My house has a lot of devices. We have a Plex media server, four phones, four Amazon Fire Sticks, a Google Chromecast, an iPad for school, a laptop, a desktop that I recently built, my old desktop that controls my vinyl cutter, and a Nintendo Switch. I’m lucky to live in an area where bandwidth isn’t limited by my ISP. The last time I checked, we’re using over a Terabyte every month. My old Cisco router was kind of struggling to keep up with everything, so it was a nice surprise when I was offered to review the Trendnet AC2600 StreamBoost MU-MIMO WiFi Router (TEW-827DRU) because we were well overdue for an upgrade! Let’s hope it can keep up.
Trendnet AC2600 MU-MIMO WiFi Router Specifications and Installation
- MU-MIMO boosts performance in a busy home
- StreamBoost™ Low latency gaming/voice prioritization
- High performance 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
- Pre-encrypted WiFi for convenience
- All Gigabit wired ports
- USB 3.0 share ports
- Detachable high gain antennas
Setting the router up is pretty straight forward. Plug the router into power, connect it to your broadband modem with an Ethernet cable, and plug in any wired devices to the Gigabit wired ports. The only thing left to do is configure your Wi-Fi. The AC2600 allows you configure 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and Guest access separately. Honestly, any router worth using should give you these options, although travel routers require almost no setup at all.