TrendNet TEW-637AP Wireless Easy-N-Upgrader Review

by Michael Kwan on January 13, 2009

Key Features and Specifications

The key selling point to the TrendNet TEW-637AP Wireless Easy-N-Upgrader is that you are able to keep your existing wired or wireless router, upgrading its routing capabilities to the higher speed and expanded range of the wireless-N. This explains, in part, why the TEW-637AP is so darn small. Don’t let these pictures deceive you, because this wireless access point really isn’t much bigger than the installation CD that comes in the package. Before we get any further, let’s have a look at some highlights from the spec sheet.

  • A smaller and faster access point solution suitable for upgrading to wireless N
  • Affordable wireless N device for easily migrating from wireless G and B networks
  • Compatible with the 2.4GHzfrequency work off of a single-band design
  • Improves the data transfer speed by working with existing wireless G and B Networks
  • Compliant with IEEE 802.11n (draft) standard, IEEE 802.11g, & 802.11b standards
  • Universal wireless connectivity for seamless roaming between any 802.11-base network
  • Up to 300Mbps data rate using 802.11n (draft) connection
  • Support for 802.11e enhancements for wireless applications
  • Low Interference and high susceptibility guarantee reliable performance
  • Supports WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) feature
  • Supports Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/2003 server/Vista, Linux and Mac OS
  • 2 antennas to support high speed performance and great coverage
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 120 x 26 x 88 mm (4.7 x 1.0 x 3.4)
  • Weight: 160 g (0.3lb)
  • Built in Two PCB antennas
  • Output Power: 802.11n – 14dBm (Typical) with HT20 & HT40; 802.11g – 15dBm (Typical); 802.11b – 18dBm (Typical)
  • Encryption: 64/128-bit WEP (Hex & ASCII), WPA/WPA2, WPA PSK/WPA2-PSK Encryption, WPA Enterprise WPA2 Enterprise
  • 3 Year warranty

What’s In The Box?

TrendNet Router

Along with the TEW-637AP itself, inside the box you will also find a plastic stand, a multi-language quick installation guide, an installation CD with the drivers and user’s guide, a two-foot Ethernet cable, and a standard power adapter. The length of the Ethernet cable is very short, but I’d imagine that it would be long enough for most applications, especially if you plan on setting up this access point within close proximity of the existing wired/wireless router. The cable is pretty nice quality and I like how it’s the type that has the rubber cover for the pinch tab. TrendNet has included everything that is needed to get started with this wireless access point and nothing more.

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