Western Digital Joins the 802.11ac Club with New Router and Bridge

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News Posted: Wed, Nov 14 2012 1:51 AM
The first wave of devices supporting the 802.11ac standard is still coming, and Western Digital is now part of it with its announcement of the My Net AC1300 router and My Net AC WiFi Bridge.

As you might expect, the routers offers both 802.11ac on the 5GHz band and 802.11n on the 2.4GHz bands, and the My Net AC1300 is further bolstered by WD’s FasTrack technology, which prioritizes network traffic to deliver optimal performance for applications such as streaming video. The router has four Gigabit Ethernet ports and two USB 2.0 ports, which are ideal for connecting external storage, and the bridge can convert up to four devices from wired to wireless.

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WD is also proud of its setup process, which is done simply by plugging in the router and letting the integrated automatic setup do its thing. For further customization and management, users can rely on the My Net Dashboard.

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The MSRP for the My Net AC1300 Router is $189.99, and the bridge goes for $149.99. Both are available today online and in-store.
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sevags replied on Wed, Nov 14 2012 11:38 AM

The article makes it sound like you can't run 802.11n on the 5ghz band but you should be able to

I still say wait for 802.11ad

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