TRENDnet AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router (TEW-812DRU) Review

Others/Networking Gear by stefan @ 2013-04-11

The latest TEW-812DRU 802.11ac router from TRENDnet supports the latest IEEE 802.11ac standard, is dual band, sports four LAN Gigabit ports and an USB port with dual functionality (print server and storage). A new feature has been introduced to the firmware and that is the ability to host Guest Networks.

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A Closer Look Contd.

In order to protect the router chassis further, TRENDnet have also applied a layer of thin plastic film on both sides:




The laterals of the AC1750 router imitate brushed aluminum quite well and in the center we will find the TRENDnet logo. This new product sports a completely new design compared to what we have seen previously from them and we think that it is a big step-up:




On the front we will get the activity LEDs for Power/System Boot-up, WAN, LAN ports from 1 to 4, WiFi, WPS and also USB:




On the top side of the chassis we will find a ventilation grill. Speaking of the design again, the router looks quite similar to an USB 3.0 enclosure of a 3.5’’ drive, but it is noticeably lighter:




On the bottom side of the router we’ll get to see additional, ventilation holes, the RESET button and a central sticker:




On the sticker we can see the hardware version of the product, along with the serial numbers and the MAC. Further down, we will get the pre-programmed Wi-Fi SSIDs and keys:




On the back, we have one USB port, the WPS button, 4 LAN ports, one WAN, the Power On/Off button and, of course, the DC-IN port. We do not get external antennas with this model:




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