WD Debuts Wireless Router Aimed At Streaming Media

Irvine-based WD said today that it has launched a new, 802.11ac wireless router and bridge. WD said the new device, the My Net AC1300, is aimed at providing high bandwidth streaming of Netflix, YouTube, onilne games, and Skype, and includes automatic prioritization of entertainment services traffic. The firm claimed that testing shows its router is faster than its competitors within the range of 30 to 75 feet. The company's new router also includes four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and two USB 2.0 ports for external storage. The new device retails for $189.99 for its router and $149.99 for the bridge version of the device.