HPTurbo1
85 Mbps High Speed HomePlug Ethernet Embedded
Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor
HPTURBOWALL
85 Mbps High Speed HomePlug Ethernet Bridge
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Table of Contents
Table of Content…………………………………………………………………………….……2
Safety Messages…………………………………………………………………………….…..3-4
Chapter1 – Introduction………………………………………………………………….……….5
1.1 Networking Application Examples…………………………………………….…..6-8
1.2 Maximum HomePlug Devices in Network.……………………………………….……..9
1.3 Package Contents……………………………………………………………….…….9
Chapter2 – Installation & Connection…………………………………………………….……..10
2.1 System Requirements………………………………………………………….…….10
2.2 Installation & Un-installation of Configuration Utility………………………….10-13
2.3 HPTurbo1 and HPTURBOWALL Connection & Indicator Lights ..…………….……....15
Chapter3 – Configuration Utility Software Features…..…………………….………………….16
3.1 Main Screen…………………………………………………………………………17
3.2 Network Security…………………………………………………………………18-20
3.3 Privacy Screen……………………………………………………………………20-21
3.4 Diagnostic Screen…………………………………………………………………...22
3.5 About Screen………………………………………………………………………..23
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Safety Messages
WARNING
HIGH VOLTAGE is used in the equipment. No user repairable parts, user is never
to open device. Failure to observe safety precautions may result in electric shock
to user.
Note…
Check voltages before connecting equipment to power supplies. Applying
incorrect voltage may result in damage to equipment.
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Important Safety Instructions
Please read these instructions carefully:
1) Unplug the HPTurbo1 or HPTURBOWALL from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do
not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
2) Do not use the HPTurbo1 or HPTURBOWALL near water.
3) The HPTurbo1 or HPTURBOWALL should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat
register, or in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation provided.
4) The HPTurbo1 or HPTURBOWALL should be operated from the type of power indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer
or local power company.
5) Plug the HPTurbo1 or HPTURBOWALL directly into a 120V AC wall outlet. Do not use
an extension cord between the HPTurbo1 or HPTURBOWALL and the AC power source.
6) Do not attempt to service the HPTurbo1 or HPTURBOWALL yourself, as opening or
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks as well as void
the product warranty. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel only.
7) Unplug the HPTurbo1 or HPTURBOWALL from the wall outlet and refer the product to
qualified service personnel for the following conditions:
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If liquid has been spilled into the product.
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are
followed.
If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
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Chapter 1 – Introduction
The HPTurbo1 is a combination HomePlug Ethernet Adapter and Home Networking Protector
providing total surge protection for the computer system including its peripherals such as
modems, scanners, monitors, printers and routers. The HPTurbo1 also incorporates an Ethernet
HomePlug® circuit which provides data networking over existing AC wiring. Traditional surge
protectors interfere with data transmitted over AC wiring utilizing HomePlug® technology.
The HPTURBOWALL is an 85 Mbps High Speed HomePlug Ethernet Bridge which operates
on the HomePlug Powerline Specification 1.0 standard. The HPTURBOWALL allows multiple
home desktops and notebooks to be networked to share Internet connections, printers, files, and
play games without additional wiring. The installation of the HPTURBOWALL only requires
that a 10/100Mbps network adapter is installed on the computer.
Connecting multiple computing devices together to establish a Local Area Network is as simple
as 1-2-3 with the HPTurbo1 and HPTURBOWALL devices. Whether you are connecting two
computers together or extending your existing network, the HPTurbo1 and HPTURBOWALL
comes with drivers for the most popular operating systems: Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP, and
Vista.
All devices are designed and manufactured to meet’s high quality standards and industry organizations’ (i.e. HomePlug Powerline Alliance, IEEE, FCC, and UL) rigorous specifications and
world-class quality standards.
Computer networking in the office or at home has the following advantages:
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Share centrally stored data
Share one printer
Multi-access to one Internet connection
Multi-user games over the network.
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1.1 Networking Application Examples
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Workstation with Internet connection over an ADSL/Cable modem
WWW
INTERNET
ADSL/CABLE MODEM
HPTURBOWALL
OR
HPTURBO1
HOME ELECTRICAL WIRING
HPTURBOWALL
OR
HPTURBO1
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• Networking for Online Gaming.
WWW
INTERNET
ADSL/CABLE MODEM
HPTURBOWALL
OR
HPTURBO1
HOME ELECTRICAL WIRING
HPTURBOWALL
OR
HPTURBO1
GAMING SYSTEM
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• Networking for several work stations with IP- STV and one Internet
connection over an ADSL/Cable modem router.
WWW
INTERNET
IP-STV
ADSL/CABLE MODEM
HPTURBOWALL
ADSL/CABLE ROUTER
OR
HPTURBO1
HOME ELECTRICAL WIRING
HPTURBOWALL
OR
HPTURBO1
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1.2 Maximum HomePlug Devices in Network
The maximum number of HPTurbo1 and HPTURBOWALL products in a single-family
house is theoretically 253 connections, but in practice no more than 10 devices should be
transferring data simultaneously.
1.3 Package Contents
Make sure that you have the following items. If any of the items is damaged or missing,
please contact your dealer immediately.
HPTurbo1
or
HPTURBOWALL
CAT-5 UTP Ethernet Network cable (RJ-45)
Configuration Utility Installation CD
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Chapter 2 – Installation & Connection
2.1
System Requirements
HPTurbo1 and HPTURBOWALL products are compatible with all operating systems with an
Ethernet port. Drivers are not required for this adapter. The supplied software configures the
network password and operates only with Windows operating systems.
Your computer must meet the below mentioned minimum requirements in order to use the
Configuration Utility:
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Windows Operating Systems:
Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 ,Windows XP, or Vista with Ethernet
connection
Pentium III 300 MHz MMX-Compatible PC or greater
128MB hard disk space and memory
CD-ROM drive
Note…
Your computer or the device to which you want to connect the HomePlug
Ethernet Adaptor must have an Ethernet port, i.e. a network card or a
network adaptor.
2.2
Installation & Un-installation of Configuration Utility
Windows Operating Systems
Installation:
1. Connect the HPTurbo1 or the HPTURBOWALL to the computer or the device with the
Ethernet cable.
2. Connect the HPTurbo1 or the HPTURBOWALL to the Power Outlet.
3. Install the Configuration Utility. The Installation CD has an auto run feature. If the
Installation CD auto run fails, please run the Setup.exe file in the CD.
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4. Follow the installation wizard on screen instructions to install the utility drivers.
Select the appropriate operating system on your computer.
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If you select to install with windows XP/2000, follow the installation wizard below.
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If you select to install with windows Vista 32 bit or Vista 64 bit, follow the installation wizard
below.
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Note…
1. Before connecting the HomePlug Ethernet Adaptor, please note its
Security ID / Device Password and keep it available for configuration of
the network.
2. No drivers are required for installation of the HomePlug Ethernet
Adaptor.
Note…
If there is no connection/link among the HomePlug adaptors with the
Ethernet cable inserted or ping test between the HomePlug adaptors is
not successful, please power the HomePlug adaptors off and on again.
You can also unplug the HomePlug adaptor and then plug in again in
the presence of the Ethernet.
Uninstallation:
1. To uninstall the Configuration Utility, go to the Control Panel of your system.
2. Open the Add/Remove Programs.
3. Select and double click on the PowerPacket Ethernet Adapter in the Add/Remove
Programs Properties.
4. Follow the on screen instructions to uninstall the PowerPacket Utility.
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2.3 HPTurbo1 and HPTURBOWALL Connections & Indicator Lights
The HomePlug Ethernet Adaptors have two indicator (LEDs) and an Ethernet port.
See Figures below.
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6PL
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2
POWERLINE LINK
ETHERNET LINK
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7
85Mbps
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1
HPTurbo1
ITEM NO. FEATURE
Reset Fuse
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Power Switch
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Protected
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Not Protected
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Ethernet
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Power Line
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Link
Ethernet Link
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Filtered
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Receptacle
HPTURBOWALL
DESCRIPTION
Self restoring line surge suppresser fuse.
When plugged in an AC receptacle indicator lamp ON/OFF.
Green LED ON indicates protection circuit is operational.
Red LED ON indicates protection circuit not operational.
RJ-45 for Ethernet cable.
LED when ON, indicates that HomePlug circuit is powered.
LED when ON, indicates Ethernet link established.
6 EMI filtered receptacles for preventing unwanted electrical.
noise from been introduced by peripheral devices.
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Chapter 3– Configuration Utility Software Features
Running the Utility with Windows XP/2000:
To run the utility, double click the Homeplug PowerPacket icon on your desktop as in Figure 1.
Figure 1
Running the Utility with Vista:
If you installed the configuration utility with Vista, go to start all programs and click on
HomePlug PowerPacket.
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3.1 Main Screen
The Main screen essentially provides a list of all HPTurbo1 devices logically connected to the
computer where the utility is running. (If the status is not updated, please close and open the
utility again).
The top panel shows the local HPTurbo1 device found connected to the computer’s NIC
(Network Interface Card). See Figure 2. In this case the MAC address of device connected
locally to the PC is 00:30:0A:4B:B5:C7.
Figure 2
The lower panel displays all the HomePlug devices, identified on the current logical network
(remote devices). Displayed immediately above this pane list is the number of remote devices
found, the type of logical network (Public or Private), and a message area that reports
connectivity and scan status. The following information is displayed for each of the devices
discovered that appear in the lower panel.
The Device Name column shows the default device name, which may be user re-defined. A user
may change the name by clicking on the name and editing in-place, or by using the Rename
button.
The MAC Address column shows the device’s MAC address.
The Password column shows the user-supplied Device Password (initially left blank).The Device
Password can be found on the label at the back of the unit. A user may enter the password by
using the Enter Password button (explained below).
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3.2 Network Security
Normally the electric meter forms a physical barrier, i.e. only devices connected to this meter can
be part of the network and benefit from the phase coupling. We strongly recommend that you use
the HPTurbo1 and HPTURBOWALL internal device encryption. It is configured with the
Homeplug PowerPacket Configuration Utility software.
How to Use Passwords Correctly
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You can improve your security substantially by following some important rules regarding
the use of passwords.
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Keep your passwords as secret as possible.
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Never write a password down nor store them in notebooks, wallets and text files in
computers.
Do not pass on your password unnecessarily.
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Select a random password. Use random strings of letters and numbers. Passwords from
common language usage are not secure.
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Change the password regularly or immediately if you feel it has been compromised.
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Passwords should be changed as frequently as possible. This requires a little effort, but
increases your security considerably. Even if only the slightest indication of a leak exists,
the password should be changed.
To set the Password of the device, first select the device by clicking on its name in the lower
panel and then click on the EnterPassword button.
In this case Device 3 with MAC addresses 00:90:47:0A:C1:71 as in Figure 3.
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Figure 3
A dialog box will appear as shown in Figure 4 to type the password. The selected device name is
shown above the field for entering the password. Hit OK after entering the password.
A confirmation box will appear if the password was entered correctly. If a device is not found,
the user will be notified and suggestions to resolve common problem swill be presented. See
Figure 5.
Figure 4
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The Add button is used to add a remote device to your network that is not on the displayed list in
the lower panel, for example, a device currently on another logical network. Users are advised to
locate the Device Passwords for all devices they wish to manage and add them to the local
logical network by clicking on the Add button. A dialog box will appear. The dialog box allows
the user to enter both a Device Name and the Device Password.
A confirmation box will appear if the pass word was entered correctly as in Figure 5.
Figure 5
Note…
The device must be present on power line (plugged in) in order for the
password to be confirmed and added to the network. If the device could not
be located, a warning message will be shown.
The Scan button is used to perform an immediate search of the HomePlug devices connected to
the computer. By default the utility automatically scans every few seconds and updates the
display.
3.3 Privacy Screen
The Privacy dialog screen provides a means for managing the local network and providing
additional security. All HomePlug devices are shipped using a default logical network (network
name), which is normally “HomePlug”. The Privacy dialog screen allows user to make the
network private by changing the network name (network password) of devices. The user can
always reset a HomePlug network to the universal one (public) by entering “HomePlug” as the
network name or by clicking on the “Use Default” button. See Figure 6.
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Note…
Changing the network name to any other name other than “HomePlug” will show
the network type on the main screen as Private. The Network Name is between 4
to 24 characters.
Figure 6
The “Set Local Device only“button is used to change the network name (network password) for
the local device only. After doing this, all the devices seen on the Main panel prior to this will no
longer be able to communicate or respond to the computer, as they will be on a different logical
network. Devices previously set up with the same logical network (same network name) will
appear in the device list afterward selecting this option.
The “Set All Devices “button is used to change the logical network of all devices that appear on
the Main panel. The user must have entered the Device Password in order to set it to the new
logical network. A notification message will appear to report the success of this operation.
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3.4 Diagnostics Screen
The Diagnostics screen shows system information and a history of all devices seen. See Figure 7
The upper panel shows technical data concerning software and hardware on the host computer
used to communicate over HomePlug. It shall include the following:
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Operating System Type/Version
Host Network Name
User Name
MAC Address of all NICs (network interface card)
Identify versions of all Driver DLLs and Libraries used (NDIS) and optionally
HomePlug chipset manufacturer name (Turbo Only devices)
MAC Firmware Version (Turbo Only devices)
Vendor name
Figure 7
The lower panel contains a history of all remote devices seen on the computer, overtime. Devices
are shown here regardless of whether or not they are on the same logical network.
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Adapter Alias Name
Adapter MAC Address
Adapter Password
Adapter Last known rate
Adapter Last Known Network
Date device last scanned.
Vendor
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3.5 About Screen
The “About” screen shows the software version. Users are also able to activate or de-activate the
“Autoscan” feature by clicking on the check-box under the “Preferences” column.
See Figure 8.
Figure 8
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