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D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit Up to 500Mbps

  • Extend your network to virtually any room
  • Transform your electrical outlets into a network
  • Setup is as easy as plug and connect
  • Up to 35% faster than standard PowerLine AV 200
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Learn more about the D-Link DHP-309AV

Model

Brand
D-Link
Model
DHP-309AV

Spec

Standards
IEEE802.3/3u, HomePlug AV
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
10/100Base RJ-45
LEDs
Power, PowerLine, Ethernet
Certifications
FCC, CE, UL, LVD
Powerline Speeds
Up to 500Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Double
Power Supply
100~240VAC, 50~60Hz
System Requirement
For Internet Access:
Cable or DSL Modem
Router
Subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)

For Network: 2 or more PowerLine AV Devices.
Dimensions
2.7" x 2.1" x 1.0"
Weight
0.23 lbs.
Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C
Humidity
10% ~ 90% Non-condensing

Features

Features
Create a PowerLine Network right out of the box

Uses your home's existing electrical wiring by plugging into existing power outlets

Compact elegant design

Speeds up to 200Mbps

Power Saving Mode

Push and Secure encryption button

Supports 128-bit AES encryption for network security

Plug & Play Installation.

Packaging

Package Contents
2 PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapters (DHP-308AV)
2 Ethernet Cables

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 12/6/2014 8:41:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit Up to 500Mbps

Pros: It works like it's supposed to

Cons: n/a

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  • Kenneth B.
  • 12/6/2014 10:19:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Great!

This review is from: D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Easy setup, less than 5 minutes. My set up is on two different 15 amp circuits. Manufacturer recommends same circuit setup. I also have other devices plugged in to the duplex receptacles with no noticeable loss of performance.

Cons: None so far and I do not anticipate any.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you delete or disable old adapter settings. This device saved me the time and expense of running 80 feet of eithernet cable.

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  • Aaron V.
  • 12/4/2014 1:36:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks

This review is from: D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Plug one into the router and plug the other to whatever device you want wired internet connection and that's it. It works like it's supposed to.

Cons: I'm limited to a consistent 9Mbps. I get 50Mbps through wireless. Not sure what the problem is, but for only 9Mbps it works just fine and is still snappy for watching video and loading web pages.

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  • Shui C.
  • 12/1/2014 7:36:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit Up to 500Mbps

Pros: none

Cons: Works for a day or so, then it can't find the other PowerLine "server". power cycle, reseting does not work. it does work when you unplug it for a few hours then plug it back in.

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  • Justin W.
  • 11/22/2014 7:40:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTechnically they work, but not really.

This review is from: D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit Up to 500Mbps

Pros: - They work, but are only able to use the default network name.
- They are Plug and Play with other network adapters (and brands) (assuming you are using the default public network name - see cons for details)
- Cheap (if you get them on sale)

Cons: - Software provided doesn't see or detect the adapters - therefore you are unable to configure them.
- Unable to update the adapters without using the software, which isn't possible as the software doesn't see or detect the adapters as mentioned above.
- Adapters were provided at firmware revision 2.00 (based on the on device sticker) which has problems coming out of the power save mode (This is based on other reviews I've read, I can't use them as I can't configure them to work with my network, but am listing this as an issue that others might run into) Note: at the time of this writing the latest firmware for revision B (which I received) is 2.02.
- Poor support from the manufacture - It took multiple weeks for the manufacture to respond to my support request via e-mail (after filling out their online form) to address the above issues, and their response was (and this is copy/pasted): "D-Link USA technical support only provides after market support for products bought and used within the USA. You are seeking support from outside the United States. Please contact the D-Link offices which are closest to your geographical location." I purchased these from the USA newegg site, had them shipped to a USA address, and attempted to use them at the USA address, and contacted USA support. As of this writing I'm still waiting for support to follow up with some useful information after informing them of these facts (and I never mentioned my location so I'm not sure how they would (accurately) determine if my location either is, or is not, in the USA).

Other Thoughts: I'd advise against these unless they are (virtually) free and you don't mind (potentially) having a set of useless adapters lying around if they don't meet your needs out of the box.

They could be useful as a temp solution for troubleshooting or other tech support related activities, but I wouldn't get a set for permanent or long term use, especially not at full price when there are other adapters from other brands that work better and don't suffer from the fatal flaws that I've encountered with my set.

My setup:
I've got 2 pairs of adapters from other manufactures, one from TP-Link and the other from Trendnet. One set (I forget which) is of the 500AV standard and the other is the 200AV standard. Both sets are able to see each other and work together on my private powerline network at expected speeds based on the standard they were built to, and my house's wiring, and the remote device they are communicating with. I bought this set of D-Link adapter to replace one of the 200AV adapters and to extend my powerline network into another room (leaving the replaced 200AV adapter as a spare). The software for both the TP-Link and Trendnet adapters works fine, and allowed me to create and secure my custom powerline network, but the D-Link adapters are useless if I am unable to have them join my existing network and I refuse to switch over to the default unsecured network just to use a pair of cheap-o adapters and save a couple bucks over buying hardware that works properly.

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  • Chris B.
  • 11/21/2014 9:54:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsD-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit Up to 500Mbps

This review is from: D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Great alternative to wireless or ethernet. I get a consistent 100mbps from 2nd floor to 3rd floor.

Cons: Had to test the uplink in a few different areas to get 100mbps.

Other Thoughts: keep trying different configurations. If your 120ac wiring is wacky you wont get the best throughput. Follow the guidelines, done run them off of powerstrips.

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  • Gim L.
  • 9/25/2014 7:59:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsD-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit Up to 500Mbps

This review is from: D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Works immediately after plugging in. No setup required.

Cons: None

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate the review and are glad to hear that you are satisfied with your purchase. Keep in mind that our technical support team can always be reached for assistance by calling 1-877-453-5465. Thank you for choosing D-Lin.

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  • Shane D.
  • 9/19/2014 8:41:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Relatively easy setup, comes with two 3' CAT5E cables, offers convenience using the AV+/500 standard.

Cons: Not able to communicate with the units via the Powerline AV Utility despite being plugged directly into it with all other network adapters disabled. Can even get network access and Internet through one and still no detection. This requires manual encryption matching which could be described better in the manual. Speeds are lackluster unless you show dedication.

Other Thoughts: I am using these adapters to provide a bridge to a cheap wireless router to act as a ranged network repeater, which is not the typical setup or use for the devices. I was able to get the units up from an initial speed of 30Mbps to a solid 60Mbps through various techniques.

First, once you have selected your target circuit you should unplug everything but the powerline adapter and try every outlet before settling in on the best. Then you can add the other devices back on to see if any of them introduce interference. I would suggest both a network and an Internet test for this procedure. You will want to do this for the source room circuit as well.

Second, you will want to provide filtering for any and all devices that cause or could cause noise. Surge protectors work fine for this - I am running three on the source circuit and one at the destination, and they successfully remove interference. Lamps tend to not be a problem but computers and computer equipment, chargers, and LED lights with an adapter may cause issues. Prepare to do a lot of testing and moving of cords.

From reviews I was anticipating speeds of 55-60Mbps (in each direction) for my particular setup and, with work, I got exactly that. You may get as high as 80 but you should expect around 60 with effort. The powerline adapters produce minimal latency; even over the wireless repeater through the powerline it's only 3ms round-trip. So far the connections have been completely stable and reliable.

For those calculating for streaming, the blu-ray spec calls for a maximum of 54Mbps, which again I achieve with these units. Compressed files and lower resolutions require less. I haven't had any issues combining more complex network elements, including a switch and wireless repeater, with the adapters in this regard. If I add more units I may report back with my findings.

One last thing: you want to avoid AFCI (arc fault) and GFI/GFCI (ground fault) breakers if possible. Certain brands of AFCI's are fine, including Eaton and Square D. I myself have Eaton AFCI's and was able to test their impact, which was minimal. It is important to do reconnaissance of your electrical system before deciding to embark on powerline networking!

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  • Greggory D.
  • 9/12/2014 8:49:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEven better than expected!!!

This review is from: D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit Up to 500Mbps

Pros: These are a perfect solution for my desktop which sits in a Wifi dead zone in my apartment.

I live in an early 1900s building with very old wiring. I plugged them in and they worked immediately and have yet to fail in any way.

Cons: I do not have any to list.

Other Thoughts: These WILL NOT allow 500Mbps data transfers. In the most perfect of lab conditions they may come close, but I feel safe saying that you will never see results anywhere near that in your home.

I get 4Mbps Download and 6 Mbps Upload on average when testing my internet connection over these. When connected straight into my router, I can almost always get 29Mbps down and 6Mbps up. They bottle neck my connection slightly, but I have no problems when browsing the internet or gaming over these.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate the review and thank you for your business. If you ever run into any issues feel free to give our technical support team a call at 1-877-453-5465.

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  • Amy P.
  • 9/8/2014 6:36:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Product

This review is from: D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Price
Installation
Size
Speed

Cons: Have to plug it directly into an outlet, can't piggyback off of a powerstrip.
Slightly slower than direct Ethernet, but the convenience of not having to run a cord through the house certianly makes up for it.
VERY short Ethernet cords included

Other Thoughts: Purchased this product because my wireless card was toast and could not run a direct Ethernet cable in the house. There are tons of powerline adapters out there, and this does everything all the others do, it's just more sensibly priced. Very affordable and this is really all you need, paying for the $149.99 versions from other companies won't get you anywhere farther than what this setup will. I have not had one issue with the system at all. My one piece of advice; make sure to have a long enogh cord because the supplied one is extremely short, and make sure you have an open outlet nearby. Plugging one of the adapters into something like a power strip WILL NOT WORK. Aside from the cord, great product, I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a cheap, visually appealing, less invasive than Ethernet, upgrade to their internet.

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate the feedback as we value the input greatly and we are glad to hear that you are satisfied with your purchase. Thank you for being a D-Link customer.

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