Actiontec electronic HPE400T Network Card User Manual

85 Mbps
MegaPlug
Ethernet Adapter
Model #: HPE400T
User Manual
Ver 1.0
Solutions for the Digital Life™
Table of Contents
1 Introduction
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Package Contents
Features
System Requirements
Getting to Know the 4-Port Hub
Technical Support
2 Connecting the MegaPlug Hub
Connecting the Hub
Installing the Configuration Utility
3 Using the Configuration Utility
Quick Setup
Advanced
About
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4 Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
Frequently Asked Questions
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5 Setting Up Static IP Address
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Windows 98 SE
Windows Me
Windows 2000
Windows XP
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6 Setting Up File and Printer Sharing
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File Sharing
Printer Sharing
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A Specifications
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General
LED Indicators
Environmental
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B Glossary
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Notices
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Regulatory Compliance Notices
Modifications
Miscellaneous Legal Notices
Limited Warranty
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Actiontec MegaPlug 4-Port Hub. The MegaPlug 4Port Hub is one of the easiest ways to enjoy home or small business networking. It
operates on the MegaPlug Powerline Specification Turbo standard, providing data
transfer speeds up to 85 Mbps over home AC wiring. Since home power lines are
the most pervasive medium in households, with multiple outlets in every room,
the MegaPlug 4-Port Hub allows multiple desktop and laptop computers to be
networked easily, enabling them to share an Internet connection, printers, files, and
games, without any additional wiring. If you want to take your computer networking to the next level, the Actiontec MegaPlug 4-Port Hub is sure to be one of the
keys to your success.
Package Contents
Make sure the following items came in this package:
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Actiontec 85 Mbps MegaPlug 4-Port Hub
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Ethernet Cable
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Power Cord
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Installation CD (includes this manual)
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Quick Start Guide
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Features
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HomePlug Turbo compliant
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85 Mbps data rate (maximum)
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56-bit DES encryption
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Two-pronged US power plug (fits ungrounded power outlets)
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Power and Link indicators
System Requirements
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At least 1 available power outlet
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Standard home power wiring
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Computer with the following:
· CD-ROM drive
· IBM compatible running at 200 MHz or better
· Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP installed
· 64 MB of RAM
· Ethernet network Hub
· TCP/IP installed
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Getting to Know the 4-Port Hub
This section contains a quick description of the Hub’s external features.
Front Panel
The Hub’s front panel features six lights (LEDs):
Power Light
The Power light glows green the Hub is powered up (“On”). If the Power light is
off, the Hub is powered down (“Off”).
HP Light
The HP light illuminates when the Hub is connected to a MegaPlug network.
Ethernet Lights (1, 2, 3, 4)
The Ethernet lights glow green when a device is connected to the Hub via the
respectively number Ethernet port.
Rear Panel
The Hub’s bottom panel contains an AC port and four Ethernet port:
Ethernet Ports
The Ethernet ports (1, 2, 3, and 4) are used to connect the Hub to a computer or
gateway/router via Ethernet cable.
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AC IN Port
The AC IN port is used to connect Hub with an electrical wall socket via the
included Power cable
Information Sticker
The information sticker (located on the bottom of the Hub) displays the MAC
(Media Access Control) address, device ID, and other information about the Hub.
Technical Support
Actiontec Electronics prides itself on making durable, high-quality, high-performance products. If you need assistance, the Actiontec Technical Support Department
is available all day every day to provide professional support.
Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
760 N. Mary Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Technical Support
Phone: (USA) 1-888-436-0657
E-mail: http://support.actiontec.com/email_support/support_form.php
Internet: www.actiontec.com/support
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Connecting the
MegaPlug Hub
To connect the Hub, it must be connected to a computer, plugged into a standard
wall outlet, and the Configuration Utility loaded on the computer.
Connecting the Hub
To use the Hub properly, if should be plugged into electrical outlets, and devices
(computers, printers, etc.) connected to them.
Connecting a Hub to a Computer
1. Get a Hub and one Ethernet cable.
2.
Insert one end of the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port of the Hub.
3. Plug the Hub into a wall outlet.
Do not plug the Hub into a
or power strip with surge
☞Note:
protection. The Hub’s network signal may not pass through
UPS
these devices.
4. Insert the other end of the Ethernet cable into an Ethernet port on the back of
a computer.
Connecting a Hub to a Router/Gateway
1. Get a Hub and one Ethernet cable.
2.
Insert one end of the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port of the Hub.
3. Plug the Hub into a wall outlet.
Do not plug the Hub into a
or power strip with surge
☞Note:
protection. The Hub’s network signal may not pass through
UPS
these devices.
4. Insert the other end of the Ethernet cable into an Ethernet port on a router/
gateway connected to a computer.
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5. Insert the other end of the Ethernet cable into an Ethernet port on a router/
gateway connected to a computer.
Follow the instructions in the next section, “Installing the Configuration Utility.”
Installing the Configuration Utility
After connecting the Hub, install the Configuration Utility:
1. Insert the Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer connected
to a Hub.
2. When the “Welcome” screen appears, click Next.
3. When the “Choose Destination Screen” appears, click Next.
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4. When this window appears, click Finish.
5. Repeat for other computers connected to a Hub.
The MegaPlug Hub is now connected and ready to use, and the Configuration
Utility is loaded on the computers. Go to chapter 3, “Using the Configuration
Utility” for information about changing the default configuration settings of the
Hub.
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Using the
Configuration Utility
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Once the Hub has been properly connected and installed, the user can further configure the Hub using the Actiontec MegaPlug Configuration Utility. The Utility also
provides information about the network. To access the Utility:
1. Click Start on the desktop, then Programs.
2. From the Programs menu, find “Actiontec MegaPlug,” then select MegaPlug
Configuration Utility.
The Utility appears on the desktop. See the following sections for more information about the Utility’s capabilities.
Quick Setup
Selecting Quick Setup from the row of tabs near the top of the Utility’s window
generates the “Quick Setup” tab.
Use this tab to quickly set up security on all MegaPlug devices on the network.
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Local Device(s) on Your Computer
The list displays all MegaPlug Hubs connected to the computer.
If no Hub appears in the Device List, make sure the Hub
☞Note:
is connected properly (with the appropriate Ethernet cable) to
the computer. Then, unplug the Hub, and plug it back in again.
If, after performing these actions, no Hub appears in the Device
List, the Hub may be defective. Contact technical support.
MegaPlug Encryption Key
Enter an encryption key in this text box to provide security for your MegaPlug
network. A key is similar to a password, and can be made up of any combination
of letters or numbers, from 4 to 24 characters long. Once activated, this key must
be entered into a device’s network configuration to join the MegaPlug network.
All Hubs on the same network must have the
PImportant:
same encryption key. If not, they will not be able to connect.
Set Local Device Only
Click this button to encrypt the device selected in the “Local Device(s) on your
computer” list box.
Advanced
Selecting Advanced from the row of tabs near the top of the Utility’s window generates the “Advanced” tab.
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Local Device(s) on Your Computer
The list displays all MegaPlug Hubs connected to the computer.
If no Hub appears in the Device List, make sure the Hub
☞Note:
is connected properly (with the appropriate Ethernet cable) to
the computer. Then, unplug the Hub, and plug it back in again.
If, after performing these actions, no Hub appears in the Device
List, the Hub may be defective. Contact technical support.
Network List
The Network List (the list box at the center of the Network tab) lists all other Hubs
connected to this MegaPlug network. Only Hubs with the same password as the
Hub connected to this computer are shown on this list. The available Hubs are
listed by their MAC addresses, and include their device name, device ID, and the
quality of the connection.
Add
Clicking this button allows the user to add a MegaPlug Hub to the network. In the
window that appears, enter the device name and password in the appropriate text
boxes, then click OK.
Rename
Clicking this button allows the user to rename a MegaPlug Hub listed in the Network
List. Select the device from the Network list, click Rename, then enter the new name.
Enter Device ID
Clicking this button allows the user to enter a MegaPlug Hub device ID. The device
ID is found on the sticker attached to the Hub (see page 3).
MegaPlug Encryption Key
Enter an encryption key in this text box to provide security for your MegaPlug network. A key is similar to a password, and can be made up of any combination of
letters or numbers, from 4 to 24 characters long. Once activated, this key must be
entered into a devices network configuration to join the MegaPlug network.
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Set All Devices
Click this button to encrypt all devices on the MegaPlug network.
About
Selecting About from the row of tabs near the top of the Utility’s window generates the “About” tab.
The About tab displays the MegaPlug Configuration Utility version.
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Troubleshooting
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This chapter contains a list of problems that may be encountered while using the
MegaPlug 4-Port Hub, and techniques to solve them. Note that these techniques may
not be successful in all cases. Also included is a list of frequently asked questions.
Troubleshooting
If the Hub is showing signs of trouble, before attempting any other troubleshooting procedures, plug the Hub into a working electrical wall socket.
The Power light doesn’t light up after I plug the Hub into a wall outlet.
First, make sure the Hub is installed and connected correctly. Then, ensure the
wall outlet is working by plugging other electric devices into it. If it is working,
plug in the Hub again, and if the Power light still doesn’t illuminate, try plugging
it into other wall outlets. If the Hub is still experiencing this problem, contact
technical support.
The Link light doesn’t light up on the Hub.
If one of the Hub’s Ethernet lights is not illuminating, a LAN connection is not
being detected.
s Make sure the Hub is installed and connected correctly.
s Check the Hub on the computer and make sure it is enabled and working
properly. Also, make sure the right type of Ethernet cable is being used.
I can’t connect to the Internet or any of the other computers on the network.
s Make sure the IP address and TCP/IP protocol are set up properly for all the
computers on the network, then try to ping the gateway.
s Use the Hub’s Configuration Utility to detect all other Hubs on the network.
Then, plug the Hubs into adjacent sockets. If the Ethernet lights still don’t
illuminate, contact technical support.
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The Power and Link lights are on, but I can’t access the router/gateway from
the computer
s Try plugging the Hub in different power outlets.
s Make sure all Hubs on the network are using the same security parameters.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the transfer speed over the Hub’s network?
The Hub’s network transfer speed is 85 Mbps (maximum) over a standard home
power line network.
What’s the estimated range of the Hub’s network?
Approximately 300 meters (~985 ft.) in wall power lines (one household).
Will the Hub work in any home?
The Hub will work in any home with built-in copper wiring. It may not operate
in some older homes (pre-1950) with alternate wiring.
Will the Hub’s network signal pass through circuit breakers?
Yes, the Hub’s network signal will pass through circuit breakers. It will not, however, pass through power transformers.
Does the Hub work with a 100 – 240V AC input ?
Yes.
Does using the Hub cause any interference with other home networking
devices?
No. The Hub operates at a different frequency than other power line control
devices and can co-exist with technologies such as X-10, CEBus, and LONworks.
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Can my neighbor receive the Hub’s network signal?
It is possible for a neighbor to receive the network signal. To prevent this, change the
default 56-bit DES security encryption password on the Hub (see chapter 3).
How do I find out what the current speed and signal strength of the Hub’s
network is?
Run the Hub’s Configuration Utility to show current speed and signal strength.
How many Hubs do I need to set up a network?
One.
To set up the Hub’s network correctly, do I have to install the Configuration
Utility on each computer on the network?
No, the Configuration Utility is a diagnostic and security tool. Since the Hub is
fully plug-and-play compatible, it needs no software drivers to operate.
How many Hubs can be installed on the same LAN (local area network)?
Actiontec recommends using no more than 16 Hubs on one network.
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Setting Up Static
IP Address
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To communicate with a MegaPlug 4-Port Hub from a computer on the network,
the user may have to switch the IP address settings from DHCP-enabled to static IP,
so that the computer and the Hub are on the same subnet.
To set up static IP on a computer, select the operating system and follow the
instructions.
The following procedures are based on the Hub’s factory
☞ Note:
default address. If the Hub’s address has been changed,
IP
IP
enter the new IP address when instructed to enter an IP address.
Windows 98 SE
1. From the desktop, click on the Start button in the lower left corner.
2. From the menu that appears, select Settings.
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3. Another menu appears. Select Control Panel.
4. When the “Control Panel” window appears, double-click Network.
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5. The “Network” window appears. In the “The following network components
are installed” list box, locate and double-click TCP/IP.
6. The “TCP/IP Properties” window appears. Select IP Address.
7. In the IP Address tab, make sure the circle next to “Specify an IP Address” is
selected. When active, a black dot appears in the circle. If the circle already
contains a black dot, leave it alone.
8. Enter the following numbers in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
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9. Enter the following numbers in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
10. Click OK. The TCP/IP Properties window disappears.
11. In the Network window, click OK. The Network window disappears.
12. The “System Settings Change” window appears, asking whether the computer
should be restarted. Click Yes.
The computer restarts. It is now set up with a static IP address.
Windows Me
1. From the desktop, click on the Start button in the lower left corner.
2. From the menu that appears, select Settings.
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3. Another menu appears. Select Control Panel.
4. When the “Control Panel” window appears, double-click Network.
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5. The “Network” window appears. In the “The following network components
are installed” list box, locate and double-click TCP/IP.
6. The “TCP/IP Properties” window appears. Click IP Address.
7. In the IP Address tab, make sure the circle next to “Specify an IP Address” is
selected. When active, a black dot appears in the circle. If the circle already
contains a black dot, leave it alone.
8. Enter the following numbers in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Do not include the periods; they are automatically entered.
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9. Enter the following numbers in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Do not include the periods; they are automatically entered.
10. Click OK. The TCP/IP Properties window disappears.
11. If there is a check in the box next to “Detect connection to network media,”
click on it to uncheck the box.
12. In the Network window, click OK. The Network window disappears.
13. The “System Settings Change” window appears, asking whether the computer
should be restarted. Click Yes.
The computer restarts. It is now set up with a static IP address.
Windows 2000
1. From the desktop, click on the Start button in the lower left corner.
2. From the menu that appears, select Settings.
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3. Another menu appears. Select Control Panel.
4. When the “Control Panel” window appears, double-click Network and Dialup Connections.
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5. In the “Network and Dial-up Connections” window, double-click Local Area
Connection. A number may be displayed after the Local Area Connection. If
there is more than one Local Area Connection listed, locate the one that corresponds to the network card installed in the computer by finding the name of
the network card in the Device Name column.
6. The “Local Area Connection Status” window appears. Select General, then
click Properties.
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7. The “Local Area Connection Properties” window appears. Click General.
8. In the “Components checked are used by this connection” list box, doubleclick Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
9. The “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” window appears.
10. In the General tab, make sure the circle next to “Obtain an IP Address automatically” is selected. When active, a black dot appears in the circle. If the
circle already contains a black dot, leave it alone.
11. Enter the following numbers in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
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12. Enter the following numbers in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Press the space bar on the keyboard to add the periods between the numbers.
13. Click OK. The “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” window disappears.
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Connection Properties window disappears.
15. Click Close in the Local Area Connection Status window. The window disappears.
16. Close the Network and Dial-up Connections window by clicking on the “x”
button at the upper right corner of the window.
The computer is now set up with a static IP address.
Windows XP
1. From the desktop, click Start button in the lower left corner.
2. From the menu that appears, select Control Panel.
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3. When the “Control Panel” window appears, double-click Network
Connections.
4. In the “Network Connections” window, double-click Local Area Connection.
A number may be displayed after the Local Area Connection. If more than
one Local Area Connection is listed, locate the one that corresponds to the
network card installed in your computer by finding the name of the network
card in the “Device Name” column.
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5. The “Local Area Connection Properties” window appears. Select General.
6. In the “This connection uses the following items” list box, double-click
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
7. The “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties” window appears.
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8. In the General tab, make sure the circle next to “Use the following IP Address”
is selected. When active, a black dot appears in the circle. If the circle already
contains a black dot, leave it alone.
9. Enter the following address in the “IP Address” text box:
192.168.0.2
Enter the periods in the address by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.
10. Enter the following address in the “Subnet mask” text box:
255.255.255.0
Enter the periods in the address by pressing the space bar on the keyboard.
11. Click OK. The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window disappears.
12 In the Local Area Connection Properties window, click Close. The Local Area
Connection Properties window disappears.
13. Click Close in the Local Area Connection Status window. The window
disappears.
14. Close the Network and Dial-up Connections window by clicking on the “x”
button at the upper right corner of the window.
The computer is now set up with a static IP address.
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Setting Up File and
Printer Sharing
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This chapter describes how to share files, hard drives, and printers over the
MegaPlug network.
File Sharing
To share files, directories, or hard drives on the MegaPlug network, select the operating system running on the computer, then follow the instructions.
Windows XP
After installing and configuring the 4-Port Hub, Windows XP automatically enables
file sharing. The only item that needs to be altered is workgroup settings. All the
computers on the network must have the same workgroup name, but different
computer names. To check or change this:
1. Right-click the My Computer icon and click Properties. The “System
Properties” window appears.
2. Select the Computer Name tab.
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3. Click Change.
4. When the “Computer Name Changes” window appears, enter a new computer
name in the “Computer name” text box.
5. Enter a workgroup name in the “Workgroup” text book.
6. Click OK.
7. Restart the computer.
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Windows 2000
After installing and configuring the 4-Port Hub, Windows 2000 automatically
enables file sharing. The only item that needs to be altered is workgroup settings.
All the computers on the network must have the same workgroup name, but different computer names. To check or change this:
1. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, then select Properties.
2. When the “System Properties” window appears, select Network
Identification.
3. If the Workgroup name is already the same as all the other computers on the
network, click OK. If it is not the same, click Properties.
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4. The “Identification Changes” window appears. In the “Computer Name” text
box, type a name different than the other computers on the network.
5. In the “Workgroup” text box, enter the network workgroup name. This is the
same on each computer on the network.
6. Click OK.
7. Click OK again.
8. Restart the computer.
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Windows 98, 98SE, and Me
1. Click Start, select Settings, then Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel window, double-click the Network icon. The Network
window appears.
3. In the “Configuration” tab, click Add. The “Select Network Component Type”
window appears.
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4. Select Service, then click Add. The “Select Network Service” window appears.
5. Highlight File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks, then click OK.
6. The “File and Print Sharing” window appears. Make sure both options have a
check mark in their check boxes. If not, click in the box to activate.
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7. Click OK. The Network window reappears.
8. In the Network window, select Identification. The “Identification” tab
appears.
9. In the “Computer Name” text box, type a name different than the other computers on the network.
10. In the “Workgroup” text box, enter the network workgroup name. This is the
same on each computer on the network.
11. Enter any description in the “Computer Description” text box. Traditionally,
the location name or main user’s name is entered.
12. Select Configuration to display the Configuration window again.
13. In the “Primary Network Logon” text box, make sure “Client for Microsoft
Networks” is entered. If not, click the down arrow and select it from the list.
14. Click OK. A “System Settings Change” window appears. Click Yes.
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15. After your computer restarts, Windows prompts for a user name and password. Enter a user name and password, then write them on a sheet of paper,
as they will be needed to access the network in the future.
16. Find a file or hard drive to share, right-click its icon, and select Sharing. The
“Properties” window appears.
17. In the Properties window, select Sharing. The “Sharing” tab appears.
18. Click in the circle next to “Shared As” to share the file or hard drive.
19. Select an Access Type:
Read Only - Allows other users on the network to view and read the file or
hard drive selected. They will not be able to modify it in any way. You can
further restrict their privileges by entering a password in the appropriate
text box.
Full - Allows other users on the network to read, modify, move, and delete
any information in the shared file or hard drive. You can further restrict
their privileges by entering a user name and password.
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Depends on Password - Allows you to set both Read Only and Full access on
the shared file or drive. The level of access will depend on the passwords
entered in the appropriate field.
20. When finished, click Apply, then OK.
Printer Sharing
To share a printer connected to the computer, follow these instructions.
☞
Note: These instructions are basically identical for Windows XP,
2000, Me, and 98 SE, with some minor differences.
1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel.
2. In the “Control Panel” window, double-click on the “Printers” icon.
3. In the “Printers” window, right-click on the icon of the printer to be shared
and select Sharing.
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4. A “Properties” window appears, with the “Sharing” tab displayed.
5. Select Shared As or Share this Printer. This automatically inserts a default
name for the printer share name. You can set a password for the printer at this
time if you want to restrict who on the network can use the printer. You can
also set the default printer settings by modifying information on the other
tabs of this window.
6. Click OK, and close all windows.
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Specifications
General
Model Number
HPE400T (MegaPlug 85 Mbps 4-Port Hub)
Standards
HomePlug Turbo Powerline 1.0.1
IEEE 802.3
10BaseT
Security
56-bit DES data encryption
Frequency Band
4.3 MHz - 20.9 MHz
Modulation
OFDM symbol modulation
Carrier Modulation
DQPSK, DBPSK, ROBO carr
Access Methods
CSMA/CA
Other Protocols
Automatic Channel Adaptation, Forward Error Correction
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LED Indicators
Power, HP, 1, 2, 3, 4
Environmental
Power
External, 110 - 240v 0.2a, 50 - 60 Hz
Certifications
FCC part 15, CE
Operating Temperature
0º C to 40º C (32ºF to 104ºF)
Storage Temperature
-20ºC to 70ºC (-4ºF to 158ºF)
Operating Humidity
10% to 85% non-condensing
Storage Humidity
5% to 90% non-condensing
☞ Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Glossary
Access Point
A device that allows wireless clients to connect to one another. An access point
can also act as a bridge between wireless clients and a “wired” network, such as
an Ethernet network. Wireless clients can be moved anywhere within the coverage area of the access point and remain connected to the network. If connected
to an Ethernet network, the access point monitors Ethernet traffic and forwards
appropriate Ethernet messages to the wireless network, while also monitoring
wireless traffic and forwarding wireless client messages to the Ethernet network.
ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)
A networking technology based on transferring data in fixed-size packets
Client
A desktop or mobile computer connected to a network.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
A protocol designed to automatically assign an IP address to every computer on
your network.
DNS (Domain Name System) Server Address
Allows Internet host computers to have a domain name and one or more IP
addresses. A DNS server keeps a database of host computers and their respective
domain names and IP addresses so that when a user enters a domain name into
a Web browser, the user is sent to the proper IP address. The DNS server address
used by computers on the home network corresponds to the location of the DNS
server the ISP has assigned.
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Modem
A modem that uses existing phone lines to transmit data at high speeds.
Encryption
A method to allow wireless data transmissions a level of security.
ESSID (Extended Service Set Identifier)
A unique identifier for a wireless network. Also known as “SSID.”
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Ethernet Network
A standard wired networking configuration using cables and hubs.
Firewall
A method preventing users outside the network from accessing and/or damaging files or computers on the network.
Gateway
A central device that manages the data traffic of your network, as well as data
traffic to and from the Internet.
IP (Internet Protocol) Address
A series of four numbers separated by periods identifying a unique Internet
computer host.
ISP Gateway Address
An IP address for the Internet router. This address is only required when using a
cable or DSL modem.
ISP (Internet Service Provider)
A business that allows individuals or businesses to connect to the Internet.
LAN (Local Area Network)
A group of computers and devices connected together in a relatively small area
(such as a house or an office). A home network is considered a LAN.
MAC (Media Access Control) Address
The hardware address of a device connected to a network.
NAT (Network Address Translation)
A method allowing all of the computers on a home network to use one IP
address, enabling access to the Internet from any computer on the home network without having to purchase more IP addresses from the ISP.
PC Card
An adapter that inserts in the PCMCIA slot of a computer, enabling the communication with a device.
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Appendix B Glossary
PPPoE (Point-To-Point Protocol over Ethernet)/
PPPoA (Point-To-Point Protocol over ATM)
Methods of secure data transmission.
Router
A central device that manages the data traffic of your network.
Subnet Mask
A set of four numbers configured like an IP address used to create IP address
numbers used only within a particular network.
SSID
See “ESSID.”
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
The standard protocol for data transmission over the Internet.
WAN (Wide Area Network)
A network that connects computers located in separate areas, (i.e., different
buildings, cities, countries). The Internet is a WAN.
WECA (Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance)
An industry group that certifies cross-vender interoperability and compatibility
of IEEE 802.11b wireless networking products and promotes the standard for
enterprise, small business, and home environments.
WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network)
A group of computers and other devices connected wirelessly in a small area.
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Notices
Regulatory Compliance Notices
Class B Equipment
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 generates, 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 implementing one or more of the following measures:
s
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna;
s
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver;
s
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected;
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or television technician for help.
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to
this device that are not expressly approved by Actiontec Electronics, Inc., may void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Declaration of conformity for products marked with the FCC logo – United States
only.
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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
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause unwanted operation
To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements,
☞ Note:
the antenna used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and
must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
For questions regarding your product or the FCC declaration, contact:
Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
760 North Mary Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
United States
Tel: (408) 752-7700
Fax: (408) 541-9005
Miscellaneous Legal Notices
© 2005 Actiontec Electronics, Inc. Actiontec Installation Buddy, Connection 1-2-3,
Solutions for the Digital Life, Actiontec Digital Gear, and the Actiontec logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
All other names are the property of their respective owners.
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Limited Warranty
Hardware: Actiontec Electronics, Inc., warrants to the end user (“Customer”) that
this hardware product will be free from defects in workmanship and materials,
under normal use and service, for twelve (12) months from the date of purchase
from Actiontec Electronics or its authorized reseller.
Actiontec Electronics’ sole obligation under this express warranty shall be, at
Actiontec’s option and expense, to repair the defective product or part, deliver to
Customer an equivalent product or part to replace the defective item, or if neither
of the two foregoing options is reasonably available, Actiontec Electronics may,
in its sole discretion, refund to Customer the purchase price paid for the defective product. All products that are replaced will become the property of Actiontec
Electronics, Inc. Replacement products may be new or reconditioned. Actiontec
Electronics warrants any replaced or repaired product or part for ninety (90) days
from shipment, or the remainder of the initial warranty period, whichever is longer.
Software: Actiontec Electronics warrants to Customer that each software program
licensed from it will perform in substantial conformance to its program specifications, for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from Actiontec
Electronics or its authorized reseller. Actiontec Electronics warrants the media containing software against failure during the warranty period. The only updates that
will be provided are at the sole discretion of Actiontec Electronics and will only be
available for download at the Actiontec Web site, www.actiontec.com. Actiontec
Electronics’ sole obligation under this express warranty shall be, at Actiontec
Electronics’ option and expense, to refund the purchase price paid by Customer
for any defective software product, or to replace any defective media with software
which substantially conforms to applicable Actiontec Electronics published specifications. Customer assumes responsibility for the selection of the appropriate applications program and associated reference materials. Actiontec Electronics makes
no warranty or representation that its software products will meet Customer’s
requirements or work in combination with any hardware or applications software
products provided by third parties, that the operation of the software products
will be uninterrupted or error free, or that all defects in the software products
will be corrected. For any third-party products listed in the Actiontec Electronics
software product documentation or specifications as being compatible, Actiontec
Electronics will make reasonable efforts to provide compatibility, except where
the non-compatibility is caused by a “bug” or defect in the third party’s product
or from use of the software product not in accordance with Actiontec Electronics
published specifications or user guide.
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THIS ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS PRODUCT MAY INCLUDE OR BE BUNDLED
WITH THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE, THE USE OF WHICH IS GOVERNED BY A
SEPARATE END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT.
THIS ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO SUCH THIRDPARTY SOFTWARE. FOR THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY, PLEASE REFER TO THE
END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT GOVERNING THE USE OF SUCH SOFTWARE.
Obtaining Warranty Service: Customer may contact Actiontec Electronics
Technical Support Center within the applicable warranty period to obtain warranty service authorization. Dated proof of purchase from Actiontec Electronics or
its authorized reseller may be required. Products returned to Actiontec Electronics
must be pre-authorized by Actiontec Electronics with a Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) number marked on the outside of the package, and sent
prepaid and packaged appropriately for safe shipment, and it is recommended that
they be insured or sent by a method that provides for tracking of the package. The
repaired or replaced item will be shipped to Customer, at Actiontec Electronics’
expense, not later than thirty (30) days after Actiontec Electronics receives the
defective product.
Return the product to:
(In the United States)
Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
760 North Mary Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Actiontec Electronics shall not be responsible for any software, firmware, information, memory data, or Customer data contained in, stored on, or integrated with
any products returned to Actiontec Electronics for repair, whether under warranty
or not.
WARRANTIES EXCLUSIVE: IF AN ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS PRODUCT DOES
NOT OPERATE AS WARRANTED ABOVE, CUSTOMER’S SOLE REMEDY FOR
BREACH OF THAT WARRANTY SHALL BE REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, OR REFUND
OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID, AT ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS’ OPTION. TO
THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES AND
REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, TERMS OR
CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, EITHER IN FACT OR BY OPERATION OF LAW,
STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WARRANTIES, TERMS OR CONDITIONS
OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY
QUALITY, CORRESPONDENCE WITH DESCRIPTION, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT,
ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS
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NEITHER ASSUMES NOR AUTHORIZES ANY OTHER PERSON TO ASSUME FOR
IT ANY OTHER LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE, INSTALLATION,
MAINTENANCE OR USE OF ITS PRODUCTS.
ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER THIS WARRANTY
IF ITS TESTING AND EXAMINATION DISCLOSE THAT THE ALLEGED DEFECT
OR MALFUNCTION IN THE PRODUCT DOES NOT EXIST OR WAS CAUSED BY
CUSTOMER’S OR ANY THIRD PERSON’S MISUSE, NEGLECT, IMPROPER INSTALLATION
OR TESTING, UNAUTHORIZED ATTEMPT TO OPEN, REPAIR OR MODIFY THE
PRODUCT, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE BEYOND THE RANGE OF THE INTENDED USE, OR
BY ACCIDENT, FIRE, LIGHTNING, OTHER HAZARDS, OR ACTS OF GOD.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW,
ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS ALSO EXCLUDES FOR ITSELF AND ITS SUPPLIERS
ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE), FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR
PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR FOR LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS,
LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA, OR OTHER FINANCIAL
LOSS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE, INSTALLATION,
MAINTENANCE, USE, PERFORMANCE, FAILURE, OR INTERRUPTION OF ITS
PRODUCT, EVEN IF ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS OR ITS AUTHORIZED RESELLER
HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND LIMITS ITS
LIABILITY TO REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, OR REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE
PAID, AT ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS’ OPTION. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
FOR DAMAGES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED IF ANY REMEDY PROVIDED HEREIN
SHALL FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
Disclaimer: Some countries, states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of implied warranties or the limitation of incidental or consequential
damages for certain products supplied to consumers, or the limitation of liability
for personal injury, so the above limitations and exclusions may be limited in their
application to you. When the implied warranties are not allowed to be excluded in
their entirety, they will be limited to the duration of the applicable written warranty.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights which may vary depending on local law.
Dispute Resolution: The customer may contact the Director of Technical Support
in the event the Customer is not satisfied with Actiontec Electronics’ response to
the complaint. In the event that the Customer is still not satisfied with the response
of the Director of Technical Support, the Customer is instructed to contact the
Director of Marketing. In the event that the Customer is still not satisfied with the
response of the Director of Marketing, the Customer is instructed to contact the
Chief Financial Officer and/or President.
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Governing Law: This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State
of California, U.S.A., excluding its conflicts of laws and principles, and excluding
the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
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