The TRENDnet TEW-633GR wireless router has very good overall performance and is simple to set up, but it lacks extra features (such as USB drive sharing or printer sharing) that we expect in this price class.

The TRENDnet TEW-633GR's performance was similar to that of the D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router, whose chipset it shares, with very good throughput overall, especially at short range.

The TRENDnet TEW-633GR's case can be mounted horizontally, vertically, or on a wall, so you have flexibility in positioning it for best reception.

Although the TRENDnet TEW-633GR is certainly a capable router, it lacks some useful extra features (such as a USB port and a guest access mode) that we looked for, and because of that it doesn't seem as good a value as some competing £100 models, such as the Belkin N+ Wireless Router F5D8235-4 and the D-Link DIR-655.

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TRENDnet TEW-633GR: Specs

  • Wireless router
  • Integrated Firewall
  • 4-port switch
  • IPSec
  • NAT
  • VPN Passthrough
  • Wireless Security Features: PSK, WEP - 128-bit, WEP - 64-bit, WPA, WPA2
  • Network Architecture Supported: Gigabit Ethernet - 1000 Mbps (1000BaseTX), Wireless Ethernet - 11Mbps IEEE802.11b, Wireless Ethernet - 300 Mbps IEEE802.11 Draft N, Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11g
  • 162x150x25mm
  • 335g
  • Wireless router
  • Integrated Firewall
  • 4-port switch
  • IPSec
  • NAT
  • VPN Passthrough
  • Wireless Security Features: PSK, WEP - 128-bit, WEP - 64-bit, WPA, WPA2
  • Network Architecture Supported: Gigabit Ethernet - 1000 Mbps (1000BaseTX), Wireless Ethernet - 11Mbps IEEE802.11b, Wireless Ethernet - 300 Mbps IEEE802.11 Draft N, Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11g
  • 162x150x25mm
  • 335g

OUR VERDICT

The TRENDnet TEW-633GR enjoys very good short-range throughput, has comprehensive features and web utility. But its long-range performance is below par, and there's no USB port for drive or printer sharing.

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