Summary: If I could do it again, I would have just bought two of the D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit and bought a linksys or whatever wireless AP/router. These devices work over any circuit, sub panel, main panel.... They just work!
Pros: Plug and play, works with D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit. These all work in the same house! If you have an old house and don't feel like running Cat5/6 cables, these are the way to go! I have tested these off extension cords, surge bars, and at significant distances fro...
Cons: wireless. Minimal options to change on this compared to just plugging in a home wireless router to one of the adapters that dont provide wireless. Even though it is truly wireless N, signal strength is weak.
Not impressed with device so far, but good customer service.
12 May 2015
Summary: The DHP-701AV is not all I was hoping for. I tested with the 2 units plugged into outlets 1 foot apart, and I got pretty good speeds. 263 Mbps. When I put it in a real life situation, it dropped to 44 Mbps. My OLD ZyXEL PLA407 got 34 Mbps. I was hoping for 100+ under normal circumstances.
Summary: Upgraded from DHP-309AV which is around 88 mbps. The DHP-701AV is good with 450-500mbps, a substantial increase. Easy to set up, works fine with my old powerline adapters, plug and play. they just work, nothing else ease of setup like this!
Summary: We have problems with WiFi at the back of the house and I've tried range extenders, etc. and thought I'd give these a try. They work, but just OK. WiFi still isn't fast enough. I think the only solution is going to be moving the Router from the front room to the middle of the house, vs.
Summary: This has been a game changer in my home. Although I have to manually tell my devices to use the SSID I have assigned this, it beats having my routers signal cutting in and out and our phone bill data plan being eaten up by the switch over.
Summary: I've set up several friends in addition to myself with this simple yet effective way to extend your internet signal. Works out great and took nothing more than plugging in the adapters and connecting the ethernet cables to get it working. Didn't even need to follow any instructions, it just worked.
Summary: I added 2 of these to my previous DHP-306AV power line network and they connected on the first try and are working just fine. I especially like that they don't block the other outlet on a duplex outlet like the older model did.