Summary: I own a Roku... and was trying to do Wifi to watch Netflix stuff on it... but my router sucked... so I bought this, Now i have a direct line where I didn't have a line installed before! This thing is a great idea for anyone who, like me, has one lousy place in his house for Internet access and wants it in another room as well!
Summary: Do you have roommates that cry and moan about the wireless sucking? Do you have to put up with idiots that don't understand that cheap 802.11g laptops won't work as well as 802.11-n devices on 802.11-n networks? Well then, buy two sets of these and tell the annoying children to shut their traps and go back to their rooms!
Summary: Already had a pair of these connecting my house router to a computer setup in a different room. This original pair had successfully replaced a wireless bridge, in order to speed up the link. More than a year later, I've gone ahead with a second pair, prompted by a new HD-TV (with only Ethernet connection) and a remotely located printer (its USB connected with a LAN interface from IOGear). So configuration of the new Livewire boxes was my concern.
Summary: As has been said before the 1st WD Livewire Powerlines were just a plug & play install no need to install the Livewire utility from enclosed CD. Additional sets require installing the original 2 making 1 the home device by attaching a Ethernet cable from your router & your computer to it. The enclosed CD did not work correctly so I had to download the utility from WD.
Summary: I got this Western Digital Live Wire after trying so many routers, repeaters etc etc and I am so happy I did!!!! I had few rooms with very low wireless signal, on the same floor as my FIOS router was situated,but something about the construction of the house/rooms made the signal drop almost negligible.
Summary: Can't really add much to the reviews that were already posted, but the one piece of information that I could not find prior to ordering was if the system would work on 220v. It does work on 220v in both the Middle East and Europe. It works as advertised and is great when used with the WD Live Hub.
Summary: Setup of the WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit was extremely simple. I took the two identical powerline 'modems' out of the box, unwrapped the provided power cords and short ethernet cables, plugged one box into my router (and a power outlet, of course), the other into the Pioneer VSX 1021 receiver and a nearby outlet, and viola!, instant internet access on the receiver. Absolutely no configuration was required, they just worked from the instant they were plugged in.
Summary: The package was waiting for me when I got home from work just a few days after ordering. I was so excited that I had to set it up right away even though it was like 3am and I should've gone to bed. But without even looking at the instructions everything was fully functional in about ten minutes, and I was in bed five minutes after that. I didn't even need to install the software that came with the adapters, nor did I use the "sync" buttons on the device.