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The perfect introduction to home networking

dLAN® 500 WiFi Starter Kit Powerline
dLAN® 500 WiFi Starter Kit Powerline
RRP: £ 79.99

Product features

devolo dLAN® 500 WIFI Powerline Adapter. WiFi booster for the Internet connection. Perfect for smartphones and tablets.

Finally have WiFi throughout your home − the devolo dLAN® 500 WiFi Starter Kit makes it possible! The wireless Powerline adapter provides you with fast WiFi using existing electrical wiring. The wireless adapter expand your existing WiFi network throughout your household electrical wiring without signal loss.

The dLAN® 500 WiFi Starter Kit is ideal for multi-storey living spaces where the signal is unable to provide seamless coverage. In addition to mobile devices, the dLAN® adapter also supports terminal devices like game consoles and smart TVs through an integrated LAN connection.


WiFi throughout the home over the electrical wiring without signal loss
The router's signal is not always enough to reliably cover any room in a home. The dLAN® 500 WiFi Powerline adapter provides the solution for this situation by extending the signal to any room directly over the electrical wiring. Enjoy WiFi from any electrical socket from now on: simply connect the router to one adapter, plug in the second adapter in the desired room and start surfing.

The Internet signal is sent over the mains supply network from one adapter to the other, providing a reliable signal throughout the home. The compact design allows unobtrusive placement of the devolo adapter in any room while automatic encryption provides protection against unauthorised access.


dLAN wireless powerline adapter with WiFi from the electrical socket
The dLAN® 500 WiFi adapter lets you use your WiFi over the electrical wiring wherever you need it – whether it's in your home office or on the couch. Take advantage of innovative WiFi Move Technology for optimal WiFi reception throughout the home, allowing you to automatically connect multiple adapters to form a single WiFi network. Our free Cockpit app for iOS and Android lets you intuitively manage your home network.

The powerline adapter is also equipped with a LAN port for terminal devices like computers, smart TVs and game consoles. This eliminates the need for complicated wiring and lets you connect your devices directly to the nearest electrical socket.


The dLAN® 500 WiFi adapter is compatible with all other dLAN® adapters from the 200/500/550/650/1200 Mbps product series as well as with adapters from other manufacturers using the same standard.                                     


WiFi

Fast Internet connections at speeds up to 500 Mbps.

Mini design

Compact and unobtrusive design for optimum positioning anywhere.

Integrated LAN port

Equipped with 1 integrated Fast Ethernet LAN port for easy connection of a network-compatible device such as a smart TV.


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Benefits at a glance

  • High-speed WiFi at speeds of up to 500 Mbps from the electrical socket: simply unpack, plug in and surf wirelessly
  • An integrated LAN port also lets you connect devices such as your computer, smart TV or game console to the Internet using network cables
  • The free app for Apple iOS and Android is intuitive to operate and lets you manage your personal home network with ease (e.g. parental controls, guest account, WiFi time control setting)
  • WiFi Move Technology automatically connects multiple adapters to form a single WiFi network. This way optimal WiFi reception is provided automatically throughout your entire home
  • Automatic encryption for active protection against unauthorised access
  • Minimum energy consumption thanks to smart PowerSave technology from devolo
  • Compact design allows convenient placement throughout the home
  • The Internet signal is sent through your household electrical wiring
  • Compatible with all devolo dLAN® Powerline adapters from the 200/500/550/650/1200 Mbps product series and adapters from other manufacturers using the same standard
  • Full 3-year manufacturer's warranty

Supported operating systems

from Windows XP

from Mac OS X 10.6

from Ubuntu - Linux 12.04


Scope of delivery

  • 1x dLAN® 500 WiFi (W/H/D: 68 x 68 x 41 mm, without connector)
  • 1x dLAN® 500 duo (W/H/D: 65 x 81 x 29 mm, without connector)
  • 1x Ethernet cable (2 m)
  • 1x installation guide
  • 1x CD with user manual and configuration software

Applications

WiFi Move Technology used with the devolo dLAN® Powerline Adapters.

Easily goes through walls and ceilings: Boundless Wi-Fi reception throughout the home. You can also connect an Internet-compatible device via LAN.

Awards

Computer Shopper - 3/2014

Evaluation: 5 / 5 stars

"If you want a HomePlug kit to deal with WiFi dead-zones in your home or office, it’s a great buy."

Techradar - 12/2013

Evaluation: 4 / 5 stars

"The devolo dLAN 500 WiFi Network Kit is an excellent choice if you‘re struggling to get Wi-Fi out in the further reaches of your home or garden. It‘s quick and easy to set up, with good transfer speeds."

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jasonslater.com - 11/2013

Evaluation: 4.5 / 5 Stars

“The dLAN 500 Wi-Fi Network Kit is a near excellent solution for the problem of poor Wi-Fi signal strength.”

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Mac Format - 12/2013

Evaluation: 4 Stars

“This kit is really easy to set up and use, and it‘ s a real boon to both your Ethernet and wireless home networks.”

Support / FAQ

Frequently asked questions & answers

  • Does the product offer a repeater function?

    dLAN® WiFi/Wireless+ products provide a full-fledged Wi-Fi access point and communicate with your router via the power line. The products have substantially more capabilities than a repeater. A repeater merely extends your router‘s wireless range. dLAN® WiFi products provide a Wi-Fi signal that is both powerful and versatile.

  • Can I use dLAN® WiFi to surf wirelessly in my garden?

    dLAN® WiFi adapters are intended solely for use indoors. However, you can place a socket close to the window to extend Wi-Fi reception to a garden, balcony or patio. This gives you the best Wi-Fi experience, even outdoors.

  • Can Wi-Fi be used simultaneously with the integrated LAN port?

    Yes, Wi-Fi can be used simultaneously with the LAN port.

  • Which Wi-Fi-capable devices can I connect to dLAN® WiFi adapters?

    You can connect any current mobile device with a Wi-Fi module to dLAN® WiFi adapters - giving you a fast wireless connection to the Internet and your home network. This includes smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy or Apple iPhone, tablet PCs such as the Apple iPad and notebooks. You can also network appropriately equipped consumer electronics in no time - such as a Smart TV or Internet radio.

  • Why is the product equipped with Fast Ethernet ports?

    The product‘s focus is on Wi-Fi speed; in addition, the product is designed for high energy efficiency. The limitation to Fast Ethernet made it possible to install particularly energy-saving components. This is reflected in the product‘s low power consumption, both during operation and in standby mode. The transfer rate the product can attain is sufficient for most applications, such as Internet extension, HD video streaming and data backup. For more advanced applications, we also offer products with Gigabit Ethernet ports.

  • What are the prerequisites for using dLAN®? Where are the limits?

    dLAN® works throughout the entire mains supply network of the house or apartment, regardless of whether the building is old or new. Of course, the network has to be on the same wiring, and the wire length must not exceed 300 meters. However, different phases are not a problem. Power meters attenuate the signal strongly, but do not necessarily block it.

  • Can I use devolo products in power strips with surge protection?

    The majority of power strips with surge protection available in stores will cause impairment of the devolo network‘s performance and thus can be recommended only to a limited extend. An exception is models designed specifically for operation in combination with devolo adapters.These are available, for example, from APC in its PL8VT3 and PL5B models.

  • How do devolo devices behave in the event of power surges (such as lightning strikes)?

    devolo products are protected from overvoltages and power surges in the mains supply network according to national and EU-wide regulations and standards. Compliance with these regulations is reviewed and confirmed by independent accredited laboratories. devolo products are always safe, i.e. the devices never pose a danger, even in the event of a power surge.In rare cases, local power surges (e.g. nearby lightning strike) may exceed the defined voltage level. In these cases, the built-in surge protection that is a feature of devolo products is activated to avoid further damage. The device usually becomes inoperable in the process.Connected devices (via network cable or the integrated power outlet) are not protected by this feature. Here, we recommend connecting a power strip with surge protection to the product‘s power outlet and using our products in power strips designed specially for Powerline communication.

  • Why don‘t devolo adapters need phase coupling?

    Due to the high-frequency cross talk, the data signals are distributed to all phases automatically. The only requirement for this is that the phases run parallel. This high-frequency cross talk is a type of attenuation and can cause power loss.

  • Can I use devolo products even if I have different electrical circuits in my house?

    Yes, devolo products also work if you have multiple circuits (phases) in the house. You do not have to modify the mains supply, such as by installing a phase coupler.

  • Can my neighbours eavesdrop on my data? After all, they are connected to the same electrical wiring!

    Whether your neighbours receive the data signal of your devolo network depends on your home‘s mains supply network. Power meters and long cables can drastically diminish the signal. To be on the safe side, we recommend encrypting your network using the encryption button on the adapters or the devolo Cockpit software.

  • Can I also use devolo products in power strips?

    In a few cases, power strips - particularly those with integrated switch and surge protection - can impair performance. To attain optimal connections, we recommend using devolo products with integrated (pass-thru) electrical socket and plugging the power strip into the devolo adapter.

  • Are devolo adapters of different speed classes (200, 500, 650, 1200) compatible?

    Yes, devolo products of different speed classes are fully compatible with each other. In a mixed network, each adapter connects to every other adapter at the highest possible speed. It does so independently of the other adapters in the network. In a network consisting of a 200 Mbps adapter and two 500 Mbps adapters, for example, the 200 Mbps adapter will connect to the 500 Mbps adapters at a speed of 200 Mbps. At the same time, the 500 Mbps adapters connect to each other at the full 500 Mbps.The only exception here is old devices with a speed of 14 and 85 Mbps. Unfortunately, these are not compatible with current products.

  • Do devolo adapters work together with HomePlug adapters from different manufacturers?

    All adapters that are certified to the HomePlug standard are compatible and work together. To connect devolo adapters to HomePlug adapters from different manufacturers to form a common network, assign all of the devices the same password.

    Configure the devolo devices as usual:

    • Start dLAN® Cockpit.
    • Enter the security IDs of all dLAN® adapters.
    • Assign the shared network password.

    Now, assign the other HomePlug devices the same password as the dLAN® devices according to the manufacturer‘s instructions.

     

     

  • With which operating systems are devolo adapters compatible?

    devolo adapters work independently of operating systems and are compatible with most network devices that transmit data by IP signal. They then act like a long network cable. Only the optional additional software depends on the operating system. We offer devolo software for all current operating systems such as Microsoft Windows ®, Mac OS, Linux, Android and iOS. Details can be found in the description of the respective product.

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