Trendnet TEW-827DRU Review : High-End Features Deliver the Data

With MU-MIMO for increased network efficiency, four independent data channels and software that actively apportions data flow, Trendnet’s TEW-827DRU seems custom-designed for homes with lots of data-hungry users. The router delivers adequate though not top-flight throughput. It should satisfy all but the most serious data hogs.


At 9.8 x 7.1 x 1.8 inches, the jet-black Trendnet TEW-827DRU Wi-Fi router is compact and looks tiny next to the likes of Netgear’s Nighthawk X8 router. The TEW-827DRU’s rounded corners, vertical vents and angled sides give it an aggressive look, perfect for the gamer in the family, even if the router resides out of sight. Unlike Linksys’ WRT family of networking devices, the TEW-827DRU can fit on a bookshelf or be mounted on a wall, but you can’t neatly stack the router with other Trendnet networking equipment.

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