PowerLine AV Network Starter Kit


  • Product Status: Phased Out
The D-Link PowerLine AV Network Starter Kit allows you to create or expand your home network using your existing electrical wiring. By simply attaching one adapter from your router into your existing electrical system, you can turn every power outlet into a possible network connection making the PowerLine AV Network Starter Kit and ideal solution for buildings with concrete walls or multi-storied floors.

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• Converts any power socket into a network connection point  
• Improved resistance to electrical interference
• 200 Mbps data transfer rates over standard electrical wires: no extra cable needed
• Simple push-button setup, with sophisticated data encryption
• Standby mode for power saving (EuP compliant)

The D-Link DHP-307AV kit consists of two PowerLine Homeplug AV network adapters used to distribute Ethernet over standard AC wiring within the home. 

Use existing wiring to create a home network

By simply plugging one PowerLine adapter into an existing electrical socket, you can turn every power outlet into a potential network connection, making the DHP-307AV an ideal solution for sharing a high-speed Internet connection or for connecting computers, HD media players, game consoles and Network Attached Storage to your home network. It is also ideal for homes or small offices where concrete walls, successive floors in multi-storied buildings, or other architectural impediments could inhibit a wireless signal1.

200 Mbps transmission

Delivering data transfer rates of up to 200 Mbps2, D-Link’s PowerLine Homeplug AV provides ample bandwidth for demanding digital home requirements, such as watching Internet TV or streaming digital music in any room. Advanced technology built into these adapters makes them more resistant to electrical interference from other household appliances, so users can fully benefit from the maximum transmission speeds. 

Conveniently connect

You can attach a switch or wireless Access Point (AP) to a D-Link PowerLine Homeplug AV Network Adapter, allowing you to connect multiple devices in the farthest corners of your home.
Furthermore, D-Link’s Powerline Homeplug AV implements 128-bit AES encryption for securing your connection and keeping your data safe from intruders. You can set this up easily via the button on the side of the adapter.


Based on the industry-leading Atheros Homeplug AV technology, the adapters are compatible with other brands’ devices based on the same Homeplug AV standard. However, they will not work with devices based on other standards, such as D-Link’s DHP-303/343. But they will co-exist with them, so you don’t need to worry about getting rid of your existing adapters.

D-Link Green™

The kit is part of D-Link Green, D-Link’s program for providing eco-friendly alternatives without compromising performance: if data transmission or reception does not occur over a certain period of time, the adapter will automatically go into sleep mode to save power.
This requires less than 1W, making the adapter among the first of its kind to comply with the European Union guideline on Energy-using Products (EuP), applicable since 7th January 2010.

1 Power outlets and electrical wiring must all be part of the same electrical system. Additional PowerLine Homeplug AV Ethernet adapters are required to add new devices to the network.
2 Maximum throughput based on theoretical data rate. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic and network overhead may lower actual throughput rate.

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  • IEEE 802.3
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • HomePlug AV
Ethernet Interface 
  • 10/100Base-TX Ethernet Port with Auto MDI/MDIX
  • RJ-45 Connector

Maximum Data Rate 

  • 200Mbps

Powerline Frequency Band 

  • 2Mhz to 30Mhz

Powerline Madulation Scheme

  • OFDM Symbol Modulation


  • 128-bit AES Data encryption
  • Power
  • Powerline
  • Ethernet
Power Saving
  • Power saving mode supported
Operating Temperature 
  • 30° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)

Operating Humidity 

  • 10% to 95% non-condensing
Power Supply 
  • 110~240VAC, 50/60Hz
EMC Certification 
  • CE EMC Class B
  • FCC Part 15 Class B

Safety Certfication 

  • UL
  • CE LVD

Dimensions (L x W x H) 

  • 2.68" x 2.43" x 1.64"
  • 0.28lbs (1 DHP-310AV)

1Maximum throughput based on theoretical transmission PHY rate. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of traffic and network overhead, may lower actual data throughput rate. Interference from devices that emit electrical noise, such as vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, may adversely affect the performance of this product. This product may interfere with devices such as lighting systems that have a dimmer switch, short wave radios, or other powerline devices that do not follow the HomePlug Powerline Alliance standard.
2 Power outlets and electrical wiring must all be part of the same electrical system. Certain electrical conditions in your home, such as wiring conditions and configuration may affect the performance of this product. A minimum of two D-Link PowerLine AV Network Adapters are required to create a network. Connecting this product to a power strip with a surge protector may adversely affect the performance of this product. For best results, plug adapter directly into a power outlet.
3 24/7 Basic Installation Support is available only in the USA for the first 30 days from date of original purchase.


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Version Date Type File Size
Datasheet for DHP-307AV - PDF 1.02mb Download
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Manual Manual - PDF 0.94mb Download
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1.00 Quick Installation Guide - PDF 0.43mb Download
1.00 Quick Installation Guide Revision A1 - PDF 0.43mb Download
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Firmware Upgrade Utility

Firmware Upgrade Utility

01/04/2011 Download
Firmware 4.20 Firmware 21/04/2010 Download
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CE Declaration CE Declaration 19/03/2010 Download