PowerLine AV 500 Adapter



Simple and Secure

The two adapters in the DHP-500AV Starter Kiit plug directly into a power outlet, 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 unauthorized wire tapping. With hassle-free plug and play installation, the DHP-500AV 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.


Based on the industry-leading PowerLine Alliance technology, the adapters in the DHP-500AV Starter Kiit 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.
  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • HomePlug AV
  • IEEE 1901

Powerline Interface

  • Power plug

Ethernet Interface

  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Port

  • RJ-45 Connector

PowerLine Modulation Scheme

  • OFDM Symbol Modulation

PowerLine Frequency Band

  • 2MHz to 70MHz

Data Rate
  • Powerline: 500Mbps (PHY rate)1
  • Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Mbps (autonegotiation)

  • Integrated QOS prioritizes media and data

  • 128-bit AES Data Encryption
  • Simple Connect Button
  • Minimum System Requirements
  • (For PC Utility Software)
  • PC with 200MHz processor
  • 64MB memory
  • Windows 7, Vista, XP SP3
  • Ethernet interface (100Mbps)

  • Power
  • Powerline
  • Ethernet

Power Input

  • 100~240 VAC, 50/60Hz

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

Operating Temperature
  • 30° to 104°F

Operating Humidity
  • 10% to 95% non-condensing

EMC Certification
  • FCC part 15 Class B
  • CE EMC Class B

Safety Certification

  • UL
  • CE LVD

  • Item (WxDxH): 3" x 4" x 1.5"
  • Packaging (WxDxH): 8.25" x 5.5" x 3.75"

  • Item: 0.3lb
  • Packaging: 0.74lb

1 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.

Product specification, size, and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted on the package herein. See inside package for warranty details. D-Link PowerLine AV Network Adapters (DHP-306AV, DHP-307AV) may coexist with, but are not compatible or interoperable with D-Link PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapters (DHP-302, DHP-303). This product is designed for use in the United States of America. Sale or use of this product in countries other than the USA might violate local laws.

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 herein.

The PowerLine AV 500 Adapter uses electrical wiring that’s already in your house to provide fast reliable Wired speed of up to 500Mbps, to any room in your house. Simply connect one adapter to an existing outlet, connect it to your router, and plug another adapter to any other room in your house to get instant High Speed Internet. No more tripping over tangled, messy wires running through your house.

  • Converts any power socket into a wired connection point
  • 500 Mbps data transfer rates over the existing electrical wiring
  • Quality of Service (QoS) engine for prioritisation of delay-sensitive applications (i.e. media streaming, videoconferencing)
  • Improved resistance to electrical interference
  • Simple push-button setup, with sophisticated data encryption

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