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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
  • 1/12/2015 4:08:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsThe easiest, most effective way to give any and every room internet.

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

Pros: - Easy set up.
- Can be expanded upon.
- Faster and more reliable than WiFi.
- Relatively inexpensive.

Cons: - None, so far

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  • Alan P.
  • 1/3/2015 5:08:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • 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: These have worked great connecting our living room to the office. I kinda wish it had gigabit ethernet but in reality, it's mostly used to allow for a remote access point, and for that it's more than enough. At the price it sure beats running cables.

Cons: No gigabit ethernet

Other Thoughts: I should keep some of these sets when I have to find a way to get internet run for friends,

Manufacturer Response:

We appreciate the feedback as we take the input into great consideration and we are glad to hear that you are satisfied with your purchase. If you ever encounter any issues feel free to contact our technical support team for assistance by calling the toll-free number 1-877-453-5465. Thank you for being a D-Link customer.

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  • Sin T.
  • 12/31/2014 3:58:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI'm impressed

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

Pros: - Easy to set up
- Stable with good throughput

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I was a bit skeptical before setting up the powerline Ethernet network in my house. I was quickly won over by this pair of adapters as well as another pair of a different brand I purchased not long ago. These two pairs of adapters worked like a champ.

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  • Steven H.
  • 12/31/2014 6:58:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMAZING

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

Pros: Simple plug and play. I have one plugged in to the outlet next to my Verizon Fios router, and the other in a room off a sub panel in my house. The two detected each other in no time, and there was 0 latency. I pay for 50 megs down, and that is what I got!

Cons: none that I can see

Other Thoughts: I purchased this for a long run out to an out door barn(about 300 feet from my house) to configure a security camera, and WiFi for my use. Once the weather breaks I will give it a shot.

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  • David M.
  • 12/30/2014 5:56:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsInsecure

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

Pros: Small; non-polarized plug so the body can be rotated 180 degrees for better fit with other devices.

Cons: Vulnerable to the PLC DAK attack. Anyone who can get close enough to your house could insert themselves into your network via these.

Other Thoughts: The HomePlug AV standard on which these are based seems to be pretty solid, but D-Link took a shortcut with at least this model and gave them weak device access keys (DAKs). If you have any interest in infosec, do some searching for "plc dak attack". It's an interesting read. Here's a slightly simplified summary:

One thing every HomePlug AV device has is a Device Access Key (DAK). This is based on a password that is printed on the device. That password can be used to remotely control the device. The chipset manufacturer (Qualcomm Atheros) distributes an open source set of tools for working with these devices (open-plc-utils). It includes a reference implementation of a function that generates a DAK from the device's MAC address. The function's documentation specifically warns against device manufacturers naively using it to generate their DAKs, but D-Link (and at least one other manufacturer that I have personally experienced) did it anyway. It's pretty trivial for someone to plug any HomePlug AV network device in close enough to your house, sniff the MAC addresses of your devices, use the open-plc-utils package to generate their DAKs, and use the DAKs to join your devices to a new network with them in it. This effectively inserts them into your network.

What constitutes "close enough" to your house will depend on a lot of factors, but will likely be something between your house's external power outlets and your neighbor's house.

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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
  • Verified Owner

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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