Product Comparison: Devolo dLAN 500 vs Devolo dLAN 1200+

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General Specifications
dLAN 500
dLAN 1200+
About the Product
The devolo dLAN 500 WiFi Powerline adapter is the ideal alternative to the classic WiFi amplifier. It allows you to smoothly improve your WiFi, entirely without the wireless signal that repeaters need.
The dLAN 1200+ Wi-Fi ac from devolo. This is the Powerline gigabit generation. Integrated with Wi-Fi AC—the Wi-Fi standard with ideal performance. Two Gigabit LAN ports are available for additional terminal devices.
Key Specs
Kit Contents
Adapter, Ethernet Cable
Adapter, Ethernet Cable
Powerline Speed
500 Mbps
1200 Mbps
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
300 metres
400 metres
Wi-Fi Speed
150 Mbps
1200 Mbps
Pairing, Wi-Fi On/Off, WPS
Pairing, Wi-Fi On/Off
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Devolo dLAN 500 Wi-Fi Add-On Powerline Adapter
  • The signal is good and WiFi runs at about 50% of the main router speed, which is more than enough.
  • It works brilliantly. I have full network coverage over the house and the garden.
  • Easy to install just follow the instructions, it is working a treat with 5 bar WiFi signal and good speed.
  • The WiFi performance is poor. The range no longer covers the whole house.
  • I find that the speed is very slow on the devices via this adaptor.
Devolo dLAN 1200+ Wi-Fi AC Add-On Powerline Adapter
  • The WiFi reception is excellent and the speed.
  • These provide a really strong signal throughout the house and out in to the garden.
  • Brilliant bit of kit, supporting decent much improved speeds, compared to the old setup.
  • Easy to use and transfer speeds are very fast.
  • Connection speeds were incredibly slow - devices would sit waiting for data, which hadn’t happened with previous products.
Size & Weight
2.68 in.
5.98 in.
2.68 in.
2.99 in.
1.61 in.
1.57 in.
4.48 oz.
12.63 oz.
Number Of LAN Ports
Ethernet Standard
Wireless Standard
Wireless - N
Wireless - AC
Modulation Technology
System Requirements
Windows 8/7/Vista, Ubuntu-Linux 12.04, MAC OS X 10.6, Android, iOS
Windows 8/7, Ubuntu-Linux 12.04, MAC OS X 10.6 - 10.9
Range+ Technology, WiFi Move Technology, LED indicators, Compact and unobtrusive design
LED indicators, Interfaces can be enabled/disabled, HTML configuration page, WiFi Move Technology, Range+ Technology
What customers say about "Network"
Devolo dLAN 500 Wi-Fi Add-On Powerline Adapter
  • The dLAN background connection to my other two Devolo nodes is good and fast, and the one RJ45 LAN port works well.
  • Speeds are good. Perfect signal.
  • Very good, and high speed attained. Easy to set up.
  • Easy to install. No problems with speed for streaming unlike the sky wifi unit I had connected before.
  • Speeds are higher without it on the network even with only one bar of wifi strength.
Devolo dLAN 1200+ Wi-Fi AC Add-On Powerline Adapter
  • You can install multiple of them and chain them so you can configure all the settings from a single web page served up by the adaptors.
  • Simply set your device to connect to the strongest signal automatically. Very impressed.
  • The pass through works flawlessly, and the wireless is decently strong.
  • These units really help to spread a Wi-Fi signal throughout a house without speed loss from the router.
  • I don't get even half of the advertised speeds. The WiFi is poor.
Data Encryption
Encryption Type
WPA/WPA2, 128-Bit AES, WPS
What customers say about "Security"
Devolo dLAN 500 Wi-Fi Add-On Powerline Adapter
  • This WiFi hotspot took 2 minutes to set up and give me full speed coverage in the front of my house. Great security performance.
  • Easy to install & added to existing Devolo LAN. It provides great security.
  • It works at a good speed. Security set up is simple.
  • Absolutely brilliant with different security types.
Devolo dLAN 1200+ Wi-Fi AC Add-On Powerline Adapter
  • The management software for these works fine on Ubuntu 14.04, allowing you to add more devices to the network and configure their security settings.
  • The web based security app that controls the Devolo is excellent, the competition can learn a lot.
  • It's all very secure. Very happy with it.
  • Could not connect to wifi, showing incorrect passcode even after factory reset, still wouldn't work after disabling wifi security.
  • Compatibility problems such as low speed and security issues.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
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