Reviews and Problems with Western Digital My Net N900 (WDBWVK0000NSL)
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Great Features and Coverage - Great Value
5 days ago
Summary: I bought this router used to replace a new but cheaper device that couldn't even provide coverage in our 1800 s.f. house. This one does it all and more with more features than I'll ever use or appreciate for that matter. The only reason that it isn't rated 5 stars is because it was kind of tricky to set up, perhaps because it was previously installed. I had trouble getting the password to the software configuration reset.
Summary: Purchased 10 months ago after finding it for a killer deal for an n900 dual-band (~$40), and used it in an apartment and then a house. The 5.0ghz band is pretty short range, but my main computer is close to it, so I'm able to keep it on that. Our tablets and laptop all use the 2.4ghz, which has good range around the house, but I thought it would be better, as I have the router on the main floor of my house, and start to lose the signal upstairs in the bathroom and...
Worst internet shopping experience I have ever had.
I'm a User 52, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: Total piece of crap. Amazon was great again however. The first one I ordered came in a taped up plastic bag. Suppose to be new. They took it back and 2nd day'd me this one. This seller sent one in a box, new. Problem was not with this seller. It is the piece of crap router. Would not see my wireless printer. Last two routers have. Would not reflect a hard drive plugged into USB. My last router did. Both of those worked for about two years.
Summary: I too like others, am having to reset the router every few days. I placed it upside down for better cooling, as the only vents are on the bottom of the router. Am going to try drilling a few vent holes on top as previous rater did. He said he did not have any problems after doing that. I am getting download speeds (speedtest.net) of 163 mbs and upload speeds of 59 mbs on Cox cable. My Pc is connected directly to a port on the router. For the price, it performs very well.
WD fails to support its own products after discontinuing them
1 week ago
Summary: Not a bad router but the fact that WD refuses to support the product with firmware upgrades takes away much of its functionality. WD discontinued this product almost as quickly as they released it and stopped issuing firmware updates. Unfortunately this means certain features like DDNS wont work with the new providers that are out now. I will think twice before ever buying a WD product again.
Summary: Looks very pretty, and out of the box worked great for a while, then weird things started, dropped wireless connection while streaming videos etc. I noticed top of router was quite HOT to the touch when transferring data. Looked closely and saw there are many vent holes and a fan on the bottom, however on the top (where the heat would have to go to get out) it is almost totally sealed.
Summary: I was looking to upgrade my wifi in my house. The Western Digital N900 has pretty good reviews for function and it works well for me also. Setup was supposed to be easy, but I experienced issues trying to connect with the internet. Utilizing tech support was essential. After updating the firmware the unit works as expected.
Summary: The WD900N saved me a lot of money! I have an old Brother 1440 laser printer that has been my B&W workhorse for years (I actually have 3 of them). I was not ready to trade it in for a wireless printer that uses ink that costs a million bucks. So with a little research I found the WDN900-HD. It has two USB ports on the back and allows me to print wirelessly to my printer. When I am ready to print, I open the WD Print Control Center, select my printer and click Connect.
Summary: I'm very pleased with this router. The guy from AT&T said we wouldn't need it with their router...he was wrong. I'm glad I didn't try to return this item. Their router is good but this one is more satisfying. 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz for range. Can't beat it.