Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Net Switch
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Timewarp thinking by WD...
Amazon Customer, Amazon
11 June 2015
Summary: I bought this on 1/15/2015. When it stopped working shortly thereafter I was told by Western Digital that my warranty had expired in 2013, 2 YEARS BEFORE I BOUGHT IT. Yes, that's right. According to WD, your warranty starts when the manufacturer builds the unit, not when you buy it!!
Watchout will die, buy or use different power supply
J. Smith, Amazon
1 June 2015
Summary: I purchased 2 of these units and within 6 months both were dead. It seems there is an issue with the power supply. I replaced power supplies with larger ones, and they worked again for about 3 months then went dead completely.
Summary: As with all my other WD products, this works just like it should. We bought this to upgrade our church network to a Bigabit system. Quick and easy to install, no software needed. You cant go wrong with WD.
Summary: Out of the box it was very easy to set up. It tested speed and everything seems to work completely plug and play. I didn't realize that this was an old product. When I registered with Western Digital it said warranty already expired - what is that? That is why I knocked off one star.
Summary: My TV wasn't getting fast enough speeds over WiFi to stream HD content, so I decided to hard-wire it, along with my other equipment. All I had to do was run one cable from the router to the switch, and my TV, Bluray player, Stereo receiver, NAS (with music, photos, and a few videos on it), and a DVR...
Beautiful Design with Ugly Asian Plug Configuration
M. Anderson, Amazon
17 February 2015
Summary: These seem to work great. I bought two. After installing these with a new gigabit router/modem our speeds doubled on our network. In order to get those speeds I did have to replace a few patch cords which were CAT5. It is interesting that the new gigabit modem came with a CAT5 ethernet cable.
Summary: I ordered this switch not realizing that it utilized port-based QoS. After I received and installed it, I was slightly disappointed. The instructions were lacking in regards with how to properly integrate it into my network. The instructions I found online said to plug my router into the "low" port.
Can't complain, it was cheap, but nowhere near gigabit.
Dave Bass, Amazon
16 February 2015
Summary: I noticed local file transfers taking a bit to initiate, and the overall throughput with iperf maxed out at like 300 mbps w/ 64kb tcp-window. I switched this out with a HP 1410 and my iperf test moved the needle to 500 mbps with 64kb tcp-window.
Great for slow or moderate speed, limiting if you have great bandwidth and can't utilize it.
Steve Kelly, Amazon
12 January 2015
Summary: Watch out, it appears that only two ports provide Gigabyte throughput. I get slow devices, medium and data hogs but i get between 150 to 200 megs a second from my cable provider. I wish i could undo what appears to be nothing more than throttling more than half of the ports.
Summary: I had an Acer router that I suspected of being on the fritz, and I needed more than the 4 GigE ports it had on its LAN side anyway, so I bought this switch and moved all the hardwired device connections to it. Also got my network printer off the wi-fi.