WD added another product to its home networking portfolio this morning with the introduction of the WD MyNet Wi-Fi Range Extender. Designed to more completely blanket your home in delicious network access, the new My Net Range Extender capitalizes on the company’s recent introduction of the MyNet router lineup. Built for dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) access, the new device can extend and enlarge all Wi-Fi networks, whether they’re 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, or even the (totally awesome) next-generation 802.11ac standard (though in the case of the latter, extended range is limited to still reasonable 802.11n speeds).
Western Digital’s Wi-Fi extender takes advantage of a three-antenna MIMO design to keep your speeds, well, speedy.
Around back is a Gigabit Ethernet port, meaning you can put the new Range Extender near, say, your media center, and provide Internet connectivity to devices that don’t have Wi-Fi, like an Xbox 360 or connected Blu-ray player.
A series of LEDs on the front of the unit show users where the optimal place in the home is for the new extender to do its job. Once there, you can hook the device up to an Ethernet port and configure the wireless access that way – or, if your router supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), all you need to do is push a couple of buttons.
The new unit is available starting today at retailers around the U.S., as well as online at WD’s Internet stop for $89.99.