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Wireless network equipment with support of the Draft N standard has become widely available, the user being now able to choose from numerous devices of varying price and quality. Of course, the most expensive devices are going to be the most interesting in terms of functionality and specs.

Today, nearly every network equipment manufacturer offers products of this class, many of which are already officially certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. One such model is going to be the subject of this review. It is the TEW-633GR wireless router from Trendnet. Its capabilities are not the best you can get from such equipment, yet it is quite deservedly placed by the developer onto the very peak of his product line. A Gigabit Ethernet switch, three antennas and a stylish design are just a few of the device’s characteristics. Read on to learn more about it!

Specifications

The router came to us bundled with Trendnet’s Draft N PCMCIA wireless card called TEW-621PC. You can read their specs in the tables below.

The router specs:

Parameter

Characteristics

Wireless standard

- IEEE 802.11b/g
- IEEE 802.11n (draft)

Encoding standard

- WEP (64/128bit)
- WPA (TKIP, AES)
- WPA2 (TKIP, AES)
- WPS: PIN and PBC support

Antenna

3 dipole antennas (3dBi)

Signal modulation

- OFDM
- CCK
- DQPSK
- DBPSK

Operating frequency

- 2.412 ~ 2.462GHz (FCC)
- 2.412 ~ 2.472GHz (ETSI)

Transmit power

- 802.11b: 18dBm
- 802.11g: 15dBm
- 802.11n (draft 2.0): 6dBm

Receiver sensitivity

- 802.11b: -84dBm @ 11Mpbs
- 802.11g: -73dBm @ 54Mbps
- 802.11n (draft 2.0) : -69dBm

Nominal data transfer rate

- 802.11n (draft): up to 300Mbps
- 802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
- 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps

Operating channels

11 for North America, 14 Japan,
13 Europe (ETSI), 3 (non-overlapping)

WAN

1 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Mb/s 
Auto-MDIX port

LAN

4 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Mb/s 
Auto-MDIX ports

Other interfaces

None

Power

External power supply unit

Dimensions

150(L)  x 162(W) x 25(H) mm

Additional features

- WiFi certified
- Stream Engine
- WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)
- Wireless module On/Off switch on the case

The Wi-Fi card specs:

Parameter

Characteristics

Wireless standard

- IEEE 802.11b/g
- IEEE 802.11n (draft)

Encoding standard

- WEP (64/128bit)
- WPA (TKIP, AES)
- WPA2 (TKIP, AES)
- 802.1x

Antenna

2 planar antennas

Signal modulation

- OFDM
- CCK
- DQPSK
- DBPSK
- QPSK

Operating frequency

2.412 - 2.484GHz

Transmit power

- 802.11b: 18dBm
- 802.11g: 15dBm
- 802.11n (draft 2.0): 7dBm

Receiver sensitivity

- 802.11b: -86dBm @ 11Mpbs
- 802.11g: -74dBm @ 54Mbps
- 802.11n (draft 2.0) : -70dBm

Nominal data transfer rate

- 802.11n (draft): up to 300Mbps
- 802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
- 802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps

Operating channels

11 for North America, 14 Japan,
13 Europe (ETSI), 3 (non-overlapping)

Form-factor

32-bit CardBus Type II

Accessories Bundle

The box contains:

  • TEW-633GR router
  • Plastic stand to position the router upright
  • CD for quick installation
  • User manual
  • Category 5e Ethernet cable
  • 12V/1A power adapter
 
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