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Gotta Get Dat TRENDnet

You Trendin' online, brosef? Know what we mean? That's what the cool kids say, right? Trending? Like let's go Trend a couple beers down by the river! Oh, no? That's not how it works? Fine. We'll stop trying. Buy some TRENDnet stuff.
TRENDnet official site

JPElectron


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TRENDnet TEW-653AP N300 Wireless PoE Access Point...

OEM is EnGenius, looks like their EAP300 model...
http://www.engeniustech.com/business-networking/indoor-access-points-client-bridges/16139-eap300

Realize with a 10/100 Ethernet port on this AP, you can't pull more bandwidth than that when going from wireless to wired.

Personally I like EnGenius stuff, but the EAP350 or EAP600 are more current models (both with Gigabit Ethernet ports).

vicemagnet


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For $1 more, you can buy on Amazon and if you are a Prime member (like I am) you can get free shipping. Nice try, woot!

Benjr06


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vicemagnet wrote:For $1 more, you can buy on Amazon and if you are a Prime member (like I am) you can get free shipping. Nice try, woot!



I'm not seeing this on Amazon for $1 more.

michael2255


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For anyone wondering whether these powerline adapters actually work, yes, they do. Having an outlet on the back is a nice bonus.

antfarmer


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I have an older model trendnet wifi that gives full bars all over the house. I ordered this one thinking it would carry farther outside and save energy. I have both running in the same room. This TEW731BR does not transmit nearly as far as the older one, it only gives one bar at the same distance that the older one gives full bars signal strength. It isn't bad, just not really an improvement as far as I can tell.

rhodelle


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I've got these exact powerline adapters a few weeks back. They work very well - a consistent 20+ Mbps wired via powerline vs a spotty 12-14 Mbps on Wifi from the other side of my year-old house. I was deciding between powerline vs MoCA being on FiOS, but the sheer portability of these adapters was what won me over. I can sit my laptop on my kitchen island and have a wired ethernet connection without anyone tripping over any cords.

I have 4 (2 pairs): one by the router, one for my wife's work fruitbook and one for the Xbox. Still deciding what I should use the last one for, but potentially my TV.

stompsfrogs


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Benjr06 wrote:I'm not seeing this on Amazon for $1 more.



I'm seeing the adapter on Amazon for $3.99 less with free shipping. http://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-Compact-Powerline-Ethernet-TPL-306E2K/dp/B002TU59FA/ref=pd_cp_pc_1
And camelcamelcamel says they sold it for $40 not long ago. So, close to the all time low but not a really amazing deal here today or anything. Especially when they're discontinued. I thought they were wifi and got all excited, this is kinda pricey for an ethernet port. I'd have to get a repeater :P

bdy0003


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vicemagnet wrote:For $1 more, you can buy on Amazon and if you are a Prime member (like I am) you can get free shipping. Nice try, woot!



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woot

Woot is owned by Amazon.

LordEcthelion


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Meh, for this price I would spend $10 more and get a Ubiquiti UniFi. They will live up to every hope and dream that you have. I have used a couple of them and they are awesome. We are replacing all of our corporate AP's with these guys, and I will soon be using them in my home. No brainer.http://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-Networks-UniFi-Enterprise-System/dp/B004XXMUCQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365055659&sr=8-1&keywords=ubiquiti