SMB Networking: TRENDnet 450Mbps Wireless Router

By Eric Geier | Posted March 17, 2011

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One of the main reasons to upgrade your small business router to the 802.11n standard is to benefit from increased speed and performance. Granted, if most of what your business does on the Internet consists of email and Web browsing, you might not need or want to invest in the latest wireless router technology.

However, if you're current router is built on the 802.11g standard and more demanding applications -- such as a VoIP phone system or HD video over the network -- are in your future, then making the switch to 802.11n makes sense.


TRENDnet offers a 450Mbps wireless router and adapter built on the 802.11n standard, and our sister site, Wi-FiPlanet, has a full review to help you understand the potential benefits upgrading offers.


The older 802.11g standard gives us maximum theoretical speeds of 54Mbps, which is typically enough for basic Web browsing and network sharing. One way 802.11n (Wireless N) increases Wi-Fi data speeds is by using Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology with up to four spatial streams. Wireless N is great when higher speeds and performance are needed, such as when streaming HD video or Voice-over-IP (VoIP).

Read the complete article: Review: TRENDnet 450Mbps Wireless Router & Adapter

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