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January 20, 2012

TRENDnet Unveils 300 Mbps Easy-N Range Wireless Ethernet Extender

By Rajani Baburajan
TMCnet Contributor


TRENDnet (News - Alert), a manufacturer of Ethernet and Fast Ethernet products, announced the launch of a wireless range extender that has the capability to extend a home or office network, offering wireless speeds up to 300 Mbps.

A major component of TRENDnet's 2012 lineup, the 300 Mbps Easy-N Range Extender is designed to eliminate the dead spots and enable seamless wireless connectivity to the other side of the house. The highlight of this solution is the 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band.

With no drivers to install, TEW-736RE wireless Ethernet extender is easy to set up.

“Position the TEW-736RE in an area of low wireless coverage. Then simply press the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button on your router or access point, then on the TEW-736RE and you're done-the 300 Mbps Easy-N Range Extender is now extending your high performance wireless N network in an area with previously low to no wireless coverage," the company said in a press release.

At the core of this solution is the Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology that maintains a high bandwidth connection to a router or access point while increasing the overall wireless coverage. The router solution features a user-friendly LED display that conveys the status of the device and port, for easy troubleshooting.

TRENDnet's new extender is designed to work with the company's current high-speed 450 Mbps wireless networking lineup. A main component of this lineup includes the 450 Mbps Concurrent Dual Band Wireless N Router (TEW-692GR) which provides 450 Mbps speeds on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands at the same time.

The wireless extender consists of a 450 Mbps Dual Band Wireless N HD Media Bridge for connecting devices that need to sling HD content through the air, including game consoles, Internet televisions and more. The HD media bridge connects to the devices via Gigabit Ethernet while sending and receiving data to the router via Wi-Fi (the 5 GHz band works best).

Additionally, TRENDnet's new extender also includes 450 Mbps Wireless N Gaming Adapter (TEW-687GA) exclusively designed for game consoles without a Wi-Fi adapter, as well as a 450 Mbps Wireless N Access Point (News - Alert) (TEW-690AP) offering faster speeds like that in 300 Mbps Easy-N Range Extender.

The 300 Mbps Easy-N Range Extender is available now for $59.99 USD, the company said.

In a related development in the industry, NETGEAR has introduced a new Universal Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender, the WN2500RP. The product, designed specifically to extend the wireless range and optimize performance of any existing home network, is now available in the United States starting at $89.99.

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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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