It has been a while but I am back! :smiley:
I recently acquired Western Digital My Net N900 Central 1 TB HD Dual-Band Storage Router (WDBKSP0010BCH-HESN) and mostly pleased with it but there are some strange symptoms which prompted me to open a case/ticket with WD
See the Case Ref Number : :
Basically I have these issues
5GHz radio range is very less ( less than 5 feet) and it drops the transfer rate as you go far and this being a high end consumer router I expected a better range. The 2Ghz radio does not suffer this problem.
SMB server on this My Net N900 series is any different? Because I am having issues with android based tablets trying to access the SMB share via “ES Explorer” application for example.
The problem is it sees the SMB server just fine and displays the root directory fine. But the sub directory contents are not getting displayed. It keeps showing subdirectories name repeatedly each time you touch and navigate it down… Very odd.
The same android tablet is able to browse WD Live Duo’s SMB share just fine. So it’s got to do with the SMB server on the My Net Series. I also have seen the same symptom on N900 (The one without HDD) attached USB drives and their Samba shares.
I keep losing my password whenever I make some changes in the GUI and between router reboots. I can recreate at will by saving the config file backup and attempting to restore the same. Once the router reboots., the password is set to default and drives me crazy .
The unit gets warm to hot after few hours of operation but never automatically attempt to start the built-in Fan - Looks that the temperature sensor on this board is malfunctioning as it takes considerable amount of heat buildup before it actually works - could be a firmware bug? or is it by design? - I like the slient operation but I do not want to fry my board in the long run :wink:
Fasttrack QoS service has some major issues. I got tired of the slowness when I enabled that. Please look into it. The major selling point of this unit is Fastrrack QoS but it has issues! - I am not alone read the comments everywhere in the web.
I know WD listens to users like me on this forums and eventually fixes it after many many months. I know the symptoms are not something that can be fixed by inserting a paper clip and resetting to factory defaults :smiley: so please do not suggest that to me!
Keep those fixes coming!..
Love the router otherwise… Good job guys!