Released March, 2011
The Pros:Affordable - comparable to regular gigabit switches. Gigabit - offers the latest speed standard. Powerline capable - can share the same network as other powerline adapters / routers in the same house or building.
The Cons:No option to disable powerline functionality - a security risk for those living in close proximity to others.
The D-Link DHP-540 is a 4-port Ethernet switch that connects to the rest of the network through the home's electrical system. Using the existing power outlets, the switch can connect to compatible network devices to make standard connections available through 4 built-in RJ-45 ports.
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This switch is backward compatible with HomePlug AV devices, and will work with PowerLine devices as well. Up to 500Mbps of throughput is possible, and security can be set with 128-bit AES encryption. Installation is plug & play, but support is available from the manufacturer 24/7 for setup help. This unit has a 1 year limited warranty.
- Connect up to 4 Ethernet-enableddevices per Switch
- Gigabit port for connecting highspeed devices
- Up to 500Mbps Throughput
- Uses Your Home’s Existing Electrical Wiring by Plugging into Existing Power Outlets
- Power Saving Mode
- Backward Compatible with HomePlug AV devices
- Push and Secure encryption button
- Supports 128-bit AES Encryption For Network Security
- Plug & Play Installation
- 24/7 Basic Installation Support
- 1-Year Limited Warranty
User Reviews (1)
affordable - comparable to regular gigabit switches
gigabit - offers the latest speed standard
powerline capable - can share the same network as other powerline adapters / routers in the same house or building
supports the latest and greatest Powerline AV 500 standard (up to 500Mbps throughput)
slick, minimalist aesthetic
quick security button for easy creation of a secure connection with other powerline devices
great performance - capable of sustaining real-world speeds upwards of 150mbps, 50% faster than regular 100mbit (10/100) wired connections
no option to disable powerline functionality - a security risk for those living in close proximity to others
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