At Computex 2011 in Taipei this week, network mavens TRENDnet unveiled the sleek new TEW-692GR wireless dual band router, the market’s first router to support 450Mbps throughput on both bands. Combined, the two frequencies mean a total potential throughput of 900Mbps.
Modern wireless networks operate at two frequencies – 5GHz and 2.4GHz, and combined, the two can be used to offer 802.11n-compatible devices faster wireless nets than ever before. TRENDnet suggests reserving the 5GHz frequency range, which typically enjoys less interference, to be used with bandwidth-hungry media center devices, while keeping the 2.4GHz range for computers and accessories that are incapable operating at the higher range.
Like most new routers, the TEW-692GR supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup, or WPS, which allows you to hit a button on the router in order to connect wireless adapters to it – there’s no need to sit and typein a code. Other technology gives precedence to A/V packets, in order to keep your entertainment streamlined and unimpeded.
The new 450Mbps Concurrent Dual Band Wireless N Router is set to hit general availability from online and retail channels sometime before the end of this month. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is a cool $249.99.