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TRENDnet TEW-684UB Dual Band Wireless N900 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 900Mbps Wireless Data Rates

  • Upgrade your computer to 450Mbps Dual Band Wireless N
  • Seamlessly stream HD video over the less congested 5GHz band
  • Position the adapter in the optimum location using the USB extension cable
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TEW-684UB N900 Dual-Band Wireless USB Adapter

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TRENDnet's compact N900 Dual-Band Wireless USB Adapter, model TEW-684UB, connects a laptop or desktop computer to an ultra-high performance 450Mbps dual-band wireless network.

Quickly connect to a 450Mbps 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless network at the touch of a button with the convenience of one-touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). Seamlessly stream HD video over the less congested 5GHz band.

Place the adapter in the most ergonomic location with the included USB extension cable. The advanced Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology with three spatial streams per antenna generates a maximum theoretical wireless throughput of 450Mbps. The WMM® Quality of Service (QoS) technology prioritizes gaming, Internet calls, and video streams. The LEDs on the front of the adapter conveys device status. Upgrade your computer's wireless connection to experience the speed of a 450Mbps network.

Overview – TEW-684UB

  • Upgrade your computer to 450Mbps Dual-Band Wireless N

  • Seamlessly stream HD video over the less congested 5GHz band

  • Position the adapter in the optimum location using the USB extension cable

  • Powered by the computers' USB port

  • One-touch connection to router with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
 
 
Networking Solution
TEW-684UB Diagram

Hardware:

  • USB 2.0 connector via cable
  • Compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standards
  • Two high performance internal antennas

Wireless:

  • Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology
  • Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Quality of Service (QoS) data prioritization
  • Supports ad-hoc or infrastructure mode
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Package Contents:
  • TEW-684UB
  • CD-ROM (Utility and Driver)
  • Multi-Language Quick Installation Guide
  • USB cable 100cm (39.3 in)
TEW-684UB Box

 


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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Perry W.
  • 9/14/2014 9:39:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWireless USB

Pros: Does what it is supposed to do and connects fine. Using Windows 8.1. Shell Shocker deal!

Cons: Very small and light weight which can cause it to fall over just from the weight of the USB cord. Even so, it still works.

Other Thoughts: I did not give it 5 stars because I have only been using it for a couple of months. If it lasts a year or more without problems I would update to 5.

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  • Elizabeth G.
  • 9/10/2014 9:56:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat wireless adapter

Pros: So far so good. Once I found the appropriate Windows 8 driver, this adapter was getting me my max down/ups speeds (50/50Mbps). I haven't tested it over my home network for speed rates, but I haven't had any trouble streaming HD video thus far.

Cons: Tips over easily. Could have used a wider base.

Other Thoughts: Works well with Windows 8.1. Download the driver from the Mediatek website (http://www.mediatek.com/en/downloads/). It will be the version that was released on 8/13/2014. Once I had that installed, I had no trouble connecting to 5Ghz wireless networks.

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  • Jerry B.
  • 8/4/2014 5:38:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMr

Pros: arrived on time

Cons: it slows down for no reason. can't depemd on it

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Valued Customer,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly at adrian@trendnet.com if you have any questions or need further assistance. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve.

Please also include a link to this review in your email.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team
www.trendnet.com/support

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  • SHAWN T.
  • 7/24/2014 4:23:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product.

Pros: It works like it is supposed to.

Cons: None that I have encountered.

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  • Daniel G.
  • 7/6/2014 9:21:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCute but Outdated

Pros: dual band makes it more likely to find/use an uncongested channel. very small footprint and overall size (about a quarter the size it appears in pictures because the design resembles much larger adapters). no problem picking up N signals on 2.4 and 5ghz bands.

Cons: USB 2.0.
And this isn't going to touch 900Mbps. advertising stacked link rates is lame, but everyone does it.
No AC support.

Other Thoughts: Honestly, the only problem with this is that it doesn't support AC protocols, and you can get adapters that do for nearly the same price these days. So all you're doing with your $30 here is giving yourself the option of a 5ghz band if your device doesn't have native support for that. Unfortunately, even a clean 5ghz band isn't always better than a more congested 2.4ghz band unless you're closer to the signal source and/or have a clear path to it.

the adapter itself is quite small. it's a novel alternative to the typical stick design. but it also comes with the drawback of requiring the micro USB cable (included) whereas a stick design can be inserted directly into a standard USB port.

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  • William D.
  • 7/2/2014 6:01:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsApparently I got the wrong tech support person

Pros: None

Cons: Contacted tech support to get the Windows 8.1 64 bit driver only to be told by Norman that this device doesn't support windows 8 or 8.1

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Anonymous,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please contact me directly at adrian@trendnet.com so we can resolve this as soon as possible. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve.

Please also include a link to this review in your email.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team
www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Ravi S.
  • 6/29/2014 3:10:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTRENDnet TEW-684UB

Pros: Thanks to Joe Fisher, Trendnet's technical support, I got this up and running with Ralink driver on Win8.1.
I am now able to connect to my dual band router @ 5Ghz.

Cons: The adapter keeps tipping over. It more of an annoyance than a con.

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  • Lawrence A.
  • 6/29/2014 7:56:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsKeeps dropping connection

Pros: Compact

Cons: After install dropped connection 4 times in 30 minutes. 2 of those it said no connections available. Went back to my old adapter which works fine. I'm returning for refund

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Noblige,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please contact me directly at adrian@trendnet.com so we can resolve this as soon as possible. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve.

Please also include a link to this review in your email.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team
www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Johnny H.
  • 6/24/2014 11:39:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWireless N900 Adapter

Pros: Easy install and works well. Affordable and so far so good

Cons: keep tipping over wish it has some kind of magnet to stay in place

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  • Ian C.
  • 6/24/2014 9:03:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFragile!

Pros: The corded USB adapter might work better in space-constrained builds than a usb stick would. Lightweight?

Cons: Very fragile, somewhat expensive, USB connection broke when inserting cable

Other Thoughts: The USB connector broken off when I inserted the cable. Handle with extreme care.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi J. Frink,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please contact me directly at adrian@trendnet.com so we can resolve this as soon as possible. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve.

Please also include a link to this review in your email.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team
www.trendnet.com/support

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