Devolo dLAN 200 AV Wireless N Starter Kit review

Is a complete home networking solution in one kit too much to ask?

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Our Verdict

A good way to get broadband and wireless networking to otherwise inaccessible parts of your home.


  • Powerline networking
  • Good Wireless-N speeds


  • Outclassed by old Ethernet
  • Limited feature set

Powerline networking is the perfect solution to circumventing wireless networking's shortcomings, and the Devolo dLAN 200 AV Wireless N Starter Kit attempts to combine the best of both worlds.

It builds upon the existing Devolo product line offering the same 200Mbps networking over your home's internal power wiring, as it has with the rest of the Devolo dLAN 200 AV product line. The cherry on the cake is one of the two supplied adaptors happens to also be a Wireless-N 300Mbps router.

This ingenious solution enables you to plug an internet gateway in at the other end of your property, connect it to one Devolo dLAN 200 AV adaptor and then locate the Wireless-N equipped adaptor exactly where you need it, to maximise the wireless signal.

It's an interesting and practical solution for anyone that has their broadband router significantly distant from where they actually want the broadband, or your home has thick walls as are often found in older properties.

Alternatively, it enables you to create a wireless hotspot in more remotes areas of your home, especially if you have an outhouse or garage wired to the mains supply.

Tech Specs

Product TypePowerline Network Adapter
Wireless LANYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Product FamilydLAN
Brand Namedevolo
Maximum Distance Supported300 m
Powerline Transmission StandardHomePlug AV
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports1
Height110 mm
Width68 mm
Depth49 mm
Manufacturerdevolo AG
Product Model1408
Product NamedLAN 1408 AV Powerline Wireless Network Adapter
Product LinedLAN
Manufacturer Part Number1408
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Game consoles, Internet TV sets, Blu-ray players, laptops and smartphones - more and more devices can be connected to the Internet. Whether using WLAN or a classic network cable - the dLAN 200 AV Wireless N is the solution. Using the compact devolo adapter, you can easily set up individual WLAN zones in the home and also connect up to three cable-based devices in the room to the Internet using just one dLAN adapter. Ideal for the living room and home office.

Limited Warranty3 Year
Weight (Approximate)400 g