NT2 LAN

As of July 1, 2013, the NT2 LAN has been discontinued and this model is no longer being manufactured, sold or maintained.

The NT2 LAN was a dual-bay network drive with built-in UPnP-AV media server designed for two 3.5" hard disk drives. It came with a web based file browser and media player to manage and playback media files.

There is no new version available for this particular model. As an alternative, please consider the MyCloud Duo, which is based on a new and more advanced operating system. It's also designed to house two 3.5" hard disk drives and it comes with a web based file browser and many more web applications.

802.11ac Home WiFi

This is the story of my quest to achieve better transfer rates on my wireless home network. The goal was to reduce the time it takes to download and backup files from my mobile devices to the network attached MyCloud Pro.

Until recently, the wireless connection on all of my mobile devices like the iPhone 5 and iPad 4 was based on the 802.11a/b/g/n standard but I've always wondered if it would make a difference if I upgraded the old wireless router (AP) from 802.11a/b/g/n to 802.11ac (Draft) /n/a/g/b. In short, the answer is YES.

Following is a summary of my experience with before and after results. Of course, upgrading just the AP alone is only half the fun, so I'm now also the proud owner of a mobile device (Padfone Infinity from Asus) that is capable of making full use of the new 802.11ac standard.

MyCloud GUI

The latest firmware release for our MyCloud products is now available for download. To get it, login to your network drive via the web interface, go to "Preferences" and select "Firmware". Make sure that "Auto Update" is enabled and the next time you reboot or start up your device, it will automatically download and install the latest firmware.

This release is a hotfix to solve a problem that has been introduced with the last firmware update (20130517). We sincerely apologize to the users who have been affected by this bug and were unable to access their data.

MyCloud GUI

The latest firmware release for our MyCloud products is now available for download. To get it, login to your network drive via the web interface, go to "Preferences" and select "Firmware". Make sure that "Auto Update" is enabled and the next time you reboot or start up your device, it will automatically download and install the latest firmware.

This release includes many new funtions, changes and bug fixes, so we strongly recommend to update your device. For a complete list of changes, please see our MyCloud Wiki or refer to the list below.

MyCloud App

Unlock the full potential of your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad! The AKiTiO MyCloud App allows users of the MyCloud personal cloud server to access their digital content stored on the MyCloud unit from a mobile device. Open the app and gain access to your music, videos, photo libraries and other digital documents no matter if at home or on the road.

The latest version of the MyCloud App for iOS (v1.6.1) provides more control during music playback, comes with new icons for the GUI and includes a couple of minor bug fixes. As requested by our customers, the new functions for music playback now make it possible to skip to the next/previous song, choose from normal, random or repeat playback and continue listening to music in the background when switching to another app.