The dLAN 500 AV Wireless+ from Devolo combines all the features of a high-performance Powerline adapter in a single device.
- Three LAN ports for connecting multiple network-compatible devices to the same adapter – very useful for a Sky +, Game Console and TV configuration.
- Ethernet connections on top of the device – making it useful if you have no space for the cables, on low sockets for example
- Fully integrated Wi-Fi hotspot – making it easy for you to get the best from your mobile devices anywhere in your house
- Pass-through socket – meaning you can use the plug on the front of the device to plug in any other devices you might have.
- Genuinely plug and play
Most reviews show that in the theoretical maximum speed of 500 Mbps is probably unatainable, but this is true of all powerline adaptors as much as Wi-Fi underperformance. As with all devices of this nature many factors can impact the speed, the unique wiring configuration of your house for example.
The number of features in the device mean that many reviews seem to prefer the 500AV to the newer and faster 650+ and 1200+ Powerlines devices, but it does lack the more compact design and the Devolo Range+ technology of the later models.
Reviews of the Devolo dLAN 500AV Wireless+ Starter Kit
Amazon.co.uk – 135 4 & 5 Star reviews.
PCAdvisor.co.uk – 4 out of 5.
expertreviews.co.uk – 4 out of 5.
Where to buy the Devolo dLAN 500AV Wireless+ Starter Kit
The full wireless Startr kit with all whistles and bells will set you back arouns £99.99 from Amazon.co.uk. If you don’t require the full Wireless functionality, then there is a Network kit which includes the main unit and two single units with prices around £89.99.
If you need additional units around the house, the could buy them from Amazon.co.uk for around £39.99.