This is a review of the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 which provides On-Off Device Control of electrical appliances from anywhere around the world. D-Link has been in the networking business for a long time. With the evolution of Internet-of-Things into our daily life, it is natural for D-Link to start expanding its product range into the Smart Home arena. In the areas of Wi-Fi Smart Plug, D-Link offers two models, the DSP-W215 and the DSP-W115. The former has additional capabilities of monitoring the energy utilization but has since been discontinued. The newer DSP-W115 is cheaper and more modern looking compared to its older sibling. The D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 has a recommended retail price of S$39 a piece. In the recent 11-11 Singles Day sale are Lazada.SG, the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 was having a promotion and was selling at S$27 a piece. With the special promo code at Lazada.SG for this event, the nett price I paid for the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 was only about S$23 a piece. Considering that I have been paying at least S$60 a piece for the Belkin Wemo Insight Plug, the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 is a steal and a no-brainer.
The UK/SG plug based D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 allows the remote ON-OFF control of the connected device or appliance via the myDLink mobile App that is available on both iOS and Andriod platforms. Beside connected access from anywhere with an internet connection, the app also allows for scheduling of automatic ON-OFF of the connected device or appliance. The D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 also works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and IFTTT according to the box packaging. Now let’s take a closer look and set it up.
Inside the box of the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 contains just the plug itself, a Quick Installation Guide and some usual limited product warranty notes.
The D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 has a simple oval shaped design with an LED status ring around the side.
On the side of the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115, there are three buttons. The top one is to turn on or off the status LED (just in case its bright green color is too glaring in the dark). In the middle is the Power button to turn on or off the connected device or appliance. Right at the bottom is the WPS and Reset button.
There is also a label at the back of the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 that contains information including the Ad-hoc WiFi SSID and password should you reset the plug. The QR-Code on the label also come in handy to during the setup of the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 to the myDLink app as you can choose to scan this QR-Code instead of keying in all the necessary information for the setup.
To setup the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115, first you will need the latest version of the myDLink App. The older version does not seem to support the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 when I tried.
After successful installation of the myDLink Mobile App, you will need to login into the app using your myDLink account.
Upon login, you should be able to see all your previously registered in your myDLink account. For me, I have a couple of DLink cameras setup previously and they showed up nicely in the new myDLink App.
To setup the new D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115, you will need to go to the “Devices” option at the bottom of the first page and select “Plug”. As I do not have any DLink Smart Plug installed previously, it immediately prompted me to add on a new Plug.
This is where the myDLink Mobile App will prompt you for a QR code to scan to setup the device.
After scanning the QR code, the myDLink Mobile App prompted to plug in the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 and make sure that the bottom half of the LED status ring is flashing red to show that it’s in the setup mode.
After that, you will need to connect to the Ad-hoc WiFi of the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 for the first time to configure your WiFi network settings into the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115.
After configuration of your local WiFi network into the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115, the bottom part of the status LED ring should be in SOLID green color aftern a while. This means that the setup of D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 is almost completed and you are just a few steps from using it.
After successful setup of the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115, the last step is to name the plug and also define where it is placed in your home. You can also choose to add it as a shortcut in the main page of the myDLink Mobile App so that you won’t have to navigate too many steps to access the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115.
To test if your setup is correct, you can toggle the status of the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 using the myDLink Mobile App and the status LED of the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 should change from SOLID green full ring for ON and only bottom SOLID green for OFF.
At this point, if you have Amazon Alexa, you can also add DLinks Smart Home skills into your Alexa account with which you will then be able to discover the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 and use Alexa to voice control it’s ON and OFF.
Overall, the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 serves the function its built for. Although it does not have the additional functions like power usage monitoring like the WeMo Insight range, its low price point makes it very attractive if you are just starting to equip your own smart home. I would certainly recommend to get some of the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug DSP-W115 and take the first steps to home automation!