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TRENDnet Announces New Wireless Routers at CES 2015

2015-01-05 11:32 by
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TRENDnet announced today at CES 2015 two new routers - the AC2600 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-827DRU and the AC3200 Tri Band Wireless Router, model TEW-828DRU.

This next generation dual band WiFi router features two concurrent wireless networks - an ultra-performance 1,733 Mbps WiFi AC network and an extreme performance 800 Mbps WiFi N network. Quad-Stream architecture, on both the WiFi AC and WiFi N bands, produces the record breaking AC2600 category rating.

Multiple-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) antenna technology (Qualcomm MU/EFX platform) enables the router to serve multiple devices simultaneously, instead of processing device traffic in a queue one at a time. MU-MIMO improves performance in today's busy connected home which averages almost ten WiFi connected devices.

The TEW-827DRU sports four high performance dual band external detachable antennas, all Gigabit network ports, and two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 share ports. WiFi amplifiers maximize WiFi signal output and targeted Beamforming technology increases real-time performance by directing stronger wireless signals to each connected device's specific location. Content sharing opportunities are expanded with Samba client support, an iTunes music server, and a BitTorrent download client.

For added protection, the router's WiFi bands are pre-encrypted with their own unique eight character password. Thereby, eliminating the common hack of accessing a router using a default password (such as 'admin'). Furthermore, users can created guest networks which only allow internet access.

The TEW-828DRU is a next generation WiFi router featuring three concurrent wireless networks - two separate ultra-performance 1,300 Mbps WiFi AC networks and a 600 Mbps WiFi N network. 

SmartConnect technology virtually combines the router's two separate 1,300 Mbps WiFi AC bands, so that only one WiFi AC network is visible, while managing each band individually. Slower WiFi AC devices are grouped together and assigned to the lower performing WiFi AC band and faster WiFi AC devices are moved to the highest performing WiFi AC band - thereby optimizing the WiFi speeds of each connected device. Networking throughput is further bolstered by a high performance 1 GHz dual core processor and by Broadcom's second generation 5G WiFi XStream platform.

The TEW-828DRU has six high performance external antennas, all Gigabit network ports, and USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 share ports. Six high-end WiFi amplifiers maximize WiFi signal output and targeted Beamforming technology increases real-time performance by directing stronger wireless signals to each connected device's specific location.

The TEW-827DRU will be available in stores in May 2015 for $279.99 while the TEW-828DRU is expected in February for $279.99.

 

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