D-Link AV500 2-Port Mini Adapter Starter Kit full review
The D-Link AV500 2-Port Mini Adapter Starter Kit is a set of two 500Mbps Powerline adapters that go further than most in boasting two Ethernet ports per adapter, as its name proudly proclaims. Sadly the speeds we achieved in our real-world tests were below average compared to other so-called 500Mbps Powerline adapters.
Powerline is a technology that uses your house's power cables to create a home network. Set up is so simple as all you have to do is attach one adapter to your Internet router using the supplied Ethernet cable and plug it into a nearby power socket. You then take the second adapter and plug this into a power socket in another room. You can connect this second adapter via Ethernet to your smart TV, games consoles, Sky+, Tivo, Apple TV and other set-top boxes that today demand fast Internet access.
The adapter uses 128-bit AES data encryption to protect the network from unauthorised access.
Powerline testing procedure
D-Link AV500 2-Port Mini Adapter Starter Kit: Specs
- Two 10/100 Ethernet ports per 500Mbps Powerline adapter.