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dLAN® 500 duo Starter Kit Powerline

dLAN® 500 duo Starter Kit Powerline
dLAN® 500 duo Starter Kit Powerline
RRP: £ 49.99

Product features

Fast, responsive powerline networking
Small, fast and with twice the networking performance: the devolo dLAN® 500 duo Starter Kit is your Internet access point at any electrical socket. Two integrated Fast Ethernet LAN ports allow you to connect two network-compatible devices to your home network at the same time and to take advantage of high-speed Internet directly over the mains supply.

Extend your home network by using the dLAN® 500 duo to create a reliable connection between devices using powerline networking. The adapter is compatible with all common Internet routers, dLAN® adapters from the 200/500/550/650/1200 Mbps product series and adapters using the same standard.


Double LAN port from your electrical socket
As the ideal entry-level adapter for your home network, the dLAN® 500 duo Starter Kit provides a solid Internet connection throughout your home. The adapter uses your household electrical wiring, making it a cinch to access your Internet connection in any room in your house through the electrical sockets. This means no more need for complicated wiring − the dLAN® 500 duo adapter provides you with two high-speed connections at any electrical socket. This lets you use your home network wherever you need − whether in your office or living room.

Like all devolo adapters, installation is a breeze: simply connect the router and terminal devices to the dLAN® 500 duo adapter, insert the adapter into the electrical socket – and start enjoying your Internet connection throughout your home right away. Our dLAN® Cockpit software lets you monitor your home network configuration conveniently on a computer.

High-speed Internet connection in any room
The devolo dLAN® 500 duo adapter is ideal for connecting network-compatible devices to your network in a few moments with minimal wiring. You can connect computers and network printers in your home office together directly over the nearest electrical socket, and connect your smart TV and game console in the living room just as easily. The adapter also gives you persistent flexibility: simply change which socket you are using whenever you need without the hassle of having to fumble with previously laid cables.

The compact design allows unobtrusive placement of the adapter at any electrical socket without affecting the ambience of the room. Innovative devolo PowerSave technology ensures that energy consumption is kept to a minimum. In addition, automatic encryption keeps you protected from unauthorised access by third parties at all times.
 


Mini design

Compact and unobtrusive design for optimum positioning anywhere.

Integrated LAN port

Equipped with 2 integrated Fast Ethernet LAN port for easy connection of 2 network-compatible device such as a smart TV or PC.


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Benefits at a glance

  • Two integrated Fast Ethernet LAN ports let you connect devices such as computers, smart TVs or game consoles to the Internet at the same time using network cables
  • Compact design allows convenient placement throughout the home
  • Compatible with all common Internet routers
  • Fast home networking from your electrical socket: simply unpack, plug in and get started
  • The Internet signal is sent through your household electrical wiring via powerline networking
  • Protection from unauthorised access thanks to automatic encryption
  • Minimum energy consumption thanks to innovative PowerSave technology
  • Includes dLAN® Cockpit software for home network configuration on a computer (compatible with Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Mac OS® X, Linux®)
  • Compatible with all devolo dLAN® 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

Mac OS X

Ubuntu - Linux


Scope of delivery

  • 2x dLAN® 500 duo (W/H/D: 65 x 81 x 29 mm, without connector)
  • 2x Ethernet cables (2 m)
  • 1x installation guide

Applications

Application scenario of the devolo dLAN® technology. Internet from and through the power socket.

With two LAN ports for connecting network-compatible devices and their compact housing, this is an ideal entry-level adapter for your home network.

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Support / FAQ

Frequently asked questions & answers

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

Downloads

Software devolo Cockpit 4.3.3

dLAN® Cockpit is an innovative powerline software for home users. In addition to numerous status displays, such as the connection quality of the individual dLAN® adapters, the intuitively operated program also offers control over encryption and configuration. With targeted tips and other useful.

devolo Cockpit 4.3.3 - Windows

7(32/64), 8(32/64), 10(32/64) - 22 MB - 29.05.2017

devolo Cockpit 4.3.3 - Mac

Version OS X 10.7 - 10.12 - 27 MB - 30.05.2017

devolo Cockpit 4.3.3 - Linux

Ubuntu 14.04 x86, Ubuntu 14.04 x64, Ubuntu 16.04 x86, Ubuntu 16.04 x64 - 33 MB - 30.05.2017

Firmware dLAN® Firmware Updater 1.1.1.3

Product functions are controlled by the firmware. This new version optimises the function of the product. Should an updater not be available for your PC operating system, you can also update the firmware with dLAN® Cockpit.

dLAN® Firmware Updater 1.1.1.3 - Windows

XP(32/64), Vista(32/64), 7(32/64), 8(32/64) - 1 MB - 29.04.2015

Product Informations dLAN® 500 duo

Data sheet

750 KB, 06.05.2015

Manual

495 KB, 04.05.2015

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