Airport Extreme vs. Western Digital N900?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by benjaminhill, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. benjaminhill macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2012
    Along with the retina macbook (any day now!) it is time to upgrade the home wireless network. Previously, I would have through the airport express (5th gen) was hands-down winner, but now I see the Western Digital My Net N900 for a very similar price and very similar features.

    • Dual Band Router
    • 3 antennas
    • supposedly 450mbs speeds
    • USB port(s) that support both a USB drive and/or a printer
    • A few ethernet ports

    Anyone have any ideas between the two?
  2. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    This is WD first foray into Networking.

    I'd shy away from the first gen product from a company that's never made Routers before.

    The AE is known quantity that integrates nicely with OS X/iOS and is reliable.
  3. WCChunk macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    I too was just looking to upgrade my home network, did a bunch of research, decided to just go with the AE, glad I did.
  4. benjaminhill thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2012
    Anything in the research that made your decision, or anything in particular after that made you glad you chose the AE?
  5. hitekalex macrumors 68000


    Feb 4, 2008
    Chicago, USA
    You are not going to find anyone with hands-on experience using WD Networking gear, simply because it's new and obscure.

    Personally, I would never buy anything made by WD other than a hard drive. I had WDTV streamer at one point, and it was a piece of dung.
  6. benjaminhill thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2012
    I asked what the range delta was for the n750 and n900. They said

    "The range for the my net900 has a wide wifi range than the mynet750, this is the reason why is the best range."

    Er. Ok.
    (btw, I'm convinced on AE)

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