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TRENDnet TEW-640MB N300 Wireless 4-Port Media Bridge

  • Connect up to 4 devices to a high-performance wireless n network
  • Works with network enabled Blu-ray players, Televisions, DVRs, and game consoles
  • WMM QoS prioritizes audio and video content
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  • Connect up to 4 devices to a high-performance wireless N network
  • Works with network enabled Blu-ray™ players, Televisions, DVRs, and game consoles
  • WMM QoS prioritizes audio and video content
  • One-touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) wireless connection


The 300Mbps Wireless N 4-Port Media Bridge, model TEW-640MB, connects network enabled Blu-ray™ players, Televisions, Digital Video Recorders (DVR), receivers, and gaming consoles to the Internet.

The optimum wireless experience is provided by WMM Quality of Service (QoS) technology that prioritizes video and audio content.

Setup is simple, with no drivers to install. Simply press the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button on the TEW-640MB and on your router to automatically connect. The latest in wireless encryption protects your digital network. Advanced Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology reduces wireless dead spots. Power Save mode conserves electricity when idle. Connect up to four of your favorite media center devices to the Internet wirelessly at blazing fast 300Mbps wireless n speeds.



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  • 4 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX LAN ports
  • 1 x WPS button
  • 1 x Reset button
  • Diagnostic LEDs
  • High performance wireless n bridge connects wired devices to a wireless network
  • Wi-Fi compliant with the IEEE 802.11n standard
  • Backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11g/b devices
  • Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Quality of Service (QoS) data prioritization
  • Power Save mode conserves electricity
  • Supports Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology
  • Connects network-ready Blu-ray™ players, Televisions, Digital Video Recorders (DVR), receivers, and gaming consoles such as Nintendo® Wii™, Xbox®, Xbox® 360™, PlayStation® 2, and PlayStation® 3 to a high speed wireless n network
  • One-touch wireless security setup using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button when connecting to a WPS supporting device
  • Maximum reliability, throughput and connectivity with automatic data rate switching
  • Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, and WPA2-PSK wireless security
  • Easy user setup wizard and intuitive Web browser configuration
  • Coverage of up to 50 meters indoor, 100 meters outdoor
  • 3-year limited warranty






  • TEW-640MB
  • CD-ROM (User's Guide)
  • Multi-Language Quick Installation Guide
  • 1 x Cat. 5 Ethernet cable (0.6 m / 2 ft.)
  • Power adapter (12V DC, 0.5A or 12V DC, 1A)



Learn more about the TRENDnet TEW-640MB

Model

Brand
TRENDnet
Model
TEW-640MB

SPEC

Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u
Frequency Band
2.412GHz - 2.472GHz
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 300Mbps
Security
64/128-bit WEP , WPA/WPA2-PSK, WPS
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Antenna
2 x Internal Antenna
Channel
1~11 (FCC), 1~13 (ETSI)
Receiving Sensitivity
802.11b: -84dBm (typical)
802.11g: -73dBm (typical)
802.11n: -69dBm (typical)
Interface
Ethernet Port
Ports
4 x 10/100M
LED
LAN 1~4, Wireless, WPS, Power
Button
Reset, WPS
Power
12V DC 0.5A power adapter
Dimensions
2.4" x 4.6" x 5.3"
Weight
6 oz.

Feature

Features
Connect up to 4 devices to a high-performance wireless n network

Works with network enabled Blu-ray players, Televisions, DVRs, and game consoles

WMM QoS prioritizes audio and video content

One-touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) wireless connection.

Packaging

Package Contents
TEW-640MB
CD-ROM (User's Guide)
Multi-Language Quick Installation Guide
1 x Cat. 5 Ethernet cable (0.6 m / 2 ft.)
Power adapter (12V DC, 0.5A or 12V DC, 1A)

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the TRENDnet TEW-640MB

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  • Jacob S.
  • 9/26/2014 8:27:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNewegg rocks... picture shows power supply

Pros: So, I misplaced the power cable to this after moving two times. I had 3 different power supply cables that all fit; the specs say 12V 0.5 or 1 amp. Newegg was the only store to show a picture of all the parts, including a clear shot of the power supply. I was able to identify the correct power supply, which was 1amp.

This is great for connecting equipment without running wires, at a high speed. Once it's set up, you don't have to worry about it again. I think I might have had to reset it once in a year.

Cons: The MAC address seen by the router is the same for all the devices connected through it. Very small disadvantage, though, and maybe there is a workaround?
You get a little bit of latency with wireless, not much though.

Other Thoughts: I dug this out of storage after moving. Working great!

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  • Brian P.
  • 7/30/2014 6:47:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAwesome product, home network issue

Pros: This product works fantastic for all of my peripherals such as the TV, Blu-ray and all other receive only devices that only have receive requirements.

Cons: Can't figure out how to attach a computer to the TEW-640mb and have them accessible on the home network. Couldn't find useful information on the internet to make this work. If I could find a way to make this happen would be 5 stars easily.

Other Thoughts: If Trendnet support could help me find a solution to connecting all computers to the home network, I would give it 5 stars. Current setup - 2 x TEW-640mb, each one with a computer/printer/multi-media devises connected.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello BP,

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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  • Javier M.
  • 4/16/2014 6:54:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNevermind my other review

Pros: It works normally and does what you expect it to do. 30megabytes a second downloads and uploads as advertised.

Cons: Will reset to static IP at times.

Other Thoughts: My other review blamed the TEW-640 for more than just changing to static IP. Turns out, after tons of troubleshooting, that a roomate changed our router firewall to high from medium and that was the issue with Steam, GW2 and Teamspeak. Overall, I'd give this product a 4 since it has issues changing back to static IP. I gave it a 5 here to try to balance off the 1 I gave it before.

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  • Javier M.
  • 4/15/2014 5:08:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStopped working after 3 months

Pros: When it works, it is great

Cons: When it does, there is really no explanation for why.

Other Thoughts: Came home after a long weekend away, booted up the PC and found that my TEW-640 doesn't want to work anymore. Figure out that it had somehow reset the IP settings, so I did a reset and did the configuration again, setting it to DHCP. Finished that, and it can connect to the internet. Thing is, now, it won't connect to Steam or Guild Wars 2 for some reason. No other settings changed on my computer, so I am blaming the media bridge for this. We'll see what kind of support I get.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Anonymous,

I apologize deeply for the frustration this has caused you. I see that you already did a reset which is great. Please email me directly at adrian@trendnet.com so I can assist you immediately to get you set up and running smoothly. Thank you for taking the time to review our product. I hope to hear from you soon to regain your trust in TRENDnet.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team

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  • John B.
  • 3/26/2014 5:34:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

Pros: In the short term I was very happy with the purchase. It was very easy to set up and seemed to work well.

Cons: After a few weeks it would occasionally stop working and need a reset. Then it would happen more frequently. After about 6 months, it happened all the time. Basically at this point it is useless for any website or game that requires significant data exchange (social networking; streaming, gaming). Trendnet gave convoluted troubleshoots that never resolved the problem.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

The TEW-640MB is a wireless client. The access point that it connects to defines all wireless network parameters. Try changing channels on your router to see if you receive a better signal on a different channel. Please also ensure that you have not selected to hide your SSID on the router. This can cause connectivity issues.
For best practices when placing wireless hardware try to mount them as high as possible with plenty of space around them so they can better send and receive wireless signals. Avoid enclosing the unit inside any type of shelving or placing them near anything that would cause radio frequency interference.

If you continue to have issues with the unit it could be hardware related. Please email me at Adrian@trendnet.com with your contact information and a link to this review. We’ll have someone help you start the RMA process for warranty services as soon as possible.

Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Mo L.
  • 3/7/2014 11:13:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDoes not work for Samsung Smart TV

Pros: Easy to install. Works for media players.

Cons: It does not work for my Samsung Smart TV no matter how hard I tried. Not sure it's this bridge's or the TV's problem.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Valued Customer,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused. Please email me directly at adrian@trendnet.com with "Newegg TEW-640MB Review" in the subject line and I will assist you to locate a solution. Thank you for reviewing our product and I hope to hear from you soon to regain your faith in TRENDnet.

Warm Regards,

Adrian TRENDnet Support Team

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  • Hoang V.
  • 2/20/2014 4:58:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Cheaply produced. I tried to connect to my network. The unit keeps resetting itself every 30 seconds after establishing a connection. No firmware update since 2 years ago. I would stay away from this one.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Anonymous ,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused. Please email me directly at adrian@trendnet.com with "Newegg TEW-640MB Review" in the subject line and I will be able to assist you immediately. Thank you for reviewing our product and I hope to hear from you soon to regain your faith in TRENDnet.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team

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  • Stephen G.
  • 2/15/2014 7:47:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great with our TivoHD & Sony BR Player

Pros: I just installed mine. Super easy with the WPS setup. Press the WPS button on my ASUS router and then the WPS button the on the media bridge. Just a few seconds worth of effort. Took longer to take everything out of the box.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Have it hooked up in our bedroom to our TivoHD and Sony Blu-Ray player. Streams Netlix perfectly on the Tivo and "Prime" streaming on the BR player. Super happy. Now I am going to sell the Tivo wireless G adapter...

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  • Blake S.
  • 2/5/2014 11:23:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as intended

Pros: Does what it is supposed to do. Has been up for over a year without a reboot.

Cons: None that I can tell after a year

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these for my house to provide a stronger wireless connection to my Xbox 360. Previously we would often lose connection. I placed one in the halfway point between the router and xbox, and another near the xbox.

I hardwired the xbox to the bridge and let the bridge bounce to the other bridge and to the router. Solved the problem and works great.

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  • Kamen N.
  • 12/28/2013 8:12:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVery Finicky

Pros: - when it works it reaches 8-9 MB/s.
- allows me to WOL a computer attached to it

Cons: - very difficult setup (and I am a network architect).
- drops signal frequently
- it takes a while to start working again
- web interface is slow and unstable (flashes when it updates, freezes, resets for no reason)

Other Thoughts: This is hooked up to my HTPC and allows me to wake it up remotely (WOL). This works reliably. The problem is when you want to transfer a file. Windows (7) goes through a few cycles of trying to copy the file and getting connection cannot be established, not responsive, not available etc. It is very frustrating to have to wait every time until this device resets 3-4 times before it starts working again. I often open the web interface at the same time and can see it restarting (not responding, asking me to login again) and resetting the wireless statistics counts. Many times I get fed up and just run a cable temporarily to the remote computer. It makes me really appreciate having a wired gigabit connection.

I would not buy this again. Sorry Trendnet but this product is flaky at best and there is no support. have checked on the Trendnet website for a new firmware version a few times and there is none.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Kman,

I can understand your overall frustration for this bridge not working as promised and for that we apologize. I would suggest to do a soft reset first and re-install firmware again. Meanwhile, if possible, please locate and use a less congested wireless channel in your wireless network. If these don’t help please email me directly at adrian@trendnet.com with "Newegg TEW-640MB Review" in the subject line, and I will respond immediately to assist. If it turns out to be a defective unit then I will help for a hassle free return. I look forward to your reply soon.

Warm Regards,

Adrian

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