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TRENDnet TEW-649UB Mini Wireless N USB Adapter IEEE 802.11B/G/N

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Part #: TEW-649UB

SKU: 48083
Shipping Weight: 0.1 lbs
Shipping estimate: $5.99*
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Water-proof Bacon
Experience: 5 Months


Fast speed
Can get very hot after only few minutes of use
I have internet speed of ~3.1 megabyte/s download speed which is faster than average. Yet this is still able to take on such speed fully and does not bottle neck my enjoyment of internet. It does get very hot fast after mere few minutes of us, which can be a bit scary

Experience: 2 Months


Not that small but it's a great size.
Very good little thingy to get Wifi on any USB device.

joe barnes
Experience: 2 Days


less than none
technically works but freezes on 144p while watching movies... 360p? forget about it switches down to 144p then freezes halfway though a 2 min video. tried driver on cd, downloaded from trendnet website (at 68kb/s) no dice.. even used device manager for windows to install using the win7/x64 folder, installs but does same thing.. frustrating and if I have to pay to ship it back not even worth rma

Experience: 1 Days


Excellent speed
150 Mbps transmit but 300 Mbps receive, i.e. 1x2 antennas
Excellent range
Low price
Activity LED
Runs in Linux
Utility interferes with other wireless utilities
Gets very hot in Linux
I've always been wary of USB wireless dongles. Tiny, low-gain PCB antennas, crappy drivers. However they do come in handy so I got one for playing around with a Raspberry Pi and backup computers.

This one is a bit unusual. It's an oddball 1x2 device which transmits over one antenna but receives 2 streams over 2 antennas. This means it's rated 150 Mbps/300 Mbps - but only with 40 MHz wide channels which you are unlikely to be able to use. Otherwise with 20 MHz channels it will be 72/144 sync rate.

The speeds tested very well, almost as good as my integrated 3-stream N450 adapter in my laptop. I used iperf's simultaneous bidirectional test to saturate the connection completely. The fastest speed I measured in my small house was 75.25 Mbps and the slowest was 51.87 Mbps at the location furthest from my router. That's still faster than most Internet connections and fast enough for HD video with lots of room to spare.

It's quite an impressive result. I really didn't think that a device so small with such tiny antennas could be so fast.

There's not much to the device physically - the only item of note is an activity LED that doubles as a WPS pushbutton. Handy (the LED, not the pushbutton).

Don't use the wireless utility on Windows if the PC has any built-in wireless devices. Windows' native wireless connection manager can handle it fine. The TRENDnet wireless utility looks nice and gives lots of data but it's yet another startup program and it badly interfered with the built-in wireless on my laptop. It disabled it *in hardware* until the utility was uninstalled.

My main purpose for this was using it on a Raspberry Pi and in other Linux computers. It runs fine on the Raspberry Pi, testing at 72.8 Mbps, very impressive! It also runs fine on my Linux Mint 16 PC. However it does not run on a Linux Mint 16 live DVD - I assume the appropriate kernel modules are not included in a live DVD environment. Also it runs VERY hot in Linux - almost too hot to touch after less than a minute plugged in. I'm concerned it will be damaged if it's used long-term. This isn't the device's fault, I'm guessing the kernel module applies way too much power to the poor little thing.

4 stars for the surprising speed and range though!

Experience: 3 Weeks


None so far
Solid buy, got this for $15 on sale. Good range and compact size makes for a great wireless wifi provider around the house.

Experience: 3 Days


Sale price
Small size
gets hot
I bought this wireless card to connect my old laptop on my new N network. It works great and the unit is very small. But, it gets hot.

Experience: 2 Days


Small size. Easy setup.
Bought to use as a replacement for a network adapter not working in a laptop. Works like a charm.

Experience: 2 Months


Make any computer wireless
none so fare
Bought this for 24.99, Its nice and small the rang is good. My wireless network card failed in my laptop. This was a cheep fix for wifi.

Experience: 2 Months


compact size and n capability
nothing so far
Cant say anything bad about this compact piece of hardware. Works around the house - I've got the router on the main floor. receives well in the basement and upstairs (although my house is not too large - about 1600 sq ft) Great value for the price when its on sale.

Experience: 2 Days


Small size
Great performance
I was using an Asus 802.11B/G USB Adaptor on my HTPC and was experiencing dropped signals all the time. This Trendnet seems to have cured the problem. I watched hours of programming across the network last night and never experienced a single hiccup. My router is only a "G" so I don't know how good the "N" speed is on this unit. I do know it operates at the full 54Mbps speed consistently within my network.
It's amazing how well this works, as it's extremely small in size.

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The Mini Wireless N Speed USB Adapter (model TEW-649UB) connects a laptop or desktop computer to a wireless n network at up to 8x the speed and 4x the coverage of a wireless g connection. Enjoy proven wireless n speed and reliability in an ultra compact design that is slightly larger than a US penny.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • TEW-649UB Mini Wireless N Speed USB Adapter
  • CD-ROM (Utility and Driver)
  • Multi-Language Quick Installation Guide
Host Interface USB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Weight (Approximate) 0.11 oz
Wireless Transmission Speed 300 Mbit/s
Height 0.3"
Width 0.7"
Depth 1.3"
Environmentally Friendly Yes
Environmental Certification WEEE RoHS
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
ISM Band Yes
Indoor Antenna Range 164 ft
Outdoor Antenna Range 328.1 ft
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.48 GHz

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

General Information  
     Brand Name: TRENDnet
     Manufacturer: TRENDnet
     Manufacturer Part Number: TEW-649UB
     Manufacturer Website Address: https://www.trendnet.com
     Product Model: TEW-649UB
     Product Name: TEW-649UB Mini Wireless N Speed USB Adapter
     Product Type: Wi-Fi Adapter
     Host Interface: USB
     Additional Information:

Built-in on board antenna


Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP(32/64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64-bit)

     Environmental Certification: WEEE
     Environmentally Friendly: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • TEW-649UB Mini Wireless N Speed USB Adapter
  • CD-ROM (Utility and Driver)
  • Multi-Language Quick Installation Guide

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 1.33" (33.90 mm)
     Height: 0.28" (7 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 3 g
     Width: 0.67" (17 mm)
Technical Information  
     Indoor Antenna Range: 164 ft
     ISM Band: Yes
     ISM Maximum Frequency: 2.48 GHz
     ISM Minimum Frequency: 2.41 GHz
     Number of Antennas: 1
     Outdoor Antenna Range: 328.1 ft
     Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11n
     Wireless Security:
  • WEP 64/128-bit
  • WPA
  • WPA2-Radius
  • WPA2-PSK

     Wireless Transmission Speed: 300 Mbit/s
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

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Automatically connect to network? (B_S the generus tipper- Oct 21, 10, 1 Replies)
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