Western Digital Live Wire Power Line AV Kit

Power Line networking is not new by any means, but the companies behind it have continued to try to improve the technology. The toughest part about it is that the performance varies based on the design and age of your house, so keep that in mind if you’re considering.

You can  see from the results the the WD Livewire performed at 18% of a gigabit – gigabit direct connection through the same router. The boasted theoretical speed of 200Mb/s which is 20% of 1000 Gigabit cat5e/6 capabilities. You can see that in real world testing, the WD live performs almost perfectly 20% of the speed of the gigabit connection.

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