Browsing through the list of supported wireless adapters, I’ve found that adapters which state specific revision or version numbers are all old models and no longer purchaseable. Of the ones that say “Not Listed*” it is unreliable to use as a guide since as WD says, revisions can happen without notice.
Therefore there is no reliable way to either obtain one we know works, or be sure that an item listed as supported (with version Not Listed*) is in fact supported.
Make a WD TV Live unit that has a built in wireless adapter. It’s a streaming networked media player. Wouldn’t you expect wireless to be a standard feature?
Offer a WD branded wireless adapter (can be rebadged) that is guaranteed to work.
Give us a more exhaustive table with every version number and whether it works or does not work. I don’t expect you to do this for ones where version number is Not Listed on the box, but for plenty of them that do update the version number on the box, these need to be tested, and if they don’t work it should say so clearly so that others don’t buy one.
It will require WD to obtain a lot more adapters for testing, but these guys make a lot of money from a wide range of products sold. They’re not paid for nothing.
Set up a community contributed database of adapters where users can submit their own tests with adapters they’ve already tried, along with FW and version. There should also be a reliability rating for submissions so that when there are discrepancies, we can see how many reported that it works and how many reported that it doesn’t work.
Failing all that, tell us which adapter available on the market right now is guaranteed to work. The ones on the list with version numbers are too old and not purchaseable anymore. The ones “not listed” are subject to change.
Given how difficult it is to obtain a supported adapter or be sure that one that meets the list actually works, WD have to provide a solution. It’s less fair to expect users to do their own trial and error by making uncertain purchases than for WD to test more units. They’re the ones with the resources.