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Belkin Powerline AV Networking Adapters User manual
XAV5001 Powerline AV 500
Adapter
User Manual
350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
January 2011
202-10708-01
v1.0
XAV5001 Powerline AV 500 Adapter User Manual
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Contents
Chapter 1
Installation and Basic Configuration
How the Powerline AV 500 Adapter Fits in Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
XAV5001 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
XAV5001 Product Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
LED and Feature Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installing Your Powerline AV 500 Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Prepare for Installation: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Connecting an XAV5001 Adapter to the Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Adding Adapters to Your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Understanding Powerline Network Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Set the Encryption Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Chapter 2
Using the XAV5001 Powerline Utility
Installing the XAV5001 Powerline Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Powerline Utility Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Change the Name of a Powerline Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Turn LEDs On or Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Set Encryption Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Set Up Quality of Service (QoS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Reset a Device to Factory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Add a Device to a Powerline Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Security Icon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Return to the Default Network Encryption Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Chapter 3
Troubleshooting
Product Registration and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Basic Functioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
LED Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Problems after Changing the Network Encryption Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Appendix A
Supplemental Information
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Appendix B
Notification of Compliance
Index
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This chapter describes how to install and configure the XAV5001 Powerline AV 500 Adapter. It
also explains the security features and how to customize the encryption key for added security.
For more information on the topics covered in this manual, visit the Support website at
http://support.netgear.com.
How the Powerline AV 500 Adapter Fits in Your Network
You can use one or more Powerline AV Ethernet Adapters to extend your Ethernet network
anywhere in your house using your existing electrical power lines. The following illustration
shows an existing Powerline network with one Powerline device Room 1, and second
Powerline device added in Room 2:
Room 1
Room 2
Figure 1. Powerline adapter connected to an Ethernet network
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XAV5001 Features
The following illustration shows the front and side panels of the XAV5001:
LEDs
Security
button
Factory
Reset
button
Figure 2. XAV5001 Powerline AV 500 Adapter
XAV5001 Product Label
The product label on the rear panel of the XAV5001 contains the items listed below:
•
Model number
•
MAC address
•
Device password
•
Serial number
LED and Feature Descriptions
The following table describes the buttons, status LEDs, and Ethernet port on the XAV5001
Powerline AV 500 Adapter.
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Table 1. XAV5001 LED Descriptions
Item
Description
Power
LED
• Solid green. The electrical power is on.
• Blinking green.The adapter is in the process of restarting or setting up security.
• Amber. Power saving mode. The unit enters power saving mode if the Ethernet port is not
linked for more than 10 minutes.
• Off. There is no electrical power, or power has been turned off through the Powerline
utility.
Powerline
LED
• Solid. The adapter is connected to a Powerline network.
• Blinking. The adapter is sending or receiving data.
• Off. The adapter has not found any other compatible Powerline devices using the same
encryption key, or has been turned off through the Powerline utility.
The Pick A Plug feature lets you pick the electrical outlet with the strongest link rate,
indicated by the color displayed by the LED:
Green: Link rate > 80 Mbps Amber: Link rate >50, < 80 Mbps Red: Link rate < 50 Mbps
(Best) - Good for HD video (Better) - Good for SD Video
(Good) - Good for data
Ethernet LED
• Solid. The Ethernet port is linked, but there is no activity.
• Blinking. There is traffic on the Ethernet port.
• Off. There is no Ethernet connection, or it has been turned off through the Powerline utility.
Factory
Reset
Press the Factory Reset button for 1 second, then release to return the Powerline adapter to
its factory default settings.
Security
Button
If you set security on your other adapters, after you plug your new AV adapter into the wall
socket, press its security button for 2 seconds; then press the Security button on any
adapter in your existing network for 2 seconds. Both buttons must be pressed within 2
minutes.
Note: The Security button does not work in power saving mode. The unit enters power
saving mode if the Ethernet port is not linked for more than 10 minutes.
Ethernet Port
Plug one end of the Ethernet cable that comes with the XAV5001 Powerline AV 500 Adapter
into this port and the other end either into your router, or into the computer or other peripheral
devices.
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Installing Your Powerline AV 500 Adapter
Prepare for Installation:
1. Before you begin, verify the following:
• Your Ethernet network is set up.
•
An Ethernet port is available on your router.
•
Your Internet connection is working.
•
An Ethernet port is available on each computer that will use a Powerline AV Ethernet
Adapter and is configured to work on your network. Usually, the default configuration
settings (TCP/IP and DHCP) are fine.
2. Familiarize yourself with the Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter.
The front panel has three lights: Power, Powerline, and Ethernet. The side panel has a
Security button, and a Reset button. The Ethernet port is located on the bottom of the
adapter. See Figure 2 on page 5.
3. Plan the location of your Powerline devices:
• Use an electrical outlet that is not controlled by a wall
switch to avoid someone unknowingly turning off the
power to the outlet.
•
Do not connect the Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter to
a power strip, extension cord, or surge protector as
this might prevent it from working correctly, or reduce
the network performance.
•
Avoid using the Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter in an
electrical outlet that is located near an appliance that
uses a lot of power, such as a washer or dryer, or a
refrigerator. This could potentially prevent the adapter
from working correctly, or reduce network
performance.
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Connecting an XAV5001 Adapter to the Router
1. Plug an XAV5001 adapter into a power outlet near your router.
Use the supplied gray Ethernet cable to connect from the XAV5001 adapter to a LAN port
on your router so that the Powerline network can gain access to the Internet. The Power
and Ethernet LEDs on the Powerline adapter should turn on.
Note: It is not necessary to disconnect your router from your computer.
XAV5001 Powerline
AV 500 Adapter
Router
Supplied Ethernet cable
Laptop PC
Desktop PC
Figure 3. Connecting the XAV5001 Powerline adapter to a router
2. Once the Powerline adapter is plugged in and power is first applied, check to see that the
Power LED is on.
3. After approximately 10 seconds, check to see that:
a. The Power LED is solid green.
b. The Powerline LED is lit.
c. The Ethernet LED is on or blinks.
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Adding Adapters to Your Network
Once the first adapter is installed and connected to your router, you can easily add adapters
into your network.
To add Powerline adapters:
1. Be sure the first Powerline adapter is connected to your router.
2. Plug additional Powerline adapters into power outlets near the other computers and
additional peripheral devices to be included in your Powerline network.
3. Use the gray Ethernet cable from the XAV5001
package to connect from the Powerline adapter
to an Ethernet port located on the other
computer or peripheral device.
4. Wait for each Powerline adapter to be
recognized by the Powerline network.
The Power, Ethernet, and Powerline LEDs
should turn on. This could take as little as 5
seconds, or up to 80 seconds. For details
about how the LEDs work, see Table 1 on
page 6.
5. Test to make sure that each computer
connected to a Powerline adapter can access
the Powerline network.
For example, be sure that you can access the
Internet from a remote computer.
Figure 4. Add a Powerline adapter
One way to test this is to install the Powerline
utility and use it to view all the computers
connected by the Powerline adapter.
CAUTION:
NETGEAR recommends that you secure your Powerline network from
unauthorized access. This is especially relevant in settings such as
apartment buildings. See Understanding Powerline Network Security on
page 10.
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Understanding Powerline Network Security
A Powerline network consists of two or more Powerline adapters using the same network
encryption key. Securing your network is crucial. By encrypting the information you send over
the Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter, you help to keep it secure from hackers. If you do not set
up security on your network, anyone nearby with a Powerline network can potentially use
their connection to gain access to your network and information you send over the Internet.
This is especially relevant in settings such as apartment buildings, office buildings, dorm
rooms, and other more populated areas.
Powerline devices connected to the same network must use an identical encryption key. The
security used by Powerline AV Ethernet Adapters is similar to the SSID and encryption keys
used in wireless networks, but you do not need software to configure Powerline AV Ethernet
Adapters.
There are two ways to secure your Powerline network.
•
Use the Security button located on the adapter to automatically generate a random
encryption key. See Set the Encryption Key .
•
Use the XAV5001 Powerline Utility to configure your Powerline network with an
encryption key that you specify. If you are already using Powerline or HomePlug devices
then you will need to use the Powerline Utility. If not already installed, the Powerline Utility
should be installed on your computer. See Installing the XAV5001 Powerline Utility on
page 12.
For information about using the XAV5001 Powerline Utility to configure Powerline security
or to prioritize Powerline network traffic using the Quality of Service (QoS) feature, see
Chapter 2.
Note: To return the XAV5001 Powerline AV 500 Adapter to its factory
default settings, see Reset a Device to Factory Settings on page 17.
Set the Encryption Key
You can use the Security button to change the default encryption key and set a private
encryption key instead. The default encryption key is HomePlugAV.
Note: Before you change the Encryption key, you need to install the
Powerline adapters and get them up and running. Otherwise, they
might not be able to communicate with each other.
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To set a private encryption key:
1. Verify that all the Powerline AV Ethernet Adapters to be configured are plugged in.
2. On the first Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter, press its Security button for 2 seconds.
The power LED starts blinking after you release the button.
The adapter automatically produces a new, randomly generated network encryption key
that each Powerline adapter will use.
At this point, the other adapters in your network cannot communicate with each other.
3. Within 2 minutes of pressing the Security button on the first adapter, press the Security
button on the second adapter for 2 seconds.
In order to pair the devices, both buttons must be pressed within 2 minutes.
This securely configures your Powerline network with the same network encryption key.
4. If your network has more than 2 adapters, press the Security button on the additional
adapter for 2 seconds, then press the Security button on any additional adapters in your
existing network for 2 seconds. Both buttons must be pressed within 2 minutes. The
adapters retain security settings even if they are unplugged.
Note: A Powerline adapter can generate a private encryption key only
once. To start over, first reset the adapter back to its factory defaults,
then follow the previous procedure. See Reset a Device to Factory
Settings on page 17.
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Using the XAV5001 Powerline Utility
2
This chapter explains how to install and use the XAV5001 Powerline Utility. The Powerline Utility
works with all Powerline AV products. All Powerline AV products (models XAV101, XAV101v2,
XAV1004, XAV1501, XAV2001, XAV2501, XAVN2001, XAV5501, and XAV5004) are compatible
and can share the same powerline network.
You can use the NETGEAR Powerline Utility to:
•
Set up encryption for your Powerline network
•
Perform diagnostics and monitor performance
•
Set quality of service (QoS) features to prioritize Powerline network traffic
•
Reset adapters to factory default settings
Installing the XAV5001 Powerline Utility
This utility allows you to set your own unique Powerline network encryption key, and prioritize
traffic passing through your Powerline network.
To install the XAV5001 Powerline Utility:
1. From your browser, go to this URL link:
http://support.netgear.com/app/products/model/a_id/16171
2. Under Product Quick Links, click Powerline Utility Version 2.0.0.8.
3. Scroll down to the bottom of the Powerline Utility Version 2.0.0.8 page, and right-click the
Right-click and Save to Download button.
4. On the pop-up menu, select Save Target As, and save the Powerline utility to the directory
of your choice.
5. Click the Run button when prompted.
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The Welcome screen displays:
6. Click Next, follow the wizard prompts, and click Finish when the wizard is done.
The Powerline Utility shortcut icon appears on your desktop:
7. There are two ways to launch the Powerline Utility:
• Click the Powerline Utility shortcut icon located on your desktop.
•
Navigate to Start > Programs > NETGEAR > NETGEAR Powerline Utility
Powerline Utility Screen
When launched, the Powerline Utility opens to a screen that shows all the devices in your
Powerline network. If all devices are not shown, click the Refresh button to update the
screen.
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Figure 5. Powerline Utility main screen
Note: The Information box at the bottom of the screen provides tips and
information for using this utility page.
From the Powerline Utility screen, you can do the following:
•
Change the Name of a Powerline Device
•
Turn LEDs On or Off
•
Set Encryption Keys
•
Set Up Quality of Service (QoS)
•
Reset a Device to Factory Settings
Change the Name of a Powerline Device
Powerline devices are identified in the Powerline network by the model number and name.
Any Powerline devices that are plugged in and connected are detected by the Powerline
Utility, and shown on the Powerline Utility main screen. If no name has been assigned to a
Powerline device, the device is shown as un-named.
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To name any Powerline device in your Powerline network:
1. From the Powerline Utility main screen, click the device you want to name, and the
following pop-up menu appears:.
2. Click Device Name. The utility responds that connectivity will be temporarily lost if you
continue.
3. Click OK. The following screen displays:
4. Enter a new name for the Powerline device, and click OK.
Turn LEDs On or Off
For each device in your Powerline network, you can turn LEDs on or off. To do this, follow
these steps:
1. Click the Powerline device icon on the Powerline Utility main screen.
2. On the pop-up menu, click Turn LED off.
Note: This feature is a toggle. You can turn off LEDs if they are turned on,
or turn them on if they are currently turned off.
A message displays advising you that connectivity will be temporarily lost while the LEDs
are being reset.
3. Click OK, and the LEDs for the selected Powerline device are turned on or off.
Set Encryption Keys
By encrypting the information you send over the Powerline XAV5001 Adapter, you help to
keep it secure from hackers. If you do not set up security on your network, anyone nearby
with a Powerline network can potentially use their connection to gain access to your network.
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To set the Encryption Key for the Powerline network:
1. Click the Powerline device icon or the Security icon
screen.
on the Powerline Utility main
2. On the pop-up menu, click Security. The following screen displays:
Figure 6. Security Screen
3. Select the check box for each Device Name for which you want to set the encryption key.
4. In Step 2 on your screen, you have two options:
• Use the Default Encryption Key option.
When you click this option, the factory default encryption key is automatically
populated in the field. The default network encryption key is HomePlugAV.
•
Create a new Encryption Key.
This option lets you set your own network encryption key. Type your network
encryption key in the field.
5. Click the Apply Security to Selected Devices button.
When completed, the utility displays a message indicating that the operation was
successful.
6. Click OK.
7.
Set Up Quality of Service (QoS)
The Quality of Service (QoS) function helps you prioritize your Powerline network traffic.
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By default, all types of traffic on the Powerline network are assigned the same priority. For
most applications, this works fine. However, there are situations where performance
improves if you assign a higher priority to certain types of traffic, such as multimedia files.
To prioritize by general application type:
If your network traffic is a mix of multimedia and document/database traffic you might want to
give priority to a particular traffic type. If it is important that your multimedia playback is
smooth, even while document files are being transferred over the network, then give priority
to multimedia traffic. Conversely, if it is more important for your network to be responsive to
database applications, give priority to this type of application over multimedia applications.
The Powerline adapter supports the following:
•
MAC address
•
IP port
•
VLAN tags
•
ToS bits (Type of Service routing)
To set the priority of data transfers by the type of protocol:
1. Start the XAV5001 Powerline Utility and wait for the utility to detect the Powerline
adapters connected to the network.
You can go to the QoS screen from either the Security icon
device pop-up menu.
menu or the Powerline
2. From the pop-up menu, click QoS (Quality of Service).
Figure 7. QoS Setup screen
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3. To set the traffic prioritization rule into the selected Powerline adapter device, specify the
priority in the QoS Setup section of the screen.
4. Click Apply.
Note: QoS settings are applied only to the selected device.
These options only apply to QoS-configured business networks. IEEE 802.1p uses
prioritization bits in Layer-2 frames. Type of Service routing (ToS) uses prioritization bits
in Layer-3 IP packets. The deprecated ToS values range from 0 to 7.
Reset a Device to Factory Settings
The Factory Reset option returns the network encryption key to its factory default value of
HomePlugAV.
To reset to factory defaults:
1. On the Powerline Utility main screen, click the Powerline device icon.
2. From the pop-up menu, click Factory Reset.
3. Click OK to reset the device. A message indicates whether or not the operation succeeded.
Note: If you customized your network encryption key, the local Powerline
device is disconnected from the network when you reset it to the
factory default. To avoid this problem, reset all remote devices
before you reset the local device.
Add a Device to a Powerline Network
If you are adding a device to a Powerline network, and the network encryption key has been
left at its default setting, all you need to do is plug the new device into a power outlet.
If the network encryption key has been customized, there are two ways to set the security:
•
You can use the Security button to add the new device to your network. See Adding
Adapters to Your Network on page 9.
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•
You can use the XAV5001 Powerline Utility to add the new device to the network, as
described in the following sections.
The procedure for setting the network encryption key depends on whether the computer
running the XAV5001 Powerline Utility is connected directly to the new Powerline adapter
(local) or is connected to a different device in the Powerline network (remote).
To add a device from a locally connected computer:
1. Plug the new Powerline adapter into an available AC power outlet.
2. Connect the Ethernet cable that came with the adapter to the adapter’s Ethernet port and an
Ethernet port on the computer.
3. Start the XAV5001 Powerline Utility, click the Refresh button, and wait for the utility to detect
the new device.
4. From the Device Name column select the device.
5. Re-name the device if you wish (see Change the Name of a Powerline Device on page 14).
6. Set the device’s Security option from the drop-down menu.
7. Click the Apply Security to Selected Devices button.
8. Click Close.
Verify that the devices in the Powerline network are in the device list by clicking the Refresh button
on the Powerline Utility main screen. It might take a minute or two for all devices in the network to
be detected.
Security Icon
By clicking the Security icon
on the Powerline Utility main screen, you can perform a
number of security functions, such as:
•
Setting up the network encryption key
•
Setting Quality of Service (QoS)
•
Viewing a list of Powerline devices in your Powerline network
When you click the Security icon
, the following menu displays:
Figure 8. Security Icon Menu
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Return to the Default Network Encryption Key
1. Make sure your Powerline XAV5001 adapter is connected to an AC power outlet.
2. Start the XAV5001 Powerline Utility, click the Refresh button, and wait for the utility to detect
the devices in your Powerline network.
Note: Before you can reset a remote device, you must enter its password.
The password is printed on the product label located on the back of
the adapter.
3. Click the Security icon
and select Security from the pop-up menu.
4. Select the check box next to any Powerline device you want to return to the default
Encryption Key.
5. Click the Use Default Encryption Key button.
The default encryption key, HomePlugAV, displays in the encryption field.
6. Click Apply Security to Selected Devices.
When completed, the utility displays a message indicating that the operation was
successful.
7. Click OK.
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3.
Troubleshooting
3
This chapter provides information about troubleshooting your XAV5001 Powerline AV 500
Adapter.
Product Registration and Support
Thank you for selecting NETGEAR products.
After installing your device, locate the serial number on the label of your product and use it to
register your product at http://www.NETGEAR.com/register. Registration is required before you
can use our telephone support service. Registration via our website is strongly
recommended.
Product updates and Web support are always available at: http://support.netgear.com.
Basic Functioning
After you turn on power to the XAV5001, the following sequence of events should occur:
1. When power is first applied, verify that the Power LED is on.
2. After approximately 10 seconds, verify that:
a. The Power LED is solid green.
b. The Powerline LED is lit.
c. The Ethernet LED on the Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter lights or blinks.
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LED Troubleshooting Tips
Table 1. LED and Feature Troubleshooting
Table 2.
Problem
Recommendation
Power LED is off.
Make sure that power is supplied to the electrical outlet, and the Powerline
device is not plugged into an extension cord, power strip, or surge protector.
Power LED is amber.
The adapter enters power saving mode if the Ethernet port is not linked for
more than 10 minutes. It goes back to normal mode when the Ethernet port
is linked.
Powerline LED is off.
The Powerline devices cannot find each other. Make sure that the Powerline
devices are plugged into outlets with power, and that they use the same
network encryption key.
• Move the Powerline device to a location closer to the computer or
devices.
• If you have set up network security, make sure that all Powerline devices
are using the same encryption key.
• If the problem occurred after you changed the network encryption key,
reset each device to its factory default settings.
Ethernet LED is not
blinking.
There is no data traffic. Make sure that:
• Your router and modem are switched on.
• The Ethernet cable that came in the box is working and securely
connected to the Powerline adapter port and a router LAN port.
• The PC connected directly to the router can access the Internet.
• Press the Reset button on each device for 1 second to return the
Powerline adapter to its factory default settings
Problem using the Reset or The Reset and Security buttons are located on the side panel of the
Security button.
Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter.
• Pressing the Reset button longer than 2 seconds does not reset the
device.
• Pressing the Security button longer than 2 seconds does not activate
security.
All LEDs are off when
plugged into the AC line.
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so, then use the Powerline utility to turn them back on.
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Problems after Changing the Network Encryption Key
If your Powerline devices stop communicating after you have used the NETGEAR XAV5001
Powerline Utility, it is probably because the encryption key is not the same for every
Powerline device on your Powerline network. To fix this problem:
1. Make sure all Powerline devices are plugged in.
2. Use the Powerline utility to set the encryption key for all remote Powerline devices (the ones
that are not directly connected to the computer that you are using).
3. User the Powerline utility to set the encryption key for the local Powerline device (the one
that is connected to the computer you are using).
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A.
Supplemental Information
A
This appendix provides technical specifications and safety information for the XAV5001
Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter.
Technical Specifications
Network Protocol and Standards Compatibility
Data and routing protocols:
IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T), IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-Tx),
IEEE 802ab 100BASE-T
AC input
100–240V~, 0.2A (Max)
Power consumption:
5W
Dimensions:
Height: 98 mm
Width: 72 mm
Depth: 40 mm
Weight:
0.4 lbs (0.18 kg)
Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature:
0° to 40° C
(32º to 104º F)
Operating humidity:
10–90% maximum relative humidity, noncondensing
Storage humidity
5–95% maximum relative humidity, noncondensing
Security
Encryption type:
128-bit AES
Bridge Performance
MAC addresses:
64
Bandwidth
500 Mbps
Powerline Performance
Compatibility:
HomePlug AV, IEEE 1901
Data Transfer Rate:
Up to 240 Mbps
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Frequency band:
1.8 – 68.5 Mbps
Modulation type:
OFDM symbol modulation
Electromagnetic Emissions
Meets requirements of:
FCC Part 15 Class B; CE-EMC Class B; 3-home FCC Certificate;
HomePlug AV, IEEE 1901
Safety Agency Approvals
Meets requirements of:
UL Listed (UL 1950) /cUL IEC950; CE LVD; TUV CB; GS
Safety Information
Follow these safety guidelines to ensure your own personal safety and to help protect your
system from potential damage.
•
AC input: 100–240V~, 0.2A (Max).
•
Operating temperature: 0C~40 degrees C.
•
Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including
volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead,
lower actual data throughput rate.
•
Observe and follow service markings.
•
Do not service any product except as explained in your system documentation.
•
Opening or removing covers that are marked with the triangular symbol with a lightning
bolt may expose you to electrical shock. Only a trained service technician should service
components inside these compartments.
•
If any of the following conditions occur, unplug the product from the electrical outlet and
replace the part or contact your trained service provider:
•
The power cable, extension cable, or plug is damaged.
•
An object has fallen into the product.
•
The product has been exposed to water.
•
The product has been dropped or damaged.
•
The product does not operate correctly when you follow the operating instructions.
•
Keep your system away from radiators and heat sources. Also, do not block cooling
vents.
•
Do not spill food or liquids on your system components, and never operate the product in
a wet environment. If the system gets wet, contact your trained service provider.
•
Do not push any objects into the openings of your system. Doing so can cause fire or
electric shock by shorting out interior components.
•
Use the product only with approved equipment.
•
Allow the product to cool before removing covers or touching internal components.
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•
Operate the product only from the type of external power source indicated on the
electrical ratings label. If you are not sure of the type of power source required, consult
your service provider or local power company.
•
To help avoid damaging your system, be sure that the voltage selection switch (if
provided) on the power supply is set to match the power available at your location:
•
110 volts (V), 60 hertz (Hz) in most of North and South America and some Far
Eastern countries such as South Korea and Taiwan.
•
100 V, 50 Hz in eastern Japan and 100 V, 60 Hz in western Japan.
•
230 V, 50 Hz in most of Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.
•
Be sure that attached devices are electrically rated to operate with the power available in
your location.
•
To help prevent electric shock, plug the system and peripheral power cables into properly
grounded electrical outlets.
•
Use only approved power cables. If you have not been provided with a power cable for
your system or for any AC powered option intended for your system, purchase a power
cable that is approved for use in your country. The power cable must be rated for the
product and for the voltage and current marked on the product’s electrical ratings label.
The voltage and current rating of the cable should be greater than the ratings marked on
the product.
•
The peripheral power cables are equipped with three-prong plugs to help ensure proper
grounding. Do not use adapter plugs or remove the grounding prong from a cable.
•
Observe extension cable and power strip ratings. Make sure that the total ampere rating
of all products plugged into the extension cable or power strip does not exceed 80
percent of the ampere ratings limit for the extension cable or power strip.
•
To help protect your system from sudden, transient increases and decreases in electrical
power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
•
Position system cables and power cables carefully; route cables so that they cannot be
stepped on or tripped over. Be sure that nothing rests on any cables.
•
Do not modify power cables or plugs. Consult a licensed electrician or your power
company for site modifications.
•
Always follow your local and national wiring rules.
•
Move products with care; ensure that all casters and stabilizers are firmly connected to
the system. Avoid sudden stops and uneven surfaces.
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B.
Notification of Compliance
NETGEAR Powerline Products
B
Safety Instructions and Precautions
WARNING!
Use the following safety guidelines to ensure your own personal
safety and to help protect your product from potential damage. To
reduce the risk of bodily injury, electrical shock, fire, and damage
to the equipment, observe the following precautions.
•
The socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible
•
Observe and follow service markings.
•
If any of the following conditions occur, unplug the product from the electrical outlet and
replace the part or contact your service provider/retailer:
-
The power cable, extension cable, or plug is damaged.
-
An object has fallen into the product.
-
The product has been exposed to water.
-
The product has been dropped or damaged.
-
The product does not operate correctly when you follow the operating instructions.
•
Keep your system away from radiators and heat sources. Also, do not block cooling
vents.
•
Do not spill food or liquids on your system components, and never operate the product in
a wet environment
•
Do not push any objects into the openings of your system. Doing so can cause fire or
electric shock by shorting out interior components.
•
Operate the product only from the type of external power source indicated on the
electrical ratings label.
•
Also, be sure that attached devices are electrically rated to operate with the power
available in your location.
•
Use only approved power cables. If you have not been provided with a power cable for
your system or for any AC powered option intended for your system, purchase a power
cable that is approved for use in your country. The power cable must be rated for the
product and for the voltage and current marked on the product's electrical ratings label.
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The voltage and current rating of the cable should be greater than the ratings marked on
the product.
•
To help prevent electric shock, plug the system and peripheral power cables into properly
grounded electrical outlets.
•
Do not use adapter plugs. If you must use an extension cable, use a three-wire cable with
properly grounded plugs.
•
Observe extension cable and power strip ratings. Make sure that the total ampere rating f
all products plugged into the extension cable or power strip does not exceed 80 percent
of the ampere ratings limit for the extension cable or power strip.
•
To help protect your system from sudden, transient increases and decreases in electrical
power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
•
Position system cables and power cables carefully; route cables so that they cannot be
stepped on or tripped over. Be sure that nothing rests on any cables.
•
Do not modify power cables or plugs.
•
Always follow your local and national wiring rules.
Regulatory Compliance Information
This section includes user requirements for operating this product in accordance with National
laws for usage of radio spectrum and operation of radio devices. Failure of the end-user to
comply with the applicable requirements may result in unlawful operation and adverse action
against the end-user by the applicable National regulatory authority.
This product's firmware limits operation to only the channels allowed in a particular Region or
Country. Therefore, all options described in this user's guide may not be available in your version
of the product.
FCC Requirements for Operation in the United States
FCC Information to User
This product does not contain any user serviceable components and is to be used with
approved antennas only. Any product changes or modifications will invalidate all applicable
regulatory certifications and approvals
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance of 20
cm between the radiator and your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
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FCC Declaration Of Conformity
We, NETGEAR, Inc., 350 East Plumeria Drive, San Jose, CA 95134, declare under our sole
responsibility that the Powerline AV 500 Adapter (XAV5001) complies with Part 15 of FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
•
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Warnings & Instructions
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 provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following methods:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an electrical outlet on a circuit different from that which the
radio receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Modifications made to the product, unless expressly approved by NETGEAR, Inc., could void
the user's right to operate the equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Radio Interference Regulations
This digital apparatus, the XAV5001 Powerline AV 500 Adapter, does not exceed the Class B
limits for radio-noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
European Union
The XAV5001 Powerline AV 500 Adapter complies with essential requirements of EU EMC
Directive 2004/108/EC and Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC as supported by applying the
following test methods and standards:
•
EN55022: 2006 / A1: 2007
•
EN55024: 1998 / A1: 2001 / A2: 2003
•
EN60950-1: 2006 2nd Edition
•
EN 61000-3-2:2006
•
EN 61000-3-3:1995 w/A1: 2001+A2: 2005
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Index
A
H
add a device, local 18
add adapters 9
humidity
operating, storage 24
B
I
bandwidth 24
basic configuration 4
basic functioning 21
button descriptions 5
install
Powerline adapter 7
Powerline utility 12
L
C
compatibility 24
compliance 27
customer support 21
D
data transfer rate 24
default encryption key 19
dimensions 24
E
electromagnetic emissions 25
encryption key
default 19
set 10
encryption type 24
ethernet
network extension 4
F
features 5
frequency band 24
front panel 5
LED
descriptions 5
troubleshooting 22
M
modulation type 24
P
Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter
install 7
Powerline utility
install 12
using 12
product registration 21
R
rear panel 5
registration 21
router, connect to adapter 8
S
safety agency approvals 25
safety information 25
security 19
understanding 10
set data transfer priority 16
side panel 5
support 21
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T
technical specifications 24
technical support 2
temperature 24
trademarks 2
troubleshooting 21
U
UL listed 25
W
weight 24
X
XAV5001
features 5
install 7
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