Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD Livewire WDBABY0000NBK
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14 October 2010
Conclusion: I'm sure many people will find this product interesting. It makes it so easy to add a connection between different rooms and floors in the building and in some cases even outside (a garage, workshop etc.). Even if you have an existing ethernet cable drawn between the rooms, you might still want to give the WD Livewire a chance as it offer four ethernet ports for your devices on both ends.
Pros: Silent, Four ports per adapter, Low power consumption, Easy to install, Power switch
Excerpt: The first thing you’ll notice is that the two adaptors in the kit don’t simply look like fat electrical plugs, as all their rivals do. Instead, each adaptor is housed in a little rectangular black box – a bit like a small hard disk – and comes with a separate extension cable for plugging it into the mains.
Can connect eight devices to the internet, movable design, good price
Speed limited to 200Mbps, no mains passthrough
Excerpt: Powerline networking is a convenient way of bridging the network ‘gaps’ in your house without recourse to hard-to-hide CAT-5 cable or undependable Wi-Fi. The Livewire packs two powerline adapters; plug one into the mains sockets at the network gear end, the other in the remote location for which access is required; connect the Ethernet cables, press the ‘sync’ button on one of the Livewires, and it will seek out and then pair itself to the other. Easy!
Summary: Det kan være veldig praktisk å ha et trådløst hjemmenettverk. Men hvis ikke spillkonsollen eller tv-en i stua har trådløs forbindelse, er det vanligvis ikke annet å gjøre enn å trekke nettverkskabler gjennom hele huset. Du kan også bruke strømkablene som allerede ligger i veggene til å utvide rekkevidden til det vanlige nettverket ditt.
Pros: Enkelt oppsett, Sikkerhet i toppsjiktet, God nettverkshastighet