Hi, I have three WD Livewire powerline network kits. They are all plugged directly into an electrical outlet. The one that is extending the internet connection is connected via ethernet to my Apple Airport Extreme. The airport extreme is connected to the internet via my Fios Cable modem. My other two Livewire adapters are placed around the house. Typical connection speeds, according to the Livewire Utility app, are 90Mbps for the closer livewire box, and 50Mbps for the one that is further away.
The issue I’m having is that, intermittently, the main box (conected to the airport extreme) loses connectivity with the two other boxes. This happens about once every 2-3 days. It loses conectivity with BOTH boxes. When I pull up the livewire utility to check the status of the connections, the field marked “quality” is blank and the field marked “rate (Mbps)” is also blank (for both remote boxes). Usually I have to reboot (unplug and plug) the main livewire box to re-establish the connection. However, yesterday, I was abe to re-establish the connection by going to the Privacy tab (on the livewire utility) and clicking the “Use Default (Public Network)” option.
Is there some setting I should be using that would keep the connection from dropping? I’m not using any encryption or any private networks, as I don’t need to; I’m in a stand alone home. The connection drops even when there is not a large electrical load on any circuits (i.e. nothing else is plugged in, and we’re not running stuff like vacuum cleaners, etc.).
Any thoughts? I’d love to get this fixed as I’m using my remote livewire boxes to connect to apple airport expresses which then are effectively used to create wireless networks. When its working, its great, as I’m rebroadcasting my speedy 50Mbps fios connection throughout the house.