WD My Net family of dual-band routers offers optimised home network entertainment experience

The latest addition to Western Digital (WD)’s range of home entertainment solutions, the My Net family of dual-band routers, is now available from Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC)

September 25, 2012

The latest addition to Western Digital (WD)’s range of home entertainment solutions, the My Net family of dual-band routers, is now available from Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC). These easy-to-use routers feature WD exclusive FasTrack technology, which prioritises entertainment traffic on home networks. From gaming consoles to media players, smart televisions and even movie streaming, the My Net routers ensure that music, movies and games are lag- and jitter- free, for the ultimate in premium HD streaming

”My Net routers are ideal for anyone downloading or streaming a lot of digital media content, including HD movies, music and games. While they function as traditional routers as well, the real innovation is FasTrack technology, which automatically recognises and organises your entertainment in real time, delivering faster, smoother streaming and more efficient load times for anything up to Full-HD 1080p quality. This technology works by analysing incoming traffic, instantly detecting the services that need more bandwidth, and prioritising them. This helps avoid hesitations and pauses in Wi-Fi entertainment and satisfies the increasing demand for faster connectivity when streaming movies, videos, online games or chatting. FasTrack Plusin the higher end models N900 & N900 Central preserves the quality of the streaming entertainment, resulting in a brilliant HD viewing experience,” says Richard Makwela, Western Digital Product Specialist at DCC.

The My Net N-series routers are quick and easy to set up, with only three simple steps to follow. A streamlined CD setup is available for Windows operating systems, Mac devices use a browser based setup, and an intuitive interface designed for touch screens enables simple setup from smartphones and tablets. Maintenance is also simplified with built-in diagnostic tools that monitor the network, shows connected devices, analyses common connectivity issues and helps users to correct them if they occur.

“The My Net Dashboard makes it easy for users to customise, monitor or change the settings of their network. Users can access parental controls, Internet security, network name and password, printer and scanner settings, and connected storage drive settings – all in one easy view. The N-series routers also allow for the set-up of a secure wireless hotspot in the home, with levels of access controlled by password. Permissions can be set to allow only wireless web browsing, or extended to allow shared network files or access to a shared wireless printer,” Makwela adds.

Several models are available in the My Net family, all featuring FasTrack technology. All devices are also Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified for easy detection and connection of Wi-Fi devices.

The My Net N900 Central HD dual-band storage router provides accelerated HD streaming plus integrated storage for wireless backup and remote access. It features fast wireless performance with speeds of up to 900 Mbps as well as integrated 1TB or 2TB internal storage for automatic wireless backup. My Net N900 Central includes 4 LAN and 1 WLAN Gigabit Ethernet, 1 USB port for additional storage, printer and media share server use, and range amplifier antennas for extended range. My Net N900 Central is Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified for easy detection and connection of Wi-Fi devices.

The My Net N900 HD dual-band router provides a premium entertainment experience for movies, games, video, music, video chat and more. It offers the ultimate performance for all connected devices in the home, even while streaming to multiple devices at the same time. This Wireless-N router features high wireless performance with speeds up to 900 Mbps  and includes 7 LAN and 1 WLAN Gigabit Ethernet ports, 2 USB ports for additional storage, printer and media share server use, and range amplifier antennas for extended range.

The My Net N750 HD dual-band router is optimised to deliver multiple simultaneous HD media streams on the network, delivering accelerated video to all connected wireless and wired devices. The router provides speeds of up to 750 Mbps and features 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 2 USB ports. The My Net N600 HD dual-band router delivers simple and fast web surfing, entertainment streaming and a smooth HD viewing experience. The router provides speeds of up to 600 Mbps and features 5 Fast Ethernet ports with 1 USB port.

“The South African market is more than ready for WD’s family of My Net routers. More and more people are turning to the Internet for their entertainment, from movies and music to online gaming and chatting, putting increased demand on home networks. These routers are a benchmark in the networking space, representing the first family of devices to be designed specifically with the needs of the home user in mind,” Makwela concludes,

The WD My Net family of dual band routers is available from resellers and selected retail outlets at a recommended retail price of R1299,00 for the My Net N600, 1599,00 for the My Net N700, R2499,00 for the My Net N900 and R4199,00 for the My Net N900 Central (1TB Capacity), inclusive of V.A.T.