TRENDnet TEW-687GA 450Mbps Wireless N Gaming Adapter Review

TRENDnet’s TEW-687GA 450Mbps Wireless N Gaming Adapter is an impressive device. Not only does it succeed at wireless N transfers, it also outperforms the competition on legacy equipment. You’ll be able to successfully stream HD video, play online games, and transfer large files without fuss.

In addition to great performance, the built in admin panel has a bunch of options. It’s loaded with wireless profiles, QoS, useful stats and connectivity levels, TRENDnet hasn’t missed any details.

If all of that isn’t enough for you, the TEW-687GA is also easy on the eyes. It’s dark stealthy appearance allows it to easily blend into any entertainment center. Or if you don’t like the look, it’s small enough where it can easily hide behind another piece of equipment.

Overall the TEW-687GA is a great product that you will be pleased with regardless of the application you decide to use it for. It currently retails for $109.99 at my favorite online retailer. While the price might seem steep, the TEW-687GA has a lot to offer and with firmware updates, more features can always be added. ThinkComputers awards TRENDnet’s TEW-687GA a 9 out of 10 score.

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  • Fast wireless speeds
  • Fully loaded admin panel with a plethora of options
  • Ping times comparable to a wired connection
  • Seamlessly works with any device with an Ethernet port (including Xbox 360 & PS3)


  • Had some issues with low signal quality and a legacy router