A year ago, Trendnet released the first single-band router that offers the new 3-by-3 450Mbps Wireless-N standard on the 2.4GHz band, the TEW-691GR.
And the router is now still the only one on the market that offers this feature. However, being cutting edge doesn't mean it offers the best performance. In our testing, the performance of its 2.4GHz band could use some improvement, even when coupled with 450Mbps wireless clients.
This isn't necessarily the router's fault, however, as the 2.4GHz band is generally very crowded with lots of interference, which is somewhat the state of CNET's Wi-Fi test facility. Nonetheless, comparatively, we expected more. … Read more