The dLAN® 1200 triple+ is the latest powerline company from Devolo. Powerline adapters are a fantastic option for people wanted fast and stable connections between their router and connected device without the mess or difficulty installing ethernet cable.
With Powerline, the adaptors use the electrical wiring without our home to establish a physical connection, similar to how wired ethernet works. This physical connection provides significantly more reliability and speed than WiF.
The Triple+ is rated at 1200 Mbps, and there are Wi-Fi routers out there that are rated faster, but the quality degrades quickly, and I doubt any router can achieve that speed between rooms. Wi-Fi Repeaters are a viable and cheaper option, but again it is not as good as some form of physical connection. Powerline isn’t perfect itself though, the 1200 Mbps speed is the theoretical maximum, and you always receive less, but it is still good.
This new model is the same speed as the fantastic dLAN 1200+ WiFi Ac Powerline Adapter I reviewed back in 2015. However, this one lacks the WiFi option but adds a 3rd ethernet port. This is a useful configuration if you want to connect your router to your TV room where you may have multiple devices like TV, console and streaming device all required internet. Of course, with the 2-port version, you could just add a switch to expand your ports, but that is an extra cost, wires, and plug sockets.
As with previous dLAN review, the physical hardware is quite large and not particularly attractive. Thankfully Devolo has kept the width of the adaptor thin enough not to block sockets to the left or right. Instead, the adaptor rises above your sockets quite a large way. This would block sockets if you use it on a power strip but it is highly recommended you never use a powerline adaptor this way as it degrades the quality of the line and therefore speed. The adaptors have a pass-through socket, so you don’t lose any socket space when you use one of these.
The Devolo adapters are fully HomePlug compliant so adding additional adapters to the existing Powerline network won't cause any issues. You can also mix and match different manufacturers. I have tested