A wireless router is an all-in-one solution that distributes Internet access over a network. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server and Network Address Translation (NAT) routing are the primary features found on wireless routers. A DHCP server automatically assigns private IP addresses to the connected workstations, while NAT routing allows multiple PCs to share a single broadband Internet account.

Set up and configuration is usually minimal when using a Trendnet Wireless Router. Multiple PCs can start sharing high-speed Internet access in just minutes. An access point essentially functions as an extension from an existing wired network to a community of users with wireless laptops and desktop computers.

Runs with a Web Based Interface

Most homes and small offices use wireless gateways because they need NAT routing and a DHCP server to share a single Internet connection among several computers.

 TRENDnet TEW-432BRP Wireless G Router Trendnet access points have extra network management, advanced user functions and security capabilities built into them. Trendnet wireless routers also offer specialized security functions like firewalls.

The Trendnet TWE-432BRP Wireless G Router offers a 54Mbps wireless data transfer rate with a 2.4 to 2.4835GHz wireless frequency range. It supports both 802.11g and 802.11b wireless network standards. The Wireless G Router (TEW-432BRP) delivers a high-performance Internet and wireless network access solution that makes accessing files and networked peripherals easier than ever.

This wireless router by Trendnet is the cornerstone of your IEEE 802.11g wireless network. Capable of speeds of up to 108Mbps, the TEW-432BRP’s built-in access point facilitates seamless wireless communication between your devices. The unit’s router enables you to share a single Internet account with multiple users, while its 10/100Mbps 4-port switch gives you the flexibility to support wired Ethernet connections. With WEP and WPA-compliant encryption protecting your information, you’ll be able to share files, Internet connections, and other resources with the peace of mind you deserve. Other security features include WPA-PSK with TKIP or AES industry standard algorithms. Also, to amplify security, the TEW-432BRP enables MAC, IP or Protocol Filtering as well as setting firewall rules to cap Internet access or deter unknown users or malicious intruders from accessing your network.

Unlike other routers that provide you with a CD-ROM that takes you through the setup process, the Trendnet wireless G Router gets up and running completely through a web based interface. Yes, there is a CD-ROM included in the box, but that only contains the user manual in PDF format and nothing more. Instead, when you first plug in the router (it doesn’t seem to matter if you connect to it wirelessly or through a RJ-45 cable); you are instructed via the quick installation guide to go to the web address associated with the router in your network: 192.168.1.1.

The TWE-432BRP wireless router has Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP) support. With UPnP, when a user plugs a device into the network, the device will configure itself, acquire a TCP/IP address, and use a discovery protocol based on the Internet’s Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to announce its presence on the network to other devices. For instance, if you had a camera and a printer connected to the network and needed to print out a photograph, you could press a button on the camera and have the camera send a “discover” request asking if there were any printers on the network. The printer would identify itself and send its location in the form of a universal resource locator (URL).

In addition, the Trendnet TWE-432BRP router conforms to IEEE 802.11g and 802.11b devices. This feature set by Trendnet router gives the freedom to operate at any location with reduced system interface or dropouts. Add this device with your Ethernet network and you will have reliable, high-speed wireless access which provides wide coverage.

With this new development in wireless technology devices, the Trendnet TWE-432BRP Wireless G Router is an ideal one that supports nearly all available wireless encryption methods. It is intuitive, feature-packed, and has an easy-to-use Web interface which makes it easy to set up and manage your network connections. It bears a compact design and boasts impressive throughput speeds at short range. Overall, a great bargain.

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Contributed by Joseph Espirida, Product Reviewer