Powerline AV Wireless N Extender

DHP-W306AV

  • Product Status: Phased Out
Use existing electrical wiring that is in your house and turn every power outlet into a potential network connection with the D-Link PowerLine AV Wireless N Extender (DHP-W306AV). Coupled with Wireless N technology, the D-Link PowerLine AV Wireless N Extender expands your PowerLine network to the farthest corners of your home without the need for unsightly network cables. 

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Use Existing Electrical Wiring to Create a Home Network
The D-Link® Powerline AV Wireless N Extender (DHP-W306AV), compliant with the HomePlug AV standard, uses your home's existing electrical wiring to create a network or extend your existing network1. It turns every power outlet into a possible network connection to access digital media devices, game consoles, print servers, computers and network storage devices throughout your home. Coupled with Wireless N, the DHP-W306AV enables you to extend your wireless network to the farthest corners of your home without the need for unsightly network cables. No extra drilling and extra wiring required!

Faster Wireless Speeds, Wider Coverage

The Wireless N technology incorporated into the DHP-W306AV uses intelligent antenna technology to maximize the speed and range of your wireless signal to significantly outperform 802.11g devices2. The DHP-W306AV is also capable of delivering transfer rates up to 200Mbps3 through the Powerline Network, so you can stream high definition video, enjoy lag-free gaming and faster access to large files within your network.

Easy Security Setup

The DHP-W306AV features a convenient Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button for simple, secure wireless network configuration with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption keeping your network traffic safe and secure. It also features an encryption security button (ENY) that enables secure transmission between each HomePlug AV device.

Ideal for Bandwidth-intensive Applications
The DHP-W306AV is capable of delivering high data transfer rates, both wired and wirelessly. This rapid transmission speed makes it ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications, enabling smooth HD video streaming, VoiP calls, and lag-free online gaming. In addition, it prioritizes Internet traffic, ensuring that multimedia applications do not experience glitches while web surfing and downloads are in progress. This device provides ample network bandwidth, enabling digital home consumers to tap into existing electrical wiring for high-quality multimedia streaming.


1 Power outlets and electrical wiring must all be part of the same electrical system. Certain electrical conditions in your home, such as wiring conditions and configuration may effect the performance fo this product.A minimum of two D-Link Powerline AV Network Adapters are required to create a network. Connecting this product to a power strip with a surge protector may adversely affect the performance of this product. For best results, plug adapter directly into a power outlet.
2 Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. Wireless range and speed rates are D-Link RELATIVE performance measurements based on the wireless range and speed rates of a standard Wireless G product from D-Link. Maximum throughput based on D-Link's 802.11n devices.
3 Maximum throughput based on theoretical transmission PHY rate. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of traffic and network overhead, may lower actual data throughput rate. Interference from devices that emit electrical noise, such as vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, may adversely affect the performance of this product. This product may interfere with devices such as lighting systems that have a dimmer switch, short wave radios, or other powerline devices that do not follow the HomePlug Powerline Alliance Standard.

All references to speed are for comparison purposes only. Product specifications, size and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted on the package. See inside package for warranty details. This product is designed for the use in the USA and Canada. Use of this product in other countries might violate local laws.
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Technical Specifications

Hardware
  • Homeplug AV technology by industry leader Atheros
  • One 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port for connection to a router, set-top box, media player and other devices.
  • Power prongs for direct plugging into a power socket

Homeplug AV performance
  • 200 Mbps raw PowerLine data rate
  • Built-in Quality of Service (QoS) engine to prioritise video, Internet phone (VoIP) calls and games

Configuration and management
  • Easy Plug-and-Play installation
  • Simple push-button security with AES data encryption
  • Management via Windows-based utility program

D-Link Green
  • Standby mode for power saving, EuP compliant
  • Wake-on-LAN

FAQ

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Version Date Type File Size
Datasheet (English) - PDF 1.25mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
Manual (English) Manual (English) 6.8.2013. PDF 9.51mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
1.00 Quick Installation Guide 22.5.2014. PDF 0.76mb Download
This D-Link product includes software code developed by third parties, including software code subject to the GNU General Public License (“GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public License (“LGPL”). As applicable, the terms of the GPL and LGPL, and information on obtaining access to the GPL code and LGPL code used in this product, are available to you at:
 
http://tsd.dlink.com.tw/GPL.asp
 
The GPL code and LGPL code used in this product is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY and is subject to the copyrights of one or more authors. For details, see the GPL code and the LGPL code for this product and the terms of the GPL and LGPL.
Version Description Date
Firmware 1.03B01

Firmware

2.2.2012. Download
Firmware 1.02B09

Firmware

25.11.2011. Download
Firmware 1.01 Firmware 24.8.2010. Download
Version Description Date
Powerline Utility 2.13

Powerline Utility

22.5.2014. Download
Version Description Date
DEU_AD_A2_CE_Doc CE Declaration 10.9.2012. Download
DEU_AD_A1_CE_Doc CE Declaration 4.8.2010. Download