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TRENDnet TEW-643PI Wireless N Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n 32bit PCI Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates

  • Upgrade your desktop to high performance wireless n
  • Connect your PC to a wireless network in minutes
  • Advanced wireless encryption provides robust security
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The Wireless N PCI Adapter allows you to connect your desktop computer wirelessly with unsurpassed speed and reliability. Enjoy up to 8x the speed and 4x the coverage of a wireless g connection. Upgrade your desktop and enjoy faster than wired speeds with a wireless connection. Setup is a breeze with Wi-Fi Protected Setup technology. Advanced wireless encryption protects your valuable data. The latest in MIMO antenna technology ensures the fastest communication speeds that wireless n technology provides. Stream media, download files, play games and talk online when connected to a wireless n router.


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


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  • Kayla P.
  • 7/30/2014 3:09:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsUnsupported by TrendNet

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: TrendNet does NOT support this item for Windows 8 - there is no excuse to leave the most recent Windows OS unsupported on a product you are still selling.

Other Thoughts: Works fine on Win7, but those on Windows 8 BEWARE before you buy, I consistently could not get this item to work. Purchased through another store, not NewEgg.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi KP,

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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  • Aleksandar K.
  • 7/11/2014 4:17:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice budget card

Pros: Easy to install; drivers installed quick with minimum effort; really really good performance on N wireless router (Asus RT-N66R)

Cons: For the first time in the last year it dropped today but updating the driver placed it back on track and I am good to go :)

Other Thoughts: I have just recently upgraded to N Wireless router from Asus and it works like a charm. I have cable internet of 58MBps (Blast package) and I get 56MBps speed on my desktop computer that is actually on the second floor of my house about 15ft away from the router... using 2.4GHz n network... very happy with perfomance

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  • Diana M.
  • 10/27/2013 12:12:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsReturning...

Pros: None

Cons: It doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: This card is definitely compatible with my motherboard, but it still doesn't work. I followed the instructions correctly and to the letter, but the thing couldn't find any of the dozen WiFi signals nearby. I tried everything I could think of (which was quite a bit), but to no avail.

I finally called TrendNet tech support and they ran me through the steps of re-installing the drivers, something I'd done several times on my own already.

After repeating these steps that I'd already done and being put on hold a couple times so they "techie" could research what he should have me do next, the guy told me that there was nothing he could do and that I should try the card on a friend's computer.

Wow. Way to go customer/tech support. I give TrendNet an "F" in both categories and I'd give this product zero eggs if I could. I'll definitely be returning this piece of trash to where I got it and getting a different one. My suggestion is to not even bother buying this piece of junk.

Note: I didn't buy this through NewEgg

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Zac,

Please accept our deepest apologies for this adapter not working for you as promised. I can understand your overall frustration. Please contact me directly at adrian@trendnet.com "Newegg TEW-643PI Review" in the subject line and I will be happy to help you with the hassle free return process. Thanks for taking the time to review our product and I hope to hear from you soon to regain your trust in TRENDnet.


Warm Regards,
Adrian, TRENDnet Support Team

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  • Nathaniel T.
  • 8/4/2013 2:21:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsHad for about 1.5~2 years

Pros: Very good connection, almost always have 3~4 bar signal with windows, drivers for windows 7 work very well

Cons: have to reconnect to internet with every restart, its strange and kinda annoying, but its a good enough card for me

Other Thoughts: should definitely look into the reconnecting thing. hopefully its a bug in the software instead of hardware

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Anonymous,

Sorry for any inconveniences due to restart to reconnect to Internet. If applicable, you may update to the latest driver by using the following link, http://www.trendnet.com/downloads/list_subcategory.asp?SUBTYPE_ID=1258. Meanwhile, I am curious when you start experiencing this issue since it has been up and running for about 1.5~2 years. Also, maybe the wireless channel has become congested during years of usage and needs to change accordingly. Please email me directly at Adrian@trendnet.com with “Newegg TEW-643PI” in the subject line and I will be able to assist you immediately. I hope to hear from you soon and to restore your faith in TRENDnet.

Best regards,

Adrian

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  • Charles S.
  • 3/22/2013 11:23:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnpredictable

Pros: When it was working, it was working well. Solid connection, good download speed.

Cons: It was unpredictable. Suddenly stopped connecting. No MAC, no DNS. Frustrating. Maybe tommorrow.

Other Thoughts: I can't have an unreliable connection. I'll have to get something else. I have used TrendNet products successfully in the past, but this bad experience makes me want to look elsewhere.

Manufacturer Response:

Valued customer,

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please re-install driver using the following link,
http://www.trendnet.com/downloads/list_subcategory.asp?SUBTYPE_ID=1258. If it still doesn't help please feel
free to contact us at sales@trendnet.com, reference "Newegg TEW-643PI product review" and someone will contact
you to start the RMA process. We look forward to working with you directly and restoring your faith in TRENDnet products.

Warmest regards,

TRENDnet Sales Team

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  • Benjamin T.
  • 3/1/2013 10:20:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsJunk dont get it

Pros: None

Cons: Drops connection and I have tried everything

Other Thoughts: I took the wireless card out of prebuilt junk computer and it worked better than this and was easier to set up

Manufacturer Response:

Valued customer,

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please re-install driver using the following link,
http://www.trendnet.com/downloads/list_subcategory.asp?SUBTYPE_ID=1258. If it still doesn't help please feel
free to contact us at sales@trendnet.com, reference "Newegg TEW-643PI product review" and someone will contact
you to start the RMA process. We look forward to working with you directly and restoring your faith in TRENDnet products.

Warmest regards,

TRENDnet Sales Team

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  • Chasen B.
  • 2/28/2013 2:08:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable and Lasting

Pros: I have had this product for 2 years now, and it has been a great little gadget for the cheap price. It installed very easily, and the drivers were a piece of cake to get running. The antennas have very nice flexibility and rotation as well. Helps to get the best signal possible.

Cons: The connection has slipped out on me a few times.

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  • Sung I.
  • 1/13/2013 8:20:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWorks sometimes. Get something else.

Pros: It works ok when it works.

Cons: It is unstable and as of this writing (January 2013) it is an older and not well-supported adapter. The very latest drivers are from 2009.

I do not recommend this particular PCI wireless adapter. I recommend that you get something else. I won't purchase this one again.

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  • Jeff B.
  • 8/10/2012 3:16:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: Easy to install, driver disc helpful but not really necessary esp. if your running windows 7. The Trendnet utility is nice with easy to use GUI. A novice should be able to use it.

Cons: Well every time i move a usb cable around it looses wireless. It does come back, the card does not do well over large distances with thick walls. Signal strength is at 75% - 80% overall. First night in new location had issues staying connected. I believe it was a service provider issue.

Other Thoughts: All in all it was a great buy

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/4/2012 7:09:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsWorse then a USB dongle

Pros: Not many other then it was cheap

Cons: Not plug and play even with Windows 7. Driver prompts you a warning when installing driver/software? Poor range and throughput. Not even as good as a USB dongle.

Other Thoughts: I really should have known better from the cheap price. This card is most likely a Draft N card and does not do well in any areas like range,speed, or benefit over a USB dongle adapter.
I cannot recommend unless you locate it very close to the access point (router). I would think duel antenna's would provide a better signal connection over a USB dongle. But in my experience this is NOT the case.

Manufacturer Response:

Valued Customer,

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please ensure that the latest driver is installed by using this link, http://www.trendnet.com/downloads/list_subcategory.asp?SUBTYPE_ID=1258. If this does not help please contact us at sales@trendnet.com, reference "New Egg product review" and someone will contact you immediately to get your product up and running the way. We look forward to working with you directly and restoring your faith in TRENDnet products.

Warmest regards,

TRENDnet Sales Team

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