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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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Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the TRENDnet TEW-811DRU

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  • Oguz C.
  • 7/29/2015 3:43:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs"Broke" in a week, but fixed by upgrade

Pros: It was a bargain, easy setup, and very fast. So, so range.

Cons: It "died" within a week. It was running maximum 40-45kbps over the internet, but it was running normal speed between the LAN/WLAN connection. So, the hub/router function was fine but something was wrong with the WAN interface, it was super slow. It was even slow on the router's own admin interface, loading pages very very slow and giving errors (problem with request).

So, I upgraded from the original firmware of 1.0.2.0 to 1.0.4.0 to 1.0.6.x and those did not help, but 1.0.8.0 worked. It is now full speed.

The range looks the same but I need to test some more. Also disabling the 2.4 radio seems to have a little.

Other Thoughts: If you have the same problem, where the DL speed from internet is around 40Kbps, try the 1.0.8.0 firmware.

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  • David P.
  • 7/29/2015 8:42:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsbad WAN port

Pros: Small size

Cons: Bad WAN port. Unable to test any further.

Other Thoughts: Disconnected my old working router and connected the TEW-811DRU. Configured the router using the wizard. The router was broadcasting the two bands but was not connecting to the cable modem. Troubleshooting with TWC and they could never detect any activity while the TRENDnet router was connected. Reconnected my old router and everything worked as before. Returning for a refund. QA/QC of routers being sold these days is terrible.

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  • John C.
  • 7/28/2015 1:23:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs50% Success Rate

Pros: AC1200 for a small price
Great range and throughput-for direct line of site measurement :)

Cons: 1 of 2 DOA
Cannot use special characters for password
Cannot change default username
For the one that seems to function-will not update date\time
No firmware update for over 1 year
Firmware offers Limited DHCP management

Other Thoughts: Purchased 2 TRENDnet TEW-811DRU and immediately updated firmware. I was surprised the firmware had not been updated in over a year, considering the recent security issues to routers.

1 of 2 would not route, no matter how nice I was to it-I could log in but it would not pass traffic. The 2nd one worked without much issue-the 2nd unit will not update date\time. I am surprised how limited the firmware is in machine management-whiled being spoiled by other manufacturers, TRENDnet wants me to copy the information from one section in order to manage in another section....not convenient at all.

I want to change the default username-it is a basic function of security management and yet I am stuck with 'admin'. I can create additional login sets but 'admin' is hard-coded, meaning if someone wants to hack in, half of the job is done for them. By the way, other TRENDnet products allow special characters for passwords, yet the TEW-811DRU does not-whatever.

Manufacturer Response:

Valued Customer,

We are sorry to hear about the inconvenience this product has caused you. Please email us at sales@trendnet.com and we will gladly swap your unit out .

Regards,

Adrian
sales@trendnet.com

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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.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with the TEW-811DRU. The interface should be become unresponsive. This could indicate a hardware issue with the router itself. Please email adrian@trendnet.com and we will have someone assist you with warranty services as soon as possible. Please include a link to this review.


Regards,

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

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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.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry to hear that you had issues with the TEW-811DRU. If you still have the router we would recommend performing a firmware update using the latest update from our website. If you continue to experience issues and require assistance please email adrian@trendnet.com and we will have someone help 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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  • 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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