MacNN | WD brings new My Net dual-band router, AC bridge
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
WD brings new My Net dual-band router, AC bridge
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 12:15pm

WD, a Western Digital company, announced today the availability of its new My Net AC1300 HD Dual-Band Router and My Net AC Bridge, two new additions to its My Net family of HD dual-band routers. The two new devices combine 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology with WD's own FasTrack technology, which prioritizes high-bandwidth entertainment services in order to improve streaming performance at home.



WD says that its routers are capable of streaming high-definition content to gaming consoles, media players, and more at speeds up to three times faster than wireless-N Wi-Fi. Using dual-band perfomance and FasTrack technology, the My Net AC1300 reduces delays and interference even with multiple devices connected to a network. Setup requires no CD or installation software; it is as simple as plugging the new router in and running the setup with the web browser on any smartphone, tablet, or PC. The AC1300 includes four Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired devices, as well as two USB 2.0 ports for additional storage. It also features Universal Plug and Play capability, allowing it to easily detect a range of Wi-Fi devices. The My Net AC Bridge allows customers to convert up to four devices from wired-Ethernet to wireless, giving them AC Wi-Fi speeds. This cuts down on the amount of cabling needed throughout the home but retains the speed of Ethernet access. Setup with the AC Bridge is done by simply pushing the WPS buttons on the bridge and the My Net AC1300 router. The My Net AC1300 Router is available now at select US retailers and online at WD's store, as is the My Net AC Bridge. The router retails for $190, while the bridge is available for $150.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Ahrendts may remain with Burberry until June, report says - 11:13 AM EST
  • Apple to mark Earth Day 2014 at retail and on campus - 10:40 AM EST
  • Apple readies iOS 7.1.1, accelerates iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 testing - 9:54 AM EST
  • BBC iPlayer, Sky Go, Now TV iOS apps suddenly failing to stream video - 9:26 AM EST
  • Eyefi launches cloud storage service for Mobi Wi-Fi memory cards - 7:17 AM EST
  • Macworld gems: The Roost MacBook stand, iMacompanion USB port - 1:23 AM EST
  • Briefly: Text expander Typinator 5.9, PDFpen 6.2 released - 12:27 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Google aims for January launch of Project Ara, organizes $100K contest - 9:51 AM EST
  • Nokia issues warning over faulty Lumia 2520 charger in Europe - 8:30 AM EST
  • Samsung, Amazon launch Kindle for Samsung app with free ebooks - 6:40 AM EST
  • Briefly: Frontback selfie app for Android, Bing's personalized cards - 11:27 PM EST
  • Briefly: WordPress 3.9, Android camera app updated - 8:59 PM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.