PowerLine AV 500 Passthrough Adapter Kit


  • Product Status (Revision A): End of Life

The D-Link 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.

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.

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

PowerLine technology
AV 500
Wired interface
1 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Passthrough power socket
This product was phased out on: 26/11/2014
This product's last date of support is on: 25/11/2016
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Datasheet - PDF 1.30mb Download
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Manual Manual 01/03/2013 PDF 3.14mb Download
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2.00 Quick Installation Guide 24/08/2012 PDF 0.14mb Download
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Firmware Release notes included 1.03b01


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22/05/2014 - Download
Firmware 1.02 Firmware 01/03/2013 - Download
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Powerline Utility 2.13

Powerline Utility

22/05/2014 Download
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CE declaration

22/05/2014 Download