TRENDnet TEW-424UB USB Wireless Adapter
Trendnet TEW-424UB USB Wireless Adapter brings together the convenience of USB 2.0 and the high speed of 802.11g, allowing you to easily connect to 802.11g networks at speeds of up to 54Mbps. The USB 2.0 interface facilitates a hassle-free Plug-and-Play installation, and WPA/WPA2/WEP Encryptions provide robust network security. The TEW-424UB is a feature-rich yet convenient way to go wireless.
Device type :
- USB wireless adapter
- USB 1.0
- USB 1.1
- USB 2.0
Wireless Network Standards:
- IEEE 802.11g
- IEEE 802.11b
Wireless Data Transfer Rates:
- 54 Mbps
- Wireless Security Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA, WPA2), WEP (64bits, 128bits)
- 18 dBm (typical) @ 802.11b
- 15 dBm (Typical) @ 802.11g
- 11Mbps 8% PER @ -83 dBm (typical)
- 54Mbps 10% PER @ -68 dBm (typical)
- WMM™ QoS (Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service) support
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User reviews on www.amazon.com:
Happy with performance for the cost ostawookiee "ostawookiee" June 1, 2005
I run a secured wireless network in my home (Linksys Super-G). I bought this adapter for use with an older laptop, which had USB 1.0 ports. On the same network my new laptop's onboard wireless gets 5 bars, this adapter with the old laptop picks up 4. I haven't had any connection dropping problems though. This past weekend I started a 27.3GB set of file transfers when I left for the day, it finally finished 12 hours later. That seems relatively slow, but I never notice much speed lag when I'm surfing the net. I've been impressed with how it's worked considering the laptop is almost a relic; and it nice to be able to get a guest's machine online by letting them borrow the adapter in the house.
A little funky, but well worth the money Suan-aik Yeo (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) June 28, 2008
I'm very happy with this purchase. It works like it should and it was one of the cheapest out there. Now let's hope it doesn't die on me within half a year or so....
Pros: Cheap, Good range (through 2 walls), NOT ONCE disconnected in 2 weeks + use, works like a charm
Cons: wide form factor (might prevent you from accessing USB slots next to the one being used), low quality workmanship, status LED too big (possibly leading to extra heat?)
No issues W. Bailey (Marlton, NJ United States) March 15, 2006
No issue here. Using this device on a 2nd XP computer for wireless internet access. Using it with a 802.11b Netgear router. Set up was easy. Product has a rebate too. Great price...works great.
inexpensive but with WPA issues Dave92270 (CA, United States) July 19, 2005
I bought TEW-424UB (b1 version) few weeks ago; I'm using it under Win2k, with WRT54G router and security features enabled (SSID broadcast off, WPA-PSK on).
The device seems to have reasonable speed when connected, however every once a while the connection gets mysteriously lost or reset, and the adapter connects to (unsecured) neighbor's router instead of mine (despite having much better signal from my router). To reconnect back to my router requires reinstallation of the driver and control utility/application, because the "WPA-PSK" encryption is permanently lost from the selection menu, so there is no way to connect to WPA network again. The device can see my router, however won't let me input WPA key, as if it wouldn't support WPA at all.... The reinstallation of the driver and utility restores the WPA-PSK option; until the next lost connection...this gets old very fast.
I wouldn't recommend this adapter if you want to run WPA secured network; it probably works dependably otherwise.
Saved $30 with this Deep Freeze (chapel hill, nc, usa) April 11, 2006
Bought one of these instead of a $50 Dell unit for the office -- doesn't look quite as nice as the Dell, but it's hidden behind the PC box so who cares?
Functions perfectly, quick/ez install, no worries out of the box. Download speeds are = or > than the Dell (we have 3 of those).
I usually don't bother to write reviews but I'm irritated when the market is charging double what should be the going rate -- go with this item so long as the price remains sub $30!!!
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