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Belkin F5D4070 User manual
Powerline Adapters
Connect a USB-equipped desktop,
laptop or Ethernet-equipped device to a
powerline network
User Manual
F5D4050
F5D4070
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Overview
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Knowing Your Powerline Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Installing the Powerline Ethernet Adapter
Software and Driver Installation
.......................4
Installing the Powerline USB Adapter
Software and Driver Installation
.......................6
Connecting to your Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Uninstalling the Software and Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using the Powerline Configuration Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the Belkin Powerline Adapter (the Adapter). Now you
can take advantage of this great new technology and gain the freedom you need
around the home or office using the existing power lines in your home or office.
The Belkin Powerline Adapter utilizes the existing 110-volt electrical wiring in
your home or office to connect all of your computers together to create a
network. The easy installation and setup will have you networking through your
power lines in minutes. Please read through this manual completely to ensure
that you get the most out of your Powerline Adapter.
Benefits:
• Lets you add network capability to any laptop or desktop computer, through
your electrical wall outlets
• Connects your computer to a powerline network without requiring you to
run new cables
• Utilizes existing electrical wiring to network your computers
• Installs with a simple, Plug-and-Play connection
• Transfers data at speeds of up to 14Mbps
• Avoids network disruption and powerline noise by using PowerPacket® —
hopping frequencies that maintain network connections
• Works with all devices compliant with HomePlug® 1.0 standard
• Fits any standard 2- or 3-prong wall outlet
• Offers 56-bit DES data encryption to allow for secure data transmissions
• Works with Windows® 98 SE, 2000, Me, and XP
• Comes with a Belkin Lifetime Warranty and free, 24-hour technical support
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OVERVIEW
Product Specifications
Host Interface:
Standard:
Power System Voltage:
Maximum Data Rate:
Home Outlet Coverage:
Encryption:
Quality of Service:
Power Consumption:
LEDs:
USB 1.1 (F5D4050), Ethernet (F5D4070)
HomePlug 1.0
100-140VAC
14Mbps
More than 99 percent
56-bit DES, cipher block chaining
Prioritized Random Access
5.0V, 500mA max
Powerline Link, Activity
System Requirements
F5D4050
• PC with one available USB port
• Windows 98 SE, 2000, Me, or XP
F5D4070
• Computing device such as a PC or printer with an available Ethernet port
• TCP/IP protocol
Package Contents
F5D4050
• Powerline USB Adapter
• USB Cable
• Software CD
• User Manual
• Quick Installation Guide
F5D4070
• Powerline Ethernet Adapter
• Ethernet Cable
• Software CD
• User Manual
• Quick Installation Guide
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KNOWING YOUR POWERLINE ADAPTER
Powerline Link
Ethernet Link
F5D4070
Powerline Activity
Powerline Link
F5D4050
F5D4050
Powerline Activity LED (Top)
Blinking: Communicating with other devices on the network
Off:
Idle
Powerline Link LED (Bottom)
Solid:
Off:
Connected to another powerline device on the network
Not connected
F5D4070
Powerline Link LED (Top)
Solid:
Connected to another powerline device on the network
Off:
Not connected
Ethernet Link LED (Bottom)
Solid:
Off:
Connected to your computer through an Ethernet cable
Not connected
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INSTALLING THE POWERLINE ETHERNET ADAPTER
Installing and Setting Up the Powerline Ethernet Adapter - F5D4070
Skip to page 6 for Setting Up the Powerline USB Adapter
1. Install the software FIRST.
2. Connect the Adapter directly into the
wall outlet.
3. Do not connect the Adapter into a power
strip or surge protectors since these devices
may contain circuit filters, which may
degrade the powerline signal.
4. Connect the powerline ETHERNET cable to
your PC.
5. Let Windows finish installing the Adapter.
Software and Driver Installation
1. Insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2. The Belkin Powerline ETHERNET Adapter Setup Utility screen will
automatically appear. If it does not appear within 15–20 seconds, select
your CD-ROM drive and double-click on the icon named “Setup.exe”.
3. The installer will start. Click “Next” to continue.
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INSTALLING THE POWERLINE ETHERNET ADAPTER
4. Follow the on-screen instruction until you see the message “To complete
the installation of your Belkin F5D4070 Powerline ETHERNET Adapter do the
following.” Plug your powerline device directly into a wall outlet, and then
plug your ETHERNET cable from the powerline device into your PC.
5. After completing the Wizard, you will be asked to restart your computer.
Click “Yes” to restart your computer.
6. After rebooting, the Belkin Powerline Configuration Utility icon will be on
your desktop. To open the Configuration Utility, double-click on this icon.
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INSTALLING THE POWERLINE USB ADAPTER
Installing and Setting Up the Powerline USB Adapter - F5D4050
1. Install the software FIRST. Your
Belkin Powerline USB Adapter
will not work until you install
the software.
2. Connect the Adapter directly into
the wall outlet.
3. Do not connect the Adapter into
a power strip or surge protector
since these devices may contain
circuit filters, which may degrade
the powerline signal.
4. Connect the powerline USB cable
to your PC.
5. Let Windows finish installing the Adapter.
NOTE: INSTALL THE SOFTWARE BEFORE YOU CONNECT THE ADAPTER
TO YOUR COMPUTER
Software and Driver Installation
1. Insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2. The Belkin Powerline USB Adapter Setup Utility screen will automatically
appear. If it does not appear within 15–20 seconds, select your CD-ROM
drive and double-click on the icon named “Setup.exe”.
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INSTALLING THE POWERLINE USB ADAPTER
3. The installer will start. Click “Next” to continue.
4. Follow the on-screen instruction until you see the message “To complete
the installation of your Belkin F5D4050 powerline USB Adapter do the
following.” Plug your powerline device directly into a wall outlet, and then
plug your USB cable from the powerline device into your PC.
5. If this is the first time you install this device, Windows “Found New
Hardware Wizard” will launch.
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INSTALLING THE POWERLINE USB ADAPTER
6. After completing the Wizard, you will be asked to restart your computer.
Select “Yes” to restart your computer.
7. After rebooting, the Belkin Powerline Configuration Utility icon will be on
your desktop. To open the Configuration Utility, double-click on this icon.
8
CONNECTING TO YOUR NETWORK
If you already have a powerline network in your home or office, the Adapter
will automatically attempt to connect to your network. In most cases, the
Adapter will connect to your network automatically. If you want to modify
your powerline network encryption, you will need to set the Network Password
settings of your Adapter. For information about configuring your Adapter, see
the Configuration Utility section in this manual.
9
UNINSTALLING THE SOFTWARE AND DRIVERS
If you need to remove the software and drivers for any reason, you can easily
accomplish this in one of two ways. You can insert the software CD and click
on the “Uninstall” option in the menu, or you can go to the Windows Control
Panel and select the “Add/Remove Programs” option. The Belkin Wizard will
walk you through the removal process.
10
USING THE POWERLINE CONFIGURATION UTILITY
When you launch the Belkin Powerline Configuration Utility (the Utility), you
will be presented with the screen below.
a
b
c
d
The Device Tab
The “Device” tab shows you the Powerline Adapter that your computer is
directly connected to. The Utility will automatically search and connect to
your local Powerline Adapter when you open it.
(a) State
Shows the MAC address of the device that you are directly connected to.
(b) Refresh
Click “Refresh” to scan for the Powerline Adapter that is connected directly to
your computer.
(c) Connect
When there are multiple Powerline Adapters connected directly to your
computer, you can select the device you would like to configure by
highlighting it in the device window and click “Connect”.
(d) Link Quality
Shows the signal strength of the related powerline products. This is a
“snapshot” of the signal strength at the time of the scan. Pressing the
“Refresh” (b) button may get a different result. Note: You will receive a poor
link quality when using only one Adapter.
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USING THE POWERLINE CONFIGURATION UTILITY
The Network Tab
The “Network” tab shows the MAC address and data rate of all remote
powerline products on your network. This is a “snapshot” of the data rate at
the time of the scan. Pressing the “Scan Powerline Network” (a) button may
get a different result.
Note: This screen will not show a powerline device that is directly connected to
your computer. If a remote powerline device in your network is not listed in the
screen below, make sure that its network password is the same as your current
private network password. See the “Security Tab” section for how to set up your
network password.
a
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USING THE POWERLINE CONFIGURATION UTILITY
The Security Tab
To ensure the security of your powerline network, a network password (56-bit
encryption) needs to be set on every powerline device on your network. All
powerline devices on your network must share the same network password.
The “Security” tab is used to set up the network password for the device that
is connected directly to your computer.
Note: All Belkin Powerline Adapters are shipped with a default network password
of “HomePlug”.
a
b
c
(a) Network Password
Enter your network password settings in this area. All powerline devices on
your network must share the same network password. The password must have
between four and 24 characters, and it is case-sensitive. The password can
include any letters of the alphabet, numbers, or punctuation marks.
(b) Restore Default
Click “Restore Default” to set your local network password to “HomePlug”.
(c) Apply
Click “Apply” to set the network password for a device that is connected
directly to your computer.
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USING THE POWERLINE CONFIGURATION UTILITY
The Advanced Tab
The “Advanced” tab allows you to set your network password remotely on
other powerline devices.
Example: You can remotely set the network password for a powerline device
that’s connected to a network printer.
a
b
c
d
e
(a) Device ID
Enter the device ID of the remote device on your network in this area. Every
Belkin Powerline Adapter has a unique device ID printed on the device. The
device ID is case-sensitive.
Note that other third-party manufacturers might name it “device password”
instead of “device ID”.
(b) Network Password
Shows your current network password.
(c) Set
Click “Set” to apply your current network password for the remote device and
add the device ID to the “Remote Powerline Devices” text list box.
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USING THE POWERLINE CONFIGURATION UTILITY
(d) Set All
Click “Set All” to apply your current network password to all devices that are
listed in the “Remote Powerline Devices” list.
(e) Remove
Highlight a device ID and click “Remove” to remove it from the list.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
You can find technical support information at networking.belkin.com or
www.belkin.com through the tech support area. If you want to contact
technical support by phone, please call 800-223-5546. Technical support is
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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INFORMATION
Belkin Corporation Limited Lifetime Product Warranty
Belkin Corporation warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for its
lifetime. If a defect is discovered, Belkin will, at its option, repair or replace the product at no
charge provided it is returned during the warranty period, with transportation charges prepaid, to
the authorized Belkin dealer from whom you purchased the product. Proof of purchase may be
required.
This warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged by accident, abuse, misuse, or
misapplication; if the product has been modified without the written permission of Belkin; or if
any Belkin serial number has been removed or defaced.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHERS,
WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. BELKIN SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
No Belkin dealer, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or
addition to this warranty.
BELKIN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING
FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, DOWNTIME, GOODWILL, DAMAGE TO OR REPROGRAMMING, OR
REPRODUCING ANY PROGRAM OR DATA STORED IN, OR USED WITH, BELKIN PRODUCTS.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or
exclusions of implied warranties, so the above limitations of exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from
state to state.
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INFORMATION
FCC Statement
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY WITH FCC RULES FOR
ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
We, Belkin Corporation, of 501 West Walnut Street, Compton, CA 90220, declare under our sole
responsibility that the products,
F5D4050
F5D4070
to which this declaration relates,
Comply 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.
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications to this device that
are not expressly approved by Belkin Corporation may void the users authority to operate
the equipment.
ICES
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme á la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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