Trendnet TEW-672GR Dual Band N Gigabit Router - Trendnet TEW-672GR Web Interface

Article Index
Trendnet TEW-672GR Dual Band N Gigabit Router
Closer look, Features and Specifications
Trendnet TEW-672GR Web Interface
Network Performance and Final Thoughts
 

Web Interface & Setup:

Most of the router setup is pretty straight forward and there isn't much use me stating the obvious.  I've included quite a few screenshots of some of the more advanced features as well.  Things like Advanced Routing, Virtual Servers, Multiple SSID Security, Access Control and more.  As I mentioned, most of it is pretty simple so make sure you take time to click through the screenshots in the gallery so you can understand what makes the TEW-672GR tick. 

 Network WAN
Network WAN
 Network LAN
Network LAN

 

The TEW-672GR supports the standard WAN connections such as static, DHCP and PPPoE to name a few.  This router comes with using the 192.168.10.x range so that it won't conflict with other network devices when installing in an active network.

 

Wireless Features:

The Trendnet TEW-672GR comes supporting Wireless N draft 2.0 and is backwards compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b.  It also supports 802.11a 5.0GHz band thanks to the dual-band function.  This router can operate both bands at the same time, or only one band for greater compatibility.  One thing I found remarkable was the ability of this router to offer four different SSIDs and different security for each SSID.  At the end of the day, all wireless SSIDs get routed out the same WAN port and I haven't found a way to restrict certain SSIDs from access different protocols.  I hope that I could specify different SSIDs to route to different address so that I could steer everything that connected to the default SSID to my homepage.  This may be possible in a future firmware, but at this point it doesn't appear possible.

 Basic - Wireless
Basic - Wireless
 Advanced - Wireless
Advanced - Wireless
   
 Wireless - Multiple SSID
Wireless - Multiple SSID
 Wireless - WPS
Wireless - WPS

 

 

Advanced Settings:

As we head into the advanced settings, I'll remind you to take a look at the gallery and click your way through these images here as we'll over cover a few below.

 Advanced - Virtual Server
Advanced - Virtual Server
 Advanced - Access Control
Advanced - Access Control
Advanced - Gaming
Advanced - Gaming

 

The Virtual Server allows you to run servers on the web from your networks that are normally blocked by either your firewall or your ISP.  This allows you to open ports and to port forward in order to run these services.  For instance, most ISPs block port 80 and port 21 for HTTP and FTP respectively.  If you want to run an FTP server on your home network and have it available to the public on the web, you can specify that port 21 on your internal network should be port 8111 or something similar on the web.  This way you can run a web-accessible FTP server at 111.1.11.111:8111 for example.  If you tried to run this on port 21 (standard FTP port), it would not be accessible.  Like the DGL-4500, the Trendnet TEW-672GR allows you flexibility in this area.

The Admin area allows to you upgrade your firmware, reboot your router or just monitor what ports are connected and how many clients your router is currently serving.

 Admin - Management
Admin - Management
Admin - Status
Admin - Status

 

On the last age we'll take a look at how this router performs in terms of network throughput.