I’ve been using a Linksys PLE200 kit for the last three years without much problem, but now I’m trying to add a pair of WD Livewire units to the network. I’m trying to use the WD Livewire utility to connect the two models with each other, but I’m having a lot of issues. I’ve got four powerline devices hooked up, and the utility is showing two of them in the “Powerline device detected” field, one of which is the other WD device and one of which is a Linksys device. When I click on either device, the correct ones they are attached to show up in the “Additional devices on the network” field. However, when I try to enter the password for any of the devices, it tells me that the passwords are incorrect even though they are, actually, correct.
My Linksys adapters both have a PowerLine LED that lights up when/if the devices see each other, and they are illuminated. As well, the WD’s PLC-Link LED is on and flashing occasionally, which seems to suggest it’s seeing the other unit.
Basically, my question is: does anybody know how to get these two devices to talk to each other? I’ve pretty much exhausted all my options here short of returning them, or buying an extra pair of WD adapters, which is pretty expensive.