Tell Me If I'm Doing It Right


#1

Here’s my situation. I have one modem that broadcasts my homes private wiresless access point. I want to get xbox live and streaming on my WD TV Live Plus, but my modem is downstairs while my xbox and WD media player are upstairs. I don’t want to purchase two seperate USB internet adapters (the special xbox one and a compatible one for the media player), so I think Livewire would be a good option. I just don’t think I’m understanding it correctly, so let me explain the setup and you tell me if I’m doing it correctly.

I connect the ethernet cable to one end of my modem and the other end to one of the Livewires and plug it into the wall.

The second Livewire I have upstairs. I plug one end of the ethernet cable into my media player and the other end to my Livewire and plug it into the wall.

If what I said was correct it should work fine, but I need to verify that that is correct. If that’s not how you do it please explain the correct way.


#2

Yep!   That’s pretty much the way it works.

It makes it look like a long ethernet cable from end to end (well, with additional ports as well.)

So if you could make it work by running a cable through the stairs the way you’re describing, then you can use the Livewire, to avoid the long cable.


#3

Thanks Tony. Hopefully it ends up working.