The Good The Western Digital My Net N900 Central dual-band router offers a great combination of fast Wi-Fi speed, a nice networking feature set, and useful network storage.
The Bad The My Net N900 Central's internal hard drive can't be replaced, and the router doesn't support the new 802.11ac standard.
The Bottom Line The Western Digital My Net N900 Central makes an excellent all-in-one wireless and network storage option for home and mobile users.
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WD My Net N900 Central
Editors' note: This review was updated on July 20, 2012, to add information about the router's support for Time Machine.
The My Net N900 Central is almost identical to the previously reviewed
As a wireless router, the My Net N900 Central is a true dual-band N900 router with a top 450Mbps speed of Wireless-N on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands. It comes with a powerful QoS (Quality of Service) feature that automatically detects and prioritizes Internet bandwidth based on the type of traffic. In my testing, the My Net N900 Central offered fast Wi-Fi speeds, stable signals, and a long range. The router's network storage performance was also decent among similarly configured routers.