Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Net Switch
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A welcome addition to a home network for media devices
A. DeZarn "dizzyz", Amazon
7 days ago
Summary: Wonderful idea for a home network switch. The high traffic ports, medium and lower traffic ports are a nice way to control network traffic and not need a higher end switch. I have connected this switch to my router in one of the high traffic ports directly, used the other high port for an extender on my wireless network (Airport Express) and the medium other ports for an Apple TV, PlayStation, satellite receiver, and audio receiver.
Summary: The switch itself is fine, however I spent an hour on amazon chat asking why when I buy something from a US company, shipped from the US to the US, do I need to adapt to the domestic Power outlet? This thing ships with the UK power adapter, with a US adapter that makes it stick out like 4 inches from the wall. Amazon assured me that it must have been the reseller "Dreamcoil"'s fault. However I contacted them and they said it was Western Digitals doing.
Summary: Although we live in an age where wireless networks abound, there are times when you just need to use a good old fashioned Ethernet cable. Where wireless frequencies can be adversely affected by other wireless signals nearby and are subject to occasional disconnects, a wired network connection is rarely unreliable unless the networking equipment is faulty. In my office at work, I get an OK wireless signal.
Summary: Port prioritization is nothing new, but it's nice to have it - especially in a gigabit switch. Out of the 8 ports: 2 - High Priority 4 - Mid Priority 2 - Low Priority How you use these is up to you, but typically the high priority ports are for bandwidth hogs - streaming video, etc. I actually use mine for my two office computers - I copy a HUGE amount of images, usually several gigabytes at a time. Mid priority are usually for computers, game consoles and the like.
Summary: Nice to buy products, that just work, with no fiddling Excellent buy, I would buy it again. Very versatile, lots of options for more tech savy as well, in set up. Sturdy, dependable. Good buy.
Summary: I orderd this little switch by mistake because one of my media devices brought down my netgear switch. Then I found out most of the positive reviews here are from Vine reviewers. I requested to cancel but too late and here comes the mini review. WD is not known for making network equipment and the low price really made me wonder about spending my time to test it.
Summary: I have a WD MyNetN900C, so this is why I bought this switch. I like the fact that the LED status is green for Gb devices and amber for others. Some reviewers complained about the thin documentation. Just go on line and you can find the manual on the WD web site. One reviewer complained that he only had one high priority port after connecting the LAN to the other high priority port.
Summary: This switch came packaged with a European (220v) power adaptor. The adaptor is huge. And it includes an additional plug adaptor that must be used in combination with the European power adaptor to plug it in in the US. This makes is very difficult to use with a standard powerstrip. The seller's description makes no mention that this product is intended for the European market and is being sold in the US market.
Works good for the price! Check the power adapter you receive compatible!!
Corey Kepler, Amazon
2 August 2014
Summary: Working great for the price! The first one came with a Hong Kong Style Power Adapter and not alternative to work on USA power connections. (Reason for 4 Stars) -- Amazon took care of it and sent me a new one with no problem! (Love Amazon - 5 Stars for them!