Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Net N750
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4 April 2014
Summary: I've now had about 4 months to get acquainted with this router, and it has performed well after a shaky start. Just like anything, i had to figure out what worked best for our particular set up. The unit operates as it should.
Summary: the signal does slow down a bit every now and then but picks back up after a while. i think it is the router but it could be my isp (internet service provider). either way i do enjoy this router for the most part and would recommend it to other people.
Summary: My main concern when shopping for a router was whether I would get a strong signal throughout the house. My internet hookup is in a far corner on the second floor, which is the farthest away from the living room on the first floor. With this router I maintain maximum signal strength all over the house and am very happy. The only downside is it sometimes loses connection to the internet entirely and requires a reboot.
Summary: Be prepared to do a bit of configuring and tinkering with the settings if you buy this. once you do you will get a decent enough product with some good features. Remember it is WD's baby steps on the networking arena . if you want a plug it and forget it kind of router i would suggest pay a bit more an get a netgear/asus . For me i like to try new and cheaper products and is willing to push it to see if it works for me.
Pros: - it just works and a decent uptimes with good wireless connectivity - Dual band is useful and the second band works well with my nexus 7 (2013) and office laptop - Data speeds are decent in 2.4 and pretty fast in 5 - I have hooked up my seagate ext hard drive(1TB ) which has my movies,songs and pictures. it works almost flawlessly as a upnp server and a windows/smb share. from my ubuntu machine i can easily set up a backup script which will run every night and keeps ...
Cons: - you will have to reboot it once in a while(it has become pretty rare after i got my configs rt) - the Fast track QOS is virtually unusable. if you turn it on it will start dropping connections(my advice: turn it off) - the blue light is a bit distracting - had to set my modem to static ip to avoid connection dropping problem
Summary: The combination of the TP-Link router (used as a switch and wireless access point by turning off DHCP) and WD router has given me a very stable wired internet and a very strong wireless access point.
Pros: This router replaced a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND which would require a power reset 1-2 times a week. The WD router was simple to install and has been stable for two months. The TP-Link router is being used as a wireless access point and switch and it also has been stable (no need to reset) over than time. The TP-Link has a very strong wireless signal and I have been able to connect at 300 mbs.
Cons: The WD router has a very weak signal even if I bring my laptop right next to it. Whereas the TP-Link shows a very strong signal two floors away in my house.
Summary: I bought two of these WD routers on Newegg flash several months ago when they went on sale. They were $57.98 total with free shipping after Paypal discount. I actually recommend buying the WD N750 and setting it up as an access point. It will in effect extend the range of your current router. I have done this in my home. I use uverse, if that helps, although it doesn't matter who you use.
Pros: The WD my net 750 has dual band, which is helpful for streaming HD video because of the option to stream all of your video on the 5.4 Ghz band, and furthermore, the video streams get prioritized. It has a pair of sweet usb ports that allow you stick a flash drive in and access the videos on them wirelessly anywhere on your network. Also, the setup is sooooooo easy. Easiest I've ever seen :)
Cons: One known limitation of the 5.4 Ghz mode is that the range is limited compared to the other mode (2.4 Ghz). It is worth noting that the N750 does not have an external antenna option like many other routers out there have to help overcome range limitations.
Summary: Bought this on sale for around $30 and it was great for some streaming HD movies, plus I have 2 external drives(1.5 tb and 1 tb) they work great on our devices. in the set up it allows you to choose programs that take priority when started so it directs the best bandwidth speed to allow you to enjoy. Also no more freezing frames while streaming 1080p through out the house.
Pros: good speed, 2 usb ports are great for streaming media, nice look, good features and easy to set up
Summary: A lot of people seem to think the range is not enough but since I'm in an apartment it has been fine thus far. I recently bought a rosewill router that is now a dust collector. Had to reset it at least once every 24 hours of use.
Pros: Easy set-up Fast connection Great price if you catch it on sale. Which it seems to be on sale often. Sleek looking web based interface makes set up easy even for beginners. Will update and hopefully add another star after I test it longer.
Summary: If you do not plan to mod with antennas then you have been warned about it's signal strength. If you have the skills to mod then depending on the price of the router at the given time and $15 bucks for antennas can make this one hell of a bargain wireless N dual band router.
Pros: Bought when it was $30 bucks and it's hard to find a wireless N dual band for that!!! After some modding the signal strength is now EGGCELLENT.
Cons: When I first hooked it up the signal strength on a 2.4 connection was three bars on my phone and 2-3 on my tablet from less than 6ft away. Bought a 3x 7dbi antenna kit for $15 and I could walk around my 1acre yard watching baseball games without any buffering.