|TRENDnet54Mbps Wireless G USB Adapter
|List Price: $36.99
Our Price: $15.26
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The Trendware TEW-424UB 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter brings together the convenience of USB 2.0 and the high speed of 802.11g. Connect easily to 802.11g networks at speeds of up to 54Mbps. With its USB 2.0 interface you get simple Plug-and-Play installation, while WEP Encryption provides robust network security. The adapter also offers seamless AP-to-AP roaming, auto-installation for Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP, and auto-negotiation. The TEW-424UB is a feature-rich, convenient way to go wireless. Operating Systems - Windows 98(SE), ME, 2000, XP(SP1/SP2) WPA-PSK, 64/128-Bit WEP security Dimensions(LxWxH) - 3.35 x 1.3 x 0.47 (85 x 33 x 12 mm) without metal bracket Weight - 0.5 oz. (15 g)
- Product Type - Adapter
- Warranty - 3 Years Limited
- Antenna - 2dBi Integrated Printed Antenna
- LED - Indicator Link
- Works with Macs too!
On the outside of the box this adapter came in there is a list of supported Window OS's. No mention of the Mac OS. And it comes with a CD containing drivers. Windows drivers. However, Mac drivers are available for download at Trendnet's own website. It's a good driver, also. I know because I previously bought another adapter for twice the cost and with a lousy driver. It requested my network name and password whenever I restarted the computer or even woke it from sleep mode. The Trendnet driver automatically restablishes the network connecion with no fuss (in about 15 seconds). It works with MacOS 10.4 or 10.5. Visit the following link to download it: http://www.trendnet.com/asp/download_manager/list_subcategory.asp?SUBTYPE_ID=700 ...more info
- Just plain junk
This thing doesn't even work. If I have my computer right next to the wireless router then it works. Good luck finding drivers for it too....more info
- Works For Me
After reading other reviews I worried that this little thing would work. I get full bars from my wireless system with it. I am in a large room with mild obstructions, and no walls between the wireless router and the USB adapter. it works wonderful....more info
- was easy to install
I have a desktop computer and I had a problem with my internet connection for the distance from my router, for that i bought this item, my internet connection problems finish it for ever with my new wireless connection. ...more info
- Seems to work pretty well
Knock on wood, but this adapter seems to work really well. I don't use the software that came with it (except for the drivers). In other words, I let Windows XP manage my wireless connection using the TRENDnet adapter to connect to the network. I got this from MicroCenter for $8 (with a rebate) a few weeks ago. For the money, this thing is pretty great. Still, $18.99 (the Amazon price on 1/1/08) is not a bad deal....more info
- Good, though a little tenuous to setup WPA2
I purchased the TEW424UB so I could upgrade to the stronger WPA2-PSK (aka WPA2-Personal) encryption. This unit replaced a D-link adapter running WEP-64.
The setup was an arduous task, so learn from my experience: do not try to immediately upgrade your network to WPA2. [If your netowrk is already upgraded to WPA2, it may automatically enter a "mixed" mode accepting the WEP or older WPA connection during setup as my Linksys did.]
First install the driver from the Trendnet software that arrives with the unit. The software CD in my case was an older version than even the included user guide, and the installation screens did not match instructions. The installation took a couple of runs to appear error free. Setup in WEP and then download the updated software driver and user guides from Trendnet. Run the new driver installation (which almost matched the paper guide). Follow instructions from your Access Point on how to setup your network with WPA2-PSK.
Once I did get this setup, it has run flawlessly. My old D-link regularly became unstable and needed to be un-plugged and replugged to reset the connection. The Trendnet has no such behavior and I am very happy with my upgraded wireless security.
Minus 1 star for shipping old software on the installation CD, but otherwise a solid product....more info
- Great Product
I needed wireless for my very old IBM Thinkpad and the PCMCIA slots weren't working. My IBM only has USB 1.1 and this product works with that. I am on dial-up at home so for my downloads I go to the library and this product connects automatically and hasn't dropped the signal yet. I am very pleased and recommend the product whole heartedly. I found the included software a waste and somewhat hinky. I don't use it and uninstalled it. For the price you could do worse....more info
- Poor Quality
I ordered four of these but after 2 weeks, two USB adapters did not work anymore. Maybe they couldn't handle the heat when connected to PC that runs 24/7. Good signal detection but it drops your connection all the time. I returned four of them and got the refund and I bought four MSI Wireless PCI instead. No problem so far....more info
- Trendnet TEW424UB
Item worked great the first time out of the box. No trouble getting it to work with XP....more info
- problem with windows vista
bought this for my new desktop(windows vista). trendnet website says the adpater is compatible with windows vista(no driver required). but the vista will show blue screen and restart every 5-10 minutes automatically. send email to email@example.com for a week. no reply. the adapter worked fine with my old desktop(windows xp)....more info
TRENDnet54Mbps Wireless G USB Adapter
My desktop computer does not have a wireless card, so I was looking for a quick and easy way to upgrade. This product took less than 5 minutes to install, and has performed exceptionally since doing so. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a simple wireless fix....more info
- Doesn't work
I purchased this adapter last week. I tried installing it on 2 different computers (Windows 2000 and XP) and couldn't get it to work. I followed the directions completely. I uninstalled and reinstalled the software several times. I have an earlier version of this model that has been working just fine for the past couple of years. Unfortunately, this product isn't working the same way.
- Excellent product
Very good product, I use that USB wireless adapter with MacOS and work very well without any problem with the original driver.
I reccomend this product. A++...more info
- Cheap - Quick - Reliable
The TrendNet was recommended by a co-worker, but I was skeptical. However for the price, the TrendNet USB Wireless adapter is great.
My only problem was that the default speed was 54mps. The old PC in which I installed it could not keep up, so I slowed it down to 11mps and things are great.
For the $20.00 I paid, it is the best investment ever.
You can't even buy fast-food for a family of 4 for less than that.
- Strong signal pickup - miserable drivers
This got a much more reliable signal for me than my previous usb 802.11 adapters. However, the drivers caused my Windows XP machine to freeze up completely, requiring a hard reset, every 5 minutes until I gave up and uninstalled the drivers. I tried both the drivers on the CD with the product, as well as the downloadable drivers from the TrendNet site.
So, I've given up and am looking for another brand. I would not recommend this product....more info
- Works Great! Don't know what all the bad reviews are about...
I don't know what all the bad reviews are about. I've had this product for about 5 months or so now and it works fine. It does get a bit hot, which is why I only gave it 4 stars. However, I leave it hooked up all day and just unplug it at night before I go to bed. Also, it has good range. My router is downstairs and I have my computer upstairs at the other end of the house and get full signal. If you're looking for a good wireless USB adapter at a great price, I'd recommend this one. *Search for it on Tiger Direct to get more reviews (it got 4 out of 5 stars on their site).* (Side note...I'm running XP so, I can't say how it works for Vista.) ...more info
- Gets crazy hot!
So far, works pretty well. The utility that comes with it sometimes acts flaky, and doesn't start or doesn't connect right away.
For this type of solid-state device, it gets incredibly hot! Almost too hot to touch! Given that, probably not going to last long.
The range is ok, nothing special. Of course, the greatest thing about these is the price....more info
I picked this up because most of the similar options from big-name alternatives had some issue or other. I should've stuck with those issues, because this is junk. I've tried it with several computers and a couple of different driver versions, and every single one has suffered from unreliability and frequent network dropouts despite showing that it was A-OK and despite other computers on the network located right next to it working fine. On a purely aesthetic note it's an ugly design that sticks out in every sense of the phrase however you try to move it. Just avoid it....more info
- Small Annoyances
It works very well most of the time, but every now and then it will start to get low signals of 1mb for no reason. I found that if you unplug it and plug it back in it will work fine for another couple days or so.
I would recommend this Wireless card if you can handle those annoyances. Otherwise spend a little more and get a much better product....more info
- EXCELLENT WIRELESS USB ADAPTER...
MY KIDS ARE VERY HAPPY WITH THIS WIRELESS G USB ADAPTER, THEY HAVE INTERNET IN YOUR ROOM NOW!!!
VERY EASY INSTALLATION, JUST PLUG IN THE USB PORT, AN EASY SETUP, AND READY TO SURF...
GOOD PRICE, RECOMENDED TO EVERYONE....more info
- Under $25 Setup in 5 minutes or Less
I purchased this for a friend who needed wireless on a old Dell desktop. I researched then purchased this TrendNet USB 2.0 54 Mbps Wireless Adapter. I used numerous brands and for the price of $23 and performance this is a excellent choice.
Works on Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and Vista.
I tested on Windows XP. In less than 5 minutes I installed software that came with adapter and connected to a wireless network.
This adapter connected to my Apple Base station without any issues.
Also connected to At&T router and Linksys without any issues.
Great basic product comes with 3 Year Warranty.
If you have any question please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I work on computers all day and was very impressed with this adapter for $23.
Don't get me wrong it's no wireless N, but for basic internet browsing it's awesome....more info
- Up and running in 10 minutes!
I needed to get a new adapter for my PC after my old one died on me after 2 years. I installed the software and followed the SIMPLE directions and was up and running in 10 minutes!
My signal strength is strong and I'm very satisfied with the product so far. I can't comment on the longevity of the adapter as I just set it up yesterday but based on initial setup and price this little adapter easily gets 5 stars.
Oh, by the way, my wireless router is about 15 feet away through one wall and I run Windows XP if you're curious. This thing cost only $12 after a $10 mail in rebate at the time I purchased it(8/08). Hope this helps! ...more info
- It doesn't work.
It worked only couple of times...and that's it. It never worked again. It shows all available wireless networks but it will never connect. At the same time, my other wireless (in-build laptop wireless adaptor) connects with no problem. So it's a junk! DO NOT BUY THIS!...more info
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TRENDnet54Mbps Wireless G USB Adapter
I bought this wireless adapter because of the price and I guess it is true what they say...you get what you pay for. I had this product for only 45 days before it just quit on me....more info
- small, works well
it works well when the signal is strong, not able to connect if signal is week...more info
- Recommend you do research for older, low-ram computers
I rarely do reviews, but considering the difficulties I have had and the headaches that may occur for someone in a similar situation to mine I decided to add my own two cents.
For starters, I'd like to throw out a general complaint to all the main wireless USB network adapters, i.e. Linksys, D-link, Belkin, Trendnet, Netgear, etc. None of them seem willing to specify system requirements other than operating system. For those of us trying to get older systems to work, this is a huge hassle. While some adapters may work for older systems, the version number of those adapters (rather absent in most if not all documentation) might not. So if it says it supports older operating sytems, make sure it supports the amount of ram (if you have low ram).
My problem is that I needed version 2.0 of this adapter, which is shown on the page, yet whenever I ordered I received version 3.1R. My old laptop only has 128 MB of ram and any version higher than 2.0 apparently only supports 256mb RAM or more. Amazon needs to change the picture or be more specific on which version you will receive.
I am sure that Trendnet, or any other mainstream adapter will work for the system that it supports. So, again, this review is more a criticism of how the product is advertised than how it functions. ...more info
- A little funky, but well worth the money
I'm very happy with this purchase. It works like it should and it was one of the cheapest out there. Now let's hope it doesn't die on me within half a year or so....
Pros: Cheap, Good range (through 2 walls), NOT ONCE disconnected in 2 weeks + use, works like a charm
Cons: wide form factor (might prevent you from accessing USB slots next to the one being used), low quality workmanship, status LED too big (possibly leading to extra heat?)...more info