Reviews and Problems with Western Digital LiveWire Powerline AV Network Kit
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As easy as plugging in a lamp - NOT
3 March 2013
Summary: I bought this because many reviews agreed with how easy the setup is. Well, not for me. Carefully followed the instructions (they're very simple) but there is no network access thru the livewire device because "Local area connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration".
Summary: After reading reviews I had very high expectations about this this product, it seemed like a perfect replacement for my wireless 802.11g network. There was no problem with the connection and installation, devices detected each other perfectly. However after that there was no network connection.
Summary: In my house the WD powerline AV kit worked fine IF the distance between the two adapters was within ~ 20 - 30 feet. Transfer speeds were greater than 100 Mpbs. However, when I tried to use the kit for a distance greater than ~ 30 feet to an outlet where all my audio/video equipment was set up the...
Summary: I expected a simple set up process (it uses the electrical circuit after all) and a transmission signal strength equal to my router - 100 mbps . I got neither . Set up was confusing with four boxes; and passwords entered correctly for each box were flagged as incorrect .
Summary: I bought it due to reviews that said you just connected it up and it worked. Well after hrs and hrs of trying and on the phone with WD support (they also sent me to Comcast but they said it wasn't a issue with them) I give up.