Over the past few weeks we have looked at a couple of products from TRENDnet, including the 200Mbps Powerline AV Fast Ethernet Adapter Kit as well as the 300Mbps Dual Band Wireless N Gigabit Router.
Both are pretty good products and overall we were left thinking quite good things about TRENDnet and what they had sent us to review. Today we have another review of a TRENDnet product and this time it is the TEW-624UB (version B1.0R to be exact) 300Mbps Wireless N USB 2.0 adapter. It is designed to add wireless capability to your Windows 2000, XP or Vista desktop PC or notebook or as an upgrade over a slower wireless connection such as 802.11b.
It claims very big things on its box packaging such as 12x the speed and 4x the coverage of a standard Wireless G network as well as allowing you to connect wirelessly with supercharged speed, range and reliability. Naturally, they threw the 300Mbps speed figure around quite a bit, but of course with all Wireless N networking equipment, we don't expect to come anywhere close to this speed in our tests here today. But you never know, maybe we'll get a surprise one day - that's a big maybe, though.
After we show you the affordable USB 2.0 adapter and what comes inside the package, we'll compare it to a new Hypersonic notebook with a built-in Intel adapter set to run in Wireless G mode for comparison.
Which will take the prize for fastest speed? Is it any good? Can it really offer a 300Mbit connection for just over $50 USD retail? Read on and find out in just a bit! The answer may not be as simple as you think.