WD announces additions to My Net family of HD dual-band routers

Western Digital, or WD, has announced two additions to the My Net family of HD dual-band routers, the new My Net AC1300 HD Dual-Band Router and My Net AC Bridge.

These products combine next-generation 802.11ac wireless technology with WD's FasTrack technology for prioritizing high-bandwidth entertainment services, the company said.

"The recent introduction of our My Net family of routers brought several new breakthroughs to the market, including our acclaimed FasTrack prioritization technology, amazingly simple setup and the My Net N900 Central router with storage," states Scott Vouri, general manager for WD's connected life solutions group.

"The My Net AC1300 and My Net AC WiFi Bridge build on those breakthroughs, setting a new standard for wireless speeds and delivering maximum HD streaming performance for our customers, while driving multiple devices on the home network at the same time."

WD's FasTrack prioritization technology and next-generation AC Wi-Fi work together in the My Net AC1300 router to deliver high-definition streaming content to gaming consoles, media players, smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, computers and other Wi-Fi connected devices.

With dual-band performance up to 450 plus 1300 Megabits per second (Mbps) and FasTrack technology, the My Net AC1300 features 802.11n wireless technology on the 2.4 GHz band and 802.11ac wireless technology on the 5GHz band. Both bands work simultaneously to reduce streaming delays and interference with the multitude of Wi-Fi devices connected to the network.

My Net AC1300 includes four Gigabit ethernet ports for wired devices such as media players or network attached storage, as well as two USB 2.0 ports to easily add external storage such as My Book or My Passport hard drives, shared printers and scanners, the company added.