Summary: We have Directv with a DVR receiver. You can download movies and shows from their website, but must have an Internet connection. Our TV is quite far from the router/modem, running a cat5 cable is just not practical. The AV adapter allows me to plug in one unit near the wireless router and one behind the Directv receiver. Hooking the one unit to the router and the other unit to the Directv box. Perfect! Now I can use all of the apps and download whatever I want.
Summary: It works right out of the box. Plug it in hook it up to your router and plug the second one in and attach to your device. Works great, but don't expect to get the 200 MBS advertised. I have a newer home and get a nice solid 100 MBS but not 200 MBS as advertised.
Summary: I got tired of wireless N drop outs and stuttering when trying to stream video. I tried this product and was very pleased. Actual tested speed from one PC to the other PC is a stable 40 Mbps throughput VS approx 70 Mbps throughput while using a direct 100Mbps ethernet connection. I am able to stream 1080p MKV videos from one PC to the other perfectly. I am also having very good results with streaming from various video sites, including some HD ones.
Summary: This powerline adapter kit is fantastic. Here's why: 1. Installation - I plugged one in near my DSL modem/router and the other near my T.V. stand. Using the cables that came with the kit, I connected one adapter to the router and the other to my Directv box. My Directv Box was online within seconds. I never did run the CD that comes with kit. 2. Works Under Less Than Ideal Conditions - A. My house was built in 1873. Most of the wiring is from the early 50s.
Summary: If you have to choose 10 people who loves the powerline networking most in the world, I would be the one of them. This D-Link DHP-307AV is my fourth pair of the powerline networking kits. I have been using the sets from Netgear (2 pairs) and ActionTec and have been completely satisfied with those kits. I do have a wireless N router set up at my home, however, I prefer the powerline networking for the HD video streaming and the file trasfer jobs.
The answer to climbing into your attic and cutting holes in walls
3 weeks ago
Summary: These things flat out WORK. There is no configuration, just plug and go. I purchased a pair so my PS3 streaming of Netflix would be higher quality. Works fantastically. Just purchased two more today so I can hardwire other machines in the house. UPDATE AFTER 8 months of use: After 8 months of having used these things, they still work like a charm. Fantastic speed that outpaces any ISP (so it's not a bottle neck) and the ease of use is unbeatable. Reliable. Great.
Summary: I tried for several years to be able to use my computer when I visited my Dad, but a lot of stonework and things blocked the wireless router transmissions. I kept trying stronger and stronger routers - a waste of money. I read many reviews of the D-Link Powerline and then a picture came together.
Summary: I've had these for a couple of years. I use them to communicate between my DirecTV receiver and my internet connection. They work quite well and are very fast. When I first installed them I had to reset them several times, but the instability seemed to resolve itself. I moved recently, and had to do several resets in the first week or so after re-connecting, but since then they've been trouble free.
Summary: My friend suggest internet over electric lines. My TV in family room was connected wireless and YouTube would be slow, jand kids too complained about not able to play games online. This solves the speed problem. It is like running a long either net cable from router, saves tones of money to fish the cable thru walls. Go for it you can use in back yard with any power outlet in the house or extended electric cable so surf the web where wireless don't reach out.
Summary: I have used these adapters for several years to bring our 8Mbps internet connection from an outbuilding where the modem is located into our motorhome, and now our house, over the power lines. We get the full 8Mbps speed with no noticeable effect from the adapters. We have an additional adapter connected to our new smart TV. Installing it was a simple as pushing the Simple Connect button on a working adapter, then the same on the new one.