EW-673GRU Wireless USB Routers are powerful wireless N Gigabit routers with simultaneous dual band technology. The routers support two USB ports to permit you share USB Storage in a single port, and share USB printer on another port – eliminating separate storage server and print server or dedicated always-on computer for print server.
There are plenty of benefits you may get with the computer networks; and couples of these are they allow you share one (or even more) storage disk and something (or more) printer to be accessible by many users (computers) in the network. Typically you need to configure a 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 need a wired print server or wireless print server and configure it to allow all of the users on the network access 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 the other port for storage server (with the USB control utility). With this particular router, it is possible to eliminate dedicated always-on computer for print server and storage server. Compared to other wireless routers in its class which are usually embedded with only 1 USB port (which allow you share storage or share printer in a single time), TEW-673GRU offers you one step ahead of them by providing two USB ports to aid both storage disk and print server in a single time in an individual router.
Note: If you anticipate connecting a multi-function printer to the USB port on the TEW-673GRU, firstly you need to install the printer drivers on your pc. Then shutdown the printer and disconnect the printer from your computer.
Other General Features
TEW-673GRU Wireless USB routers are powered by the latest wireless technology – the final version of the wireless 802.11n standards that is combined with the smart antenna MIMO technology supplies the unsurpassed dual-band wireless speed, coverage, and reliability with around 14x the speed and 6x the coverage of a wireless g devices. The simultaneous dual-band technology creates two separate 300Mbps wireless N networks (both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands) as well. The good thing is that you can monitor what is going on together with your networks like the performance, the security, along with 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 around four computers with high-speed direct connection to the router. Besides, the router also supports 1x WAN Gigabit port to permit you hook up to the high-speed ONLINE SITES infrastructure such as high-speed DSL or DOCSIS 3 or EuroDOCSIS 3 Cable infrastructure.
The other benefit with this router is that it supports multiple SSIDs to allow you create different security boundaries to segregate different security policies that meet different sets of users. You can provide guests different access with certain limitations separate from your private network. For wireless connection security, the router supports the latest industrial wireless security WPA/WPA2 including RADIUS for deployment in the organization network that supports RADIUS. To allow wireless printer for iphone -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 quite 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 permit you configure the router, connect one computer direct to one of the router ports of the router. To gain access to the router via the browser, you can type the default IP address 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.