One of the common problems that we can find in the home network are the differences in signal quality between the different corners of the house. Many times, this problem is evident even in medium-sized apartments. The German company devolo has launched a kit that uses technology to transmit the connection through electrical current . With devolo dLAN 500 WiFi , an optimal connection quality is achieved in any room of the home, thanks to the adapters that are plugged into the power socket and that distribute the signal throughout the apartment. The devolo dLAN 500 WiFi network kitwith three adapters is already available for a price of 150 euros.
The devolo company is one of the biggest forerunners of Powerline technology (PLC). This technology allows the transmission of the network signal through electric current. The advantages of this connection include less signal loss than with WiFi routers and a greater range, up to 300 meters . In the case of the devolo dLAN 500 WiFi Kit , the network adapters function as repeaters and create a stable network throughout the home. These adapters plug into the power outlets in the rooms. When receiving the signal directly from the electrical network, there is hardly any loss of signal compared to what happens with repeaters (which already receive a weaker signal).
In addition, the company uses technology WiFi Technology Move . The advantage of this connection is that it creates a shared WiFi network between the different adapters that we use. This shared connection maintains the same network ID and password. The mobile devices that we use at home (such as smartphones, tablets or laptops) are automatically connected to the devolo dLAN 500 WiFi adapter that has better signal quality. In this way, we will always have the best connection quality available when we change rooms, without noticing any type of interruption in the network connection.
The configuration of this shared network is very simple. All you have to do is install the main dLAN 500 duo adapter to the network and the router and then plug in the devolo dLAN 500 WiFi adapters that we are going to use throughout the house (the system allows you to add numerous additional adapters). We press a button on these adapters and the configuration is done automatically.
In addition, devolo has also deployed an app for Android and iOS mobile phones and tablets that allows us to configure the devices we are going to use in a personalized way. From this platform we can establish guest access, parental control (in case the user is a child) or advanced functions such as MAC filtering . Full configuration only needs to be done once and it is synced across all WiFi adapters on the network. The basic kit (Data Kit) for this product is priced at € 100 and includes a dLAN 500 WiFi and the main dLAN 500 duo adapter . The Network Kitwith three adapters (two dLAN 500 WiFi devices and one dLAN 500 duo ) is available for a price of 150 euros.