PowerLine AV 500 Adapter Starter Kit

DHP-501AV

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D-Link's DHP-501AV PowerLine AV 500 Starter Kit turns every power socket into a possible wired network connection, by extending your existing network using the electrical wiring in your home. The kit contains all you need to get you up and running with PowerLine technology.

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D-Link's DHP-501AV PowerLine AV 500 Starter Kit turns every power socket into a possible wired network connection, by extending your existing network using the electrical wiring in your home. The kit contains all you need to get you up and running with PowerLine technology.


Convenient and secure setup

The two adapters in the DHP-501AV kit plug directly into a power outlet1, and do not require any additional cables, so you can extend your home network by connecting multiple devices in the farthest corners of your home. For convenient setup, an encryption key can be quickly configured at the push of a button on the device, to protect the network from unauthorised wire tapping. With hassle-free plug and play installation, the DHP-501AV is an ideal solution to create a wall-to-wall home network.


Ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications

The PowerLine AV 500 Starter Kit is capable of delivering wired data transfer rates of up to 500 Mbps. Advanced technology built into these adapters makes them more resistant to electrical interference from other household appliances, so users can fully benefit from the maximum transmission speeds. This makes them ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications, guaranteeing smooth HD video streaming, VoIP calls, and lag-free online gaming experiences. In addition, the Quality of Service (QoS) Engine prioritises Internet traffic, ensuring that multimedia applications do not experience glitches while web surfing and downloads are in progress. This kit provides ample network bandwidth, enabling Digital Home consumers to tap into existing electrical wiring for high-quality multimedia streaming.


Compatibility

Based on the industry-leading PowerLine Alliance technology, the adapters in the DHP-501AV kit are compatible with other brands’ devices based on the IEEE 1901 standard. It is also compatible with devices implementing the former PowerLine AV standard, such as D-Link’s DHP-306AV/-307AV, DHP-P306AV/-P307AV, and DHP-W306AV/-W307AV.


D-Link Green™

The PowerLine AV 500 Starter Kit is part of D-Link Green, D-Link’s program for providing eco-friendly alternatives without compromising performance: if data transmission does not occur over a certain period of time, the adapters will automatically go into sleep mode to save power.


Power outlets and electrical wiring must all be part of the same electrical system.
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Technical Specifications

Standards
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IEEE 1901

Powerline interface
  • Power plug (country-dependent)

Ethernet interface
  • 10/100/1000BASE-TX Ethernet port with auto MDI/ MDIX
  • RJ-45 connector 

PowerLine modulation scheme
  • OFDM Symbol Modulation

PowerLine frequency band
  • 2 MHz to 70 MHz

Data rate
  • Powerline: Up to 500 Mbps (PHY rate)
  • Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mbps (autonegotiation) 

QoS
  • Integrated QoS prioritises media and data

Security

  • 128-bit AES data encryption 

Minimum system requirement (For PC Utility Software)
  • PC with 200 MHz processor
  • 64 MB memory
  • Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2, or 2000 SP4
  • Ethernet interface (1000 Mbps)

LEDs

  • Power
  • Powerline
  • Ethernet

Power input

  • 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Power Saving

  • Power saving mode supported
  • Compliant with European Energy Using Product Directive

Dimensions

  • 100 x 70 x 53 mm.

Weight

  • 150 g.

Operating temperature

  • 0 to 40 ºC

Operating humidity

  • 10% to 90% non-condensing

Certifications

  • FCC Part 15 Class B
  • CE EMC Class B
  • UL
  • CE LVD
  • K21

FAQ

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Version Date Type File Size
Datasheet (English) - PDF 0.73mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
Manual Manual 8.10.2012. PDF 2.24mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
1.00 Quick Installation Guide 18.1.2011. PDF 0.89mb Download
Version Description Date
Firmware Release notes included 1.02b02

Firmware

  • Release notes included
21.5.2014. Download
Version Description Date
Software utility 2.13 Software utility 4.6.2012. Download
Version Description Date
DEU_CE_Doc_RevA

CE declaration

21.5.2014. Download