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Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter

B&H # TRTEW424UB Mfr # TEW-424UB
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The 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter from TRENDnet is an external USB adapter that adds 802.11g and 802.11b wireless networking to your computer. 802.11g allows you to connect wirelessly at speeds of up to 54 Mbps, giving you ample bandwidth to stream audio or video, play computer games or simply browse the web on a wireless connection.

This adapter is ideal for desktop users who don't want to open their computer to upgrade their network connection or notebook users who would like the convenience of an easily portable USB device. This is a great way to add wireless networking capabilities to your computer.

Wireless Convenience
Adding a wireless adapter to your computer allows you to setup a network in your home or office. When used in conjunction with a wireless router you can share a broadband Internet connection wirelessly among the computers in your household. You'll even be able to stream media from your computer to your television by adding a wireless media center to your home theatre.
Compact Form Factor
The adapter is no larger than an average USB flash memory drive. This allows notebook users to easily connect and transport the adapter. It can be plugged directly into a USB port, saving space and making it easy to connect.
Secure Connection
The adapter supports up to 128-bit wireless encryption. This ensures that the data you transmit over your wireless network remains private. The card supports standard security protocols, allowing you to communicate securely with devices from other manufacturers.
Adapter
Interface USB 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
Standards 802.11b, 802.11g
Frequency Range 2.412-2.484 GHz
Data Rate 802.11g: 54 Mbps
802.11b: 11 Mbps
USB 2.0: 480 Mbps
USB 1.x: 12 Mbps
Channel Support 13
Security 64/128-bit WEP (Hex/ASCII), WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK; WPA/WPA2 (Windows 2000 and XP only)
Antenna Internal
Operation Distance Indoor: 115-330' (35-100 m)
Outdoor: 330-1000' (100-300 m)
Transmission Power 802.11g: 15 dBm 802.11b: 18 dBm
General Attributes
System Requirements Operating System: Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP
USB Port
Power Requirements Bus Powered
Power Consumption Receive: 280 mA
Transmit: 410 mA
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.2 x 0.5 x 3.1" (3 x 1.2 x 8 cm)
Weight 0.03 lb (0.015 kg)
Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Software CD-ROM with Utilities and Drivers
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Trendnet54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
     
    4.6

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (20)
    • Reliable connection (14)
    • Fast connection (9)
    • Fast (8)
    • Secure connection (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home network (14)
      • Small networks (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (12), Low bandwidth user (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (19)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great product! Works perfectly!

      I bought this to use with my Macbook so I could join two wireless networks at the same time. The great things about it is that you can use it with Windows, Mac or...Read complete review

      I bought this to use with my Macbook so I could join two wireless networks at the same time. The great things about it is that you can use it with Windows, Mac or Linux. Works without a flaw for hours and has a better reception than my macbook's own airport card.

      I get 54Mbps every time I connect to a network with such speed and good signal.

      Special "Cons" for Mac users: Mac drivers provided by Realtek lacks the capability to allow Mac OS X to recognize the dongle as a wireless card, thus requiring the use of Realtek's client software.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Product was Faulty

      The product was faulty and did not work. We tried on three different networks. [...]

      The product was faulty and did not work. We tried on three different networks. [...]

      Reviewed by 21 customers

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      5.0

      Works as advertised

      By il

      from NY

      About Me Low bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Inexpensive
      • Reliable connection

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

          Purchased 2 of these, both are working with no problems. The first is on a Win XP desktop machine which required drivers installed from the CD. The adapter communicates with a router on the floor below. The second is on a Win 7 desktop, the CD was not needed. Great price, no hassle.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          super!!

          By Joser

          from NoHo,Ca

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast Connection Speed
          • Reliable connection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home network

            Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

            this product is great and for that price A+ n also b&h great service!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Work flawlessly

            By franc

            from florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                Work great on my dell optiplex 745 dual core desktop pc. Just plug and play installation on window 7. No need of running the drivers. Easily share my internet connection with my laptop and tablet.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Trendware USB 2.0 WIFI adapter

                By JJCNS

                from Central Mid West

                About Me Low bandwidth user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast Connection Speed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home network
                  • Small Networks

                  Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                  Easy to install, for price good wifi device

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Works as advertised

                  By Chris

                  from Knoxville, TN

                  About Me Low bandwidth user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Reliable connection
                  • Secure Connection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home network

                    Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                    I use this for an older desktop computer running Windows XP. It was very easy to install, and there is almost nothing to configure beyond the WEP key for the router. I shut down the computer at night, and remove the adapter. If I start up the computer with the adapter plugged in, my computer does not recognize the adapter - I would have to unplug and replug for it to work.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Doesn't get any easier

                    By pfcosta

                    from Matoaca,Va

                    About Me High bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Fast Connection Speed
                    • Reliable connection
                    • Secure Connection

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Home network
                    • Multiple computers

                    Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                    I ordered this adapter and received it in 4 days. Plugged it in to my computer on 2ND floor of my house, popped in the setup disk and in 5 minutes I had an excellent signal from my router on the first floor.I have had it for 3 weeks and use it everyday. No problems and [...] it can't be beat.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    A great bargain!

                    By Drguru

                    from Oakland, CA

                    About Me High bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast Connection Speed
                    • It's small and it works
                    • Reliable connection
                    • Secure Connection

                    Cons

                    • None I can think of

                    Best Uses

                    • And need WiFi at 54 Mbps
                    • Where you have a USB port

                    Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                    I didn't want to pay $30 for a dongle for my Viewsonic media player. Argosy, which is an upside mirror of the Viewsonic suggested this Trendnet model. It was on sale at a great price at B&H, and when it arrived, I plugged it in the USB port on the Viewsonic and it worked perfectly. So far I haven't found any faults.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    4.0

                    Easy as pie

                    By Home Technician

                    from Dayton, Oh

                    About Me Low bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Reliable connection
                    • Secure Connection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home network

                      Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                      Very easy to intall. Works great.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      1.0

                      Product was Faulty

                      By eaglecraft

                      from GA

                      About Me High bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • None

                      Cons

                      • Did not work at all

                      Best Uses

                      • It was defective no use

                      Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                      The product was faulty and did not work. We tried on three different networks. [...]

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      4.0

                      Excellent Product...Would Buy Again

                      By Ernie

                      from Chicago, IL

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast Connection Speed
                      • Reliable connection
                      • Secure Connection

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home network
                        • Small Networks

                        Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                        The software was very easy to install...I was honestly surprised that it worked on a 4-5 year old Dell(Windows XP Home Edition, 2002 version) that was collecting dust...It picked up 4 Networks very quickly...I have not had any problems with it, I get a 4-5 on my bar...WOW!!!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        Works Great

                        By Pete

                        from Truckee, CA

                        About Me High bandwidth user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable connection

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home network

                          Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                          I bought this for an older Dell desktop computer running Windows XP. Setup was easy and it works as expected. [...]

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          perfect, solved my problem

                          By sapphire blue

                          from Flushing, NY

                          About Me Low bandwidth user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Reliable connection

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home network

                            Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                            My main PC's ethernet connection was all screwed up but our wifi was still somehow working. I was too lazy to find a way to fix it so I figured that a wifi usb adapter would do the trick. And now I'm writing this using that wifi connection.

                            It comes with a cd and you have to install some things, but that's all it takes. You can use this on different devices if you want and it connects instantly to your wifi. Best of all, it's not that expensive at all.

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                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            It just works

                            By billy q

                            from arlington va

                            About Me High bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast
                            • Fast Connection Speed

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Small Networks

                              Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                              The wireless card on our 6 year old PC was failing and I found this handy USB number on the B&H website. Plugged it in, installed it, and we were up and running. It's even faster than the old wireless that was built into the computer. For [$] including shipping, you can't go wrong. Occasionally you have to unplug and replug it in to make it work but it's a small inconvenience for the price.

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                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Good Buy

                              By Ben from IA

                              from Redfield, IA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast
                              • Reliable connection

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                                  This adapter cost much less than it would have to have tried wiring a direct line upstairs. Because it's not too big, I don't have any trouble plugging it into the back of my computer where it's out of sight. As far as the internet connection speed, it's pretty much the same as the direct connection downstairs.
                                  I do have quite a bit of difficulty connecting to the other computer on my network, but I think that's due to the router, not this product.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  It need not be expensive to be good

                                  By Phil

                                  from Oregon

                                  About Me High bandwidth user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Fast
                                  • Fast Connection Speed
                                  • Reliable connection
                                  • Secure Connection

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home network

                                    Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                                    Bought 2 units for 2 desktop computers about 30 feet from main DSL Internet computer - one is upstairs and one downstairs; DSL is downstairs. Installed in minutes. No noticeable difference from running straight DSL, even when DSL and both wireless units uploading/downloading simultaneously.

                                    Excellent product, and you don't have to be computer savvy to get it to work, or spend a lot of money to be satisfied.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Deal

                                    By thrifty

                                    from Hellertown,PA

                                    About Me Low bandwidth user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Fast
                                    • Fast Connection Speed
                                    • Reliable connection

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home network

                                      Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                                      Easy to install, works great,[...] had the best price online and at the local discount store.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      cheaper, nice, and easy to setup up,

                                      By expert

                                      from new brunswick ,nj

                                      About Me High bandwidth user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home network

                                        Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                                        cheaper, easy to connect , always good signal , i wil recommend for everybody , dont waste money on linksys or belkin,

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Works Great

                                        By Bill

                                        from Dallas, Texas

                                        About Me High bandwidth user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home network

                                          Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                                          So far no problems. I wanted to connect an older computer to the internet. I use an imac with an airport express for my primary. Just followed the installation instructions.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great product! Works perfectly!

                                          By Igor Leandro

                                          from Monterrey, Mexico

                                          About Me High bandwidth user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Fast Connection Speed
                                          • Price
                                          • Realtek chip
                                          • Reliable connection
                                          • Secure Connection
                                          • Works on any OS

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home network
                                            • Large Networks
                                            • Small Networks

                                            Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                                            I bought this to use with my Macbook so I could join two wireless networks at the same time. The great things about it is that you can use it with Windows, Mac or Linux. Works without a flaw for hours and has a better reception than my macbook's own airport card.

                                            I get 54Mbps every time I connect to a network with such speed and good signal.

                                            Special "Cons" for Mac users: Mac drivers provided by Realtek lacks the capability to allow Mac OS X to recognize the dongle as a wireless card, thus requiring the use of Realtek's client software.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

                                            Share this review

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Excellent & very affordable

                                            By K

                                            from Central NY

                                            About Me High bandwidth user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Reliable connection

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home network
                                              • Small Networks

                                              Comments about Trendnet 54 Mbps 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                                              Highly compatible.
                                              Works with Actiontec (Verizon) router like a charm.
                                              Low cost and reliable solution to connect desktop or laptop to the wireless home network.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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