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TRENDnet releases Mini Wireless N Speed USB adapter in US

updated 04:40 pm EDT, Mon October 12, 2009

Device provides alternative to wireless G

TRENDnet has released its latest Mini Wireless N Speed USB Adapter, the TEW-649UB, in the US. The adapter connects a users computer to a wireless N network, providing a significantly faster alternative to a wireless G connection. The model TEW-649UB is about 1.3 inches from end-to-end, making it only slightly larger than a US quarter. The device utilizes advanced wireless encryption to protect a users data and Wi-Fi Multimedia Quality of Service, which prioritizes video, audio and gaming traffic data.

Like the TEW-648UB, the device features a Wi-Fi protected setup and WPS technology which enables users to forgo the usual process of entering codes in order to connect to a wireless network. Users can connect to a network by pressing the WPS button on a compatible router and then pressing the WPS button on the adapter. The TEW-649UB Mini Wireless N SpeedUSB Adapter is available from the TRENDnet online store and selected retailers for $30.

by MacNN Staff




  1. axisdrama

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Good for the AppleTV?

    This sounds like it would be perfect to use for AppleTV if users decide to swap out their included wifi card for the $30 video processor card that many are talking about doing on XMBC boards. Swapping out the included wifi card with a video processor card, enabling the USB port with atvusb patchstick, and using this wireless usb in the usb slot let's users expand the usability of the inexpensive AppleTV which people can get on eBay for a little over $100. Interesting :)

  1. guytoronto

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Am I crazy?

    This was posted on MacNN. This product doesn't appear to be Mac compatible.

  1. Salsa

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not so good for AppleTV

    According to Davila, the XBMC programmer who wrote the code for the video acceleration on AppleTV, an Airport Extreme is the way to get your wifi back. He said hacking that USB port is a lot of work.

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