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TRENDnet TEW-811DRU AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Router- 4 Gigabit port,Broadcom Chipset , DD-WRT Open Source support

  • AC1200: 867 Mbps AC + 300 Mbps N bands
  • Share music and videos with the USB share port
  • Pre-encrypted for your security
  • Create an isolated guest network
  • One touch network connection with WPS button
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TEW-811DRU AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Router

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Designed to handle multiple HD streams in a busy connected home, TRENDnet's high performance AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-811DRU, creates two concurrent wireless networks - a high speed 867Mbps Wireless AC network and a 300Mbps Wireless N network to connect com-mon wireless devices.

Networking Solution
TEW-811DRU Diagram

Overview – TEW-811DRU
  • AC1200: 867Mbps AC + 300Mbps N bands
  • Share music and videos with the USB share port
  • Pre-encrypted for your security
  • Create an isolated guest network
  • One-touch network connection with the WPS button
  • All Gigabit wired ports
  • High power amplifiers extend wireless coverage

Networking Specs:

  • 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-MDIX LAN ports
  • 1 x 10/100/1000Mbps WAN port (Internet)
  • Supported connection types: Dynamic/Static IP, PPPoE, L2TP, and PPTP connection

Wireless Specs:

  • 2.412~2.462GHz, 5.180~5.240GHz, 5.725~5.850GHz
  • 2.4GHz: 2 x 2dBi (internal)
  • 5GHz: 2 x 2dBi (internal)
  • 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2-PSK, WPA/WPA2-RADIUS
TEW-811DRU Image

TRENDnet Wireless Router Comparison Chart


Package Contents:

  • TEW-811DRU
  • Multi-language Quick Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM (Utility & User's Guide)
  • 1 x Network Cable (1.5m / 5 ft.)
  • Power adapter (12V, 2A)
TEW-811DRU Box

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Shi J.
  • 7/27/2015 9:18:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDon't buy it if 2.4G performance is important to you.

Pros: Inexperience (the cheapest AC router I could find); good wired performance; DD-WRT compatible

Cons: Absolutely terrible 2.4 G wifi performance, stock firmware frequently becomes nonresponsive, runs hot

Other Thoughts: The router is small and light. Actually feel that it is too light, which means that it might have difficulty to stand with a few Ethernet cables connected.

This router has four gigabit ports and the wired performance is decent. With a NAS drive connected one of gigabit port and a computer connect to another gigabit port, I can easily get transfer rate 60-70 MB/s. Therefore if you intend to use as gigabit switch, it will work fine.

The router has OK 5G performance. The only AC device I have is a cellular phone. What I did was copy one big file from the NAS drive (wired to the router) to another location on the same drive. I managed to get ~3.5 MB/s when the cellular phone is second floor while the router is the basement. That means the throughput is around 7 MB/s, not too bad.
The wireless N performance is nearly unusable. Actually the short distance performance is decent. I could get 15 MB/s on a 2.4 G wifi N device that is about two feet away from the router. However, the performance drops very quickly with the increasing distance. At about 20 feet, the file transfer rate is ~0.5 MB/s, even after using the best channel.

The stock web interface frequently becomes nonresponsive.
The router is compatible with DD-WRT, but the flashing process is a little troublesome. You could use the upgrade firmware function of the stock firmware. However, in my case, after the completion of upgrade (and reboot), I could not log in to the router. I had to perform a 30-30-30 before I can log in to the DD-WRT interface. The installation of DD-WRT does not improve the transfer rate of this router to any significant extend.

The router runs quite hot. The DD-WRT report the CPU temperature above 80 Celsius degrees. I really worry out the longevity of this router.

In conclusion, if you intend to use it as 5G only router and/or a Gigabit switch, it could be an acceptable router. However, the 2.4 G performance is absolutely terrible. Out of 5 routers I have used (including two FIOS routers, one Belkin N300 router and one Netis N300 router), this router shows the worst 2.4 G performance. At a range ~20 feet, every other router can perform at least five times better than this one. Do not buy it if 2.4 G performance is important to you. Unfortunately, this is the case for me.

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  • Henry L.
  • 7/25/2015 12:15:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed within a week

Pros: Simple to install, inexpensive, small.

Cons: It worked fine the first two days, but by the end of the week connections --even wired LAN -- became very slow, even the wired LAN ports. After two nights isolating problems, I decided that it's not worth it. I gave up and went back to my old Netgear WNDR3700.

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  • Craig F.
  • 7/23/2015 7:02:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Router with dd-wrt

Pros: Nice hardware - broadcom chip, Gigabit ethernet, newer AC capability

Cons: Bad reviews, but I attributed most of these bad reviews to the default software that came loaded onto the router.

Other Thoughts: I do not purchase a router unless it can be flashed with a third party firmware, dd-wrt and/or tomato firmware mostly. Once receiving the router, I immediately flashed the system with dd-wrt to get a better product. I must say that flashing this router was the easiest flash that I have ever done and I have flashed about 20 or more before. I did not need this router but I now have as a backup - a gigabit ethernet router ready to be used. I can't give it a 5th egg since I have not used it only except flashing. I am pleasantly pleased so far.

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  • Kevin F.
  • 7/21/2015 9:26:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth your time, even at a deep discount

Pros: DDWRT was easy to install, as advertised
Peak performance is good

Cons: Installing DDWRT voids your warranty
Serious stability issues, constantly dropping wireless connections

Other Thoughts: I was hoping to finally retire my WRT54GS. I guess I'll have to deal with it a bit longer.

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  • Bo D.
  • 7/19/2015 6:22:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsToo Hot

Pros: It works well with DD-WRT.

Cons: Too hot in summer.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Thank you for providing your feedback. The TEW-811DRU has an operating temperature range from 32 - 104°F. We do recommend staying within this temperature range.



Regards,

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

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  • Thomas E.
  • 7/18/2015 4:21:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Package arrived very quickly, as normal for newegg. Easy to set-up and configure as a router. Setting up as an access point takes a little knowledge.

Cons: Signal strength on 2.4ghz was 3 bars with the router sitting next to the laptop, dropped to 1 bar 3 feet away, could not detect it from 20 feet. 5ghz was also very weak. I tried channels 1, 6, and 11, same result. Pretty sure this unit has a bad internal antenna connection and is not usable as is.

Other Thoughts: Looks like I got a lemon. Got this at a great price, so I suspect the RMA shipping will cost most of what I paid, so that may be out as a solution. Hoping the manufacturer will send a replacement without me having to return this one. Support ticket open ....

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing an issue with the TEW-811DRU. Please download and re-flash the router with the latest firmware update from our website. After the firmware update has completed, perform a factory reset on the unit. If the coverage does not improve it most likely is a hardware issue. If you have not received a response via your support ticket please email adrian@trendnet.com and we will have someone assist you as soon as possible. Please include a link to this review.


Regards,

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

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  • Thomas B.
  • 2/13/2015 4:33:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs2 failures in 1 year

Pros: Both routers worked for a while (beyond the regular 30-day RMA period, anyway).

Cons: My initial router failed after a power surge. I hadn't purchased the extended warranty, so I just bought a new one. The second one lasted for ALMOST 4 months and then the speed of my connection dropped by 75%. Through testing I determined that the choke point was this router.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello ThomasB,

We are sorry to hear that you had an issue with the TEW-811DRU. The router carries a 3 year limited warranty. Please email adrian@trendnet.com and we will have someone assist you. We may be able to resolve your issue with a little troubleshooting. Please include a link to this review.


Regards,

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

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  • Ellen B.
  • 7/23/2014 9:15:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay away

Pros: Small footprint
All gigabit ports
USB share port
Very good price (on sale)

Cons: Locks up CONSTANTLY
Have to reset 2-3 times a day
Wireless range is not very good compared to Asus or D-Link AC routers, even those without external antennas
Built-in management interface is abysmal. Slow to load if it does at all, options are too spaced out for the load times. Hard to tell which options will cause the router to reboot to apply changes, which kicks you off unless you're wired.

Other Thoughts: Got this router on a Black Friday sale. The price was right and I needed an AC router. My mistake. It's unstable, slow, and needlessly arduous to configure. I have all the routing functions disabled and am running it as a simple access point, and it still manages to lock up constantly and boot all the devices off the wireless network. I go to configure it, and maybe 1/5 times the management page will load. The rest of the time it just spins or loads the gray background.

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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4 out of 5 eggsPretty good router

Pros: --informative lights
-- fast
-- good signal

Cons: -- passwords non-intuitive
-- price

Other Thoughts: First thing I noticed is the form factor is light and takes up minimal desktop space, but is easily toppled. Default login is either a web address (http://tew-811dru) or you can use the default IP (192.168.10.1). Personally I like easier addresses (like http://routerlogin.net) The stock firmware has a good set of tools, including Application Level Gateway where you can disable/enable (default) certain applications like SIP or messaging. You can broadcast 4 networks, including an isolated 2.4Ghz and 5 Ghz for guests.

The signal strength with my type “n” devices is adequate. The TEW-811dru matched or was a bit higher signal strength (between 0 to 5db) than my comparison Arris router. The unit is stable and fast enough for my use, but if you have a large house, you may need a booster for the far end.

What I didn’t like: the predetermined ADMIN non-standard password; one of those nonsensical 8-alpha character things. It took multiple tries and a magnifying glass to read the label. The admin and user information (SSID, passwords, web GUI, etc.) are cryptic and easily lend to mistyping. (Lower case ‘i’looked like ‘l’. I wish all would use a standard password and let us set the new one. I’m sure the designers believe they are “saving” our networks from attackers, but when you include a tiny, 3-point font sticker on the peel-off plastic of a router, it is NOT a good user experience if you want to get in and set it up quickly. There is a more permanent sticker on the bottom. If you ever have to hard reset, you’ll have to look here. The USB share port serves quickly, but you’ll have to log in with your your machine credentials the first time you connect a device. I tried all associated ones, then used “admin”; that one worked. There is a utility to share a printer through the port. Unit gets minimally warm while running, so place where there’s a bit of airflow.

The firmware was a bit over a year out of date. It only took about 2 min to update and surprisingly kept my admin password. The “USB Control Center” utility did not show my USB drive attached, but shared easily through Windows. It seems only printers show.

WPS works quickly and easily with a quick press of the button on back. It IS compatible with DD-WRT firmware, and that would take care of a lot of gripes. The open source firmware is even available from the support site. There are other routers at this price point; the TEW-811dru is certainly competent.

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  • Andrew M.
  • 6/8/2014 2:01:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay away from this one

Pros: Nice shape to it, easy to do basic configuration (if it worked)

Cons: I bought this to use as a wireless bridge and because it said it was dd-wrt supported. Neither was exactly right. To use as a wireless bridge, it uses WDS, so you can only use it with other similar chipsets and even then, I couldn't get it to actually connect as a client. As far as dd-wrt, I installed the firmware from the manufacturer's page as a last ditch effort. I should not have done this. Doing so voids your warranty.

The plus side of this firmware was that it's dd-wrt and I actually got it to work. Hooray! However, every few minutes of actual use, the router simply reboots for no apparent reason. I'm trying to use it as a bridge to stream media, so I connect the 5GHz network and get decent throughput in my location (well over 60Mbps, which is good enough), but while streaming files, it simply reboots every few minutes (between 5 and 15 minutes almost every time).

I even tried setting up the 2.4GHz network instead, but it also rebooted at about the same frequency.

Other Thoughts: If you want a dd-wrt router, don't get this as it will invalidate your warranty. If you want a bridge, don't get this since it probably won't work. If you want to actually use wireless aspect of this router, don't get this since it'll just reboot regularly.

Since I tried dd-wrt on it, I now have a worthless hunk of plastic that I can't return or get "fixed" if there even is a fix.

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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