Airport Extreme vs. Western Digital N900?

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

  1. benjaminhill macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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