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Tenda F300 router review

300 Mbps
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Broadcom BCM5357C0 @ 300 MHz
16 MB / 2 MB

Tenda introduced the F300 router in 2013. It is powered by Broadcom BCM5357C0 @ 300 MHz chipset, 16 MB of RAM, and 2 MB of flash memory.

Want to know if the F300 is a game-changer? Keep reading to find out!

Table of Contents

  • Tenda F300 specifications
    • Body, dimensions, weight
    • System, chipset, RAM, flash, power supply
    • Network, protocols, WAN and LAN ports
    • Wireless, antennas, speed, security
    • Connectivity
    • Administration, user interface, login information
  • Verdict, Pros and Cons
  • Photos

Our personal experiences and opinions form the basis of this article. We aimed to share insights on a topic, and we hoped others would find it useful and inspirational. The specs below rely on official manufacturer data, but we also consider user reviews. If you noticed any mistakes or missing details about the Tenda F300, please let us know. Furthermore, we strive to deliver a thorough and precise overview.

Tenda F300 / F300

This router is basic 2.4 GHz router. It provides reliable for small networks. Tenda is another well-known manufacturer in the networking industry.

Tenda F300 specifications

BrandTenda
NameF300
TypeF300
Rating
Rated 4/5 based on 1496 user votes.
Launch2013

Body

Dimensions172 x 111 x 25 mm

If you have limited space, like in a small apartment or office, the dimensions can determine if it can fit there.

System

ChipsetBroadcom BCM5357C0 @ 300 MHz
RAM16 MB
Flash2 MB
OSTenda
Power supply9 V / 0.6 A

The Broadcom BCM5357C0 @ 300 MHz CPU is key. It, along with factors like RAM and firmware, decides how well the router works. Some router features and software need a certain amount of RAM. They need it to work well. More storage space comes from a larger flash memory. It can accommodate future firmware upgrades. Upgrading router firmware has become simple and user-friendly. The Tenda provides the right power supply. It is 9 V / 0.6 A, this matches the router's voltage needs.

Tenda F300 (F300) / 1

Network

ProtocolsIPv4
LAN ports4 x 10/100 Mbps
WAN ports1 x 10/100 Mbps
Mobile networkno
VPN supportno

The F300 router has built-in security features. They protect your network and devices. Most networking equipment, like routers and switches, supports IPv4. Wired connections may bottleneck due to the limits of Fast Ethernet ports.

Wireless

Antennas2 x 5 dBi
fixed
2.4 GHzyes
5 GHzno
60 GHzno
StandardsIEEE 802.11b/g/n
ClassN300
Speed300 Mbps
Transmit power20 dBm
SecurityWEP
WPA
WPA2
WPS
Guest networkno

The 2 x 5 dBi, fixed antennas allow sending and getting many data streams at once. This boosts overall throughput and improves Wi-Fi performance. Many IoT devices, smart home devices, and older Wi-Fi devices mainly use the 2.4 GHz band. Older routers have a more limited range than newer Wi-Fi standards. So, they are less suitable for larger homes or offices. Real-world F300 router speeds are lower than its theoretical maximum speed.

WEP was the first Wi-Fi security protocol. But it is now seen as weak and easy to hack. The introduction of WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) improved upon WEP. It provides stronger security. WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) provides an easy method. It connects devices to a Wi-Fi network.

Tenda F300 (F300) / 2

Connectivity

USB portsno
Print serverno
File serverno

The F300 router doesn't have file-server or print-server functionality.

Administration

Default IP192.168.0.1
Default username[blank]
Default passwordadmin

If you can't log in to your Tenda router's setup panel, try resetting it. A reset can help you troubleshoot. It is highly recommended to change the default password of your F300 router. Do this after the initial setup.

Pros and Cons

Every router, including this Tenda one, has its good sides and not-so-good sides. Let's take a closer look at both to get a full understanding of what this router can do. We'll talk about what it does well and also where it could use some improvements. Just remember, this is just what I think, and you might see things differently.

Pros

  • WPS friendly

Cons

  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient flash
  • lack of Gigabit LAN
  • Non-gigabit WAN port
  • missing Wi-Fi 6 support
  • lacks Wi-Fi 5 compatibility
  • reduced Wi-Fi bandwidth
  • incompatible with WPA3
  • no USB connectivity

Tenda F300 photos

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Robert Miller
For over 15 years, I've immersed myself in the world of networking devices as a tech aficionado. I've dedicated myself to thoroughly testing and analyzing routers and other networking gear. I aim to provide thorough reviews. They will give you the knowledge needed to improve your network.
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