EW-673GRU Wireless USB Routers are high performance wireless N Gigabit routers with simultaneous dual band technology. The routers support two USB ports to allow you share USB Storage in one port, and share USB printer on the other port – eliminating separate storage server and print server or dedicated always-on computer for print server.
There are numerous benefits you can get with the computer networks; and couples of them are they allow you share one (or more) storage disk and one (or more) printer to be accessible by many users (computers) in the network. Typically you need to configure some type of computer (server) and configure it because the storage server to permit users on the network share the documents on the server.
With a share printer on the network, you require a wired print server or wireless print server and configure it to permit all of the users on the network get access to the printer. Traditionally you configure a separate always-on computer and configure it because the print server, attach a multifunction printer in the USB port of the computer and configure it to be accessible by users on the network.
With TEW-673GRU Wireless USB routers, you can utilize the available two USB ports of the router and configure one port for print server and another port for storage server (with the USB control utility). With this router, you can eliminate dedicated always-on computer for print server and storage server. In comparison to other wireless routers in its class which are usually embedded with only 1 USB port (which enable you share storage or share printer in one time), TEW-673GRU offers you one step before them by giving two USB ports to aid both storage disk and print server in one time in a single router.
Note: If you plan on connecting a multi-function printer to the USB port on the TEW-673GRU, firstly you will need to set up the printer drivers on your computer. Then shutdown the printer and disconnect the printer from your own computer.
Other General Features
TEW-673GRU Wireless USB routers are powered by the most recent wireless technology – the final version of the wireless 802.11n standards that is combined with the smart antenna MIMO technology provides the unsurpassed dual-band wireless speed, coverage, and reliability with around 14x the speed and 6x the coverage of a radio g devices. The simultaneous dual-band technology creates two separate 300Mbps wireless N networks (both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands) simultaneously. The good thing is that you can watch what is going on together with your networks including the performance, the security, and other device information via a color LCD management interface.
For the wired connections, TEW-673GRU wireless USB routers provide 4 x Gigabit Auto-MDIX Ethernet ports to permit you connect up to four computers with high-speed direct connection to the router. Besides, the router also supports 1x WAN Gigabit port to allow you connect to the high-speed Internet Service infrastructure such as for example high-speed DSL or DOCSIS 3 or EuroDOCSIS 3 Cable infrastructure.
cable to connect printer to computer with this router is that it supports multiple SSIDs to permit you create different security boundaries to segregate different security policies that meet different groups of users. You can provide guests different access with certain limitations separate from your private network. For wireless connection security, the router supports the most recent industrial wireless security WPA/WPA2 including RADIUS for deployment in the organization network that supports RADIUS. To permit Tele-workers connect to the network via the public network (aka the internet), the router supports multiple VPN pass-through sessions using L2TP, IPSec, and PPTP.
Installation the router is fairly easy. Connect one end of a RJ-45 cable to the TEW-673GRU’s WAN port and connect the other end of the cable to your modem (either Cable or DSL). To allow you configure the router, connect one computer direct to 1 of the router ports of the router. To access the router via the browser, you can type the default Ip of the TEW-673GRU which is 192.168.10.1 and press Enter. Enter default user-name and the default password admin, follow the installation wizard.