TRENDnet shows off its TEW-827DRU, a new AC2600 router that promises to deliver up to 1733Mbps WiFi AC performance plus 800Mbps on WiFi N bands. This new version is expected to hit the market in May 2015 for $279.99.
TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the AC2600 Dual Band Wireless Router, model TEW-827DRU, a next generation WiFi router which marks a new AC2600 speed threshold.
This next generation dual band WiFi router features two concurrent wireless networks-an ultra-performance 1,733 Mbps WiFi AC network and an extreme performance 800 Mbps WiFi N network. Quad-Stream architecture, on both the WiFi AC and WiFi N bands, produces the record breaking AC2600 category rating.
Multiple-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) antenna technology (Qualcomm MU/EFX platform) enables the router to serve multiple devices simultaneously, instead of processing device traffic in a queue one at a time. MU-MIMO greatly improves performance in todays busy connected home which averages almost ten WiFi connected devices.
The TEW-827DRU sports four high performance dual band external detachable antennas, all Gigabit network ports, and two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 share ports. WiFi amplifiers maximize WiFi signal output and targeted Beamforming technology increases real-time performance by directing stronger wireless signals to each connected device's specific location. Content sharing opportunities are expanded with Samba client support, an iTunes music server, and a BitTorrent download client.
For added protection, the router's WiFi bands are pre-encrypted with their own unique eight character password. Thereby, eliminating the common hack of accessing a router using a default password (such as 'admin'). Furthermore, users can created guest networks which only allow internet access.
"We are excited about the TEW-827DRU's record breaking performance," stated Zak Wood, global marketing director of TRENDnet. "When two TEW-827DRU's are bridged together, we expect new WiFi throughput records will be documented from independent reviewers, for both of the WiFi AC and WiFi N bands."
TEW-827DRU AC2600 Dual Band Wireless Router:
AC2600: 1,733 Mbps WiFi AC + 800 Mbps WiFi N bands
Quad-Stream architecture produces the record breaking WiFi AC and WiFi N speeds
MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) technology enables the router to serve multiple devices simultaneously thereby greatly improving performance in a connected home
Beamforming technology increases real-time performance by directing stronger wireless signals to each connected device's specific location
Extreme performance processor
High performance detachable 4.5 dBi 5GHz/3.5 dBi 2.4GHz antennas