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 TRENDnet Now Shipping the PC and Mac Compatible 300Mbps Dual Band Wireless N USB Adapter

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, announced the availability of the 300Mbps Dual Band Wireless N USB Adapter, model TEW-664UB, which offers unsurpassed Dual Band Wireless N performance for both PC and Mac computers.

Dual-Band technology enables users to network their computer to a wireless network using either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz radio frequency. Most wireless solutions on the market today use the 2.4GHz radio frequency. This includes new wireless n products, older wireless g and b solutions, cordless phones, cellular phones, and Bluetooth® devices. The crowded nature of the 2.4GHz band can degrade wireless performance and slow wireless transmissions on this band.


Dual-band networking allows users to connect low-bandwidth clients to the more congested 2.4GHz band and high-bandwidth, latency-sensitive, applications such as streaming HD multimedia content and online game play to the uncongested 5GHz band, resulting in a seamless wireless experience.

Setup is a breeze with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) technology. WPS removes many of the complicated steps previously required when connecting to a wireless router or access point. Advanced wireless encryption protects valuable data. The latest in MIMO antenna technology ensures the fastest communication speeds that wireless n technology provides.

PC drivers are included with the product and Mac drivers are available for download at the following Web page:

"The TEW-664UB gives users the power to manage their wireless experience," stated Brian Chu, Information Technology Director for TRENDnet. "Users can network to their Dual Band wireless resource at home, and with the same device they can still connect to common 2.4GHz wireless n, g, or b networks when they are on the go. They can also jump between two or more discrete wireless networks on either band at home or at the office."

The 300Mbps Dual Band Wireless N USB Adapter, model TEW-664UB, will be available from all TRENDnet retail, online and distribution partners.

The MSRP for the 300Mbps Dual Band Wireless N USB Adapter, model TEW-664UB, is US $59.99.








That is a nice little piece of tech.  I still dislike the lack of security in wireless for sensative information (just look at any Black Hat convention) but it gives great ease of use for portables in the home such as laptops, netbooks, and wireless enabled PDAs.

I'm looking forward to the review of this since I'm actually going to setup wireless for my parents dispite my misgivings about it.  Of course, I live in the crowded city in which I detect 10~15 wireless networks around me and they live out in the country where the next house is a mile down the road and their driveway is a quarter mile long so they should be fine.