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TRENDnet TEW-424UB Wireless G Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2

  • IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.412GHz - 2.484GHz
  • WPA2
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This adaptor helps keep your private data safe from snooping with support for WEP, WPA/WPA2, and –PSK encryption. With Quality of Service (QoS) support, you'll get all the bandwidth you need for lag-free gaming and video streaming, and downloading large files without the interminable wait. The TrendNet wireless adaptor offers all the speed and features of an internal wireless card, without the expense!

  • newegg Wi-Fi Certified The TRENDnet TEW-424UB features compatibility with 802.11b and 802.11g wireless devices to preserve existing wireless network investment, while Wi-Fi certification assures interoperability with similarly certified products.
  • newegg Robust Security The TRENDnet TEW-424UB supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2 and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption for highly secured data transfers on your wireless network.
  • newegg Wi-Fi Multimedia Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) adds managed QoS (Quality of Service) for Wi-Fi networks that improve the user experience for audio, video, and voice applications by prioritizing data traffic.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface With the USB 2.0 interface, connect the TRENDnet TEW-424UB to your desktop or laptop computer easily.

Learn more about the TRENDnet TEW-424UB




IEEE 802.11b/g
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 54Mbps
64/128-bit WEP (Hex/ASCII), WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK; WPA / WPA2 (Windows 2000 / XP only)
USB 2.0
Frequency Band
2.412GHz - 2.484GHz
1~11 channel (FCC), 1~13 channel (ETSI)
2dBi Integrated Printed Antenna
Operating Range
Range of 35~100 meters indoor, 100~300 meters outdoor (depends on the environment)
System Requirements
OS: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP(32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), Mac OS X 10.4/10.5
3.1" x 1.2" x 0.5"
0.5 oz.
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
10% - 95%, Non-Condensing


Uses 2.4 GHz Frequency Band, which Complies with Worldwide Requirements

Supports Ad-Hoc (Peer-to-Peer) Mode or Infrastructure (AP-Client) Mode

Compliant with Universal Serial Bus Rev 2.0, 1.1, 1.0 Specifications

Dynamic Data Rate Scaling at 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps for 802.11g

Dynamic Data Rate Scaling at 11, 5.5, 2 and 1Mbps for 802.11b

Maximum Reliability, Throughput and Connectivity with Automatic Data Rate Switching

Support WMM QoS (Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service)

Integrated Printed Antenna for the Multi-Path Environment

Low Interference and High Susceptibility Guarantee Reliable Performance

Low Power Consumption and Easy Configurations

Simple User Setup & Diagnostics Utilities.


Package Contents
Quick Installation Guide
Utility & Driver CD-ROM
1 x USB 2.0 Cable (5.7")

Quick Info

Customer Reviews of the TRENDnet TEW-424UB

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  • Tri L.
  • 11/18/2013 4:28:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great, cheap price!

Pros: I've had this for more than 1 year now, using on an older desktop PC. It work's great, and connects you to wireless internet. What else would you need?

Cons: No issues with it at would, works exactly as it should.

Other Thoughts: Need wireless internet through USB? Then look no further and buy this thing.

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  • Art L.
  • 9/3/2013 4:32:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks better than expected

Pros: Works better than expected.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Using on a machine in my basement. Able to achieve a very good connection to my wireless G router on the second floor.

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  • Kristofer R.
  • 6/19/2013 4:46:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: Simple

Cons: Large
b/g only

Other Thoughts: Not much else to say, I bought a couple when they were on sale, and carried them in my toolbox to resell to people who need wifi RIGHT NOW. Performance is about average for such a device, nothing good or bad worth writing home about.

It is very large for a USB network adapter, and the flip-up lid makes it larger still, but that means you can expect it to work after spending a few months in the bottom of a toolbox. Handy to have around "just in case".

A good low-cost solution.

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  • Scott Z.
  • 6/14/2013 5:40:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimple and sweet

Pros: - Low price
- Good signal strength
- Plug and play ( at least for Windows 7)

Cons: - A tad on the bulky side

Other Thoughts: I picked this up on a whim for $5 as a Shell Shocker deal. Just recently I plugged it into an old P4 computer I had lying around that I wanted to play with and this adapter worked just fine. I have the computer in the basement with the router one floor above it, and this adapter seems to be running at full strength. For the price, it's great.

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  • Mike J.
  • 5/27/2013 10:09:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs4 Year Ownership

Pros: Lasted 4 years.

Cons: Hard time fitting in certain places. Had attached closeable cap.
Got hot at times. Broke after 4 years.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Miggz,

Thanks for taking the time to review our product. We apologize for this issue regarding your TEW-424UB. Please contact me directly at with “Newegg TEW-424 UB RMA” in the subject line and I will assist you immediately with the hassle free return process.

Warm Regards,
Adrian, TRENDnet Sales Team

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  • John K.
  • 4/21/2013 12:14:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great and nicely priced

Pros: Easy way to add wireless access to my desktop.
Easy install with drives dl'd from TRENDnet website.
Setup took about 2 minutes.
Works with Windows 8.
Fast Newegg shipping.

Cons: A bit bulky, but does come with USB cable if space is tight.

Other Thoughts: I didn't bother using the included CD for installation. Newer drivers were available online

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/5/2013 12:38:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Works on Windows 8!!!

Cons: Gets a little hot but nothing crazy!!!

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  • Kelsy L.
  • 3/30/2013 10:13:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery underrated, reliable adapter

Pros: Amazing price, durable, never had any issues with it whatsoever in the 2.5 years I´ve owned it.

Cons: May not be the fastest if you do a lot of uploading (YT, etc.), but it´s good enough for competitive online gaming and most users in general: It is plenty good enough to stream videos off YouTube while playing an MMO without any lag issues. The only time I really encounter lag is when I am running a game patcher downloading multiple GB worth of data which uses up a lot of bandwidth while trying to do other things.

Other Thoughts: Been through quite a few wireless adapters, including some 60$ ones, and they never seem to last. After two 60$ adapters broke down on me after several months of heavy use I decided if they were going to wear out on me I might as well get cheap ones.

Well, I decided to get this one and never had to buy another one because 2.5 years later it´s still working, despite heavy usage. Writing this review now because I am buying another one.

If you do a lot of LAN file sharing or uploading, the bandwidth on this adapter may be a bit limiting, but this adapter is plenty fast enough for most needs. I´ve had no trouble installing MMOs with this adapter though downloading and playing at the same time can create some lag issues.

Online gaming doens´t really use much bandwidth (heck in the old days we used to do raids on dial up), and honestly reliability trumps speed IMO if you do any sort of competitive PvP. This adapter has not disconnected me even once in 2.5 years so I am quite pleased with it.

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  • Mr. W.
  • 3/25/2013 9:06:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSold many

Pros: Good range and bandwidth for it's size. Comes with extension cable if needed. Works with Windows 7 even though it is not listed.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Wifi strength = Antenna size. There is no getting around that and this one is is mid range. I ordered 5 the first time and I am ready for more.

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  • Paul R.
  • 3/1/2013 10:57:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDidn't even work

Pros: Looks like it should work...

Cons: I plugged it into my newly constructed computer and nothing happened... I took it out and put it in my fully functioning MacBook and nothing happened... No light, no nothing.

I'm surprised because all reviews told me that it worked well and that it was worth it, but so far I am very disappointed. I went into the procedure of sending it back but it looks like I would have to pay for shipping and handling to send it back for a replacement which would be more than just buying a new one. I'm not going to buy a new one though because I don't want to have to deal with another broken product.

I have to say, I am disappointed.

Manufacturer Response:

Valued customer,

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please feel free to contact us at,
reference "Newegg TEW-424UB product review" and someone will contact you immediately 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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