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TRENDnet(R) Announces Open Source DD-WRT Compatibility for Wireless AC Routers

TORRANCE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/14 -- TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces open source DD-WRT firmware compatibility for the high performance TEW-818DRU (v1.0), TEW-812DRU (v2.0), and TEW-811DRU (v1.0), Wireless AC routers*.

DD-WRT is the leading Linux based alternative open source firmware for wireless routers and access points. DD-WRT unlocks operational modes such as using a router as a wireless extender, client bridge, or access point. It also offers a comprehensive set of controls including the ability to modify wireless radio power, define advance access controls, choose from a greater DDNS service support list, create a Wi-Fi hotspot, setup VLANs for the router's wired ports, define advanced USB port functionality, manage enhanced QoS controls, and more.

"Networking prosumers and enthusiasts let us know how much value DD-WRT firmware," stated Zak Wood, director of global marketing for TRENDnet. "Based on consumer feedback, we have opened our three highest performance routers to the popular DD-WRT firmware."

Product Information and Availability

TEW-818DRU (v1.0)
AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router

  • AC1900: 1300 Mbps Wireless AC + 600 Mbps Wireless N bands
  • High speed USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 share ports
  • Pre-encrypted for your security
  • Create an isolated guest network
  • All Gigabit wired ports
  • High power amplifiers extend wireless coverage
  • Open source DD-WRT compatible*

TEW-818DRU video:
TEW-818DRU page:
TEW-818DRU Warranty: 3 year limited
TEW-818DRU Availability: Currently available from retailers and other TRENDnet partners

TEW-812DRU (v2.0)
AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router

  • AC1750: 1300 Mbps Wireless AC + 450 Mbps Wireless N bands
  • High speed USB 3.0 share port
  • Pre-encrypted for your security
  • Create an isolated guest network
  • All Gigabit wired ports
  • High power amplifiers extend wireless coverage
  • Open source DD-WRT compatible*

TEW-812DRU video:
TEW-812DRU page:
TEW-812DRU Warranty: 3 year limited
TEW-812DRU Availability: Currently available from retailers and other TRENDnet partners

TEW-811DRU (v1.0)
AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Router

  • AC1200: 867 Mbps AC + 300 Mbps N bands
  • Share music and videos with the USB share port
  • Pre-encrypted for your security
  • Create an isolated guest network
  • All Gigabit wired ports
  • High power amplifiers extend wireless coverage
  • Open source DD-WRT compatible*

TEW-811DRU video:
TEW-811DRU page:
TEW-811DRU Warranty: 3 year limited
TEW-811DRU Availability: Currently available from retailers and other TRENDnet partners

*Installing DD-WRT firmware voids TRENDnet's warranty.

Open Source DD-WRT
DD-WRT is an open source Linux-based firmware for wireless routers and access points. Offered as an alternative to OEM firmware, DD-WRT provides users with advanced features and capabilities which may not be available on the original branded firmware.

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