Maybe you guys are already doing this, that’s why these WD My Net 900HD and My Net Range Extender are selling for so cheap.
I am one of those victims that bought both of these gear thinking WD is a good brand from past good experience with your HDD. After trying these gear for couple days, I now realize I made a horrible mistake.
I even placed a laptop cooler and additional fan for WD My Net 900HD, and sometimes the html interface dies, sometimes it’s the wifi that can be seen but not connected, or some kind of whacky things happen. The router needs reboot several times a week. I then openned up my WD Range Extender, make it a wired AP, that also stops serving internet after just one night, although the devices are still connected to it. Come on, you guys can’t even get a simple AP done right. You seriously need to boot the whole project.
By the way, it’s not a configuration/user error either. I updated to latest firmware + factory reset. Didn’t help. I tried several different versions of firmwares, that also didn’t help. I sent my 900HD for replacement, but I know it won’t do anything becuase it’ll be replaced by another poorly programed 900HD router.
There’s no excuse. Look on the internet for user reviews and complaints. Did you guys bribe all the professional reviewers out there giving free HDDs or something? Wireless routers are not supposed to be rebooted several times a week. Even my refurbished Cisco e2000 only needed rebooting once in 6-12 months.