Western Digital My Net routers push HD media streaming

Jun 14, 2012
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Western Digital has launched a new range of home networking products, the My Net series, promising smooth HD video streaming and support for shared personal cloud storage. The five-strong range features four wireless routers and one eight-port switch, the former all packing simultaneous dual-band WiFi for up to 450+450 Mbps speeds, along with up to seven gigabit ethernet ports.

The cheapest models are the My Net N600 and My Net N750, both with FasTrack accelerated HD streaming using bandwidth priority to optimize gaming and video content, along with IPv6 and DLNA support. The N600 has four 10/100 ethernet ports and a single USB, while the N750 steps up to gigabit ethernet and doubles the USB connections.

Next up is the My Net N900, which has seven gigabit ethernet ports, two USB ports and range-extended amplified antennas. There's also FasTrack Plus, with "intelligent, real-time traffic prioritization for simultaneous HD and 3D media streaming and online gaming."

Finally, the My Net N900 Central includes an integrated hard-drive - either 1TB or 2TB - and four gigabit ethernet ports, FasTrack Plus, and a single USB port. It can also be used for remote data access when you're outside of the home network, via the WD2go site or using apps for iOS and Android. The My Net Switch, meanwhile, is an 8-port gigabit home entertainment switch.

All but the My Net N900 Central will go on sale today, with the hard-drive toting version arriving next quarter.


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