1. Product Introduction
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1. Product Introduction
Thank you for purchasing and using Edimax HP-8502 85Mbps PowerLine
Adapter. The HP-8502 allows you to use your home or office’s existing
electrical wiring to create a network for multiple computers to share files or
connecting DVR, X-Box or Set-top Box devices to join the network; or to
provide access points for broadband connectivity.
Using the existing AC outlet, you can obtain greater flexibility in arrangement
of a new network with your existing wired or wireless network. No extra cost is
HP-8502 complies with the HomePlug 1.1 mode standard which providing up
to 85Mbps data transfer rate. HP-8502 enables you to create a network easily
and cost-effectively. It is a good choice for you to create a new network or
rearrangement of the existing network.
2. Product Package
This package contains the following components:
„ One HP-8502 PowerLine 85Mbps Ethernet Adapter
* 2pcs for one pair kit package ( HP-8502K )
„ One RJ-45 Cable (100cm)
* 2pcs for one pair kit package ( HP-8502K )
„ One Quick Installation Guide
„ One CD-ROM (including all the software utilities, drivers , Multi-languages
Quick Installation Guide and User’s Manual)
If any item is missing or damaged, please contact your local resellers for
Note:CD-ROM with the management Utility could help you to manager all of
the HomePlug devices in the LAN. The Utility is not necessary when you use
the internet via HP-8502. If you need to know the function of Utility , you can
study the manual in the CD-ROM.
3. LED Definitions
Light Status
HP-8502 is powered on.
HP-8502 is powered off.
The LAN cable is connected to the HomePlug.
No network connection.
Network traffic transferring or receiving
HP-8502 detects another powerline device.
HP-8502 doesn’t detect another powerline device.
Network traffic is transmitting via the power port of
the device.
4. Hardware Installation Procedure
1. Unpack the package and verify that all the items listed in the previous
section are provided.
2. Connect the HomePlug product to the device which you want to add to a
powerline network through the Ethernet cable.
3. Plug the HomePlug product to the power outlet.
4. This device with the HomePlug will join in the powerline network
The following figure shows the architecture of various applications for the
HomePlug products.
5. Software Installation Procedure
The Configuration Utility for Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP/Vista enables users
to identify HomePlug devices within the powerline network, measures data
rate performance, ensures privacy and performs diagnostics by setting user
defined secure powerline networks.
The Utility could help you to manager all of the HomePlug devices in the LAN.
The Utility is not necessary when you use the internet via HP-8502. If you
need to know the function of Utility , you can study the manual in the
Please follow the procedures below to install the utility. Please note that the
following procedures are running in Windows XP. For other Windows
operating systems, the procedures are similar.
1. Click “ Setup Utility “ to install Utility , and you can finish the installation
step by step.
6. PowerPacket Utility
Click “Start” and select “All Programs\ Edimax PowerLine Utility” in your
computer, you will find the HomePlug utility. Please refer to the following
sections for the descriptions of how to use the utility.
6.1 Main
The Main screen provides the lists of all HomePlug devices logically
connected to the computer. After connecting a HomePlug device to you
computer, the utility will automatically search for other HomePlug devices in
the same network.
Upper Panel
The upper panel shows all local HomePlug devices connected to the
computer’s NIC (Network Interface Card). In most cases, only one device is
seen. In situations where there are more than one local device connected (for
example, a USB and an Ethernet adapter are also connected), the user can
select a local device by clicking on one of them and then click on “Connect” to
connect to the device. Once connected, the utility will automatically and
periodically scan the power line for any other HomePlug devices.
Lower Panel
The lower panel displays all the HomePlug remote devices that are
discovered on the current logical network. Above the top of the table, you can
see the total number of remote devices connected to the same network, the
network type (Public or Private) and the scanning status.
Inside the table, Device Name shows the default device name, which may be
user re-defined. A user can change the name by either clicking on the
“Rename” button or by clicking on the name and editing in-place.
An icon is usually shown with the name. Icons and their colors are made
distinctive for HomePlug 1.0, HomePlug 1.0 Turbo and HomePlug AV devices.
By default, a device name is always accompanied by an icon.
Password: by default the password column is blank. To set the Password for
the device (it is required when creating a private network), first select the
device by clicking on its name in the lower panel and then click on “Enter
Password”. A dialog box with selected device name shown above the
password field will appear. Verify the password for the device and hit the “OK”
button. The Password field accepts the device password in any case formats,
with or without dashes between them.
Note 1: The device must be present on the power line (plugged in) in order for
the password to be confirmed and added to the network. If the device can not
be located, a warning message will be shown.
Note 2: Please find the password of the HomePlug device in its rear panel.
The “DEK” code is the password.
Quality: the quality of the connection is shown here.
Rate (Mbps): shows the current data rate for the HomePlug device.
MAC Address: the device’s MAC address is shown here.
Add Button: is used to add a remote device to the existing network by
entering the password of the device. A dialog box will appear as below. The
dialog box allows the user to enter both a device name and the password.
A confirmation box will appear if the password has been entered correctly and
if the device is found in the powerline network. If a device is not found, the
user will be notified and suggestions to resolve common problems will be
Scan Button: is used to perform an immediate search for the HomePlug
devices connected to the Powerline network. By default, for every few
seconds, the utility will automatically scan the network and update the display
If you want to know the detail setting of the Utility , please study user’s manual
in the CD-ROM .
(1) Simply plug into a power outlet and do not use a power strip or UPS with
the wall mount device
(2)This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may
cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take
adequate measures.
Important Safety Instructions
This product is intended for connection to the AC power line.
The following pre-cautions should be taken when using this product:
‧Please read all instructions before installing and operating this product.
‧Please follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
‧Do not operate this product near water.
‧This product should never be place near or over radiator, or heat register.
‧This product relies on a building's electrical installation for short-circuit (over
current) protection.
‧Unplug the device from the wall outlet before cleaning. Use a damp cloth for
cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
‧Unplug the device from the wall outlet and refer the product to qualified
service personnel for the following conditions :
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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