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TRENDnet TEW-647GA Review – Wireless N Gaming Adapter

January 4th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

TRENDnet TEW-647GA Wireless N Gaming Adapter is the latest gaming adapter which, according to its manufacturer, connects to “Ethernet-ready gaming console to a lag-free wireless n network”. Available at an inexpensive price of $40, TRENDnet TEW-647GA allows the user to play on line, or network gaming on the wireless network in place of the Wired Ethernet cable. This is compatible with play station 2 and 3 variants of play station, Xbox and Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. There is Wi fi protected setup (WPS) feature is built in into the wireless adapter.

The TRENDnet TEW-647GA is relatively small in size. The Trendnet Adapter will give you faster connection speed, which is important for the “real time”, lag free experience in gaming – at least it has been advertised to be like this by the manufacturer.

TRENDnet TEW-647GA is small in size. Photo courtsey Amazon

TRENDnet TEW-647GA Wireless N Gaming Adapter offers 50 meters coverage for the user if the environment is indoors and in outdoors the range extends to 100 meters. This gaming adapter supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA – Phase Shift Keying / WPA2 – Phase Shift Keying and WPA / WPA2. There is a multi language user instructions guide that accompanies the product which helps the user in setting up the wireless gaming adapter. This wireless adapter offers the user with maximum reliability and optimized performance. Multiple Input Multiple Output feature is supported in this wireless adapter which offers the user to connect multiple gaming devices and perform gaming over the network. There are four LED indicators available in this adapter one each for displaying the status of WPS, WLAN, LAN and power. The power consumed by this device in normal working condition measures 160 milli amperes and in transmit mode it consumes 210 milli amperes. This wireless gaming adapter is compatible with all variants of windows operating systems such as windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 both 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems. The data rate offered by this wireless adapter for 802.11n network devices is 300 mega bits per second and for 802.11g devices it is up to a maximum of 54 Mega bits per second and in 802.11b mode it offers bandwidth of 11 Mega bits per second. There is also encryption support available in this wireless adapter. There are two built in antennas available in this wireless adapter, this is simply the best gaming accessories that any gaming lover would love to have.

This wireless adapter supports the wireless standard IEEE 802.11 n and it is backward compatible with previous versions such as IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11b. The product is covered by three year limited warranty that helps out the user for any technical help that is required for getting the product to correct working condition within the first three years from the date of purchase free of cost. After three years from the date of purchase the user can get free technical guidance or support but any repair that is required is going to be charged.

User Feedback and rating

Users generally have positive feedback about TRENDnet TEW-647GA. On a scale of 10 it gets a Starred rating of 7.9, which is slightly less 8+, which gives more confident over the product. Users have reported not so smooth experience with setting up the adapter with installation and setting the right parameter. There is also WPS (Wireless Protected Setup) that lets you integrate other WPS devices, but users have found details lacking the manual. a So if you purchase this be prepared for that.

We do recommend the product for its low cost, small size and fast performance. But you should be prepared for the setup related hitches. If you owned or purchased it post your own brief TRENDnet TEW-647GA Review in the review section below.

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