WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit extends the Internet to any room using your home's electrical outlets. Stream the highest quality HD video, play games, and transfer files within the home or over the Internet using secure and reliable high-speed connections. Get the performance of a wired network without running wires.
Expand your home network instantly without running wires - create high-speed Internet connections anywhere in your home without running wires between rooms. Just use your home's electrical wiring to create a network.
Set-up is as easy as plugging in a lamp - Plug one adapter into your router and an electrical outlet. Plug the other adapter into an electrical outlet in any room where you want a high-speed connection.
Faster and more reliable than wireless - With speed up to 200 megabits per second*, the WD Livewire Powerline AV network kit is fast enough for every computer in your home to share your broadband Internet connection and still have the velocity you need to smoothly stream 1080p full-HD video to your TV. *200 Mb/s is the ideal physical data rate. Network traffic, interference, building materials, and other conditions lower actual data throughput rate.
More ports for more devices - The WD Livewire adapter kit offers 4 ports on both devices in the pair. This allows you to plug in your router and up to 7 Internet-connected devices such as computers, TVs, game consoles, media players, and network storage drives.
Encrypted for security - The data transfer between the WD Livewire adapters is protected with the same 128-bit encryption that you trust for your online banking and shopping. And because the encryption is automatic, there's no need to remember a password.
Extending the Internet to any room in your home
Smooth HD video streaming over your network
Creating secure, reliable, high-speed wired connections for network devices without running wires between rooms
HDTVs, network media players, game consoles, computers, and network storage drives
What's in the box Two 4-port HomePlug AV adapters, two Ethernet cables, two power cables, Quick Install Guide, CD with utility software, warranty and support guide.
Compatibility HomePlug AV certified IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u compliant
- by David_W @Sep 01, 2010
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I purchased this because we were having connection problems from one of the kid's bedrooms (not good for MMO's!). I just plugged them in as the instructions stated, and they connected to each other painlessly. Obviously the connection problems are now gone.
This kit is the cat's a$$. It works really well and provides the performance advertised. I installed the adapters at both ends of my 2700 sq ft home and get a consistant 166 mbps PHY rate. It solvd all my issues trying co connect my blue-ray player and xbox on 802.11g/n. I should have looked at this technology years ago.
Incredibly easy to set up and use. Acts like a 4 port hub at each end. Perfect for entertainment centre use as I hooked up my media centre, and three gaming consoles with one device. Plus I actually gained ports at my router rather than losing one. All around excellent experience.
The documentation with the units warns not to plug them into power bars. Sure enough, the connection is slow and subject to dropouts even if the adapter is plugged into the wall with a power bar in the same outlet. Power bars either are a sink for the powerline networking signals, or emit interference.
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