Reviews and Problems with Western Digital LiveWire Powerline AV Network Kit
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Use an external switch
11 July 2011
Summary: This product would be a lot better if the switch it comes with would have been a little bit better. I hooked the units up, they connected almost immediately but the latency from a computer connected to the slave system's switch port was really bad (over 400ms).
Summary: I purchased this kit because I want to place my network drive (MediaShare) in a different place from my office. I expected to get a file transfer rate above 15MBs (mega bytes per second) or roughly 120Mbps with the HomePlug network. Aren't they saying the data rate would reach 200Mbps?
Easy set up and works as advertised except the speed
Paul Q, Amazon
9 June 2011
Summary: Surprisingly easy setup - it took me about 3 minutes to get the whole thing up and running. I needed to connect my router to my Netflix enabled Blu-Ray player on the other end of the house. It worked but I didn't get 200 Mbps. I only got a max of 52 Mbps which wasn't enough to produce HD images.
Summary: First let's get one thing straight, there is no snowball chance in h*ll you're going to get 200Mbps from this or any other device of this type. What you will get (and I tested it thoroughly) is real world speed of about 60Mbps.
Summary: Super easy to install. The installation instructions say no, but it will work with multi-outlet extension cords; I have them on both ends. I suspect Western Digital is referring to multi-outlets with built-in surge suppression circuitry. I did not try using it with one of those.
Summary: I needed internet access to my bed room where I have my PS3, PC, and Media Streamer. The problem was that my wireless modem was very far away in the living room which resulted in a very weak and unreliable wireless signal in my room. I was looking around for solutions.
Better than WiFi, but not as good as a LAN connection
Matthew M. Finnesgard, Amazon
4 December 2010
Summary: When you open the box, you don't find a lot. The two devices, two power cables, and two short CAT 5 cables. The set up is pretty easy, but the instruction are Ikea-ish--using pictures instead of words. Once I figured out the instructions, I plugged the devices in.
Summary: This is a terrific product. It does what it says that it will do. You will get much faster speeds than wireless without all the dropouts. Each box comes with two units. These units are identical. The one that you plug into your router becomes the "home" unit.