solution from Western Digital or Seagate. Of course, both of these units are backwards compatible with USB 2.0, and the aluminum enclosures not only look pretty decent, but act to help keep 'em cool. The 2.5" version... Read more...
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