Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WDBWNJ0000NBL
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Couldn't hack it as a router, died after a month
David Vermillion, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this to bring .ac support to my home network. Immediately, it had problems with routing: frequent lockups, slow speeds. I finally set it in access point mode and put my old router back, problems went away immediately. I was using it as an access point, which it did a serviceable job at, until I turned it off one day to change the plug it was plugged into. When I turned it back on, the power light was steady flashing, and it never booted again. Simply awful.
Summary: The router was everything I expected and a little more, with the ease of set-up way more simplified than I dared dream. I had expected for it to be a chore to situate but it even comes with a simple start-up list to get you going in a hurry, and I liked that. I did go online and find myself some actual instructions for this so I could change out the passwords and lock down some of my free flowing data, but those things are just items I do because I want to.
Summary: Read the reviews after buying it because of the great price...glad I didn't let the reviews sway my purchase of this router. It has been a spectacular router. It's the most configurable router I have owned and I love it. Having my own dedicated networks for guests, media devices and my work laptops has been great. No issues with connectivity or speeds.
Summary: Setup was simple. I plugged in the power, and then plugged my cable modem into the Internet port. Then, I browsed to the default address using Internet Explorer and was able to connect and immediately configure the unit. This is the first wireless router that I was able to configure wirelessly. Previous ones required me to plug in a USB cable or reconfigure my Ethernet port and cable it to the router in order to manually enter the initial settings.
Summary: I purchased this at the end of November 2013. My experience with this router has been excellent. My network is rock solid, highly reliable and functions very well. I had a dual band 802.11n network previously and I am very satisfied with this 802.11ac router upgrade. I have Cox Premier internet with a Motorola SB6120 cable modem. The advertised Cox internet speed is 50Mbps down and 10Mbps up. I consistently get 60 plus down, 20 up and 10-15ms ping rate.
So far this WD My Net router is performing as promised ...
D. Fowler, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Although the WD My Net AC1300 HD Dual Band Router Wireless AC WiFi Router Accelerate HD came with a setup & resource CD, we opted to set it up without using the installation CD. Things moved right along, but at first we only were having a quirky problem and that was that one computer wasn't reading anything. That was quickly resolved when we realized it was an error with a cable connection.
Summary: I had planned using the WD My Net 1300 HD to send locally stored content across the house to our LG G2 Google HDTV. I detest installation software and just went the 'plug-n-play' route. A few simple connections and it was up and running. Build quality is fine, no better or worse than expected although the external power supply is gigantic and takes up two spaces on my power strip. Not that it matters, but the unit looks good and not cheesy in any way.
OK router if bought at adiscount, quite poor range
Lee Sam, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I picked up one of these routers as a cheap way to upgrade my wireless network to AC speeds (I got a fantastic deal on it). It's got a lot of nice bells and whistles, the most useful of which is the walled-off guest network feature (comparable with other higher-end dual-band routers). Additionally, the router software is easy to use and configure.
Recommended for apartments, easy setup, reliable connection
2 weeks ago
Summary: Update after a few months of daily use: The WD My Net AC1300 has performed very well for us. We have noticed no outages that were caused by the router and I would say that the latest firmware is very stable. If you have problems with your router, make sure to check for a firmware update. (If you have never done this before: Enter IP address from the manual into the web browser and use the standard login, found on the bottom of the router itself.
Summary: Let me start this by saying that this router is doing what others could not. Some back ground... I had been using a "MOCA" (Multimedia Over Coax Alliance) based home networking for streaming my movie collection from a NAS system (Synology 1512+). After having an upgrade to our DVR the MOCA networking stopped. This was do to the fact the "Whole house" DVR used MOCA to communicate with the upstairs DVR unit.