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D-Link PowerLine AV 500 4-Port Gigabit Switch

B&H # DLDHP540 Mfr # DHP-540
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You Pay: $89.99
Product Highlights
  • Total of 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports
  • Transfer Speed of up to 500Mbps
  • Plug-and-Play Installation
  • Power Saving Mode
  • Push and Secure Encryption Button
  • 128-bit AES Encryption
  • Quality of Service Prioritization
  • Works on Existing PowerLine AV Networks
  • Compatible with HomePlug AV Devices

D-Link's PowerLine AV 500 4-Port Gigabit Switch is an exceptional way to bring even more devices onto your existing Powerline AV network. This switch features four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and connects to a power outlet in your home or electrical system. The switch can transfer data at a speed of up to 500Mbps and utilizes Quality of Service prioritization to allot greater bandwidth for more lag-sensitive traffic, such as for VoIP calls or streaming video. With the switch you can connect a multitude of devices to the Internet through your Powerline AV network. Those devices might include HDTVs, the Boxee Box by D-Link, Blu-Ray Players, network storage drives, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, security cameras, and more. The switch is also backwards compatible with HomePlug AV Devices.

Connect up to 4 Ethernet-enabled devices per DHP-540
Gigabit ports for connecting high speed devices
Speeds up to 500Mbps 1
Uses your home's existing electrical wiring by plugging into existing power outlets
D-Link Green Technology will tell the switch to go into power saving mode when no data link is detected after 5 minutes
Backward compatible with HomePlug AV devices
Push and Secure encryption button
Supports 128-bit AES encryption For network security
Plug and Play installation
The switch is IPv6 certified so that as this protocol becomes more commonly used with Internet applications, the switch will be ready and able
Complies with the European Union's RoHS directive that restricts the use of certain hazardous materials
Uses soy ink and recyclable packaging to help reduce waste that goes into the environment
24/7 Basic installation support
Standards IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3u
Compatible with IEEE 1901
HomePlug AV
Ports 4x 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet Port with Auto MDI/MDIX
Speed Up to 500Mbps
Powerline Frequency Band ·2MHz to 70MHz QOS
·Intergrated QoS prioritizes media and data
Security 128-bit AES encryption
LEDs ·Power
Modulation OFDM Symbol Modulation
Agency Approval CE EMC Class B
FCC Part 15 Class B
Compliant Standards RoHS
System Requirements Already existing PowerLine AV Network
Available wall outlet
Environmental Requirements Operating
Temperature: 30° to 104°F / 0° to 40°C
Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Power Requirements 110 to 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4 x 5.25 x 1.75" / 10 x 13.3 x 14.5cm
Weight 0.55 lb / 250g
D-Link PowerLine AV 500 4-Port Gigabit Switch
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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    D-LinkPowerLine AV 500 4-Port Gigabit Switch

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            • High bandwidth user (3)

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          worthless product

          By dcsmitty

          from Susanville, CA

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Reviewer


          • None


          • Not As Advertised

          Best Uses

          • Door stop

          Comments about D-Link PowerLine AV 500 4-Port Gigabit Switch:

          This product (and all the D-Link power line adapters) will only work for outlets on the same electrical circuit in your home. I'm not sure why they don't tell you that. How many homes have all the outlets on the same circuit? My guess is none that are built to code. If you're thinking you're going to create a whole house network with this product, think again. You're not. I verified this after waiting 1/2 hour on hold for D-Link tech support. It's a limitation of the technology. Why not tell people and save them the trouble of returning the device? Unbelievable!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          Gear works well for what it is

          By Scoobie

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me High bandwidth user, Network Architect, Professional

          Verified Buyer


          • Easily Expanded
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Secure
          • Software Is Helpful


          • Software Failures

          Best Uses

          • Home Networks
          • Home Office
          • Weak Wifi Signal Strenth

          Comments about D-Link PowerLine AV 500 4-Port Gigabit Switch:

          Needed networking from office upstairs on 2nd level down to basement and wifi signal was sketchy even with a repeater. Don't expect to get 500 Mbits from end to end, but hopefully it should be decent throughput depending on your wiring. It doesn't work on power strips for some reason. I installed the software on a laptop and after setting up the devices to talk to each other, I went into the target rooms and checked signal to different outlets. Different outlets perform vastly differently. In the end I got 150 Mbit from the office to the basement in one room and about 80 from the same office to another room in the basement. That's far more than good enough for online video streams.

          Software was glitchy. Keep in mind it is not required for installation, but is useful in finding the best performing outlets. I installed it on one laptop with windows7-64 and it didn't run at all. On another laptop it worked. The difference was that the 2nd laptop was behind on patches. I think this is a quality control issue with d-link software development. I tried downloading an updated version from their site, but v1.0 was all that was available. But once it worked, the software was very helpful in determining signal strength. In one case I tested to a quad power outlet and found that throughput was twice as good on upper 2 recepticles than lower 2. Seems to work better if you know where your breaker panel is and the shortest path to get there. My best performance was the shortest path through the breaker panel.

          Also note: if you press the connect button on the hardware for a time different from the instructions, it doesn't work - I thought I could press the button for a couple seconds longer just to make sure to make it work, but that turned out to make it not work. 3 seconds means you should press for no more or less than 3 seconds - it isn't that touchy, but you shouldn't hold it for 5 seconds trying to be sure it takes.

          My house was built in early 80's (if you'd like to factor in the age of my electrical wiring)

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          I would buy this product again

          By Can-C

          from Monaco

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer


          • Easy To Set Up


            Best Uses

            • Home Networks
            • Small Offices

            Comments about D-Link PowerLine AV 500 4-Port Gigabit Switch:

            I bought two of these PowerLine Switches to replace WiFi extender in our apartment which wasn't working very well due to wide concrete walls. I had no problem making connection between the switches, but with the 'remote' switch plugged the 1st power point I tried, the network speed was quite low (red LED was on - best speed is green LED), as this power point was on another circuit breaker. When plugged into a power point on the same circuit, network speed is very satisfactory (green LED on).

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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