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This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit
Pros: Looks nice.
Lots of configuration options.
Cons: LEDs are very bright. I keep this router in my bedroom, so this was not ideal. It was easily solved by putting tape over the LEDs, but it's still a con.
Internet connection was great for about 3 months then it started dropping. Usually a reboot of the router would fix it, then it slowly crept up to about 4 reboots and a power cycle of my cable modem (NOTE: it is NOT my cable modem that is flaky as direct connections to that work just fine). I've upgraded the firmware to the latest to no avail. After searching the Internet it sounds as though this is a common issue with no solution other than what I described above.
Other Thoughts: I never could get the Channel Width 20/40MHz working correctly, so my wireless bandwidth was fixed at 150Mbps / 20MHz.
Bandwidth usage reporting akin to Tomato would also be a nice addition to the router.
This review is from: TRENDnet TBW-107UB Micro Bluetooth USB Adapter
Pros: Small, cheap, good range, and easy to install on Windows (just plug it in and that's it).
Cons: It came in one of those "hard to open" plastic boxes. It literally took longer to open the packaging than it did to install the thing.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-637AP Wireless Easy-N-Upgrader 802.11b/g/n and 802.11e up to 300Mbps
Pros: 1. Nice configuration interface via the web
Cons: 1. WiFi would constantly come and go when it was up. After about a day or two, it would require a reboot.
2. I figured upgrading the firmware would fix the problem or at least help a little bit. The firmware bricked the whole thing. Now it's a useless piece of junk on my desktop.
Other Thoughts: Seriously, do not buy this piece of junk.
I assumed I could just plug it into my existing network and forget about it. Unfortunately, I was reminded of its existence every day as I had to unplug it and plug it back in to get the WiFi going again. After 6 months of owning it I decided to check for a firmware upgrade (which there was one). Never did I think upgrading firmware would brick a device.
Again, DO NOT BUY!