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WD intros Livewire Powerline AV networking kit

updated 02:55 pm EDT, Tue August 24, 2010

Kit geared for home theater, data networking

Western Digital has introduced the Livewire Powerline AV kit, a HomePlug AV-compatible networking system that sends data throughout a home via electrical outlets. The system provides a way for users to configure a high speed network without running wires or relying on Wi-Fi signals.

The company claims its Livewire kit is capable of supporting connection speeds of up to 200 megabits per second in ideal conditions. The bandwidth can be used to share a broadband Internet connection between multiple computers, while also transmitting 1080p video to a television.

The kit ships with two Livewire adapters, each fitted with four Ethernet ports that can be connected to Internet-compatible TVs, storage systems, computers, or other devices. Data is automatically protected using 128-bit encryption, without requiring users to remember a password.

WD's Livewire Powerline AV kit is now available with an MSRP of $140.

by MacNN Staff



  1. alterseekers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    other alternatives

    Now this would make home networking for your entertainment devices much easier. But do you know what would be better? Getting all these devices connected wirelessly. And all that is possible through Netgear's Home Theater Internet Connection Kit. This kit can connect up to 4 devices, compatible with any internet-ready gadgets such as HDTVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and more, allowing high-speed wireless home network connection to your gadgets. To find out more about Netgear's Home Theater Internet Connection Kit, just visit this link:

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