TORRANCE, Calif. - January 6, 2015 - TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the AC3200 Tri Band Wireless Router, model TEW-828DRU, a next generation WiFi router featuring three concurrent wireless networks-two separate ultra-performance 1,300 Mbps WiFi AC networks and a 600 Mbps WiFi N network.
Product Video: http://youtu.be/GTjwdD4P7_0
The average North American home has almost 10 WiFi-networked devices. Globally, there are currently 16 billion WiFi devices connected to the internet and that number is projected to more than double by 2020 1. TRENDnet's TEW-828DRU is designed to effortlessly and intelligently manage the tremendous growth of WiFi devices in the home.
SmartConnect technology virtually combines the router's two separate 1,300 Mbps WiFi AC bands, so that only one WiFi AC network is visible, while managing each band individually. Slower WiFi AC devices are grouped together and assigned to the lower performing WiFi AC band and faster WiFi AC devices are moved to the highest performing WiFi AC band-thereby optimizing the WiFi speeds of each connected device. Networking throughput is further bolstered by an extreme performance 1 GHz dual core processor and by Broadcom's second generation 5G WiFi XStream platform.
The TEW-828DRU sports six high performance external antennas, all Gigabit network ports, and USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 share ports. Six high-end 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.
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 common default password (such as 'admin'). Furthermore, users can create guest networks which only allow internet access.
"With so many WiFi devices in today's home and a more than doubling of WiFi devices by 2020," stated Zak Wood, global marketing director of TRENDnet. "TRENDnet's TEW-828DRU offers plenty of WiFi horse power and SmartConnect technology automatically migrates fast WiFi AC devices to the highest performing WiFi AC band."
AC3200 Tri Band Wireless Router
- Three concurrent WiFi bands maximize device networking speeds
- AC3200: 1300 Mbps AC1 + 1300 Mbps AC2 + 600 Mbps N bands
- SmartConnect automatically groups slower and faster AC devices to separate WiFi AC bands
- Pre-encrypted WiFi for your convenience
- All Gigabit wired ports
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 share ports
- Extreme performance 1 GHz dual core processor
- Create isolated guest networks
TEW-828DRU Warranty: 3 year limited
TEW-828DRU Availability: Available from retailers and other TRENDnet partners this February 2015
TEW-828DRU MSRP: USD 279.99
1 Source: ABI Research, Aug. 2014