A bit off-topic, but since it pertains to the WDTV, I thought I would share it. I have had a WDTV problem for a long time with the one unit I have that cannot be wired to network like the main one is; I have had to use it wirelessly… It does not have an internal wireless circuit and I have had a 2.4G dongle on USB port. It is not a very fast one, and all but the less complex videos streamed poorly enough to be unusable.
I recently became aware that there is a discontinued WD product that is still around at a ridiculous low close-out price that solved the problem. In another thread I discussed this with another forum member a few weeks ago, and we both decided to order one. The device is called Western Digital WD My Net AC Bridge, 4-Port Gigabit WiFi Bridge WDBMRD0000NBL
What it does is receive the 5G wireless signal (or 5G/ac one) from router, and converts it to up to 4 wired gigabit outputs. So, now both my WDTV and Roku in bedroom are connected to the Bridge via wired, and the reception has never been better, and useable to stream movies from NAS.
Before hooking the Bridge into the bedroom TV system, I set the Bridge up by the PC and fed the output into the PC and ran a speedtest.net test. The download speed was the same as if my PC were still wired into the network switch; came in at well over 100Mbps. So, no wonder streaming performance is so much better.
So, if you have a device(s) that’s performance could be improved by being wired vs wireless 2.4G (like a WDTV) this is the gadget to get. There really is nothing similar and at a good price until all are sold out.
If anyone here decides to get one, let me know, as there are a few “heads-up” we found that will help you out.