I have been using the Livewire happily for 2.5 months now, but as of a week or two ago, I went from watching HD video smoothly to very choppy. I live in a townhouse with one unit is connected in my den to my D-Link 655 router while the other is in my living room connected to my WDTV Live box.
At first I tried to think what might have changed in my environment (since something must have) but unfortunately nothing comes to mind
I did some diagnostics with the WD utility and noticed that my Mbps rate was at 15. I did a reset of all the devices as well as added firmware to my router. This I thought corrected the issue since I then noticed the rate back to 87 Mbps and everything was again streaming nicely (using the same videos). Unfortunately, the next day the rate dropped again to 13 and I know I did not change anything.
I tried a number of different plug outlets in my home, tried different network cables and also did all the resets again…still nothing bumped the speed back up. Oddly enough when I tried to enter in a password to one of the livewire devices (again in the ultility), it said it was incorrect even though I triple checked the info under the box.
Are there any additional settings I should need in my router (I wouldn’t think so but I am out of ideas) or could it mean that one (or both) of the PL boxes are toast?