devolo is opening the door to a new era of high-speed networking with its new Powerline generation based on G.hn. The company is the first European provider of technology ever to rely on the second-generation G.hn chips.

  • What exactly is G.hn?
  • What are the advantages compared to dLAN (HomePlug AV2)?

What exactly is G.hn?

G.hn is a technical standard developed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and supported by numerous organisations, including the HomeGrid Forum industrial association.

 

The update to G.hn means that the speed in the Powerline backbone has been increased enormously (currently as high as 2400 Mbps). The update also features improved stability and a greater PLC range of up to 500 metres. 

What are the advantages compared to dLAN (HomePlug AV2)?

Due to the continuously growing power requirements in the home network, such as those for 8K streaming and VR gaming, devolo has decided that, for its new Magic products, it will no longer rely on the HomePlug AV2 standard used in current dLAN devices (direct Local Area Network). Instead, these products will rely on the new and significantly faster G.hn standard.

This means:

  • Significant speed boost—currently by 100 percent
  • Greater stability
  • Increased range

That is why the Magic adapters based on G.hn are ideal for your home network. Thanks to the new standard, users are perfectly equipped, even for the high-performance applications of the future.

G.hn and mesh—a perfect combination for the ideal home network

All devolo Magic series WiFi adapters offer mesh WiFi, which means completely new and improved WiFi functions:

Fast Roaming


Fast roaming ensures that all WiFi clients, such as smartphones and tablets, are always connected to the strongest WiFi hotspot. This is especially important when people move from room to room with their mobile devices.

Airtime Fairness


The new air-time fairness feature (as the name indicates) processes the requests of high-speed WiFi clients more fairly. This prevents older devices, which may require more time for a download, from creating WiFi bottlenecks.
 

Bandsteering


Integrated band steering ensures that all WiFi clients automatically switch to the frequency band (2.4 or 5 GHz) that is optimal for them to guarantee that they are always using the best WiFi connection.

Even greater comfort, convenience and security

Users also benefit from greater comfort and convenience in the process of installing and setting up the new Magic products. Once they are plugged in, the new devolo Magic adapters based on G.hn automatically connect to each other and immediately form an encrypted network based on the 128-bit AES standard (Advanced Encryption Standard). This means your new high-speed home network is protected against data thieves and prying eyes.

A direct comparison of G.hn and dLAN:

G.hn

dLAN


PLC transmission speed (status 2018-09-20)

Up to 2400 Mbps

Up to 1200 Mbps


PLC range

Up to 500 metres

Up to 400 metres


Automatic pairing (forms an encrypted PLC connection)

Yes

No


PLC encryption

128-Bit (AES)

128-Bit (AES)


Supported WiFi standards

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac


Supported WiFi standards

Mesh WiFi (Fast Roaming, Airtime Fairness, Bandsteering)

Mesh functionality


New, improved web interface

Yes

In development

(soon to arrive)


Unterstützung der neuen devolo App

Yes

In development

(will soon be supported)


Enjoy the new G.hn standard with these products:

Magic 2 WiFi

  • Seamless, reliable and fast Wi-Fi and Internet in any corner of your home thanks to Mesh and Powerline
  • High speed up to 2400 Mbps for your digital freedom
  • Two Gigabit LAN connections for static devices such as smart TVs, consoles or PC's

Magic 1 WiFi

  • Seamless, reliable and fast Wi-Fi and Internet in any corner of your home thanks to Mesh and Powerline
  • High speed up to 1200 Mbps for your digital freedom
  • Two fast Ethernet LAN connections for static devices such as smart TVs, consoles or PC's

Magic 2 LAN

  • Fast and reliable Internet in any corner of your home thanks to Powerline
  • High speed up to 2400 Mbps for your digital freedom
  • One Gigabit LAN connections for static devices such as smart TVs, consoles or PC's

Magic 2 LAN

  • Fast and reliable Internet in any corner of your home thanks to Powerline
  • High speed up to 1200 Mbps for your digital freedom
  • One Gigabit LAN connections for static devices such as smart TVs, consoles or PC's
Would you like to learn more about applications such as gaming, streaming or WiFi use in the kitchen?
Use our application guide for tips and product recommendations

 

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