Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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TRENDnet TEW-687GA 450Mbps Wireless N Gaming Adapter Review

TRENDnet’s TEW-687GA 450Mbps Wireless N Gaming Adapter is a sleek and versatile piece of network equipment. While it is primarily marketed toward gamers who want wireless N performance on their PC or consoles, the TEW-687GA can also double as a bridge for your network, provide N connectivity to media players, or any other device with an Ethernet port. This ‘gaming adapter’ successfully interfaces with all of these devices while providing great performance compared to the competition.

Special thanks to TRENDnet for providing us with the TEW-687GA 450Mbps Wireless N Gaming Adapter to review.

Features

  • Extreme wireless N data rates up to 450Mbps
  • Wi-Fi compliant with IEEE 802.11n standard
  • Backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11g/b devices
  • Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Wireless security encryption up to WPA2-PSK
  • One touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button
  • Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
  • Quick and easy user setup wizard
  • Web browser management interface

Specifications

Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, and IEEE 802.11n
Interface 1 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-MDIX LAN port
LED Indicators Power: Blue
LAN: Blue = 100Mbps | Orange = 1000Mbps
Wireless: Blue
WPS: Blue
Power 12V DC, 0.5A power adapter
Buttons Reset button – restores factory default settings
WPS button – enables WPS function
Power Consumption 4.5 watts (max)
Dimensions 60 x 118 x 135 mm (2.4 x 4.6 x 5.3 in.)
Weight 153g (5.3 oz.)
Certifications CE, FCC
Frequency 2.412 – 2.472 GHz
Data Rate (auto fallback) 802.11b: up to 11Mbps
802.11g: up to 54Mbps
802.11n: up to 450Mbps
Output Power 802.11b: 18dBm (typical)
802.11g: 15dBm (typical)
802.11n: 15dBm (typical)
Receiving Sensitivity 802.11b: -84dBm (typical)
802.11g: -72dBm (typical)
802.11n: -68dBm (typical)
Encryption 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2-PSK
Channels 1 – 11 (FCC), 1 – 13 (ETSI)

Packaging
TRENDnet’s TEW-687GA’s box has a yellow background prominently displaying the name of the device and that it is capable of the fastest speed and furthest wireless coverage. The back features a quick summary of the product in 7 different languages along with a diagram showing the myriad of uses for the TEW-687GA.

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Inside the box we find the device itself, the power adapter, a printed user’s manual, a digital copy of the user’s manual, and a black colored 2 foot Cat 5e cable.

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