TRENDnet Brings Open Source DD-WRT Compatibility to New Wireless AC Routers

With DD-WRT compatibility, users can unlock operational modes not previous provided, such as using the router as a wireless extender, client bridge, or access point. By ChannelPro

TRENDnet has released three new wireless AC routers with open source DD-WRT firmware compatibility – the TEW-818DRU (v1.0), TEW-812DRU (v2.0), and TEW-811DRU (v1.0).

DD-WRT is a 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.

New Wireless AC Routers 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 security
  • Create an isolated guest network
  • All Gigabit wired ports
  • High power amplifiers extend wireless coverage
  • Open source DD-WRT compatible*

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 security
  • Create an isolated guest network
  • All Gigabit wired ports
  • High power amplifiers extend wireless coverage
  • Open source DD-WRT compatible*

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 security
  • Create an isolated guest network
  • All Gigabit wired ports
  • High power amplifiers extend wireless coverage
  • Open source DD-WRT compatible*

All three Wireless AC Routers come with a 3 year limited warranty, however installing DD-WRT firmware voids TRENDnet’s warranty. The routers are currently available from retailers and other TRENDnet partners.

*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.