200M Powerline Ethernet Bridge
PL-501
User’s Manual
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
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of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which
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necessary to correct the interference.
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User’s Manual for PLANET 200M Powerline Ethernet Bridge
Model: PL-501
Part No.: 2081-AE0200-000
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Table of Content
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION ............................................................................5
1.1 OVERVIEW.....................................................................................................5
1.2 FEATURES .....................................................................................................5
1.3 SPECIFICATION ..............................................................................................6
1.4 PACKAGE CONTENTS .....................................................................................6
1.5 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................6
1.6 WIRE DIAGRAM ..............................................................................................8
CHAPTER 2: INSTALLION..................................................................................9
2.1 OVERVIEW.....................................................................................................9
2.2 RUNNING THE INSTALLSHIELD WIZARD ............................................................9
CHAPTER 3: CONFIGURATION .......................................................................12
3.1 OVERVIEW...................................................................................................12
3.2 MAIN SCREEN ..............................................................................................12
3.3 PRIVACY .....................................................................................................15
3.4 DIAGNOSTICS ..............................................................................................18
3.5 SECURITY BUTTON .......................................................................................19
3.6 RESET BUTTON............................................................................................21
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Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Overview
Thank you for purchasing PLANET 200M Powerline Ethernet Bridge. With Planet
powerline communication products, your power outlets are no longer to be
viewed only as power receptacles but also as network connection point. The PL501 is a Powerline to Ethernet Bridge with a RJ-45 Ethernet interface which
directly connecting to your computer’s network card. With multiple outlets in
almost every room, PL-501 allows you to use your existing electrical wiring to
give your entire household or Office access to your network connection without
the clutter of messy wiring around the house and Office.
By using Planet‘s powerline communication products, you will not need to spend
time and money to installing Ethernet cabling to share network. It is simply by
plugging the PL-501 into the wall anywhere in the house or office. The 128-Bit
AES data encryption improves the security and reliability, to protect the data
leaked by someone else. Customers will not need to worry about the data will be
leaked. The speed up to 200 Mbps data rate which provides customers the
highest speed in powerline data transferring. This product is cost-effective, easy
to install, and do not require any new wired.
1.2 Features
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Direct attached to power outlets
HomePlug AV compliant
Connect 10/100 Ethernet network to Powerline network
Up to 200Mbps data rate on the powerline
Up to 200 meters between powerline nodes
128-Bit AES link Encryption for security and reliability
Co-existence with HomePlug 1.0 and HomePlug 1.0 Turbo
Built-in QoS
Throughout the whole house, just use your power circuit to access the
Internet or PC network
Š Up to 64 bridged devices per station
Š IGMP snooping for multicast to multiple uni-cast mapping
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1.3 Specification
Model
Standard
Ports
Speed
Encryption
Modulation
Forward Error Correction
Channel Access
LED
Powerline Frequency Band
Dimensions
Weight
Operating Temperature
Operating Relative Humidity
Storage Temperature
Storage Relative Humidity
Power
PL-501
HomePlug AV compliant
IEEE 802.3 10Base-T
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX
One RJ-45 port
UP to 200Mbps
128-Bit AES encryption
1024/256/64/16/8 QAM,QPSK, BPSK and ROBO
Turbo Codes
TDMA, CSMA, CA
Power, Ethernet, Data
2MHz to 30MHz
105 x 72 x 60 mm(W x D x H)
149 g
0~45 degree C
10~90% (non-condensing)
-20~70 degree C
5~90% (non-condensing)
100~240V AC, 50~60Hz
1.4 Package Contents
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PL-501 x 1 (PL-501 x 2 for PL-501-KIT)
CD ROM x 1 (User’s Manual, Quick Guide and Utility)
RJ-45 Cable x 1 (RJ-45 Cable x 2 for PL-501-KIT)
Quick Installation Guide x 1
1.5 System Requirements
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At least 2 Powerline devices
Available Ethernet port each computer or network
Available empty power outlet
Standard home power line wiring
CD-ROM utility
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Outlook
LED Definition
LED
Status
Power
On
Blinking
Ethernet
On
Description
Steady on indicate the Powerline device connect
to the power outlet
Blinking indicates the data are transferring
Steady on indicates the RJ-45 port has correctly
connected to the network card of your PC or the
Ethernet network
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Blinking
If the powerline device serving as a STATION
(STA), the LED indicator will flash to indicated
transmit or receive powerline activity.
On
If the powerline device is serving as a CCO
(Central Coordinator), the LED indicator will light
steadily ON, even in the presence of powerline
activity.
Data
Button Definition
Button
Description
Reset
Reset to factory default
Security
Press security button during
1~3 seconds.
Press security button more
than 10 seconds
1.6 Wire Diagram
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Join a another HomePlugAV
network
Set its security to random
value
Chapter 2: Installion
2.1 Overview
The installation of 200M Ethernet Bridge will only take minutes. No need to set
up long wires through out the house, just simply install the utility, and physically
plug the unit into the wall outlet, then to connect RJ-45 to the computer. Users
can select to adjust its security functions and the platform of the network after the
installation. For further assistance, please read our Frequently Asked Questions
section in our Web site.
2.2 Running the InstallShield Wizard
Please verify that no other Powerline Management Utilities are installed before
installing this product. If other utilities were installed, uninstall them and restart
before installing this software.
To install, insert the utility CD into the computer's CD-ROM drive. The main page
shall pop up, then to press the link to install the software. Alternatively this can
also be done manually by double clicking the setup.exe file on the CD.
Once the software is loaded, it will display a dialog as following, and please click
on ‘Next’ to continue the installation.
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This section allows you to change the default directory where the program is
installed. Or go ‘Back’. If you don’t want to change it, click on Next to continue
the installation.
Please click on ‘Next’ to confirm the installation.
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Powerline Utility is being installed, and please waits for installation.
This screen shows that the installation was completed successfully. Click on
Close to exit the wizard.
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Chapter 3: Configuration
3.1 Overview
The PL-501 uses 128-bit AES encryption to block outside access. The key is set
by using the Configuration Utility on the CD. By default, the protection is enabled,
however, it is recommended to change the default network password. All your
Powerline devices must use the same network password in order to be
connected together.
3.2 Main Screen
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Part 1: Scan a Local Powerline device
Double click the PowerPacket Utility icon on your desktop and utility screen will
show up as below:
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The Main tab shows the Powerline units that are connected to the current
computer and other Powerline devices on the home network, and it will also
display Mac Address of each device.
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If you do not see ANY unit in the device status but the Powerline
device does exist, try to unplug all devices and plug them back.
Meanwhile, please make sure the cable is the right type and working
correctly. If all seems to be correct, and you still receive nothing in
the Device window, try rebooting your computer.
Part 2: Detect the Network Powerline device
The Main tab shows all the other Powerline units on your home network. It will
represent them by MAC Address, and will also show the available bandwidth to
each unit (Units farther away from another Powerline device might have a lower
Data Rate). If you add or remove units from your home network, click the “Scan”
button to re-scan the network, and refresh with any changes.
"Note
Only units with the same Network Password will be shown,
(Password case sensitive).
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"Note
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If a unit shows MAC Address of all 0’s, this unit might not have a
solid connection, or might not connect at all.
If there are units in the home network, but nothing displays in this
Network scan, try to unplug all devices, and plug them back (Only do
this with the units that you do not view in the network screen, you
don’t have to do this with all units.)
If the problem persists, try to move the unit closer to this current unit (adjacent
plugs on the same wall socket is most preferable). If the problem still persists
and that unit is still not shown on the network, then the unit might be defective,
please contact technical support. Otherwise if you view the unit working, distance
might be the only issue.
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3.3 Privacy
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Setting Up Security on a Local Powerline device
The Privacy tab will allow you to change the Network Password to the unit that
is currently connected to this computer. This network password encrypts all data
that is sent from this unit using 128-bit data encryption standard (AES).
"Note
Every unit on your home network MUST have the same Network
Password for connectivity to be established throughout your home.
The default network password is “HomePlugAV”
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Setting Up Security on a Network Powerline device
The Privacy Tab will allow users to use one primary computer to control the
Network Password of all units on the home network.
You will have to go back to the Main Tab first then find the DEK (Device
Encryption Key) Key located on the bottom of each device. Enter this Key into
the Device Password area. Click Add. This Device Key will then appear in the
bottom window. Add all the DEK Keys for each unit in your house. You can now
go back to the Main Tab then change the password remotely from one computer.
This will allow you to change the password from one computer, instead of
changing the password individually.
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"Note
The DEK is unique for EACH Powerline device. To use this you
will need to input the DEK for each unit.
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3.4 Diagnostics
The Diagnostics screen shows system information and a history of all devices
seen.
Diagnostics Screen
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)
Chipset manufacturer name (Turbo Only devices)
Firmware Version (Turbo Only devices)
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The lower panel contains a history of all remote devices.
Devices are shown here regardless of whether or not they are on the same
logical network.
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Device Name
MAC Address
Password
Last known rate
Last Known Network
Chipset manufacturer name (Turbo Only devices)
Date device last scanned
3.5 Security Button
This section describes how to use Security button for configuration in the
following situations:
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Establish a new security network (Network AB)
The procedure is as follows:
1. Press the security button on the Powerline (a) during 1~3 seconds.
2. Press the security button on the Powerline (b) during 1~3 seconds.
3. The PWR LEDs start to flash.
4. After a few seconds, the PWR and HP LEDs should be on. The connection of
Network AB is success.
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Use random value of security network (Network AB)
1. Press the security button on Powerline (a) more than 10 seconds until all
LEDs off.
2. Press the security button on Powerline (a) during 1~3 seconds.
3. Press the security button on Powerline (b) during 1~3 seconds.
4. The PWR LEDs start to flash.
5. After a few seconds, the PWR and HP LEDs should be on. The connection of
Network AB is success.
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Establish Powerline (c) to join an existing network (Network AB).
The procedure is as follows:
1. Press the security button on the Powerline (a) or (b) during 1~3 seconds.
2. Press the security button on the Powerline (c) during 1~3 seconds.
3. The PWR LED starts to flash.
4. After a few seconds, the PWR and HP LEDs should be on. The configuration
is successful.
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3.6 Reset Button
This section describes how to use Reset button, this button can be used to clear
ALL data and restore ALL settings to the factory default values.
The procedure is as follows:
1. Hold the reset Button down while Power On for a few seconds.
2. Release the reset button.
3. All the LEDs will off, and then start again.
4. PL-501 is now using the factory default values.
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EC Declaration of Conformity
For the following equipment:
*Type of Product : 200M Powerline Ethernet Bridge
*Model Number : PL-501
* Produced by:
Manufacturer‘s Name :
Manufacturer‘s Address:
Planet Technology Corp.
11F, No 96, Min Chuan Road
Hsin Tien, Taipei, Taiwan , R. O.C.
is herewith confirmed to comply with the requirements set out in the Council Directive on the
Approximation of the Laws of the Member States relating to Electromagnetic Compatibility
Directive (89/336/EEC, Amended by 92/31/EEC, 93/68/EEC & 98/13/EC),
For the evaluation regarding the Electromagnetic Compatibility (89/336/EEC, Amended by
92/31/EEC, 93/68/EEC & 98/13/EC), the following standards are applied:
EN 55022: 1998 + A1: 2000 + A2: 2003
EN 50412-2-1: 2005
EN 61000-3-2: 2006
EN 61000-3-3: 1995 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2005
EN 60950-1: 2006
Responsible for marking this declaration if the:
⌧ Manufacturer
Authorized representative established within the EU
Authorized representative established within the EU (if applicable):
Company Name:
Planet Technology Corp.
Company Address:
11F, No.96, Min Chuan Road, Hsin Tien, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C
Person responsible for making this declaration
Name, Surname
Allen Huang
Position / Title :
Product Manager
Taiwan
Place
14, July, 2008
Date
Legal Signature
PLANET TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
e-mail: sales@planet.com.tw
http://www.planet.com.tw
11F, No. 96, Min Chuan Road, Hsin Tien, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. Tel:886-2-2219-9518 Fax:886-2-2219-9528