Before I invested in my MyCloud, I had to remember on which machine I had saved files locally, Now, I can log in from any of my machines, and have immediate access. You may find that some other company’s product fits your lifestyle better than Western Digital. That’s OK. The whole gist of my advice is to have you consider a remote data and information serve that is under your total control.
Now, I’m not completely paranoid about “Cloud Servers” that sit external to your router’s firewall, they do have their place, but I do abhor paying a fee to access my own personally created files. To populate your WLAN, consider installing refurbished computers, even those that you upgrade to Linux! Here’s an article that may help you get started: “Installing Linux” by Jason Jenkins. Amazon ASIN:B07743NP8F