Feb 24

After you have completed the D-Link DHP-301 Utility installation wizard, double-click the D-Link DHP-301 PLC Utility icon on your desktop to start the configuration of the DHP-301.


This tutorial also applies to DHP-300 and DHP-303.

The utility provides you with the option of setting your own unique Network ID and the ability to prioritize traffic passing through the network.


Configure the PLC connected nodes first (the remote DHP-301 which is not connected to the PC), and configure the ETH connected.

node last (the local DHP-301 connected to the PC).
Note: If you configure the ETH node first and change the Net ID or Encryption Key, you will not have access to the PLC nodes.

This screen shows the current configuration of the DHP-301. You can modify any of the parameters and click Next to save your configuration.

• Net ID: Powerline network name (case sensitive).

Default is D-Link DHP-301

• Encryption Key: Powerline network password (alphanumeric).
Default is DHP-301

• Password: Configuration Assistant password (alphanumeric).
Default is admin

• Alias: Device name (case sensitive).
Default is Device 1, Device 2, etc…

Note: Net ID and Encryption Key can be changed to prevent unauthorized access to your powerline network. Make sure the Net ID and Encryption Key of the devices within your powerline network are the same to enable data transmission.

If you are finished configuring this node you need to configure the rest of the PLC nodes before you configure the ETH node.
Click the Next button to continue. Once you have configured all nodes, click Finish to exit the utility.

If you forgot your configuration password, please click cancel and proceed to next step.


To reset your configuration password, please click Reset to restore the password to factory default value.


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Feb 06

Why can´t my two powerline adapters connect?

1. The two adapters must be connected to power outlets and electrical wiring which belong to the same electrical system.

2. Connect the adapter directly to the wall socket instead of a powerstrip/surge protector. Filtering circuits in the surge protector can interfere with power line technology.

Why is my power-line ethernet adapter slower than 200Mbps?

200Mbps is the theoretical physical rate. Actual throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, and network overhead affects actual throughput rate.

Specific factors which may reduce your effective speeds are power fluctuations EM interference from induction motors such as refrigerators, washer/dryer, microwaves, hair dryers, etc.and poor grounding.

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Jan 30

D-Link’s PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter is an ideal solution for connecting computers, HD media players, game consoles, and network attached storage devices to your home network. Simply connect one adapter to your router and plug it into an existing power outlet to turn every other power outlet in your home into a possible network connection – just plug in additional adapters as needed.


Tap into your existing power outlets to create a home network with D-Link’s PowerLine HD Network Starter Kit. Easy.

D-Link’s Powerline HD Ethernet Adapter is ideal for connecting an Ethernet-enabled digital media device such as a Tivo® or Slingbox™ to your network and the Internet. D-Link PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapters also enable you to connect gaming consoles like the Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, or Nintento Wii™ to the Internet. To top it all off, QoS support helps prioritize your data, enabling smooth video streaming and lag-free gaming.

Conveniently Connect

Connect multiple devices in the farthest corners of your home by attaching a switch or wireless access point to a D-Link PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter*. Plus, D-Link’s PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapters implement 3DES encryption for securing your connection to help keep your data safe from intruders.

What this product does

D-Link’s PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter (DHP-300) and Starter Kit (DHP-301) take advantage of your home’s existing electrical wiring to create or extend a network*. Turn every power outlet into a possible network connection to connect computers, digital media players, and game consoles throughout your home.

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