Reviews and Problems with Western Digital LiveWire Powerline AV Network Kit
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Western Digital Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit
23 October 2010
Conclusion: To test the performance of the WD Livewire Powerline AV network kit, I used Ixia's Qcheck software. Built using IxChariot technology, Qcheck is capable of testing a network's throughput and response time as well as the packet loss of data streamed between two endpoints. For this test, I set up two endpoints. The first was a Dell Optiplex GX620 running Windows 7 Enterprise.
Pros: Very easy to setup, Four Ethernet ports on each adapter, Fast enough for 1080p HD video streaming, Data transfer protected by 128-bit encryption, Works with other HomePlug AV devices, Reasonably priced
Cons: WD Livewire Utility is Windows only, Does not work with power strips or surge protectors, Only a 1 year warranty in North America
Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit review
8 March 2011
Excerpt: We've heard a lot about internet TVs of late, and with all the big manufacturers recently unveiling the latest versions of their web-based offerings, this trend isn't unlikely to go away any time soon. In fact, it's expected to take off in a big way this year. Many people already have internet-enabled TVs or Blu-ray players but they haven't hooked them up because their router is on the other side of the room, or even in a different room altogether.
Pros: Affordable, lots of Ethernet ports, easy to setup