WD My Net AC1300 HD Dual Band Router Wireless AC WiFi Router
Western Digital is a relative newcomer to the networking market, but is already putting out solid products such as the My Net AC1300HD 802.11ac wireless router. This router offers true dual-band performance with up to 214Mbps of throughput, making its speed about average for the class. Range is also about average, but on the flip side, the wireless signal is very stable. In this case, "average" is hardly a bad thing, considering how the routers in this class all have excellent performance. A custom QoS feature gives you the option of preconfigured settings you can simply switch on and off, making it much easier to use than having to set everything up manually as is usually the case. The My Net AC1300HD also offers an impressive user interface. The parental control, for example, stands out amongst other routers due to the amount of control and options it offers. The web-based interface is easy to use and well-designed, making setup and controlling options a simple task. Two USB ports allow for hosting external storage devices as well as printers. Overall, the Western Digital My Net AC1300HD is a simple, easy to use, and attractive router. It may not stand out from the competition, but especially with price drops, it is a solid choice for an 802.11ac home router.