Reviews and Problems with Western Digital LiveWire Powerline AV Network Kit
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"Easy setup & works well"
19 August 2011
Pros: Plugged units in, ran install CD and was up and running. Access is almost immediate every time without all the wifi dropped connections. Works well on old home electrical system in home built in 1958. Multiple ethernet connections for the various equip
Summary: I purchased this item in order to connect my Directv HD DVR to the internet so we could have access to cinema plus (also known as on demand). I hooked this product up to my router and connected it to one of the two boxes and hooked the other box up to my tv via hdmi and to the directv hd dvr via an ethernet cable and ran the system set up and voila we were connected to the internet and after the 24 hour wait we were able to begin downloading titles...
Summary: I purchased this product to extend the network in my house without wiring cables entire house. This best served the purpose by connecting it to my existing router. Product is very reliable, pricing is awesome & very competitive [...
Summary: Overall a great little product - one of the few that says what it does and does what it says. Great if you need to run a wired network from point to point without having the dedicated Cat5 cabling running around your home or through your walls. Link has remained steady at 110-125mbps and is significantly faster than my wireless network.
Pros: Connection remains solid, Extremly simple setup, No software to install, Works as described
Pros: Easy to connect, transmits well (I'm getting 127Mps) which is better than my wi-fi at 54Mps.
Cons: software is useless. Tried it and got it to work for a while but them went to activate privacy features and it got confusing and then it hung on me. I re-did the whole thing skipping the privacy features and it works just fine.
Summary: I had been using the Slinglink Turbo for almost 2 years but I was looking for something with faster through put to download HD content faster. The WD Livewire is rated at 200MBs while the Slinglink was rated at 85 MBs. So far the included Livewire utility is showing through put running from 65 to 85 MBs. The Slinglink didn't include a utility to check that but more than likely it was nowhere near 85 MBs. Perhaps future firmware updates will increase that.