The first thing that you’ll notice about Western Digital’s My Net N900 HD dual-band wireless router is its size. Compared to diminutive hardware like the latest version of Apple’s AirPort Express, the N900 is honking huge. That said, Western Digital doesn’t let an iota of the router’s husky dimensions go to waste.
In a WWDC keynote address packed with new MacBooks and previews of both OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 6, Apple had little time to talk about a refresh to its $99 AirPort Express, which is now available for sale.
Streaming entertainment is more convenient than juggling Blu-ray and DVD discs, but it demands a fast pipe to your internet service provider, or ISP. For instance, Netflix recommends download speeds of at least 3Mbps for the best video quality, while Apple suggests 8Mbps for streaming 1080p content from iTunes. In most of the country, getting these broadband speeds means signing up for one of two kinds of internet connection: DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) or cable.