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TRENDnet TEW-828DRU AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Router Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Routers & Access Points in Networking | Posted: May 19, 2015 2:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: TRENDnet

Management GUI

 

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The TEW-828DRU uses similar firmware as found on the 818 we reviewed last year. Upon first setup, the router deploys a wizard to guide you through setup.

 

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The main menu offers a glimpse at the overall status of the router. As you can see above, we have Internet, Wireless and USB tabs, along with a connected devices area that shows what PCs are connected to the router.

 

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Within the wireless settings you will find a drop down box allowing you to select which network you want to configure. Here you have access to SSIDs, channel width and security settings.

 

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QoS is a big selling point for every router, as it enables the router to prioritize traffic enabling a smoother experience. By default, this feature is disabled but does allow you to set your internet throughput manually along with five levels of QoS.

 

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The 828DRU is the first we have seen to label the port range forwarding as "gaming".

 

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Above, we have the settings for the USB storage. Within this menu, you can enable the SMB server, create users for it along with additional options such as FTP and DLNA.

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