The TrendNet TEW-654TR – My Latest Travel Gadget

I don’t know about you , but I hate having to deal with wired-only Internet at hotels and when the hotel is charging extra for a wireless connection (the Hyatt is a good example of this). Well, here is the coolest travel gadget I have in my arsenal that I just picked up  yesterday at Micro Center in Santa Clara – the TrendNet 300 Mbs Wireless N Travel Router.

My review of this product is simple… get it! It did the trick for me immediately upon plug-in and I can’t ask for much better than that. The advanced options are significant as well – this is a full featured mini router. Wicked!

Here is a YouTube intro video to give you a better idea of the TrendNet 300Mbs Wireless N Travel Router:

And here are the specs for the TrendNet 300Mbs Wireless N Travel Router:

Product Specifications

Features Travel with 300Mbps wireless n speed and coverage in your pocket; Share a single Internet connection with multiple users; Compact travel case and accessories included; One-touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
LED Indicators Power, Link/Activity, WLAN
Compliant Standards (Wired) IEEE 802.3 10Base-T, IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX
Compliant Standards (Wireless) IEEE 802.11b Wireless, IEEE 802.11g Wireless G, IEEE 802.11n (Draft 2.0) Wireless
Encryption Data and Network Security with 64-bit/128-bit WEP Data Encryption
Firewall/Security 64/128-bit WEP (Hex & ASCII), WPA/WPA2-Radius (802.1x), WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK MAC address, IP and URL filtering
Wireless B Data Transfer Rate 11Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, 1Mbps
Wireless G Data Transfer Rate 54Mbps, 48Mbps, 36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 9Mbps, 6Mbps
Wireless N Data Transfer Rate Up-To 300Mbps
Radio Technology Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS), Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
Modulation Technology CCK, DBPSK, DQPSK, BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
Frequency 2.412GHz to 2.484GHz
Antenna (2) Internal Antennas
Wireless Selectable Channel Quantity 11 Channels (US, Canada), 13 Channels (European Countries)
Network Ports and Connectors (1) RJ-45 10/100 Auto MDI/MDI-X Port
Network Card Interface RJ-45 Network Port
Cables Included Category 5 Ethernet Cable; USB to power-pin cable
Power Supply AC Adapter or USB 2.0 Power Cable
Manufacturer Warranty 3 Year Limited Warranty