D-Link has updated their PowerLine home networking product range, introducing the PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-309AV). Read on for details.
D-Link has announced a new PowerLine networking solution, which converts your electrical wiring to a data-carrying network. This can be very handy in covering dead spots in your home. Here is the product announcement:
The New PowerLine AV+Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-309AV) Uses Your Home’s Existing Electrical Wiring to Extend Network Coverage Throughout Your Home
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – October 11, 2012 – D-Link today announced its latest addition to its PowerLine family of home networking solutions. The PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-309AV) instantly extends the reach of your current home network by utilizing your home’s existing electrical wiring to extend your network to locations with limited or no Wi-Fi connectivity. PowerLine technology delivers a high-performance, stable and secure signal throughout the home and connects a desktop, laptop or wired entertainment device in those hard-to-reach spots in your home, outdoor, and entertainment centers.
Performance is enhanced by delivering speeds up to 35 percent faster than standard PowerLine devices, enabling fast access to email, files, and the Internet in the farthest reaches of your home. With its compact design, the PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter does not block a second electrical outlet and is perfect for locations with limited space. With an easy Plug-and-Connect installation you can extend the range of your current home network in just a few minutes.
“Customers want an easy-to-install, no-setup-required solution to solve dead zone issues within their home that is both affordable and provides the needed performance for the demanding applications of today,” said Ken Loyd, director of product marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. “It’s important to have connectivity throughout your home, so whether you’re in a basement, in the kitchen, or your teenager is doing homework in their bedroom, customers want an easy to install, no setup require solution to solve coverage issues within their home. The D-Link PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit addresses this requirement and universally works with existing home networks.”
More about the PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-309AV)
- 2 PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapters (DHP-308AV)
- 2 Ethernet Cables
- Uses your home’s existing electrical wiring by plugging into existing power outlets
- Push and Secure encryption button
- Plug and Play installation
- Supports a 128-bit AES encryption for network security
Pricing & Availability
The PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-309AV) is available now for $59.99 throughout D-Link’s network of e-tail and retail outlets, including Amazon.com and Frys. The product will also be available at Office Max and Office Depot starting in November.
Here is a product shot:
This looks like an interesting product, and I would like to add a wireless repeater to extend my wireless network into the garage and front of the house. Hmmm…what about you? Are you interested in PowerLine networking? Sound off in the comments!