USER EXPERIENCE & CONCLUSION
We’ve had the pleasure of testing out the WD MyNet N600 for exactly 30 days to really get a feel of how the router really handles. No benchmarks can show you how functional a router is if it has inherent disconnection issues. So to get things started, setting up the WD MyNet N600 is pretty much a straightforward process: connect all the necessary cables and power-up the router. The N600 has one of the largest power buttons I have seen on any router so I trust everyone will have no problem finding it.[singlepic id=13154 w=600 h=400 float=center]
The default IP address of the WD MyNet N600 is 192.168.1.1. Once connected, as with most modern routers, there is an automatic connection wizard that instantly picks out your choice of connection. For PPPoE and Static IP users, you will have to enter some values but for DHCP subscribers you’re automatically good.
Once connected, the WD MyNet N600 promptly informed us of a more recent firmware and we updated to the latest firmware to make sure we’re getting the most of the router. The router features a bevy of features for media sharing and primary home use control.
We checked out how much difference we can get from the WD MyNet N600 versus a much more expensive Linksys E4200 from our 4.5Mbps DSL pipe.[toggle_simple title=”WD MyNet N600″][singlepic id=13157 w=600 h=200 float=center][/toggle_simple] [toggle_simple title=”Linksys E4200″][singlepic id=13156 w=600 h=200 float=center][/toggle_simple]
Not that much a difference but considering the higher price of the competitor, it begs for the question: “Is a higher-end router worth it?” There is no quick answer to that as is it’s really a case-dependent subject. And there’s the primary reason we don’t really do benchmarks for networking devices. Most of these routers are feature-centric.Â We’ve seen complaints from people having connection drop-outs from the WD MyNet N600 and we are happy to report that we have not experienced such problems in the full 30 days we have used it.Â The WD MyNet N600 appeal mostly relies on its features: dual-band antennas, storage-connectivity and such, as well as an advanced data prioritization system.
In closing, the WD MyNet N600 features a largely media-streaming feature set that will heavily cater for the upstart or budget media-buff or anyone who wants a dual-band router. AtÂ â‚±3,190, the WD MyNet N600 is a steal for a dual-band router and the feature-set it has more than justifies the price. We give the WD MyNet N600 our Recommended seal. WD backs the MyNet series with a 3-year warranty.