Trendnet 1750Mbps Wireless Router & AC Networking - TEW-805UB Information

Article Index
Trendnet 1750Mbps Wireless Router & AC Networking
TEW-812DRU Features and Specs
TEW-805UB Information
Router Web Interface and Setup
TEW-805UB 1200Mbps USB Adapter
Testing and Conclusion

TEW-805UB First Impressions:

The Trendnet TEW-805UB is the companion of the TEW-812DRU 802.11ac router.  While the TEW-805UB doesn't support the full 1300Mbps bandwidth capability of the router it does support dual-band networks and 5GHz speeds of up to 867Mbps.  The TEW-805UB is a rather large device, but thankfully it does support USB 3.0 speeds that will help us reach more than standard speeds.  This adapter will take up a fair bit of space as it certainly isn't that small.  

Front & Back
TEW-805UB

The cap covers the large end of the flash drive and protects it for storing.  Even though this is large, it still fits into the side USB 3.0 ports on my ThinkPad T430.  It does, however crowd out the adjoining USB port.  This is not a great thing for sure and that's where other devices such as the Linksys AE6000 is a bit handier - although it doesn't offer the same performance.

Bundle
Bundle

Profile

Profile

 

The TEW-805UB doesn't have much of a bundle - but a USB adapter doesn't need much of a bundle.  It comes with a quick install guide as well as a CD with drivers.  Oddly enough the drivers didn't work on my installation of Windows 8 so I had to go get fresh drivers from the Trendnet site.  This is not a big deal - but Windows 8 came out long before this adapter so I'd expect the included drivers to work.

TEW-805UB Overview:

TRENDnet’s AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter, model TEW-805UB, connects a laptop or desktop computer to a revolutionary Wireless AC network. Connect to a Wireless AC network at an amazing 867 Mbps or to a Wireless N network at up to 300 Mbps. A SuperSpeed 5 Gbps USB 3.0 port maintains a high speed connection to your computer.  Quickly connect to a Wireless AC or N network at the touch of a button with the convenience of one-touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). An LED on the front of the adapter conveys device status. Upgrade your computer’s wireless connection to experience the speed of revolutionary Wireless AC.
 
Wireless AC: Next generation Wireless AC
Dual Band: Up to 867 Mbps Wireless AC or 300 Mbps Wireless N
Compatible: Connects to standard Wireless N networks
USB 3.0: SuperSpeed 5 Gbps USB 3.0 connection to computer
Coverage: Expanded coverage with MIMO technology
One Touch Connection: Connect to a router at the touch of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button

 

Features:

  • Wi-Fi compliant with IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11n standards
  • High-speed data rates up to 867 Mbps with 802.11ac technology and 300 Mbps with 802.11n technology
  • USB 3.0 connector
  • LED indicator
  • Backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE 802.11a networks
  • Compatible with Windows 8 (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), and XP(32/64-bit) operating systems
  • One-touch network connection with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button
  • Dynamic Data Rate Scaling from 867 Mbps to 1 Mbps
  • Supports advanced wireless encryption up to WPA2-RADIUS
  • Easy user setup and diagnostic utilities
  • Coverage of up to 100 meters indoor (330 feet) and 300 meters outdoor (980 feet)
  • 3-year limited warranty

Specifications:

Specs

Specs

 

Now that we know what we are getting into, let's get into the router interface on the next page.