Summary: Was thrilled to get my home networked without holes in the walls. Wireless in our home is a challenge, and this seemed to be the answer I was looking for. Kudos to the seller for shipping promptly and packaging well, but the product is a bust. Simply put, the device(s) would not appear on my network, the supplied configuration software would not detect either of the nodes after several attempts/resetting/power cycling, etc. A call to support proved to be a clown show.
Summary: First, the box says DHP-303, which was what I ordered, but the units and documentation that were in the box say DHP-302. Not a big thing, I just needed 2 more connections to my existing homeplug network so I wasn't concerned with that. Neither unit would connect to my existing network nor would they even see each other when plugged in.
Summary: I ordered this adapter, despite some critical reviews, to extend ethernet service to an area of my house where installing direct cabling was difficult. My first attempt at installation was to use two electrical outlets that I knew were on separate circuits. I followed the instructions carefully but there was no connectivity.
Summary: D-Link customer service and technical support have been quite poor or non-existent. Powerline units cannot deliver quality necessary for HD TV (3 green circles) in our modest home--even after installing a PowerPhase Coupler to link phases in house electrical circuits. D-Link Technical support doesn't seem to be familiar with their powerline products nor powerline networking.
HD Ethernet Adapter Kit, a good idea that didn't work.
26 July 2009
Summary: I waited nearly a month for this (backorder). When it arrived I carefully followed instructions, but the kit did not work. Apparently the two adapters had different default names and I wasn't able to give them identical names, which meant they could not "recognize" each other. I returned the kit and was promptly notified that a refund had been made. I then ordered a Belkin kit which is similar in function but has a different system.
Summary: Kit worked great for 28 days until last night. One adapter is working, the other one only has the power light on and is making a very high-pitched whine (like your TV is on). Spent a half hour on the phone with tech support--to no avail. Took the unit back and purchased the Linksys version. If you decide to take the risk and buy it, when it goes bad, don't even RMA unless you have to; just return it.
Don't waste your time or money. Great Concept but...
30 May 2007
Summary: I bought a pair of these, and they installed easily and worked great. that is until one of the units went out. After a series of troubleshooting with DLINK, they RMA'ed me a pair. The replacement pair looked like they had been left out in the rain. They were not NEW they were refurbed. THEN after only a few weeks, one of the units went out. Same deal... had to RMA those. Got a new brand new pair this time, but how long will they last?
Pros: Great concept, and they do work well - that is BEFORE they burn out.