WD Go Netgear Route

  • Electrical outlets become internet connection
  • Data speeds of up to 200Mbps claimed
  • Allows for HD streaming

Western Digital hasintroduced the WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit, which looks suspiciously like Netgear’s Powerline products in that it “enables consumers to use their existing electrical outlets to extend secure and reliable high-speed Internet connections throughout the home”.

The Kit enables consumers to deliver HD video streams to the home theatre, transfer large files or play multi-player online games, without have to run network cables around the home. With four ports on each of two adapters included in the kit, the device offers users the ability to connect their router and up to seven additional devices to their network.
Featuring HomePlug AV technology, the Kit provides users with data transfer speeds up to 200 megabits per second (Mbps), enabling playback of Full-HD 1080p video streams on up to seven connected devices. Setup is as easy as plugging in a lamp. Consumers do not need to undertake home improvement projects to route new wiring between rooms. They plug one of the two adapters in the kit into their router and an electrical outlet then plug the other adapter into another outlet where they need access to wired network connections. Users can stream video to four connected devices in the home theater and also gain an additional three network ports by their router.
Features include:

  • Easy set-up and instant network expansion anywhere in the home;
  • Two 4-port HomePlug AV adapters;
  • Two Ethernet cables;
  • Two power cables;
  • Quick install guide;
  • CD with WD Livewire utility software;
  • Warranty and support guide