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Western Digital My Net N600 HD Dual-Band Router - 5x Ports, 10/100 Ethernet, 300 + 300 Mbps, USB, Dual-Band, 2.4/5 GHz WDBEAV0000NWT-HESN

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  • FasTrack technology accelerates HD video
  • Up to 300 + 300 Mbps Wi-Fi speed
  • 4 fast Ethernet ports, 1 USB port
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  • Chris D.
  • 3/12/2014 4:43:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWestern Quality.

Pros: Reliable. Fast. Handles the test of time. Network storage is a huge plus.

Cons: The wired network transfer speeds could be a bit faster. (100 mbits) makes for moving multiple, or large, files across the network a tad slow. Patience is a virtue however and for the price it's still, a steal.

Other Thoughts: Applause to Western Digital, as to me they've typically been more known for Hard drives. In this case though, a router, they've really out done themselves. (And many others)

First of all the thing offers so many features it's truly hard to beat, it has something for everyone.

Easy storage via USB, you can access all of your files over the network with any device with ease.

Dual band wireless is something typically found on over priced routers with less speed or at a much higher cost. Hopefully 5ghz will become a standard soon enough. It has a decent range, though at the end of my house it does fall a bit short of some other models (Not really an issue, haven't noticed speed drops)

The list truly goes on....

Guest access - Friends and family in town? Set up guest access so they can easily access your network.

Easy personal cloud - On the go but wanting to get a file? Here it is.

Mobile apps. - Access files and media on your phone or tablet.

IPv6 Capable.

All in all, this is a great router for the price, with little to no flaws. If you're looking for one faster I suggest an upgrade to the WD N00. It is a little more than twice the price though.

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  • Alex H.
  • 11/30/2013 8:16:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsNoticable difference

Pros: Easy Setup
It makes skype, games, streaming videos a priority
Dual band far reaching wifi

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I bought this on black Friday to replace my cruddy default router the cable company gives you. I was blown away. A noticeable difference. Skype and the internet used to take a minute or two to load. Now it is instant once I turn my computer on. I have had no hiccups and it works great with Hulu+/Netflix.

The ease of setup and use is amazing. You can easily login and change settings at the push of a button which are all straightforward. I am not dissapointed with this purchase.

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  • charlie g.
  • 10/24/2013 5:46:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsLess than expected

Pros: Smart looking design and loved the online interface, no help info being readily available aside.

Cons: Wifi radio weak on both bands. I set this up in the same location as my older TP-Link was setup and my laptop in the next room numbers were cut in less than half and were varying. No amount of elevating and moving it around improved the 2.4 wifi readings. Attempted to connect the 5 band to my Roku and the signal two rooms away was too weak to consider.

Other Thoughts: Would not recommend this and will return if my ad on Craigslist doesn't sell it right away.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear CEG, please note that the maximum wireless performance rate is derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage may vary based on wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range and coverage. Performance depends on factors including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, configuration of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions. We would appreciate the opportunity to assist you, and resolve any concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience directly, resulting in a positive resolution to your issue. You may contact us at 1 (855) 842-5370, or via our support website at http://support.wdc.com/contact/contact.asp?lang=en&ct=networking

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  • Alex L.
  • 7/9/2013 6:47:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing reliability, color me impressed

Pros: Extremely reliable router, I have had to reset this router exactly 0 times since I first installed it in my network last year. The router provides many options for customizing your network just as you see fit, and includes QoS which is something you don’t really expect from a router in this price range. Unlike some of the more popular brands with routers in the same range, the WD router also has compatibility with up to WPA2 encryption key levels.



The interface in the main page is very user friendly using big buttons and clear access to all the features the router has to offer – no digging through endless tabs here to get just what you need. The interface operates on a “Basic” level and also has an “advanced” option, both offering exactly what they describe.



The G signal is very strong and will definitely be sufficient for most homes, though you may need a repeater if you’re looking to extend the signal past 100ft – I was having dropping issues with the signal before I added one. The N signal is definitely very fast unlike some routers that I have used in the past that advertise X speed but actually deliver the much lower Y speed in real life applications.



The router is also pleasant to the eyes, and the blue LEDs are far from obnoxiously overbearing, unlike many of the lighting options in modern devices. With no visible antennas sticking out from the router, you will not have a hard time finding a spot for this router anywhere in your office. I have to say that I am really impressed with the price range and feature set of this router.

Cons: One major gripe for me and something that threw a complete curve ball at me is the signal strength of the wireless N signal. I could not, for the life of me, get the N signal to extend anywhere near as far as the G signal. I tried disabling G, removing security, placing the router differently (assuming that the lack of antennas had something to do with the poor signal quality), but nothing worked. The N signal simply does not extend as far as the G signal. That being said, when you do manage to get it to connect, there are no issues with it.



Another thing to note is that this is for all intents and purposes a consumer grade option and therefore somewhat limited in features. For example, the QoS cannot be customized to individual MACs or ports, but rather simply assigned to “applications”. How the router knows what application specifically is being used in the network, I am not too sure, but the router comes pre-configured with a few popular apps such as Skype and messenger where you can determine the bandwidth threshold.



Overall, the router served most of the things I wanted to do with it, but I felt limited in a few features, so if you’re looking for a high level of customization, you will not find it here.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I am extremely impressed by WD when it comes to this router. I have to say I was somewhat anxious to replace my Linksys router with the WD offering, considering how WD has always been a disk manufacturer, but this product has been far more reliable than the Linksys router it replaced, has needed to firmware updates, and has a faster N connection than that which it replaced. I would strongly recommend this product to anyone and look forward to coming into contact with future WD devices aside from their amazing HDDs, but do keep in mind that this router does not offer the best of the best when it comes to additional customization options.

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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: In this package, Western Digital has delivered an easy-to-use wireless router that integrates nicely with WD's line of storage and entertainment media. For most users, they'll enjoy how it is configured out of the box and won't need to bother with changing configuration settings. The device has both 802.11g/n and 802.11a/n wireless routers which helps to ensure compatibility and can also use less congested wireless frequencies (5GHz 802.11a vs. 2.4GHz 802.11g).

The router itself appears to function properly and has a simple, easy-to-use configuration menu. With the built-in USB port it is easy for users to attach their USB hard drive to the home network. From these devices, this router makes it easy for wireless devices to stream your media.

In this router, Western Digital implemented a simple Quality of Service feature for users which prioritizes certain types of traffic, such as streaming video from websites like Netflix and Hulu. In the configuration options, users have some control have what services are prioritized higher than others.

Cons: This router has a general cheap feel to it. Although it looks nice, it is very lightweight (not usually a good sign with electronics) and the outer shell is entirely plastic. For most users I don't think that it will have longevity issues, these are just potential concerns I've noticed.

Western Digital is well-known for storage, but not so much for networking. This is another area of concern for me because they have yet to build of a reputation of reliability and performance.

One thing that I also noticed while testing this product is that the firewall access list/port forwarding list only holds a certain number of entries (32 I believe). This is not a problem for most people, but i wanted to include it as an FYI for folks out there who use that feature.

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4 out of 5 eggsMY NET N600...Easy A

Pros: This particular router was very easy to setup, it worked with great ease right out the box with no need to use the included driver disc. I was able to setup and and change my wireless security key from in the Windows 7 environment, this makes the My Net N600 for novice users, although i did install the included disc in order to utilize the usb port on the back for wireless printing , which works very well and the software created a shortcut on my desktop to mange the router settings, also installed the Network diagnostic tool if you have any problems connecting to the internet. This a Dual-Band with 2.4 and 5 Ghz bands and is also Mac compatible and worked well on my MD103, and has a 1-year warranty and 24/7 tech support which i did not have to use because of just how easy this router was to setup, simple as hooking it up and it works and the range is just fine. The My Net N600 has a (WPS) button for connecting tablets, smartphones, and other UPnP devices.

Cons: Unfortunately, this router was, in my particular case a little slow transferring files to my laptops wireless, an 8gb file only moved at 3Mbs and what was odd? I have 2 WD Live network drives, a 1 TB and a 3 Tb and was only able to get a maximum of 25 Mbs, I had been getting 70Mbs with my BUFFALO WZR-600DHP Air Station and my Linksys WRT64G.

Other Thoughts: The Wd My Net N600 is a really nice quality router and its from a very respectable company. The thing that separate this from other routers is its " FasTrack" which automatically prioritize your specific priority traffic, which usually has to be done manually, currently im using this connected to another router for better wireless reception and for wireless printing on the other side of my home and the wireless range is very good on this model. I do recommended the My Net N600 for the easy setup process.

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3 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital My Net N600 Dual Band Router

Pros: Very attractive looking router with good box presentation. Included CD has setup program and manual. Setup was easy using the included CD, or setting up manually using the router's IP address. Included firmware appears to work well with the unit, as it experienced no severe hardware hiccups in the installations I tested it with. QoS support through Western Digital's FasTrack app within their firmware works well. Ability to broadcast over 2.4Ghz and 5 Ghz channels at same time with a guest network is a plus. LED's on the panel are bright enough and work well. USB port allows hooking up printer, or a flash drive for file sharing on your network. Cable on the power brick is long enough for most applications. Western Digital support is very good, either through the web site, or over the phone. They do answer emails within 24 hours.

Cons: NO GIGABYTE LAN PORTS. NO DD-WRT firmware support. Transferring large files across my network was slower than molasses compared to the four other routers I have (all Wireless N, some dual channel, some not, but all had gigabyte lan ports). The reset button is on the bottom of the unit which isn't very convenient. Flat desktop profile takes up a lot of space for those with cramped working areas, and the design itself doesn't lend itself well for wall mounting, though it is possible. Wireless range in both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz bands was the lowest of all the routers I have on hand. Using a Xoom tablet with InSSiDer app and testing signal readings throughout my complex showed a 2.4Ghz signal over 25% weaker than the router I currently use and almost 40% lower on 5 Ghz.
When doing physical testing at the extreme range of the unit, with three devices downloading the same files on the internet, the download speeds suffered a lot. In the parking area on the first floor outside the building that I am in, I can download at 24MB/s with my current router. With the Western Digital N600, the signal was only one bar, and I barely managted 2 MB/s. I do feel that IF this unit had External Antenna capability, it would help with this issue.

Other Thoughts: Though the router remained rock steady for over a week of testing that my family put it through, except for the lagging streaming of Netflix due to range issues, I was more than happy to go back to my favorite router. Really, with the prices the way they are in the market now, there is no need for anyone to spend this kind of money on a WiFi router and not have Gigabyte Lan ports. If you have a large network, it is a necessity, and there are lots of routers out there in the N600's price range that have them, along with the dual channel capabilities and better range. If you wanted a router that's quick and easy to set up out of the box, and you have an apartment that doesn't have a lot of walls blocking signal, then this router should work well for you if you have only one or two devices to connect to it. If you need Gigabyte lan, and if you are a gamer you do, then consider one of their other units that has it, as this is their only offering that doesn't.

In short, this is a passable WiFi dual band router, but it has some range issues and no Gigabyte lan, therefore, it gets only three eggs from me.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the My Net N600, as this is not the typical experience with the product. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage may vary based on wireless network capacity, data throughput rate, range, and coverage. Performance depends on factors including distance from the access point, volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, operating system used, configuration of wireless products used, interference and other adverse conditions. We suggest testing the WI-FI connection with another device. If you have not already done so, we recommend verifying you have the latest version of the firmware installed, since we are constantly adding features and improving the performance of the My Net N600. Please refer to the user manual for instruction on how to update the firmware http://bit.ly/QLTImt; or visit the following link.
http://bit.ly/QLTFXJ
If you have already done so and are still experiencing these issues, in the interest of troubleshooting, you may want to reset the device back to factory default, as this will remove any residual configurations that may be causing conflicts within your network from an update that did not fully reset upon reboot of the unit.
Should you be interested in Gigabit connectivity, you may prefer one of the routers at the following link.
http://bit.ly/LNrtjg
We would appreciate the opportunity to further assist you, and resolve any further concerns you may have with the device and/or your experience, while looking into possible causes for the stated performance variations you experienced. You may contact us at 1 (855) 842-5370, or via our support website at:
http://bit.ly/Te3EV2
Please indicate within the online case creation or with the first support agent you speak with, that you are responding to a Newegg review, so we route you and your information to the correct team members.

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5 out of 5 eggsNice dual-band 802.lln router with easy to use interface and good QoS support

Pros: Within a few minutes of plugging in network equipment and powering on this router it was online and all computers had internet access. The simple to use setup walks the user through the wired and wireless setup and cannot be simpler. Western Digital did an excellent job on the firmware interface and user interface. With concurrent 2.4GHz and 5GHz connectivity this router offers a robust and speedy wireless capability - 802.11a/b/g/n supported. The 802.11n wireless transfer speeds easily moved HD video content across my network.

A USB port is provided as well in order to add network connectivity to an external USB hard drive, USB thumb drive, or USB printer. Printer drivers must be installed on each individual client in order to fully enable the networked printing functionality. Guest network connectivity is also enabled on this device which is a nice feature for guests gaining internet access while in your home (think relatives coming over for a few days for the holidays, etc.).

Western Digital implements a quality of service (QoS) technology they call ““FasTrack Technology" within the routers firmware that is able to identify streaming audio and video content and give priority to that traffic within the network. This is an excellent design and feature being that it works quite well and saves the user some time in setting up streaming content QoS rules manually. One can also set up manual QoS rules within the firmware as well for further refinement.

Wireless security supported is WPA/WPA2, also offers the push button WPS setup, and IPv6 connectivity is supported. Some basic parental controls can be enabled in the router's interface as well.

Design is compact and simple with the activity and power LEDs not over powering and giving the necessary network connectivity/activity feedback. Wireless antennas are internal to add to the clean look.

Cons: Unfortunately the wired Ethernet connections are only 100BASE-T connections (100 Mbit/s). Transferring large files across wired connections will take a long time, and streaming HD video content cannot be achieved over this slower, outdated wired standard.

Other Thoughts: Besides the slower wired Ethernet, all around this router receives very high marks. It appears that Western Digital is marketing this towards a network that is mostly wireless and using speedy 802.11n standards to easily stream HD content and move large files with ease. This router fits the bill perfectly for doing this and the easy-to-use interface certainly adds to the easy setup and solid performance. This device is recommended as a capable and speedy modern router with no fuss setup and use - you would be hard pressed to find this much functionality for the price.

It's nice that Western Digital provided an Ethernet cable in the box. Some of their previous network products excluded this simple and low cost extra that was quite annoying. It's good to see they are not overlooking the little details.

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5 out of 5 eggsMy Net N600 HD

Pros: Easy Set up. I plugged everything in, turned everything on and within 3 minutes everything was running with internet access. Nice ! Followed the 1.2.3 instructions and typed 192.168.1.1 from my PC that was wired to the router and the set up began. No need for a disk. The interface was easy. I followed the instructions and set my name and password for the wireless. Then checked the firmware version. And the update for the firmware was easy. It downloads itself and installs. After the update it asked for a user password log in for the set up. Typed Admin (user) and password (password) and it took me back to the set up web based screen. Its very intuitive and anyone could do it. No complicated setting or awkward hangs. I replaced my home router with this one so I set my wireless password the same and everything connected. No need to reconfigure and clients. Its utility is basic with some advanced features. Its because of it basic design that makes it easy to set up. This router is for the person that doesn't want to be overwhelmed with choices and settings. One nice feature is the Advance QoS. FasTrack comes with pre-programmed services including Netflix, HuluPlus, CinemaNow, Pandora, YouTube, Skype and Spotify. FasTrack automatically analyzes and prioritizes these services to ensure they get the proper bandwidth so you and your family enjoy a seamless entertainment experience. If those aren't your favorites, you can customize up to 21 different services using the My Net Dashboard.. So it puts the bandwidth were you need it. And it is turned on by default. The only setting you need to complete is the wireless password if you want one. It has three wireless networks. The 2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz and a guest network if you choose to turn it on. This router also has USB which worked well when an external drive is connected to be shared on the network. It will also work a a print server but requires software installed on all clients. Western Digital also has great support with a 24hr customer care. It was literally three clicks to get the number for US (855) 842-5370. Nice job WD !

Cons: No gigabyte ports. 10/100 only. So this router is not for transferring large files across your network. But for the average user it will not even matter. You have to go to the next model up to get 10/100/1000 ports. Its wired network speeds were about 12 MB/s, wireless 3MB/s G and 7MB/s N. So speeds were average. Its wireless range was good. The size of the router is small and the lights were soft and not annoying. The look however was kind of Tupperware like. I guess that would be a personal opinion. Its not big and ugly with annoying antennas though. And for the technically inclined DD-WRT does not have firmware for this router as on this review. The reset button is kind of hidden. Its located on the bottom. There is a labeled pin hole, push it for 10 seconds

Other Thoughts: If I had someone that was looking for a easy to set up modern router with no headaches. This would be my first recommendations. Its got all the new features with just the right amount of bells and whistles. If you needed gigabyte ports then the N750 would be the one to get. The N900 also has 7 gigabyte ports and FastTrack + which is colored priority ports. A slick feature

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4 out of 5 eggsWestern Digital MyNet N600. Easy Setup, Fair Performance for the price.

Pros: Very light, wall mountable, USB 2.0 port for NAS sharing (personal cloud). Can utilize both bands simultaneously, very easy setup. The web based interface is very well thought out and easy to navigate, compared to other routers I have (or have set up) this is one of the easiest to understand.

Cons: Although this has nothing to do with how the device works, it would be nice to include rubber feet for those wanting to use it as a desktop device. It slides around the desktop too easily without them. This model does not support Gigabit Lan connection.

Other Thoughts: Placed into use as a second router in my shop and in doing so it extends my wireless coverage well into the back yard. The ability for this router to optimize Home entertainment separate from the regular network traffic it a good asset for those deeply into the Home Theater thing, although this device is OK for this use I would most certainly opt for the next model up which supports Gigabit Lan. This is not the best router I have had, nor is it the worst. For anyone needing a simple dual-band router that is more than adequate for average home use, this is a viable choice. Did I mention this has a very user friendly web interface?

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